1. The Big Egg: Great breakfast egg sandwiches and wraps here. Only 4-5 bucks! I got "The Portlander" and it was this stacked egg sandwich. The bread was thick and flavorful and the scrambled egg was perfectly fluffy.
Voodoo Doughnuts: After many people telling me to go, I finally got some! They have two locations here and they are both RIDICULOUSLY packed. We had to wait half and hour to get into the store. We got a dozen of our own picks but they ran out of my long awaited Bacon Maple Bar. I gotta say my favorite was the Portland Creme. mm.. Chocolate covered, custard filled. The other ones were unique but sugary as hell. The bubble gum flavored one actually tasted like bubblicious, blegh.
3. Potato Champion: Known for making the best french fries ever. I gotta say, they are pretty good. Not big on french fries, so I won't be rushing back. But I did invent my MusKetchRacha sauce here! Equal parts mustard, ketchup, and sriracha, with 3 drops of vinegar. Stir until evenly orange. It's damned good.
Waffle Window: Really delicious waffles. You order from a window in the side of a building! I got the strawberry cheesecake waffle and it was the best waffle I've ever eaten.
5. Pok Pok: Southeast Asian dishes. This was our last stop of our tour. This place is so popular that the wait was an hour long! So what did we do? We ordered to go and ate in the car in front of the restaurant lol. It was ghetto as hell, but we were hungry. Hey, they had the top 10 best chicken wings in the US in 2007!
Devil's Point: At the nudie bar! It was my first time at one, and it was a lot of fun! This place is great, totally deserves the 4.5 stars on Yelp. No cover, cheap beer, friendly staff (talking about the bouncer and bartenders). Judging from the dive bar interior, I did not expect the girls to be very pretty. But they were hot!, and a few were extremely talented on the pole. We missed out on their fire dancers and Stripparaoke (Stippers + Karaoke on a Sunday night!) So next time ya'll are in town, let's gooooooooooo.
[Sorry no pics haha]
Dollar Scholar: The coolest dollar store I've been to. It's on Hawthorne (I missed it the 1st time I went). The guy is hilarious. When I was about to walk into the store, he starts throwing sticky blobs at the door. haha I was like wtf. I go in, and he gives me a turn while other people try to walk in. He lets you play with anything in there, and the best thing is everything is a dollar or less. When I left, he gave me a flier for a Pirate Treasure Hunt on 4/18 on Hawthorne Blvd. Damn! my costume is in SF
Powell's City of Books: It is definitely a city of books. You can get lost in here. Great place if you love books! Me not so much. So Dillon and I mischievously browsed the Erotica section. Point, Laugh, Giggle, "what the??" I spot the name 'Chadwick'
Places we didn't get to hit up: Ground Kontrol Barcade, Glowing Greens (black light indoor mini-golf!), Pho Le (Vietnamese Sandwiches and Pho from a cart!, Koi Fusion.
It was fun to go exploring with friends, despite the gloomy rainy weather. I bet it'd be an even better time if it was sunny.
Thanks Angel for the pictures. In return, I will use your Yelp posts as links.