Dining out in Portland – Top 5 Favorite Restaurants

 

I’ve always worked hard to enjoy the finer things in life.. like dining out and being able to to try new foods that you wouldn’t normally eat at home. You can say I like to explore the world with my mouth! You have to take a bite out of Life and live, eat, and sleep like a King. Anthony Bourdain is a American chef, author, and television personality on the show “No Reservation” on the Travel Channel and I love watching him because he inspires me to be more adventurous There are so many different cultures and variety of dishes and and the possible of food menu is endless.

 

 

 

 

McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside at the Marina – Portland, OR

It was a romantic weekend because my Man just got back from his Business Conference down in Las Vegas and I wanted to surprise him with a nice sit down dinner for just the two of us… I called and got us a table with a nice view.

 

My work it man… Work always comes first…

There’s not a moment where he’s not mobile grinding.

 

These were the biggest Buckley Oysters on a 1/2 shell I had in awhile. They were fresh and tasted like the ocean. I like mine with some horse radish and a couple dashes of Tabasco hot sauce for more flavor. I never knew how to eat these until I met Philly and now I can eat like a professional.

Lobster Bisque Soup with Fresh Peppers.

This taste is absolutely amazing in my mouth! Every bite was full of Lobster and my favorite was the bottom layer of bread crumbs that gives it a crispy texture. It’s rich in flavor and I almost got full with this dish alone.

For the main course we order Dungeon Crab and Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon to share and I was beyond FULL!

I was in complete food heaven and I didn’t even have any room for dessert.

 

On monday we went to lunch at Koji Osakaya downtown on Broadway and it was delicious!

Started off with some soothing Hot Green Tea and warm Udon noodles as an appetizer.

We order the House 3 Egg (Salmon Flying Fish and Quail with Avocado , Uni (Fresh Sea Urchin), Unagi (eel), “Malibu Roll “, Tuna, and Salmon and the “Rainy Days Roll”.

Another great thing to do for a low key fun night out is to go Bowling.

I’m a horrible bowler but I do love to eat and drink!

We started off with the Grand Central Appetizer Platter  it came with Onion Rings, Cheese Mozzarella, Chicken Wings, and Chicken Tenders.

I LOVE MORE FOOD!

We got the Burger Sliders, Pull Pork Sliders, California Roll, Tuna Roll Sushi, and Calamari

Let’s Go Bowling!!! Enjoying my Tick Tac before I’m up next…

I was in last place and I think I only average about 75 points per game.. but I had tons of fun taking the losing shots.

The weather in Portland has been getting colder and colder… and the best way to warm up is with some

 Seafood Hot Pot at Jin Wah. 

I love the double side Hot Pot because it comes with two different broth.

You cook your own food at your table and it comes with a plate of vegetables, Vermicelli noodles, and  another plate of raw beef, meatballs, fish balls, shrimp, squid, and beef tripe. You gotta love it!


OCEAN CITY SEAFOOD

Shark Fin Soup is always a YES in my books! It’s the most expensive soup usually served at weddings, but tonight this is on the menu because we’re celebrating Life!

For our next dish we got a choice with 3 meats with dipping sauce.

Roast Pig, Roast Duck, and Steam Chicken.

The Seafood Birds Nest is so good! The crunch crispy nest is probably my favorite.

The sugar snap peas, shrimp, squid, and scallops were amazing and cooked to perfection.

Here I am looking crazy and getting ready for my couples massage at Fubon on 82nd.

After a long week of work, my man and I decided to pamper our body with a hour long rub down…

Thank you for reading and I hope you guys like my picks for my top 5 favorite restaurants in Portland.

Now… What should I eat next?

 

 

 

Good-Bye 2012… Hello 2013 – What to do for NYE

How was everyone’s Christmas 2012?? I’m so Thankful for all the positive people in my Life who makes it Special!

My family spoiled  the crap out of Naomi with tons of clothes, toys and gifts from all her Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties, & Cousins!

I never expect to get anything, but when I do, it’s a beautiful surprise! Coolest thing I got was a Zebra Print Snuggie, a Throw Blanket, & A pink diamond bong bowl piece (Thanks Lil Bro), and tons of Gift Cards to Target, Regal Movies, and McCormick & Schmick’s (Thank you Chi Thao)

 I’m always happy kid when I get a Red Envelope filled with Money from my parents! ^_^

My sister Diana is simply the BEST! She gave me another Gold Bracelet to add to my Juicy Collection & Philly a bottle of VSOP Remy Martin Bottle to add to his Liquor Collection.

 I love visiting my Grandma’s house! It’s like going back into time and reliving all my childhood memories. My cousins and I are super close and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them! They’re my piece of Heaven.

One of the present Naomi stole from my family’s White Elephant  this year is a Marshmallow Shooter  Sorry Annabelle & Andy !!!

 

 
My baby girl has been practicing and now has perfected her Aim!  *POW*
My girlfriend Rosa came over and we finally got a picture together! The sweetest girl ever!!!
Nothing like WINE NIGHT!  I got my drank in my cup… Mommy’s Grape Juice!
LOL How awesome is this Desk Title Plaque! “Fucker in charge of you fucking fucks”

Let me say this, life is a journey and you have to be ready for whatever Bullshit comes your way and you just gotta fuckin handle it. Know your worth as a human being and only fuck with people who see it too. Keep this in mind on your quest in life…
 

2012 is almost over and I must admit that it’s been incredible and Life Changing.. I can truly say I stuck to my New Years 2012 Resolution and I did every thing I’ve said I was going to do and more. There’s something you need to know about me… I don’t do revenge. But I do success and happiness and love and confidence, which seem to piss people off equally as much. When you’re reaching your dreams you got a reason to brag. If you’re working your ass off, people will have to respect your hustle.  Every morning I sit in bed and I think about what I would do if I knew I couldn’t fail… then I get up.. and I do it!

What’s your guys plans for NYE? I have a couple of clients booked up for Makeup and Hair and I only have 2 more spots available!

Book your appointments with me before it’s too late!  Look & Feel your Best when the Ball Drops at Midnight!

Me and my girlfriends are going to be Downtown for the Countdown!

Help us bring in the New Year at Departure & FEZ Ballroom!!!!!

On my way to the Castles; Peace to the Crooks! [[♥]] 


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