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?

 

 

 

Babies Gone Wild!!! – My Mommy Spring Break

So far this week has been extra Sunny in Portland! I love waking up to this every morning! I can’t believe all these crazy Weather we’ve been having! I’m so over the Snow in Spring! ^_^ I’m so glad Mr. Sunshine decided to come out to play today because Naomi has been wanting to go to the Clackamas County Mini Carnival since it’s been opened, and today was just Perfect Day to go!
Here’s me & Lil Boo waiting in line to get our Tickets.
She kept pointing at that crazy ride and wanted to go on it!
Too bad we both didn’t meet the Height Requirements! HAHA
The First game we played was this fun Fishing Game!
It’s a Winner Every Game, and we love WINNING!
With Daddy’s help, Lil Boo caught two of them with one hook!!!! LUCKY!
Moments like these are the reason why I LOVE being a parent!
FAMILY BONDING TIME!
Naomi thought she hit the Jackpot when Daddy bought her a bag or Purple Cotton Candy!
Time to test our Strength!! Let’s Get em Nae!
HIT IT BABY!!! GO HARDER!!!
Gunning for the Top Spot
Naomi used all her muscles and won the Dolphin Hammer!
#GotMilk
This looks like a fun Ride to cage a baby in!
My tired baby looks like she’s ready for Nap!
Her new Squirrel Monkey she won from Popping the Balloon the fastest with the water gun!
She’s such a champ!!

I’m very blessed I have them in my Life! They bring me Pure Happiness and Joy every day!

There’s no place I rather be than to be with my Family. All the drinking and party gets old, but making my daughter Happy will always be my major priority.

I am: a Mother First, a Supportive Partner Second, and JulieMissJuicy last.

Chi Thao just let me barrow this book to read and I can’t put this down!

“The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz

It’s such a great Read! I enjoy feeding my mind with Positive Knowledge. #SpiritLifter

 

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS:

Be Impeccable with your Word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t Take Anything Personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune tot he opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don’t Make Assumptions - Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstands, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always Do Your Best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

 

Okay Time to cook dinner! I’m thinking Spinach Shrimp with Pearl Onion Soup will be yummy!

 

I totally forgot to show you guys my Vegetarian Meal last Friday since I couldn’t eat meat! We went to Zien Hong on Sandy and ordered the Vietnamese Sour Soup with Shrimp, Tofu & Mushroom in a Clay-pot, and Fried Fish with Rice! Who said eating Healthy can’t be YUMMY!!! Naomi is so happy she got a Whole Young Coconut to herself!

My Kingdom of Love
  Heaven on Earth

Do you guys like my Spring Look?!
I used an old scarf for a Headband and flipped my hair on the other side to cover my Shaved Head since it’s already grown out!
Last Saturday we all went out to Celebrate Linda’s Birthday and they asked me to do their Make-Up!
I love making people BEAUTIFUL! My Models look FLAWLESS!!! ^_^
LOL We went to Ring Side for their Happy Hour and let’s just say… We’re CARNIVORES! #Kinging

 

Thanks for Reading you guys!! Keep coming back because I have a Special GIVEAWAY soon!!!

I’m going to be in Seattle with all my girlfriends this weekend for our Spring Break / Mommy-Break ^_^ If you guys are in the area We’re goin to Pink Lounge on Friday & we will be at the Space Needle on Saturday!! HOLLA!!!! [[♥]]