Monday, August 1, 2011

Farmers Market-Portland

Last Saturday, July 30th, we went to the downtown Portland farmers market....Whoa! It was HUGE! Hundreds of booths, over flowing with fresh, locally grown fruits & vegetables!

There had to be 20 berry grower booths. Goosberries, Raspberrys, Lingonberrys, Currants, strawberrys & of course, Oregon blueberrys! The blueberrys & raspberrys were the sweetest we've ever had....and Ranier cherrys at their peak of perfection were only $2.99 a pound!
There were literally THOUSANDS of people in attendance to buy fresh produce and listen to live jazz.

Lisa was in heaven. SUNFLOWERS!

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the Chinook salmon booth! We bought a salmon roast, a large  hunk of king salmon that the seller said  to wrap in aluminum foil along with garlic, onion and dill and cook 30 minutes at 350 & that it would be a religious experience. IT WAS! We roasted fresh sliced carrots, fennel & onions to have with the salmon.

Yesterday, we left Portland for a Thousand Trails in Seaside, Oregon, just below the border of Washington. Their little downtown area is like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk but without the thrill rides and plenty of restaurants. They had bumper cars and a carosel plus games but everything was inside. Tomorrow, we'll go downtown and shoot pore pictures!

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