|Welcome to Portland|
|Tea Time at The Danforth Hotel|
|Salade du Crevettes at The Merry Table Creperie|
Evidence of how important eating quality food, savoring every bite, and creating the dishes that are worth it can be noted all over the city. It is shown in the early morning deliveries to the restaurants to ensure that their dinner service will feature the freshest produce possible. It is evident in the way small restaurant owners treat their patrons, for the regulars a hug, the new comers a friendly hello and perhaps a thank you for a kind deed. It is obvious even down to the hot dog carts that dot the roadways during the hot summer months as they offer organic lemonade with their fare. This is a city that has taken the time to slow down, to enjoy their lives and the beauty that exists there.
I really feel that Portland is a city that sets a great example for how we all should live, and that is evident in their love of good local food, prepared and enjoyed in appropriate time. They take care of one another, and genuinely support each others craft. Isn't that really the basis of the slow food and the local food movements?