It’s no secret I eat completely differently when I’m in Portland than when I’m home. This past trip I did eat a little better since I was making daily trips to the juice bar so I was having a green juice every day. I also had a couple kale salads because, well, Portland. I thought it would be interesting to show some of the things I’ve eaten (all delicious, all recommended) and it gives me an excuse to link-up for What I Ate Wednesday.
I always come home dreading the scale but both times now I have been pleasantly surprised at the number staring back at me. (Maybe you don’t weigh yourself everyday and have serious thoughts about why I shouldn’t – that’s cool, but I need to hold myself accountable so I do what I need to do.)
Portlandia wasn’t lying when they said Charlie the Chicken (that was his name, right?) was from a farm 30 minutes away. Most food in the city is locally sourced. Our Saturday ritual has turned into going to Bamboo Sushi, which sources only fish that are plentiful and caught in an ethical manner. All the meat at Bamboo is either from Oregon or Idaho. This past trip, we ate at Pono Farm Soul Kitchen, whose meat is sourced from their farm a few hours outside of Portland. So at least you know your meat doesn’t have hormones and where it came from. It’s not seafood from China like all of my comrades from West Virginia are eating at Red Lobster.
I did discover a juice bar a few blocks from Jake’s, so I would typically get a green juice after my run in the morning which also did a lot for my “am-I-eating-enough-greens? anxiety”. I also really don’t pull out my phone when I’m there, so I’m reusing photos from old posts and don’t have a ton of food photos to work from. I’m really going to do better next week.
Chat with me:
Are you sick of hearing about Portland? Do you hold yourself accountable for eating healthy or do you just eat what you feel like? Do you get anxious if you don’t eat enough vegetables?