Last Saturday night Michael and I met up with Tiffany and her husband Chris. We saw their new place in Portland and we took them to two of my favorite places in Portland. The first stop was the Sapphire Lounge for a round of drinks.
I ordered the “Sleep Over.” It had Strega, Aperol, Grapefruit and bitters. It’s been AGES since I had Strega–not since I was a hippie camping in the woods and passing around a bottle of Strega…The drink was lovely; crisp and refreshing but not a punch in the face with sweetness.
After our round of drinks we walked a few blocks to Apizza Scholls for dinner. Chris and Tiffany were both excited to try it and since Michael “Knows a Guy” and can get us in without a wait, we offered to introduce them to the best pizza in Portland. The four of us bypassed about 20 people in the waiting area and got a table. Sweet! (Ironically, when we were finishing up our pizza over an hour later, we saw the people that came in behind us finally being seated. That’s a long wait!)
Since they stop making the doughs after a certain time, Michael called ahead and reserved 2 for us. After much debate on toppings, the four of us settled on one pie with capicola and kalamata olives and half sausage and peppers. The other was half Margarite pizza and half pig and pineapple (my favorite).
I’m glad they loved the pizza! It was so good. We both got leftovers to take too, because the pizzas are so huge. I had one slice of the pig and pineapple, one slice of the sausage and peppers and split a slice of the Margerite with Tiffany.
I was in such a food daze that I completely forgot to take photos once the second pizza arrived. Thanks to Tiffany for remembering!!
I’m totally a restaurant pusher when it comes to visitors. I love being able to give out of town guests a good food experience in Portland. A bike ride, good food with friends and hanging out at home…it was a pretty great weekend in my book!
And a note to all the Portland bloggers out there: Tiffany and I were talking about putting together a little blogger meetup in a few weeks. Comment or email me if you are interested in dinner or drinks!
QUESTION: Do you have bloggers in your area? Have you met each other socially?