After Rex Hill, we went to Dobbes. It’s a winery we’ve been to before and really liked their wines a lot.
They’ve expanded their outdoor space since the last time we were there and it looks AWESOME. Before it was a garden patio behind the tasting room. Now that area is covered and they had these cool private domes that members can book for I think 2 hours for tasting. So cool!
It was a really enjoyable experience and not just because I love their wines. The outdoor area was covered. There were couches and patio dining and tables with chairs, but everyone was really spread out. There were portable heaters, there was an outdoor bar area and they also had a small stage set up where they do live music.
It’s been a year and a half, maybe a little more, since we were members at a winery. Decided to change that! Just love Dobbes. 😀
After wine tasting we went back to our place to relax a bit. Took a power nap (glorious) then got ready for dinner. The other thing about covid: most restaurants now require reservations. There was an italian place we looked at a week ago and they were already booked up. 🙁 So it was a little harder to find food. We found a place and went there for dinner. The food was good but the service was pretty terrible. I was trying to have patience and grace because I know covid has hit the restaurant industry particularly hard. But…there were a lot of things that went wrong. It was a bummer.
The food was good though. We shared some truffle fries. Then Michael ordered the spaghetti with white sauce and prawns. I got two appetizers as dinner: the bruschetta and then the brussels sprouts!
Sunday morning we were both up early. BUMMER. The ONE time we could sleep in….! I walked a few blocks to the Coffee Cat Coffeehouse and picked up coffee, tea and bagels for a small breakfast. It was a super cute cafe!
Then Michael and I went for a short run in the neighborhood and near a local park.
It was cool but not cold, a little overcast but we didn’t get rained on!
The run was short but good enough for us to get moving, wake up and get some fresh air. Then quick showers and packing. Since restaurants were hard to get into in the area, we decided to head to IKEA to get a few things and then grab lunch in Portland.
We went to Reverend’s BBQ in Sellwood. It was a bit weird. They had 3 booths (spaced out) open inside, then a bunch of outdoor seating (some covered). You ordered at the door and then sat down. There was basically no wait service anymore. The food was brought out on paper plates. It was a bit odd, but glad that so many restaurants were able to figure out how to make all this work and stay open.
I got ribs, collard greens and the mac n’ cheese because it’s the best. 😀 Lunch was good. Another chill day. No rushing around. It was really nice after over a year of the same.
We got home and Logan was taking a nap on the couch. He’d had such an amazing weekend with my dad! They did SO much stuff he was exhausted. LOL They did a ton of biking and playing in the park. I love that Logan got to have this special time with his grandpa.
It was nice to be home, we missed the little guy. It was nice to see my dad, too. It was a short visit. I also got to talk to my 99 year old grandma on the phone (she will be 100 in December!). We have another overnight booked soon with some friends. It’s starting to “sort of” feel like it’s getting back to normal. Like a few times I almost forgot about a mask, but then remembered. And sometimes it’s startling to see people without masks. It’s all very weird!