Another Happy Hour

Last night after work, I met a few friends (Greg, Tim, Megan) for happy hour. We went to The Original Dinerant in downtown Portland. It was a funky little upscale “diner.”

Happy Hour

I had one glass of Pinot Grigio. My friend Tim got the goofiest drink: some kind of whiskey with root beer! It arrived in this glass:

We ordered food. The menu was a little strange but interesting. Their Dog of The Day was a little too bizarre for me to try: hot dog with pico de gallo and cheese sauce? Ick! I got the veggie burger instead and a side salad.

Awesome Veggie Burger

The veggie burger was FANTASTIC! Probably the best I’ve ever had. I couldn’t figure out what bean it was made of (maybe chickpeas?) and it was so tasty. The salad, however, was NOT good. How do you screw up a salad? I swear they dumped a gallon of salt on my salad. Really? Salt?

Icky Salad

My friend got the Pigs n Blanket:

Pigs N Cheese

Sorry the picture is blurry. It looked really yummy and I kind of wish I’d gotten that too. πŸ™‚

When I got home, I made Michael a few miniature chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

1 Serving = 3 cookies


So far this week, I ran on Wednesday AND Thursday. I think that’s the first time I’ve run two days in a row. I’m feeling pretty good! My thighs are a bit tight and sore. I stretched in bed this morning and my legs felt really good.

QUESTION:Β  What is your favorite happy hour food/drink? How often do you go out?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

8 thoughts on “Another Happy Hour”

  1. YUM! Look like a fun time. Do you have a Houston’s where you are? They have the BEST veggie burger I have tasted in my life! I am drooling just thinking about it now!

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