Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Last Chance for Corn Ice Cream

Another evening in Portland means more time with Elizabeth, and even though she is exhausted from a full day on her feet, she spends the evening showing us around the wonders of her city.  

Unfortunately for us, the vacuum cleaner museum seems to be closed for the evening…

… but we can admire it while we are stopped at a light next to this work of art:

Passing over another of the city's abundant bridges, we find ourselves in north Portland.

The underside of that lovely bridge is called Cathedral Park, a happy place for people and dogs to romp.  

The sun begins to set and casts an electric glow over Mt. Hood as we are chauffeured to the International Rose Test Garden.  

Next, Elizabeth takes us to Dick's Kitchen, an experimental burger joint with a Sasquatch painted in the bathroom.

I choose a burger made from water buffalo, while Hubs and Elizabeth each get elk burgers.  It is a great success and I dub it the best burger I have ever eaten.

Envelope-pushing burgers are well and good, but where can I get some corn ice cream?  

Salt and Straw, of course!  

With flavors like Pear and Bleu Cheese, how could we possibly say no?  We each try some of the wilder flavors, but in the end I choose something with the word "chocolate" mentioned the most times.  Something like Gooey Chocolate Fudgy Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Chunk.  You can tell where my loyalties lie.

I must say, though, that the corn ice cream was far better than I expected.

If I learned one lesson for today, it would be… hmmmm…  Get to the vacuum museum earlier?  Stop and smell the test-roses?  It would probably be to look in more restrooms if I really want to find a Sasquatch.


  1. Voodoo Doughnuts before you leave

    1. We went by there, but the line was out the door and down the street. Maybe next time :)