Key highlight at Bernie's: sitting outside under the trees awaiting our very large portions of fried chicken and mac and cheese. Of course we ordered way too much but we walked away happy and ready for the arduous task of shopping and hanging out (basically doing nothing.) Note: I am NOT complaining here.
Day two we hiked
Hardy Falls which served up fresh
air and a good dose of nature. Next
up, Full Sail Brewing in . With a stunning drive along the water and
then a big burger plus salad (gotta have something healthy!) our day was pretty
much complete and our trip began to wind down. Hood River
Our last day we packed our bags and made a stop at Roots in
. Roots is one of those places where you get
food and service exceeding your expectations despite the modest suburban strip mall location. Don't skip the crab benedict or the Walla Walla onion
tart - both amazing! Camas
Although I seemingly make light of the trip - but not my obsession with the
food scene - my true purpose was to catch up with longtime friends over many
cups of hot coffee and meaningful dinners.
Past memories and meals tie our friendship together and continue to knit
us close despite the many miles now between us. Portland
So thanks to my wonderful friends for setting aside precious time to connect and remind me what really matters in life. YOU.
Bernie's Southern Bistro