first breakfast in portland

This morning I woke up at 6 and couldn’t get back to sleep because I was so excited about all the things to discover in Portland today. I went to a random coffee shop for breakfast and it was heaven! I had an iced hemp milk pumpkin spice latte. I didn’t even have to ask for extra ice. I fit right in here! I can order any kind of coffee I want and it’s totally normal in Portland. Portland is the kind of place where you order food and they say “thank you,” but I’m like, “No, thank you!”

This weekend at another place I asked if they made iced coffee, and she said of course! The woman ended up making me an iced Americano with a coconut syrup-caramel syrup mix (her idea). Just when I thought coconut coffee couldn’t get any better someone goes and adds caramel!

This morning I asked if they had breakfast and it turned out all they make is Kolache (Kolaches??). My dad makes things like these and they are so fun! Little buns filled with breakfast. My dad makes them filled with sausage gravy, so it’s like portable biscuits and gravy. I had a sausage, egg & cheese and a roast beef with spicy cheese sauce.


As soon as I finished eating I got sad and tried to think of ways I could get hungry again. I thought about maybe going running so I’d be ready sooner for my next meal. When I was training for a marathon I didn’t have to wait long until I was ready for another meal. I feel like if I lived here I’d definitely start training for a marathon again so I would be able to eat six meals a day and discover everything Portland has to offer, food-wise.

I really want to go back to this cafe but there’s too much good food to discover in Portland so I’m in a pickle!!

I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest so this trip is very exciting! I absolutely love that the city is surrounded by mountains and there are trees everywhere. The England-like weather can go to H-E-double-hockey-sticks and die (it is so cold here!!), but so far everything else is delightful!