I do not get to travel to Portland, Oregon as often as I like but a few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a great meeting with my friend Scott Haines – a Databricks Beacon, an awesome engineer at Nike, an amazing person in general! Even though his meetings were in Beaverton, I was able to convince him to come over one of my favorite districts in Portland – the Northwest District.
In addition to be enjoying the general vibe of the district, it holds one of my favorite French bakeries – St. Honoré Bakery (the following is picture from their NW Thurman location).
They always have a great selection of breads, pastries, and sandwiches. My wife and I love this place so much that I carried an extra bag with Tupperware specifically to carry them back to our home in Seattle :).
Here’s a small selection including blueberry lemon danish (top), tart abricot armande (almond apricot tart, left), and my new favorite – grapefruit pistachio tart (right).
And to finish things off, a quick stop just a couple blocks away at my new old favorite – the Dragonfly Coffee House. While new to me, the coffee house has been around since 2005 and one that I will frequent when I pop on down.