We went to Portland this weekend to visit our good friends B & N for the last time there (they're moving in three weeks!). They took us around the town a little this time - to B's work up on the hill, through downtown, to the Sunday market where we bought a neat-o spinny toy that has a glass ball in the middle that amazingly looks like it's moving up and down even though it's not (pictured at right). We also hung around their neighborhood (Sellwood) some more, ate at a fancy organic Italian place, had some shakes, watched some movies, had some coffee and pastries in the morning and then said our good-byes in the afternoon and headed back to Seattle. It's hard to say good-bye - they are our long-time friends and have been a big help in the West Coast adjustment this year. So I sniffed a little as we pulled away. But we had a great time, saw their cute baby I, played with their loving dogs J & F, and were very comfortable. We hope for the best to them as they get packed up and head out to the crazy Southwest!
On our way back we stopped at a Famous Dave's BBQ place in Tacoma that we recently discovered. It's a bit different from the Famous Dave's we're used to back in the midwest - the menu has a few more things on it, the restaurant is designed a bit differently, but overall it's the same place with the same good sauces. We pigged out (big time) and then walked away in a food-buzzed daze and drove the rest of the way home. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but Famous Dave's sure makes us happy!
All in all, it was a pretty successful weekend.