I’m having a bit of a slow start with this food tourism blog.  I was counting on connecting my laptop via ethernet at internet cafes, but that hasn’t yet panned out.  Plus I’m busy eating. 

So, here’s the things I might miss most in Portland.

My close friend Kriss and my babies, Xander and Tammy, acting camera shy.tammyawn.jpg

My Vietnamese beef noodle soup habit needs a photo, too, as most of you know:  pho with round steak, fatty brisket, tripe, tendon and flank: Well, I’m not really missing *that* but it needs an honorable mention.