Sunday offered some dress shopping with my little sister followed by a great family filled afternoon at the farm, sangria sipping, a jamaica jarrito and tons of sunshine!
My aunt Trish made the sangria with some delicious white wine, pineapple, lime and mangos.
I would love to see your #sangriadiaries snaps!!!
Mid week margaritas are taking over! Last week I met up with the the Follen sisters and we grabbed some after work dinner and drinks at Cha on NW 21st and Everett. I have always known of the HH menu to be tasty and cheap- but it looks like this summer they have added some additional items to the mix.
We gladly ordered the prickly pear margarita for $4.50 a piece (great price!) and tacos, quesadillas, nachos and a burrito all at under $5.00.
I highly recommend visitin Cha if you find yourself in NW Portland. Lots of great outdoor seating and a laid back atmosphere.
Are you incorporating mid week margaritas into your summer plans? My friends and I have sworn to meet up every other week this summer to keep the tradition alive. Let us know if/how you are with #midweekmargs
Yesterday afternoon Mike and I biked in the sunshine over to Por Que No on Mississippi- just in time for their happy hour. $4 sangria tacos and guacamole were had. The one thing I love about the sangria at PQN… lots of fruit. Just yesterday they began rotating in their sangria blanca for summer- updated recipe with apricot nectar, will have to try.
Monday night after a long day at work AND a run. Mike and I were craving some tacos. We wanted to try a new place and were happy to make it to Que Pasa Cantina off of Hawthorne.
We walked in just after 9 and were happy to learn that YES they do have a happy hour and it had just begun. The menu had lots of great options for $5 each- nachos, taquitos, quesadilla, chips & guacamole, etc. We sat on the patio and it was lovely.
Everything we ordered was good. The sangria was excellent, might be my favorite in town! $3 for a tall glass and $5 for a tall margarita too. We will definitely be back for the happy hour.
Last night I declared it the unofficial start to sangria season! The reason for this momentous occasion was my trip to one of Portland’s newest restaurant’s OX, Argentine inspired Portland food, on NE MLK Blvd. I realized I had not ordered sangria in a very long time and with it being this far into June I decided it was high time I get the sangria diaries back into full swing.
We didn’t do the traditional steak dinner but we did get some good small bites- a kale salad, empanadas, grilled bread with ricotta and mushrooms, artichoke, and of course drinks. Now onto those drinks…
The sangria balnco sounded interesting so I went for it: white wine, gin, pineapple & mint. The mint and gin were the most loud of the flavors and I was disappointed to find zero signs of actual fruit anywhere in the drink, but that didn’t stop me.
I was not planning on posting, post vacation, til next week. But this sangria surprise is definitely worth mentioning. I biked over to my favorite pdx food cart Koi Fusion for some Korean pork tacos yesterday and because it it was Thirsty Thursday and I spent $6 I got a free beverage. I scored the last Señoral Sangria, which was a great compliment to my tasty tacos!