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Made it to Oregon..

Well, I hope to be out of the KC area by the middle of May. Thence to Salem, Oregon. I’ll not miss Brownbackistan one whit. I will have a place to garden and to have a smoker again. No more apartment cooking. Yahoo!

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The carniceria closest to us in Salem. El Torito.

Will be glad to be there..  real strawberries.. not those cardboard ones from Las Califas.  Serious wineries, more craft brewing. Hell, I may get me a cajun cooker, too. Quien sabe?

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Tacos from El Sureño. A block from El Torito

PDX July 18-21, 2012

The temps were no higher than 80F. Quite a change from KC’s triple digits.
We hit the Deschutes Brewery (great steamer clams there) and the Rogue Brewery “substations” in the Pearl District. Deschutes had better beers & food. Esp. the draft only Arsenal XPA. Deschutes is $6.99 in the grocery stores there. Perhaps Boulevard might take a hint.

Looks like Rogue’s VOODOO DOUGHNUT Maple Bacon ale is being remaindered with the pink t-shirts. Bad idea, maple bacon ale.

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At the Japanese garden in Washington Park, PDX.

Great Lebanese at Habibi and great sushi at SinJu. We were staying in the Pearl District and had no need of a car. $2.50 on the light rail to the airport from downtown.

Tacos al pastor en Kansas City, MO.

These were all take-out orders..
from Carniceria El Torito!
Tacos al pastor from Carniceria El Torito!

And they are only a buck on Tuesdays!

Tacos al pastor from Taqueria Mejico #2
Tacos al pastor from Taqueria Mejico #2

At this place one can sit down and have a Bohemia, a much better beer than Dos Equis.  I would be happy to shill for Bohemia since I am a lot more interesting than the most interesting man in the world. I’ve read he’s really from Brooklyn and formerly a lawyer.

Here’s a painting from the wall of the Carniceria El Torito (on St Johns). Nice place, nice folks.

pintura de chancho
Pintura de chancho