This week was Last Thursday on Alberta and the girls got together for a field trip.
We began with what is an oldie, but a goody. Mint/820 never fails to satisfy. Their happy hour menu is small but well done. Lamb burger and sweet potato fries is a sure fire hit. I’m not sure I had enjoyed the risotto balls before, but gave them a try this night. Hard to compete with the burger, but a nice cheesy nibble.
The drinks are always good. Lucy Brennan and her Hip Sips make sure all flavors and combinations are well represented. The drinks are always fresh and bright, making you feel like summer even when it’s Portland gray outside (which tonight was definitely not).
From hipster haven we headed into the fray with the weird and weirder of Portland that make up the Last Thursday crowd. The street was closed off from 15th to about 30th with the street lined with various arts from duct tape wallets and 420 t-shirts to refashioned lingerie and food carts. Every corner for all 15 blocks had different musicians all competing for your attention. This was a candy store for all the senses. But what really brought us to Alberta this Last Thursday was my friend Martha Daghlian. She was showing her etchings at their studio Flight 64. Very creative and beautifully detailed work.