Warm Up at Townsend’s Tea

Fellow tea bud, Holly, just treated me to a stop at Townsend’s Tea’s newest location on SE Division in PDX. It was the perfect place to take a break from the chilly, wet weather. Warm chocolate walls with wood accents provided a comfortable atmosphere. Add to that the wall of over 100 loose teas and…

Happy Sparrow still Chirping

 “My wife is having a love affair with this place,” was the customer comment I overheard yesterday at Happy Sparrow in SE PDX. And who can blame her? Fresh from the oven sweet or savory kolaches, seasonal barista concoctions, a great selection of loose leaf teas and the friendliest service in town. What’s not to…

London Fog at Craven Raven

 Customers liked this drink so much, Craven Raven put it on their menu as a regular. The London Fog (something tea bud, Holly, would love) combines Earl Grey tea, vanilla syrup and steamed milk – a frothy delight that goes perfectly with any of CR’s famous  fresh-baked goodies. I like that all the wholesome ingredients they use are openly displayed…

Happy Sparrow Still Smiling

 No better place to spend these dreary winter days than the Happy Sparrow in SE PDX. Warm up with a pot of fresh brewed loose leaf tea – nice choices from local merchants, Jasmine Pearl. And treat yourself to one of the mouth-watering, right-from-the-oven kolaches. I stopped in yesterday for a poppy-seed fix and had to try their…