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 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…

Kolaches Come to Southeast PDX

Newlyweds from Texas, who were childhood friends in Vietnam, opened a café in Portland specializing in a Czech pastry. Now that’s diversity! She is a former project manager, he a former hairdresser. Neither had restaurant experience nor family in the Northwest.  They ventured out on their own and opened the business during the worst economy…