One of my dear friends, Chris, mentioned this fun, cultural outing a couple weeks ago and invited me along for dinner at Portland's annual Greek Festival, located on the church-grounds of the gorgeous Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (32nd and NE Glisan).
Of course, Chris was late ... per usual... but not a bad thing at all - I had the chance to explore the lovely NE Portland neighborhood. Absolutely beautiful homes... and such a quiet, hipster neighborhood... typical Portland.
About ten minutes later, dearest/goofy Chris and I made our way onto the church grounds for our night of overwhelmingly great Greek food, loud music, drinks and tons of catching up.
no... but really....
After some wine and beer... and getting lost in the beer garden, we heard a loud man yell... "LAMB #7 is ready to be cut!"
Lamb no. 7?! Whoa... hold the phone now, folks.. We had to go check that out, and there it was .. in all of its glory - a big, whole lamb... roasting. YUM. Too bad, I had to leave early and didn't get to enjoy a piece.
However, I did eat my fair share of Greek goods:
Spanakopita :: spinach, feta, ricotta, and onions smothered together and wrapped in a flaky, phyllo pastry dough
Gyros :: roasted meat served on pita with tzatziki, tomatoes and onions
Loukoumades :: small, honey-glazed donut-like balls of delectable goodness
Lamb.. soo much lamb... Apparently, they cooked 8 that night?!
Ooo.. Lookie at these beautiful, tasty Loukoumades!
|Cheers to Chris for snapping this happy moment!|
This past weekend, I had a blast during my mini-vacation to Portland! Got to catch up with my best friend from high school, see my family and celebrate my Grandma's 85th Birthday! :)
Started off October on the right track. Cheers to more fun this month!
|Doesn't she look great?! Love LOVE her. So happy I got to be home for her big day.|