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Damn F$%^%% Portland and the militant vegans that sank Nutshell. Nutshell closed down this weekend and I'm a pissed off vegan Portland resident. They knew my name in there and I liked that. They served interesting yummy food and were always kind if sometimes a bit slow. And I was disappointed when the menu changed to vegetarian and vegan but I still supported them because they were great. Poop on this stupid city.

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I am so angry. It doesn't help that I'm hungry. Nutshell, the gourmet vegan restaurant in Portland is no longer vegan. I'm so disappointed. Big poop on them for being big quitters in the important evolution of dining, options, creativity and conviction. A big step backwards for Portland.

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We had friends visit and stay with us here in Portland last weekend. And we kept busy!

Saturday morning was spent at the farmer's market and then beer and waffles at Jace Gace. We (the girls) dropped the boys (our husbands and sons) at home for the kids to nap and Amy and I went shopping. We hit NW 23rd, the only good shop is Seaplane, by far. Next we went to southeast for Xtabay, Lived-in-Lover, and Olio United then went back to our neighborhood in northeast for Mable and Zora, Pin-me Apparel and Frock!

We picked up the boys and had drinks at the Bye and Bye on a warm Saturday night. Grabbed pizza at Bella Facia and went home for some dessert wine and Coconut Bliss ice cream with berries. The men went out in a thunderstorm to go catch a ate showing of Indiana Jones.

Sunday we piled into the car to go to Jam on Hawthorne, such a great place for brunch! Spent the afternoon at the children's museum getting our kids over stimulated and tired out! Tom and Eliot had a blast with the shopping exhibit, dinosaurs and all!

Amy and I had a girls night and went to see Babymama, dinner at Nutshell, and dessert brought home from Pix! The guys got takeout from Fire on the Mountain. Crazy bbq.

Monday morning was brunch at La Petite Provence, shopping at Sock Dreams, and home again for napping. Eliot had no interest in resting so Andy and Paul took Eliot to the Avalon arcade for some games. Later on we went to dinner at a tapas restaurant called Navarre off of Burnside. Lastly we topped the night off with a cocktail at Acadia. First us girls went out, then it was the boys' turn.

It all went by so fast. We did a lot but started off each morning a little late which was nice and relaxing. On Monday evening I made chocolate shakes for everyone and they were a big hit. I served them in little wine glasses from Ikea, garnished with cacao nibs and goji berries. Here's the recipe I came up with myself!

3 very ripe and very large bananas
about one cup coconut water, I really like the ONE brand
3 heaping scoops of cacao powder
about 2 cups of ice
one small scoop of mesquite

Healthiest chocolate shake ever!

I just also have to add: Amy is a really lovely person, with blonde and pink hair, a wonderful mum, and she's always up for fun. She wears her emotions on her sleeve, (like me) and she's just great to have around. Makes me miss California all the more. sigh. Smooches Amy!!

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today is my birthday, and i work my birthday pretty hard and draw it out as long as possible. and try to get as much loot as possible. it's sort of obnoxious, i know. so here's my haul:

*melissa shoes, brilliant platform rubber dreams i tried them on at seaplane today and they didn't have my size so i just grabbed them (on sale) from shoplastyle.com!
*red mary janes, 2 different kinds. i have a big love for red at the moment.
*anthropologie- 2 dresses and a pair of bloomers
*blendtec blender from husband!
*bird necklace from husband!
*tickets to see elizabeth gilbert speak from husband!
*a louise hay book, cook books, an apron, and baking goodies!
*del forte jeans ( i bought these for myself over a month ago. i warned you i draw it out).
*oneluckyduck.com raw foods and ingredients
*lunch at blossoming lotus
*dinner at nutshell
*urban outfitters- 2 t-shirts
*3 kinds of vegan cupcakes!!!
*my son saying he loved me bunches today.
*lots of sweet phone calls today.

thank you everyone yummy in my life! i love you loads! thanks for spoiling me!

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