back from portland

Well, we made it back, and I survived the few days sans knitting! We were chasing around quite a bit, so I wouldn’t have had much time to knit, anyway. I didn’t take many photos, but as you might suspect, I have more photos of food.
Saturday evening Peter and I went to dinner with my mother and psycho bro. We went to BeWon, a fancy Korean restaurant in my parents’ neighborhood. Peter and my brother got the 8-course meal. Here is one of the courses–little miniature crepes with mushrooms, egg, meat, spinach, all kinds of little morsels!
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And here are some of the side dishes they bring you: two kinds of kim chee, marinated squid, mushrooms, daikon radish, burdock root, black beans, etc. I feel sorry for the dishwasher.
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The craziest thing about our meal at BeWon? At one point my brother looked out the window and said, “Oh no, it’s a knitter.” I looked out, and there were four women, one of them knitting. One woman was walking away, and she looked so much like Jessica that I almost ran outside and said something, but my mind didn’t work quickly enough. I found out today that it was indeed her! What are the chances?
Okay, one more food shot. For lunch Sunday my mother, Peter, and I went up to Skyline Burgers, one of my favorite spots in Portland. I’ve been going there since I was a kid, and I usually get the same thing: a Smoky Burger and a cherry soda. Here’s my mother with my cherry soda:
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I did manage to make it to Rose City Textiles with Mrs. H. What a glorious place! I came away with a few goodies:
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The black and beige fabrics are some sort of heavy-duty supplex nylon. I am going to use them for pants with contrasting stitching. The pink is cordura, and I think I’ll use it for bags. The fabric on the right is nylon, and I’m using it to make cancer-surviving Megan a hair-cutting cape (she’s a hairdresser. She asked me to make her some hair-cutting capes then told me that black would be fine. Hello? How many years has she known me?).

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17 Responses to back from portland

  1. Stephanie VW says:

    Oh My Gosh. Your mom has the most beautiful smile. She looks like she’s enjoying herself immensly. Of course, she’s got that big ole cherry soday there, why wouldn’t she be enjoying herself?

  2. Katherine says:

    The side dishes at Korean restaurants are so good! and they are always so many of them, I’m newly amazed each time I go.

  3. sequinK says:

    My mom says the same thing about all those panchan dishes that have to be washed at Korean restaurants

  4. christina says:

    Mmm. That looks really good. We went to a Korean restaurant for the first time a couple of months ago – there just aren’t that many to choose from in Germany – and the meal was wonderful and beautifully prepared.
    Your mom is completely adorable! Did she really finish off the whole cherry soda?

  5. carolyn says:

    Mama Fuj is lookin’ good. How’s George? The brown truck should be stopping by your house soon – have we ever tracked how long it usually takes? I love the “Oh no it’s a knitter” reaction. Toooooo funny. I could use some cherry soda right now. It’s 6:42 a.m. and I’ve been at work for almost an hour. KILL ME NOW super egg, KILL ME NOW.

  6. Peggy says:

    I am ashamed. I am Korean American and in all my years of eating Korean food and in Korean restaurants I have never once considered the dishwashing aspect! Because the cooking itself is so onerous? Or because I’ve actually done the dishwashing afterwards?

  7. claudia says:

    Your mom is *so* cute.

  8. Becca says:

    Oh wow — now I have serious food envy. My toast and grapefruit isn’t cutting it; I want crepes…

  9. Daphne says:

    So what you’re saying is RCT does have an in-person store? YES! Instead of counting down the days till I’m 30, I’ll count down the days till I’m in PDX…though I might have to go sooner than 7/11. I guess I should work on my current sewing projects first, eh?

  10. jane says:

    hey~ i am 21 years old girl in Korea~
    i love knitting so i found your blog by googling^^i feel really excited to see Korean food over here.. hehe^^

  11. Amy says:

    Yum, that food looks so pretty!
    Have you tried the marshmallo jiffy pop popcorn yet? I saw it in the market and thought of you!

  12. Ande says:

    May resolution-Comment more. So here I am.
    That Korean food looks de-lish! My favourite is the soft tofu soup with kimchee. Grrrrr…oh, that’s my stomach growling.
    Nice fabric! I’m wondering about the combustion factor on that nylon. You could start a bush fire! Har har har!

  13. Rachael says:

    Your little mama is SO cute.

  14. Shannon says:

    I have always been a fan of your blog and your amazing craft projects, but I am finally commenting now out of my need to share my excitement over BeWon’s 8-course dinner. I recently visited Portland myself, and was so glad I was able to make it to BeWon (and Burgerville as well for those fabulous strawberry shakes that you mentioned as well as a tasty gardenburger). The food at BeWon was wonderful and one of my first Korean food experiences, though my favorite part of the meal was the first course: three squash soup. I am doing my best to replicate it at home. If I have any success, I will let you know, and perhaps post it to my new food blog (one of many, I realize). While my format is all about featuring *other* people’s blogs and recipes, I may have to devote some space to that soup if I can come anywhere near it…

  15. meg says:

    That plate looks like an artist’s palette! I love it when the food’s beautiful & colorful as well as tasty.
    I see where you get your good looks from, too 🙂 What a sweet smile your Mom has.

  16. Kerstin says:

    Very pretty mama and I’m lusting after that cherry soda! Now I’m gonna dream about it all night. Thanks, thanks A LOT. 🙂

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