Wrapped up the work week with a rain-soaked C25K run through the neighborhood. Included in the route was a few minutes in Baxter Woods. A small nature preserve in our neighborhood that provides a nice respite from running in traffic. I ran into a friend during his nightly walk with his
Dire Wolf German Shepherd, Izzie. While dog walkers seen to dominate Baxter Woods, quite a few runners pass me by take their route through there.
It felt great to get the weekend started on the right foot and then we were off to Local 188 for a fantastic meal with friends. Local 188 has been a mainstay on the Portland foodie scene for a long time. It’s usually a go-to spot for breakfast, but it also delivers for dinner.
Their tapas deliver a taste explosion of savory treats including seafood, fry-bread, and meat. The drink menu is extensive and for those DDs out there they have fresh-brewed (?) kombucha in hand. I led off the night with some Pineapple kombucha and it “set the base” before moving on to a couple Estrella lagers.
We moved on to main courses of seared squid, Seafood Paella (one word -amaze balls- most expensive item on the menu, but no regrets for sure), and a charcuterie board. The charcuterie was great, but some pate can be an acquired taste. All in all, a highly recommended meal, and I hope you end a running adventure at Local 188! Not many pics, but there’s the Paella:
See you on the road!