As it’s become a habit, come the weekend, we get an early start on getting the kids ready and out of the house to go on a non programmed scout around Portland (still very new to us). On each and everyone of these excursions we always have a moment to record: from the people to the places and a lot in between, most of which is FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!
Yesterday we decided to walk in a different direction; a road we drive up and down almost daily to take our 3 year old to school, but one we never really discovered on foot: Division, from 39th to 26th Ave. We’ve been meaning to do it for a while, especially because we’ve spotted so many peculiar shops and attractive cafes we’ve been wanting to check out. So, as we were walking out the door, it became the program of the day.
I know most of our posts are on food - but I just can’t help it… Yes, we are foodies at heart (and mouth for that matter). And, therefore, on this morning stroll, we stopped at Detour Cafe.
Initially, we were tempted to head straight to little t american baker for one of the best handcrafted breads ever! And, please, hold me accountable for the affirmation, since we are tasters and makers of bread ourselves as well as Portuguese and Italian fed and… bre(a)d. Oh, and we, or better yet, Emma, highly recommends their baked donut.
But, because we had set a rule of trying something different every time, we detoured to Detour.
We walked into what mirrored a very familiar atmosphere, made up of neighborhood peeps and regulars. The food? Fresh and homemade. The service? Friendly and efficient. The feel?… As if you were doing Sunday breakfast at mom’s and dad’s… Just another great Portland breakfast place!
A couple of other things we were impressed by was with the fact that not only do they bake there own bread (being their cardamom their signature bread) but they also bake everything else, namely all their egg dishes.
I had their frittata of the day:
My husband, their original egg sandwich:
And the kids, a little of both plus some seasonal fresh fruit and their fresh baked wheat bread.
As we were eating, we were commenting on how we need to start creating quite the budget to spend with all friends and family who are planning visits over the Summer.