First things first… People in Portland are absurdly nice. I’ve never wanted to visit Oregon, but it’s sort of ridiculous how nice and friendly and sincere people here seem. Maybe I’ve just gotten used to how passive aggressive people in Seattle can be, but I don’t think that’s the case.
Today we took the scenic route from Seattle to Portland which included a stop in Astoria, OR and a visit to Mikey’s house (from The Goonies). We ate at the Silver Salmon Grille in downtown Astoria. It smelled a little funny… sort of old inside. B said it smelled like home. It sounds like a strange thing to say, but I understood what he meant. It really did smell reminicent of a grandparent’s house, but it was nice and the people were so friendly!
B ordered a cup of clam chowder and the coconut prawns. I had the pan fried oysters and potato pancakes. I think pan fried oysters are one of those things I like more in theory than in practice. These were certainly good, but the texture started to get to me after a couple of them. I love raw oysters, but those don’t really involve any chewing. I had a bite of B’s clam chowder, though, and it was amazing!!