Places

The Big Egg | New Brick and Mortar Café

The Big Egg | New Brick and Mortar Café by Heather Orton

Last month I had the privilege to spend the morning documenting the ladies of The Big Egg doing what they do best - making breakfast! If you're a breakfast guru like me you've most likely frequented (or at least heard of) their food cart in North Portland. Their mouth-watering breakfast sandwiches quickly became a cult classic in Portland's brunch scene, and with sandwiches like the Portobello – an over-medium egg topped with grilled organic portobello mushrooms, balsamic caramelized onions, wild arugula and house-made herbed aioli on a grilled ciabatta roll – who can blame them? They recently opened an adorable Brick and Mortar café on N. Alberta which will allow customers to linger longer, enjoy the beautiful light and fresh cheery vibe of the shop, and savor each delectable bite. What more can you ask for?

Feng Shui

Feng Shui by Heather Orton

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a respite from the clamor of city life. As you enter the garden gates a hush seems to descend that quiets all other noise but the sound of bird song, rippling water, and the occassional wind rustling through the trees. I go here sometimes to wander, to think, to absorb the beauty of nature in harmony with conscientious design. 

A Trip to Milk Glass Market by Heather Orton

This week I went to Milk Glass Market - a gorgeous new cafe on N. Killingsworth. They opened last November and serve breakfast and lunch and delicious baked goods. If the name itself doesn't tempt you to come in their fig & anise panini with fresh sheep's milk cheese and field greens, roasted beets, walnuts, smoked trout, roasted leeks & fried eggs will.