Friday, July 15, 2011

Craft Show

This weekend in Portland is the Super RAD PDX Craft Show.
 Its this Sunday, the 17th, at the Portland Nursery at 9000 SE Division Street from 1 to 7. 

This is Urban Creatures's first time to be a part of the summer soiree and we are sure it's going to be a fun one. Not only will there be a number of talented artisans there will also be food carts, live music, and free beer. Yes I said it, free beer! There will also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Snowcap, an organization that provides food, clothing and advocacy to people in need.

Sunday is supposed to be a beautiful day here in Portland so come by and say hey!

Ciao for now,
Bianca aka Figgy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Best Birthday Part 1

I have to share the glorious birthday I just had and boy was I a lucky girl.

I started celebrating the night before with dinner at Montage. Montage is a Portland institution. It's located underneath the Morrison Bridge and the atmosphere is loud and energetic. I would call the cuisine New Orleans-inspired, with their alligator bites, crawfish hushpuppies, and jambalaya. But, the best thing on the menu has to be their mac-and-cheese. The mac-and-cheese comes in many ways. There's old fashioned, spicy, spold (half old fashioned and half spicy), pesto, or cheddar mac. I always get the cheddar mac and then add sausage. Their sausage is pretty spicy so it complements the cheddar mac beautifully. Along with the mac I like to start off with my cocktail of choice, cucumber gin limeade. Yummy!

Now, here's my favorite part of the Montage experience - their talented staff will take your leftovers and create aluminum foil works of art. You never know what you are going to get and it's always a nice surprise.

That night I got a chipmunk and my husband got a scorpion. Its always fun to check out what others around you have received. I've seen swords, roses, swans, and even lap dogs with a leash.

What a fun night and that was only the beginning. Soon, I will share the next half of my special day. 

Here's a teaser, it involves a magical wardrobe, pong, and a quiz.

Ciao for now,