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Cookie Life On The Road | Portland, OR!

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Last weekend, I was in Portland, OR visiting my friend Berlin and it was such a blast! Highly recommend a visit here, amazing food and everyone seemed much more relaxed and carefree than Boston. But Boston is still my absolute favorite ;)

 I met Berlin a few years ago at Mass Innovation Nights and we’ve been great friends ever since.

She founded Proud Pour and on Friday, competed in a pitch competition. It was so awesome to watch and cheer her one, she ended up winning the grand prize!

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As usual, ate a lot of great food and checked out breweries. 

Keep reading for more thoughts on my favorite local hot spots in the Portland, OR area...

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1. Reel M'Inn

Literally waited 1.5 hours for fried chicken. Insane, right?

Apparently Reel Em Inn has been ranked the #2 Dive Bar in America and it definitely showed. This place had about a billion 5 star reviews so just had to check it out. The entire experience was quite degenerate, in the best way possible. 

After the excruciating wait, we dove into the chicken (and the free jello shots, woof).

This was BY FAR the best fried chicken I’ve ever had in my entire life.

If you ever go to Portland, you must go.

Not a great pic, but a pic.

Not a great pic, but a pic.

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2. pFriem

My friend who is a brewer told me that this brewery does every single style of beer well, so of course had to check it out.

Great food, great giant outdoor fire, and amazing beer. We had a gorgeous drive out to Mt. Hood (where they are located) and hung out by this giant fire outside until our table was ready.

So Oregon, so great. 

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3. Eb & Bean

This frozen yogurt place was absolutely amazing as well. I love that they had non dairy options as well as dairy - they also had about 100 toppings to load up on! So delicious.

I totally forgot to take a picture here as I was way too excited to eat it, but check out their Instagram for pics that will make you go nuts ;)

I went to a bunch of other as well places, but these were the absolute BEST.

Next up, Iceland. Stay tuned for our next trip and follow along on Instagram for live updates and stories!

Cookie Life On The Road | San Diego, CA!

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Last week I headed to San Diego to visit a few friends, and it was AMAZING.

The weather was absolutely perfect (shout out to 75 degrees and sunny skies all weekend long) and I ate a TON of amazing food.

Sounds amazing, right? I swear I'm not trying to rub it in... ;) 

Besides eating tons of food, I checked out the San Diego Zoo, Carlsbad Marathon (which my friends were running in), wineries, and spent the rest of the time lounging on Pacific Beach. 

Keep reading for more thoughts on my favorite local hot spots in the Pacific Beach area...

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The Poke Co.

Amazing poke bowls and about triple the amount of fish you get in Boston, for the same price. Definitely recommend if you're a fan of poke, fish, or sushi. 

This is in the Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego, tucked in on a side street.

PLUS you get free avocado, what could be better?!

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Kono's Coffee

Not a pic of coffee (obvi) but this is the view right outside of this shop. Except it's not even a shop, it's more of a combo of a cart and shack with amazing iced coffee.

Highly recommend for all your beach strolling, I went here EVERY day and watched the ocean.

I also tossed a cookie life hat into the bushes at one point to take this pic and got a few weird looks...worth it, right?

Better Buzz Coffee

Ok so I went to Konos once a day....but I also went to Better Buzz Coffee once (or twice) each day as well....I swear I'm not addicted to coffee.

Located in downtown Pacific Beach, Better Buzz Coffee took the cake for me above Konos due to it's amazing slogan (see above pic) and the strength of their coffee - TOO GOOD. It's a bit of a stroll from the main beach, but is def worth it.

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The Mad Beet

You haven't truly lived until you eat an acai bowl from The Mad Beet in Pacific Beach. Not only are these PACKED with tons of fresh fruit, but they're bigger than my face and you just feel amazing eating them.

I may or may not have gotten one of these each day as well....

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Breakfast Republic

Went here for brunch on Friday, and walked out incredibly stuffed. 

Even though I wish all this food was for me, sadly it was not and I had to share. We got a flight of pancakes, tostados, bacon wrapped breakfast hot dogs (amazing invention), and MUCH more.

Great decor and branding here, you feel very alive and comfortable at the same time.

Great for brunch or breakfast (as said in the name...)!

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Mitch's Seafood

TACOS and CALAMARI - what more can you ask for?

Mitch's is located on Point Loma and the view overlooks a beautiful harbor filled with sailing and fishing boats.

I had the mahi mahi + swordfish tacos and some of the best calamari ever. Highly recommend for when you're craving classic fried seafood and a beer. 

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Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Okay so I ate a LOT of tacos while I was in San Diego, sometimes twice in a day. 

Sounds aggressive I know....but you would have done the same thing. Everything is just so fresh that i couldn't eat anything else!

Pacific Beach Fish Shop has so many types of fish and you get to handpick exactly how you want it, taco style, plate, sandwich, etc. You can also choose what seasoning and toppings you want!! Super customizable and they have flour tortillas (which I personally prefer to corn).

If you like fish, you must come here while in San Diego.

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I went to a bunch of other places, but these were the absolute BEST.

Stay tuned to where we are heading next!!