I hope you’re all having an amazing summer! I recently went up to Portland to meet up with some bloggers over brunch. My friend Lena, who is such an inspiration suggested this new cool spot to meet up at, Proud Mary’s. She’s truly an inspiration and a little firecracker that I truly look up to as a foodie. I knew she would pick a great spot so onward we went.
While the wait was probably close to an hour I feel like it was worth it. You don’t really get the same type of food in Eugene which is OK. Both cities are very different and I love them for their uniqueness. We went shopped around while we waited which made the time go by so fast. Once we were seated the experience began.
Proud Mary’s is originally and Australian coffee gem that’s made it’s way to the Emerald City and locals are in love. The interior was a mix of clean concrete walls and in the center held the coffee station that had a faux-marble background. Elements of wood surrounded the restaurant and the aroma was intoxicating or maybe I was just hungry.
I started with an immunity allergies shot featured below on a blue dish.
Lena ordered the pink crush (watermelon, strawberry, apple, lemon) and Esperanza had the suzi q (pineapple, orange, lemon, fennel, mint). See below.
Refreshing seasonal juices at Proud Mary’s.
A coffee showcase where we experience three different types of coffee.
I ordered the Breakfast Sashimi. While I didn’t know what I was going to get the presentation was amazing and the food well it was delicious.
Lena had a special mix of avocado toast with a side of miso salmon
Esperanza ordered the potato hash which seriously looked phenomenal.
Overall the flavors were fresh, the drinks were refreshing and the coffee was definitely something you want to experience.
Proud Mary’s is on Alberta in NE Portland. I loved meeting up for brunch in Portland with Lena and other bloggers.
If you don’t have bloggers in your community you’ve connected with follow me on IG @brunchinista. I’m always looking for people to connect with and if you don’t live in my area I’ll connect you with someone in yours!
What’s your favorite weekend activity?
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