An Urbanspoon Observation
Started our road trip at around 9:30AM and with the border lineups at a measly 20 minute wait, we were off on our Portland adventure! Johann, having lived in Seattle for the last year for school, took us to an amazing little hole-in-the-wall sandwich joint called Paseo
on Fremont Street.
The lineup was down the street on this no-name, no-sign storefront. Any restaurant that has that kind of a following has GOT to be good, right?
Yup. It. Was. AMAZING! I originally wanted to try the Paseo Press
but Vic accidentally ordered me the Grilled Pork sandwich
, while he and Johann both got the Caribbean Roast
. Not a bad mistake to have :)
My sandwich was pretty big (for my smaller Canadian standards) and packed full with two pork chops, lettuce, onions, jalapeños and their crazy Caribbean sauce on a hoagie bun. It was delicious! I did find that the bread was a little too crusty because it made it a little hard to bite through the sandwich but I think that might be a personal preference - the roof of my mouth is pretty sensitive. I couldn't finish the whole thing; I maybe ate a third of it and had to tap out. Delicious and filling!
As for the Caribbean Roast, it looked (and smelled) delicious too. It was just a little bit spicier than what I got and the pork was so succulent that it just melted in your mouth.
Overall, for a place that made us wait 20 minutes in a line for a sandwich, it was definitely worth it! :)
The rest of the trip was LOOONG. We hit some traffic on the I-5 and again once we got to downtown Portland - it was hot and muggy and our poor car's air-conditioning just couldn't make it anymore so was blowing heat back in again. Don't think I'l be complaining about my 10-minute commute to work :)
So we're here in the hotel room now, waiting for Jen, Jeremy and Richmond to come from the airport so we can head out to dinner. It's been nice having the downtime to relax before we go out again, especially having working A/C and free wifi in the room. Even got to Skype with Vic's parents for a little bit.