秋のポートランド♪ - 小豆島の醤油! -

夜のポートランド。おしゃれなショップでお土産を物色♪
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グルメ・塩・ワイン・チョコレート、という珍しい品揃えです。

お花も売ってます♪
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世界のチョコレートがずらり! こだわりのラインナップ。
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いろんなテイストのオリジナルソルトも気になる。。。
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そして調味料コーナーにこんなものが!
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小豆島の醤油に、金沢の魚醤! これまたマニアックな~
どちらもパッケージが素敵で、他国のものに負けてないのが良かったな♪

さすがに醤油は買いませんが。。。
チョコはもちろん購入。自分用もわすれずに!

せっかくなので、ポートランド産のチョコを選びました。
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オレゴンの塩入りミルクチョコ
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美味なり♪

The Meadow 3731 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227

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One day at night, I took a stroll around the small town in Portland.
Then I found a cool shop
which was selling assortment goods like gourmet, salt, wine, chocolate etc.

Flowers were also there.

I was attracted by their well selected chocolate from all around the world.
And various tastes of special salt.

I found some Japanese products in the seasoning shelf.
Soy sauce from Shodo island, and fish sauce form Kanazawa.
They were more than just enthusiasm.
I thought both of their package were cool.
They were superior to other foreign products.

Of course I did not buy any of them,
I bought some chocolate as gifts and souvenir for for me also.
I chose Portland's product with much effort.

Here's milk chocolate with sea salt of Oregon.
So delicious!!
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[ 2015/11/06 17:42 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 本場のデニーズ -

ポートランドで宿泊したホテルから一番近かったレストランが。。。デニーズ(笑)
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日本のとは、ロゴの感じがちょっと違う。

せっかくなので、本場のデニーズへ行ってみました♪
とりあえず、ドリンクは?と聞くのでコーヒーを。($2.09)
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おかわりし放題です。で、このフレッシュの量が!! あの。。。おひとりさまですが(笑)

日本のデニーズは、現在は日本独自の企業になっているそうで。。。
本場アメリカのメニューは全く違います。とにかくジャンクフードっぷりがスゴイ!

こんなすごいハンバーガーや。。。
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立派なステーキ♪ などなど
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メニュー見てるだけでお腹いっぱいになりそうな感じ。

で、わたしは結局この"ホリデーターキー&ドレッシングディナー"($9.99)を。
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まあお味は。。。悪くはないです。 ボリュームは当然満足。

そして、$2.00でいただけるメニューからデザートを♪
アメリカデニーズオリジナル、だという"パピーズパンケーキのサンデー"
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パンケーキ、というよりは揚げたての丸いドーナツ、かな?

アツアツのドーナツに冷たいアイス、ホイップクリームたっぷり~!
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これが2ドルってかなり嬉しい♪

アメリカのファミレス、意外に楽しいわ。。。

本場のメニューをもっと見たい方→こちら

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The nearest restaurant from the hotel
which I was staying in Portland, was "Denny's".
The logo was slightly different from the one of Japan.

Well, I thought it was a kind of good opportunity.
So, one night, I went to the genuine Denny's.

As I sat at a table, the waitress asked me
"What would you like to drink??", so I ordered coffee at first.
It was $2.09 with free helping.
With the coffee, she put a dish with a lot of cream.
Did she think that I would drink so much coffee??

Well, Japanese Denny's seems to become Japanese original company now,
so the menus of the original Denny's was totally different.
All was American junk food.
For example, huge hamburger, great looking steak etc...

I almost became full just looking at the menu.
Finally, I had "Holiday turkey & dressing dinner" of $9.99.
It was not so bad.
I quite satisfied with its volume, though.

Then I ordered a dessert of "Original Pancake Puppies Sundae"
from the $2 menu.
It was not an actual pancake.
They were freshy fried round donuts.
I liked its combination of hot donuts and cold ice cream and whipped cream.
2 dollars was considerably good price.

I quite enjoyed the American family restaurant.

If you want to see their menu, click the URL above.
[ 2015/11/05 18:59 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - その名も"ベアクロー" -

今日はスイーツ編♪
タイトルの"ベアクロー"は後ほど登場します(笑)

さて、見るからにアメリカン! なこちらのドーナツ店。 
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住宅エリアにある庶民派のお店で、ドーナツをテイクアウトしました!

これこれ。 前回も別のドーナツ屋さんで買って気に入ったもの!
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メープルシュガーとベーコンチップのバー。 $2.00。
あまじょっぱいのがいいんです♪

もう一個買ったのが、例のもの。
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"ベアクロー"="熊の爪"という名のドーナツ $1.50。 
"ベアクロー"といえば頭をよぎるのは、あのアニメの。。。(笑)

これ、大きさが半端ないんです。比較のため並べてみました。
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幅は顔より大きいのであります。

中には甘く煮たりんごがたっぷり入ってて、厚みもすごい!
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さすがは"ベアクロー"。 スクリュードライバー的必殺度

ちなみに、お味の方は見た目のゴツさの割にふんわりで美味でした

Tonalli's Donuts & Cream 2805 NE Alberta St, Portland

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Today's topic is about sweets in Portland.
The title of "Bear Claw", I will explain it later.

Well then, the donuts shop was very American-like-looking!
It was a common shop in the residential area, and I got some takeout donuts.

The first one is called "Bacon Bite". $2.00
Bar-shaped donuts with maple sugar raised with bacon chips.
I bought same kind of donuts at another donuts shop last time,
and I really liked it.
I like its mixed taste of sweet and savory.

And... the other is the "Bear Claw". $1.50

As I heard of the word "Bear Claw",
an old animation character ran in my mind.

Anyway, it was really huge!
I put my glasses next to it for a comparison.
You see, the width was bigger than my face.

There was a plenty of stewed apple inside the donut
and the thickness was great, too.

As the name said, "Bear Claw" was really like a bear claw.
And it's like a special weapon called "screw driver".

By the way, the taste itself was quite delicious than I expected.
[ 2015/11/04 18:25 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 厳選モーニング2店 -

もうしばらくポートランドでの事を書きます。
といってもスイーツやごはんのについてですが(笑)。

今日はポートランドでの朝食。厳選して2店。

まずはこちら。"Pine State Biscuits "。
アメリカの朝食ではおなじみのビスケットサンドの専門店です。
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コーヒーはおかわり自由で$2.00。
ビスケットは。。。甘い系をチョイス。
半分に切ったビスケットに季節のフルーツと生クリームのせ。$5.00。
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甘く煮た角切りりんごがたーっぷり!
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ビスケットといっても、日本のケンタッキーのとは全く違ってて~
ザクザク食感がすごかった

しめて約850円の朝食。まあ、ボリューム考えたら悪くないかな。

さて、2件目は北欧系カフェ"broder nord"。 めちゃオシャレなお店♪
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こちらはコーヒーは$3.00。
そして、食べたかったのはこのデンマーク風パンケーキ。$10.00。
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見た目の可愛さ、100点満点
そして可愛さの反面、ボリュームがすごいんです。一個の直径は6cm位?
たこ焼きよりもはるかに大きい!

メープルシロップ、ジャム、レモンカードといろいろ味わえるのもよかった~♪
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にしても、1500円かぁ 朝食にしては奮発しちゃったかな。
ただ、この量だと朝昼兼用はまちがいない感じなので、結果○。
とにかく美味しかったし

Pine State Biscuits 2204 NE Alberta, Portland
broder nord 2240 north interstate ave. suite 160, Portland

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I write about Portland for a while more.
Though, it's all about food.

Today, I write about my best two breakfasts in Portland.

The first one was of "Pine State Biscuits".
It was a specialty store of American popular breakfast of biscuit sandwich.

Coffee was $2.00 with free helping.
And as for the biscuit...
I chose a sweet one, "biscuit with fruit and fresh whipped cream". $5.00

There was plenty of stewed diced apples and cream
on each top of the biscuit which was cut into half.

The biscuit was totally different
from the one of Kentucky Fried Chiken in Japan.
The texture was rather hard and crunchy.

It was approximately 850 yen in total.
When I take into account its volume, it was not so bad.

Well, the second one was North European style cafe "broder nord".
It was a really cool cafe.

Their coffee was $3.00.
And the dish was Danish pancake
which I had wanted to eat, and was $10.00.

The prettiness of its appearance was perfect!!
However, it had a lot of volume.
I think that the diameter of one ball was around 6cm.

I enjoyed the pancake with maple syrup, jam and lemon curd.
It was really delicious!

Still, 1500 yen was expensive for a breakfast.
But it was quite big, so I did not have to eat lunch, so, it was alright.

Anyway, it was delicious, so I was quite happy with it!
[ 2015/11/03 18:45 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 紅葉とハロウィン -

ポートランドらしい写真、実はあまり撮ってなかったです
で、とりあえず今日は、街中の紅葉とお家のハロウィンデコレーションを。

晴れた日のハリウッドエリアで。
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空の色と色づいた葉のコントラストが綺麗♪

住宅街を歩いていた際、密かに楽しんでいた、お家のデコレーション。
さすがはハロウィンの本場。なかなかの率で飾りつけがされてました。

こちらはシンプルに。いろんな種類のかぼちゃ。
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お馴染み、中身をくりぬいた"ジャック・オー・ランタン"。
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クールに仕上がってる♪
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ここは夜だったら本気で怖い(笑)
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綺麗な夕暮れ時の写真で締めます♪
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Actually, I did not take any photographs of symbolizing Portland.
Instead, here're some pictures of colored leaves and the decorations of houses.

・Sunny autumn scene in the Hollywood area
The contrast between the colored leaves and the blue sky.

While I was walking in the residential area,
I secretly enjoyed the decorations of houses.

It was a home of Halloween.
People enjoyed it their own ways.
・Simple decoration with many kinds of pumpkin.
・Familiar carved pumpkin called "Jack Haut-Rhin tongue".
・Coolly finished!
・Seriously scared one.

And finally, I tighten this topic with a lovely Autumn scene in beautiful dusk.
[ 2015/10/30 19:07 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 5日目・6日目 -

昨日の夜、日本に帰ってきました!

最後の日は、当初市内観光でもしようと思ってたんだけど。。。
まだ市内に数軒行けていないヴィンテージモールがあったので、そちらへ。

ポートランドなのに、ハリウッドにあるんです(笑) 
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こんな感じで、個人のブースがたくさん!
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このモールはジャンキーなものが多かったかな。
そんな中からいいものを探し出すのがまだ醍醐味♪

さて、最後の晩餐にはジャンクフードではなく、なにか美味しいものを。。。

ということで、人気のアメリカンフレンチレストラン「 Le Pigeon 」へ。
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店名の"鳩"が入口に
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お料理だけでなく、雰囲気、サービスもさすが!でした。
デザートが特に特徴的♪ プロフィットロールなのですが。。。
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挟まれてるアイスクリームがフォアグラのアイス! キャラメルソースもたっぷり♪

最後の晩餐、堪能しちゃいました

ポートランドの空港には翌朝日の出の頃到着。
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幻想的な風景で見納め♪

Le Pigeon  738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

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I came back from Portland last night.

On the last day in Portland, I wanted to go to see the city sights,
but there was an antique mall which I had not been, so I went there.

It was in the Hollywood area!

There were many individual booth in the mall.
Most of them were junk, but it was fun to find lovely ones among them.

By the way, as for the last dinner,
I wanted to eat something delicious what was not a junk food.
Then I went to a popular American French restaurant called "Le Pigeon".
There was a illustration of a pigeon on the glass of the door.

As well as the dishes, the atmosphere and the service was really nice.
Especially, their dessert dish was very characteristic.

It was a plate of profit roll,
but the ice cream inside the puff was made of foie gras!!
And plenty of caramel sauce was poured over them.
I really liked it!
I could enjoy the last dinner there.

I arrived at an airport of Portland around sunrise.
The last scene of Portland was a fantastic scenery.
[ 2015/10/29 17:30 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 3日目・4日目 -

今日は予報通り朝から雨。。。
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アンティークモールが数件あるエリアを終日物色♪

そんな中、すごいお花屋さんを発見! 一見オシャレな感じ。
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が。。。ディスプレイを見てちょっとビックリ
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ハロウィン仕立てなんでしょーか?ホラーだわ(笑)

さて、心残りなく見尽くしたので、カフェで休憩♪
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帰り道の夕方。雨上がりの公園。 誰もいない寂しい感じがなんかイイ。。。
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足元を見ると、落ち葉が~、木の形
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ホテルに帰ったら、仕事がたんまり。
買ってきた子たちを整理して発送準備。疲れた~
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Today, as the weather forecast had said, it was rainy from morning.
I went to an area where there were several antique shops.
There, I found a flower shop.
At first it looked like just a lovely shop,
but when I saw its show window, I was very surprised.

It was really individual! A bit scary, though.
Was it displayed specially for Halloween? or they usually do it like that??
Anyway, it was interesting.

Well, after I finished shopping, I had a break at a cafe and headed to my hotel.
On the way, I got across a park.
There was no one there.
It was nice atmosphere after the rain.

Then I found that the shapes of the fallen leaves were the form of the tree!!
It was amazing!

After I returned, there were a lot of work.
I organized many vintage and antiques which I bought.
And I prepared for shipping them.
I am a little tired now.
[ 2015/10/26 16:57 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

秋のポートランド♪ - 1日目・2日目 -

アメリカに買い付けに来てます!
昨日、名古屋から成田、成田からシアトルへ。
そしてシアトルからアラスカエアでポートランドまで♪
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ホテルには同日の午後に到着。
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その足でまずアンティークショップを2件物色
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あっという間に夕方!

アメリカっぽく、マックと夕焼けを(笑)
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ホテルに戻ったら完全に夜でした。夜景キレイ♪
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そして今朝、ベーカリーカフェで美味しい朝食
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アンティークショーの現場へGo!
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んー、、、成果は。。。今日はそこそこかな。これ、一部。
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明日も同じ会場へ行きまーす♪

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I'm in the United States now!
I came here for buying vintage and antiques for my web shop.
Yesterday, I flew to Narita from Nagoya.
Then Narita to Seattle.
And flew to Portland by Alaska Airlines.

I arrived at the Hotel in the afternoon of the same day.
At first, I went to two antique shops for looking for something good.
When I finished shopping, it had already started to dark.

I took a picture of the sunset with the sign of Macdonald's
like the United States!

When I came back to the hotel, it was completely dark.
But the night view from the window was beautiful.

I woke up early in the morning, and had a lovely breakfast at a bakery cafe.
Then, I headed to the antique show.
Here are the goods which I bought today.
Well... it was so-so good?

I am going to the same site tomorrow!
[ 2015/10/24 15:52 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)

晩夏のアメリカ♪ -完 アメリカ人は○○が好き?-

アメリカ話は、このへんで終わりにしたいのですが。。。

最後に、アメリカに行くと思ってたこと。
それは、国旗をほんとによく見かけること。
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これは湖畔にあったの。

田舎のおうちには結構な確率で掲げられています。
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レストランの外にも。
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お店にも。これはアンティークショップ♪
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道端のプランターにまで!
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愛国心に溢れてるのね。。。

日本では、国旗を掲げてるおうちはもう少なくなりました。
うちも、昔は祝日には国旗掲げてたなぁ。。。

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I am finishing the topics of trip to America.
The last topic is about American national flag.
I sometimes think of it, but...
In America, I see it quite often.

For example, I found one at the lakeside.
There were many houses which put up national flag especially in the country side.
Also outside of the restaurants and shops.
Even with plants which were put on the roadside.

They really love their country!!

I think... In Japan, the number of the houses
which are hoisting national flag has been decreasing.
At my house, it used to be raised on national holidays.
[ 2014/09/11 19:27 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(2)

晩夏のアメリカ♪ -続編 パンケーキの朝食♪-

ホテルで無料の朝食は出るのですが。。。
最終日にお昼ご飯を兼ねて、遅めの朝食を取りにダイナーへ♪
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結構人気のダイナーらしく、テーブルは満席。
10分ほど待ちました

通常メニューの他、本日のスペシャルが。。。
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迷いましたが、ボードメニューから、"アップルクリスプ パンケーキ"をオーダー♪
危険(笑)を避けて、ハーフサイズ(2枚)にしておきました。
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やっぱりすごくでかくて。。。よかった、ハーフにして
焼きたての本場のパンケーキは格別の味わいです~
しっとりモチモチ食感+フレッシュアップルとさくさくクッキー入りで美味しい☆

おかわりし放題のコーヒーと合わせても$6.42。 
約700円なので、量からしたら、結構お値打ち

綺麗に完食したら、
サービスのお姉さんに、「Good Job!!」と褒められてしまいました(笑)

Annie's Country Kitchen

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The price of the hotel I stayed in includes breakfast.
But on the last day, I went out to an American diner for breakfast.

The diner "Annie's Country Kitchen" seemed quite popular, the tables were full.
I waited outside for about 10 minutes.

In the diner, there was a today's special menu on a white board
other than a normal menu.
I hesitated about which one to eat, but finally,
I ordered "Apple Crisp Pancake" from the today's special.
To avoid dangerous, I asked them a half size one.

As I thought, the pancakes were so big!
"Half size" was really a good judgement.
Anyway, the pancakes hot from the kitchen were delicious.
Moist and chewy!!
Fresh apples and crumbles were in the pancake
and their taste and texture were also nice.

The price was $6.42 included coffee "drink as much as I like".
Judging from the quantity, it was good value.

As I ate it all of them, a lady of the service praised me!
[ 2014/09/10 22:51 ] TRAVEL ♪  アメリカ | TB(0) | CM(0)