The Grit of Lisbon

Twenty minutes ago we plopped our bags down in the hotel and already we’re witnessing a full-on brawl.  Our quest for a bifana (a pork sandwich that’s basically Portugal’s equivalent to the cheeseburger) landed us late on Saturday night into a local dive restaurant serving bifanas, fries and frosty mugs of beer — the later … Continue reading The Grit of Lisbon

Gaudi: Architecture for those with a Netflix queue of Dark, Cerebral, Comedies

His visions are equal parts dream and acid trip; covered with windows that warp reflections, crevices impossibly found by the sun, and surfaces textured like dew or melting cement.  Antoni Gaudi’s been six feet under for nearly a century, but his works are highly recognizable, massively popular, and even as of yet, still under construction. … Continue reading Gaudi: Architecture for those with a Netflix queue of Dark, Cerebral, Comedies

Seven Wonders of Oregon Part III: The Oregon Coast

East Coast is different than West Coast.  Food is different: The East boasts some homeborn eats like lobster rolls, cheesesteak, and chowder, while the West is more fusion-y and fresh ingredient centric with the sushiritos of LA and avocado toast of San Francisco.  Style varies drastically: All black everything in New York contrasting against the … Continue reading Seven Wonders of Oregon Part III: The Oregon Coast