Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Market

Last Saturday was the end of Dave's mom's "Rescue Mission" to help me get organized before school started. It was so sad to see her go. The entire family piled into the car on Saturday morning to take her to the airport. On the way back we decided to stop at the Portland Saturday Market (which happens to be right across the street from the "Portland Rescue Mission"). We parked on the Burnside Bridge next to a homeless man asleep on the sidewalk (which is probably why the spot was open...). Then we piled out the kids and stroller to peruse the wares of Portland's outdoor market.
It was fun browsing the booths, people-watching and seeing the cool stuff for sale: handmade soaps, unique handbags, artsy jewelry, knitted scarves or caps, clothing made out of recycled T-shirts... you name it.

Our favorite booth had a great selection of interesting... headgear.
"William Tell lost his touch?"
She looks way too happy for someone with a saw through her head....
I finally gave in and bought one each for Jared and Camryn to use for their Halloween costumes. We decided to go with a non-violent option (at least as non-violent as an object through the skull can be...) so we went with a cooking theme.
Where did those tongs go anyway?
Can anyone find my pancake turner?
Jared and Camryn wore their "headgear" the rest of the time we were out and got lots of attention and laughs from people around us. By the end of browsing the market, we were hungry, so we stopped for some food. Jackson stuck with a hot dog, Jared and Camryn picked pizza,
while Dave and I got delicious lamb Gyros with Tabbouleh.
Seriously yummy!
We were going to drop by Voodoo Doughnuts for dessert, but the line went around the block. So we opted for "Dutch Tacos" (waffle sandwiches) from Flavour Spot instead.

We decided to try the "S'mores" waffle sandwich (made with Nutella and marshmallow fluff) and the "Lemon Pie" waffle (Lemon Curd and whipped cream- super yum!).
Now that's my kind of breakfast!
All in all, we had a fantastic time enjoying the beautiful weather and delicious food.
Jackson's grin kind of sums it all up.
Or we could have spent the Saturday morning like we typically do....  Nah!
Super Mario Wii


Diana said...

Great to see the WHOLE Family out to the market. Looks like a fun time was had by all!!!

Cassie said...

I am snorting out giggles every time I see Jared with the tongs through his head. I want a pair of those...

Suzie Petunia said...

What a fun family adventure! We need to do that again soon. It has been a while since our family has been to Saturday Market. I love the new headgear. The tongs through the head are just startling! Will they be chefs for Halloween? I love it!