A New Best Friend

Dear Liza,

Art at The Best Friend

The other day I walked down to Auntie Katie’s shop, Books with Pictures. It was chilly and rainy, and I had a lovely walk through the Craftsman Style homes and ancient trees of Ladd’s Addition.

Auntie Katie’s friend Jay was visiting from New York, and lots of folks were coming by to say hello. I offered to get lunch for Katie since she needed to be behind the counter. She asked for a Margo Mango smoothie and salad roll from the food cart across Division Street.

Modest store front

I admit, I’ve been going to Books with Pictures for two years, and have never even noticed the food cart! The Best Friend, as it is called, is wedged between The Beer Mongers on one side and Genie’s cafe on the other. But it’s like The Leaky Cauldron…once you know it’s there, you won’t forget it.

The place is run by Margo and her assistant, whose name I didn’t catch. They are very friendly, and make wonderful smelling (and tasting!) fresh food. Smoothies, coffee and teas, and delightful fresh rolls and wraps.

Delightful water feature!

While I was waiting for the smoothie, I had a chance to get a good look at the covered patio area. Wonderful bright art, interesting tables and even a fountain made out of tea pots make the whole thing as fresh and friendly as Margo herself.

On my way home, I enjoyed seeing the signs of spring that are blooming and popping up everywhere…camellias, bulbs and hummingbirds are everywhere!

Every day brings wonderful new things!

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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