Happy Birthday, Auntie Katie!

Dear Liza,

Monday was celebrated as President’s Day here in Portland, so Auntie Katie and the cousins and I got together for her birthday brunch at Slappy Cakes, down on Belmont.

Slappy Cakes is, believe it or not, a Do It Yourself Pancake restaurant. Every table has a non-stick griddle in the middle, and you order different batters, fixings, and toppings, and get to play with your food and create your own!

It was great for me, because I always eat pancakes too fast and give myself a tummy ache…this way, you talk and create, which slows you down, and it’s really fun.

Before we got in, though, there was an hour wait. This is Portland, and brunch is big….really big. So we went for a walk around the neighborhood and looked for flowers that were beginning to bloom. we found the first dandelion, some heather, and a dogwood tree ready to pop. We also found fairy mountains, of course, because if you look, you always do.

This evening Katie, Jasper, Kestrel, and their friend Murray and his two little girls are coming over to have a birthday dinner. That should be a fun and noisy evening!

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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