You Can’t Not Leikam

Dear Liza,

This past weekend we had a short break from our wet weather…. a very short break, like thirty minutes. It literally stormed all day Saturday and all night as well, so when we saw a sliver of blue sky, we headed out.

There was a craft fair way up on Burnside and 58th, at the Leikam Kosher Brewery, so we went. You pronounce it “Like ’em” as in their advertising slogan, “You can’t not like ’em!”

Inside the brewery it was bright and cheery, and Grandpa Nelson ordered a delicious cider.

Outside were some booths where well-bundled up folks sold goodies they had made. A lady named Sam sold fudge (named after her dog, Mudge) and the Fuzzy Chef Pottery folks had made funny ceramic pots adorned with banana slugs.

Inside were Cass Rose and Leah selling very cool embroidery and knitted goods, but the light was weird and my pictures didn’t come out. It started raining again, a cold, sideways sort of rain that made getting home seem like a good idea.

Dashing with my head down, I noticed this great embossed sidewalk just in front of the Element Lounge, just across Burnside from Leikam, and stopped to click a picture.

It was a short outing, but being cold and drafty makes me appreciate the fireplace and a cat on my lap even more!

Stay warm, sweetie.


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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