Cinco de Mayo on Mississippi May 7, 2010Posted by stacyb17 in Bars, Events.
Tags: Bars, Beer, Food, Food carts, Northeast, Portland
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After a few different plans came and went, we decided to head to Mississippi for Cinco de Mayo. We started the evening off at happy hour at Por Que No? The placeis much smaller than I expected and rain kept the outside tables from being a viable option. But we managed to score a table after a short wait. The happy hour special is $1.50 off margaritas (and they are tasty- not a lot of sour mix, just lime juice), 50 cents off beers and tacos. Here’s a tip though, if you are doing multiple tacos, it is better to get a Brian’s bowl as it comes with all the taco mixings (plus additions like guac) and three tortillas. There is food to spare even after you make the three tacos.
After Por Que No? we headed a block up the road to Amnesia brewing. It was my first visit to Amnesia and I liked the vibe. The outside had a good amount of canine clientele, always a positive. We had a pitcher of the pale ale which was not the best pale in Portland by any standard, but a nice beer all the same.
The last stop was at Prost. Prost is a German beer bar where all the beers are, wait for it, German. They sell the beer in .3, .5 and 1 liter glasses. No tasting is allowed so you have to just hope for the best when you order something new. But the owner/bartender is really nice and friendly and the vibe is great. The sausages are pretty decent as well.
I was feeling a little sluggish on Thursday so decided I needed a nice recovery food cart luch. After reading all of the positive reviews on Yelp, I decided to go for Dosirak near PSU. Most of the people ordering food were regulars and the woman who runs the cart seemed to know everyone’s favorites. That sort of thing endears me to a cart. I got the teriyaki chicken lunch box for $6. It was easily enough food for two meals- chicken, rice (choice of white or brown), pot stickers, and a salad. Yum!
So another weekend approaches. I’m planning to do a bike ride this afternoon followed by dinner and drinks in NW. Tomorrow a run in Forest Park and then the festival in St. John and a party in Gresham. I’ll let you all know how it all goes down.