Where to go on Congress
There's this vegan-oriented restaurant in Portland that people constantly rave about. The Photographer and I thought we would go there for World Vegetarian Day having never eaten there before. We showed up at 9:07pm and were told by the snobby hostess "sorry, we're not seating anyone else" despite the fact that there was a table open and the restaurant didn't close for another twenty-three minutes.
Ravenous, we decided to walk the extra ten feet up the street to a Mexican place called Mesa Verde. We walked in and the hostess looked up at us. "Can you feed us?" I asked desperately, and within seconds we were seated; within minutes (LITERALLY WITHIN MINUTES) we had our dinner in front of us.
Our waitress was accurate, fast, and enthusiastic ("I'm torn between the tamales and the chimi . . ." "OHMYGOD GET THE CHIMIS," she interrupted. "It's like fried heaven! SERIOUSLY!" Sold.), the food was organic and delicious, and the atmosphere was laid-back AND entertaining (they were playing female singers from the 80's and singing loudly to it).
If you're in Portland, ME stop over at Mesa Verde for an unexpected exceptional experience.
(and, hey!, Thursday nights you can get a pitcher of maragritas for $6 - fo' real? Fo' real!)
Check out my review of Mesa Verde!
*DISCLOSURE POLICY: This is not a paid insertion. All opinions expressed in this post regarding the product are my own experiences and personal observations. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.*