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9/20 Junking to the Center of the Earth

mY suMmeR vActi0n

I spent about 3-4 hours on a "What I did on summer vacation" post which somehow got deleted – here's a quick redo with far less links, but if you travel the I-5 corridor very often you might want to check these places out..

 

What did you all do on vacation this year (or are going to do)? Here's some of my vacation which brings to view a couple of recommendations and questions.

 

Recommendation: Bennett's Honey Farm

http://bennetthoney.com/default.aspx

Bennett's Honey Farm near Fillmore is a small blue building North of LA, West of I-5 (15 miles?) and on Highway 126. It's pretty easy to find since they have huge signs for it on the highway (126).

 

Going through the front door puts you in a small room with all the honey and bee themed stuff this place sells. They have books, stuffed animals, candles, beeswax beauty supplies, and (of course) honey. In the middle of the room, there is a container of wooden sticks and tasting jars to sample the honey. The "Canadian red Clover" is to die for. Best honey and most reasonably priced you’ll find. Don’t miss this if you like honey. I bought 5 gallons last year.

 

Question: I-5 & Fink Road and the 20-foot high fence.

What in thunderation is a 20 foot high fence doing in the middle of nowhere. I’ve been going to LA for about the last 15 years and always see this fence, you can’t miss it. Every fence from here (Portland) to San Diego is 4–5 feet except this one. It’s barren out here way north of Fresno, there is nothing here and If you were dying of thirst they’d give you a stick of gum (think Dune).

 

Recommendation: The Olive Pit

http://www.olivepit.com/

There are several olive tasting places near Corning. I’ve tried a few and Olive Pit is the best.

You can’t miss this, it’s literally a block from I-5 with signs posted. Even if you don’t want to buy any olives you can taste to your hearts content. Usually about 15 flavors to try with about 30 more behind the glass they will gladly open at your request. Yikes, I spent 262.72 here this year, jalapeno stuffed, almond stuffed, garlic stuffed and tons more.

 

Question: Le dejeuner, 1873 by Claude Monet

This print was hanging in my hotel room.

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I’ve seen this painting (print) before. What in the world is the "black monkey/court jester" looking thing, hanging from what looks like something out of The abyss??? I’ve googled this to pieces.

 

Portland Bedge restaurant recommends:

Right before vacation there was a restaurant post on the main page. I was packing at the time of the post, but here’s what I could get for easy cut and paste for those who would like a more printer friendly version.

 

Restaurant

Address

type

LeRoy’s Familiar Vittles

SE 11th and Division

BBQ

Podnah’s Pit BBQ

1469 NE Prescott St

BBQ

Mio Gelato

838 NW 23RD AVE, and other
locations

Dessert

Le Bistro Montage

301 SE Morrison St

Dining

London Grill

309 SW Broadway

Dining

Nicholas’s Mediterranean Grill

318 SE Grand Ave

Dining

palomino grill

1203 NW Glisan St

Dining

simpatica

828 SE Ash St

Dining

Mudai

801 Ne Broadway St

Ethiopian

A Real Taste of India

5th and Oak

food cart

Hawthorne Food Pod

SE 12th and Hawthorne

food cart

Potato Champion

SE 12th and Hawthorne

food cart

Whiffies Fried pies

SE 12th and Hawthorne

food cart

Le Pigeon

738 E Burnside St

French

east india company

821 SW 11th Ave

Indian

Salvador Molly's

1523 SW Sunset Blvd

international

Old Spaghetti Factory

0715 S.W. Bancroft Street
other locations

Italian

Biwa

215 SE 9th Ave

Japanese

Yuki

930 NW 23rd Ave

Japanese

Murata

200 SW Market St Ste 105

Japanese sushi bar

Tanuki

413 NW 21st Ave

Japanese/sushi?

bewon

1203 NW 23rd Ave

korean

acapulco

10566 SE Washington St

Mexican

Autentica

5507 NE 30th Ave

Mexican

la bonita

2839 NE Alberta St

Mexican

La Sirenita

2817 NE Alberta St

Mexican

Toro Bravo

120 NE Russell St # A

Mexican/Seafood

apizza scholls

4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Pizza

Bella Faccia

2934 NE Alberta St

Pizza

Dove Vivi

2727 NE Glisan St

Pizza

Ken’s Artisan Pizza

in SE, corner of 28th and Pine

Pizza

Mississippi Pizza

3552 N Mississippi Ave

Pizza

Old Town Pizza

Location226 NW Davis St

Pizza

Tastebud

3220 SE Milwaukie

Pizza

Pizza Fino

8225 N Denver Ave

Pizza (thin chewy crust)

Bunk

621 SE Morrison St

Sandwich

taste tickler

1704 NE 14th Ave

Sandwich

Fire On The Mountain

4225 N Interstate Ave, and
Burnside location

Sandwich/Wings

chart house

5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd

seafood

Jake’s Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave Portland

Seafood

Screen Door Café

2337 E Burnside

Southern cuisine

pok pok

3226 SE Division Street

Thai

Tom-Yum

4309 SE Woodstock Blvd # 140

Thai

 

These are all from the main page except for a couple pizza joints which I threw in ‘cause they looked interesting, and I know you all like pizza.

 

You’re good (sort of) and imma let you finish Apizza Scholls, but Pizza Factory in Shasta Lake has the best pizza of all time…of all time.

 

4432 Shasta Dam Blvd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019-9418
(530) 275-4455

 map

Shasta Lake borders the North end of Redding CA. A must stop if you like pizza. Drop in on a Thursday night for karaoke.


Last but not least: The Tarzana Inn.

I stayed 10 days in this quaint little Hotel in Tarzana CA (wait a sec if you follow the link and several shots of the place will rotate in). Lots of nice shrubbery around a small pool. Call ahead and ask for a poolside room. Goes for over $100 a night but they gave it to me for $89.

The owner is nice and lends his books. He likes adventures. If you can’t finish it, you can just take it home with you, free of charge. I’m finishing the Clive/Dirk Cussler's novel Artic Drift right now at home.

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