new finds

Saturday it was a tsunami- well, not really...but it rained all day. and all night. and by the time night rolled around, we were hungry and felt all cooped up and bored.
In an effort to get out of the house and to satisfy Jeff's craving for pork buns, we put on our rain boots and headed out to Pai Men Miyake with my brother and sister-in-law. (one of my most favorite places to chow down in Portland.)

We clearly weren't the only ones with the idea and were told there was a 45 minute wait. LUCKY us- a brand new bar/tapas place opened up right next door, LFK.  I hadn't even heard of this bar- but thankfully the bar gods (?) were looking down on us that night and made us wait for dinner, because this might be my new favorite place.

LFK used to be a vintage and used book store- and one of the coolest things about this bar is that they kept some of the old book store vibe by leaving several built in bookcases filled with books, strategically placed old typewriters and cozy booths and tables. Right as you walk in the door there is a flower box filled with potted herbs or lavender...something green and pretty and it smelled so good. A large bearded man sat in a chair near the door checking ids..what more could you want?!

I love me some dark cozy bar with friendly people- so I am stoked we tried this place out. And dinner at Miyake? AMAZE as usual. Basically we sat there for 2.5 hours and drank delicious sangria and ordered food. We ate and ate and ate. And laughed, a lot. and did oyster shots! SO much fun on a rainy gross night.

Can't wait to head back to LFK and try more of their drinks...and maybe swing by Miyake for a pork bun...


Alissa said...

Don't you hate when it's crappy out and you think, "Let's go out to eat! No one will want to be out in this weather so it won't be busy."

Then it's busy??

But I love finding restaurants that are worth the wait :)

B said...

omg i love the book bar! so cute and cozy! sounds like the perfect night

Emily said...

ooo i wanna go!

Legally Lovely said...

That sounds neat! Any place that screams of old bookstore sounds like a good time!