Tonight is my last night in Portland, so I wanted to make sure I went out and tried some delicious food. I looked up a few restaurants and just started walking. When I made it to Jake's Famous Crawfish restaurant, I decided it was perfect and went on inside.
I was seated at a lovely little table with some fresh sourdough bread, and when the waitress arrived to get my drink order she looked down at my necklace (the one I recently bought that is shaped like the state of Missouri) and said, "Is that Missouri?" I told her it was and she told me she was from Missouri. I told her I was from Kansas City, and she said she was from a small town right next to Kansas City! I asked her what town that was, and she said Independence! Holy freaking cow, I was born and raised in Independence, Missouri! She ended up having graduated from the same high school I attended, and one of the homes she lived in was only about 1 mile from my home I grew up in! We're talking, "go to the Aldi's and it's a few blocks down by the doughtnut shop" close! What a small world! As if I needed more reason as to why Portland is an amazing city! (And she gave me an AMAZING crab cake to try for free because I couldn't choose between that or the Salmon!
What a fabulous city!
I can't wait to bring my husband back here!