vegetarianPDX October in review

In general, we had a lovely warm and (relatively) sunny month here in Portland. I always think of October this way–a gentle yielding to fall. By the time Halloween rolls around, it’s dark by dinner time, and you’re getting the winter clothes out of storage. Do I still have black gloves? Why can’t I find black gloves?

roche harbor

This month we talked about kid-friendly places to eat that are also vegetarian-friendly, marveled at all the vegan topping choices at Sizzle Pie, tried out Next Level Burger for the first time, and Mi Mero Mole for the fifth or sixth or seventh time. (I like burritos.) We also talked about my trip to San Juan Island, apple tasting at Portland Nursery, and a visit to farmer’s markets and our local family farm. I also pinned a bunch of pumpkin recipes, if you’re not tired of them yet.

pumpkin patch

What about you? How was your October? Did you make it to the pumpkin patch, like we did yesterday?


  1. pechluck (@pechluck) says:

    I think I’m over pumpkin, but when I was in Santa Fe I saw butternut squash casserole on a few different menus (and also squash tacos and fajitas) so my next fall move is aside into other squash territory!

    • Kelley says:

      I wish I liked butternut squash a little bit more! I seem to eat more every year. This year, I’ve been sneaking frozen squash into macaroni and cheese, but that’s another story.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    We totally missed out on the pumpkin patch this year. I’m a little sad because I always love taking the kids. And I am not over pumpkin yet. Just like I never get tired of zucchini all summer long. I’ll have to check out the recipes you lines!

    • Kelley says:

      I don’t really get tired of it either, because we don’t exactly buy out the pumpkin section of Trader Joe’s. I’ll still be more than willing to sample pumpkin desserts through Christmas.

    • Kelley says:

      We were lucky to able to go during the week so things were a bit less crowded. Of course, that’s only because we also work on the weekend, but c’est la vie.

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