Today was the last day in Portland, the only reasons to leave are work, so we can make more money for the next trip, and kitty, he has been alone far too long.
Before we left there was one final thing we had to do for this trip. We had to have lunch at Duck Fat. They are famous for their Belgian Fries, fried in Duck Fat. Duck Fat is just a few blocks from our hotel and down the street for Hugo’s, in fact Hugo’s used to be owned by the owner of Duck Fat, but he sold Hugo’s to concentrate on Duck Fat.
It is a small place and you need to get there early to avoid the lines, we got there right as it opened so no waiting for us. We sat at the bar, which was great because we had a good conversation with the bartender, who was also our server. This is a must do, in fact if you are only there for one day, you have to at least get some fries and a shake. The fries are 100% addicting and come with your choice of sauces ranging from truffle ketchup to horseradish
Every thing we had tasted so good we split a large order of the fries, which I swear had crack in them, so duck fat must be the equivalent to foodie crack. I had a cup of soup, I know it is summer and who has soup, but I really could not pass it up, tomato fennel soup, it was the best tomato soup I have ever had in my life ok the gin tomato soup in Vancouver B.C was in fact better, but this was very very close.
We both had a Panini sandwich; I had an overnight duck confit (changed out the kimchi for arugula). Jerry had smoked pulled pork with mustard garlic mayo (yes he ate mayo). We picked three sauces for our fried, truffle ketchup, horseradish mayo and garlic mayo all incredible.
We ended our meal with milkshakes; a wild blueberry for me and chocolate for Jerry. It truly was a perfect way to end our trip. From there it was a quick stop to get a refrigerator magnet and then off to the airport for the flight home. To my horror the plane had propellers, thank god for first class, gin
was in order. Trip Summary
Best Lobster Roll, for me it was the first from the food cart, big pieces of lobster meat and done in the traditional style a touch of mayo and then melted butter. Jerry goes for the one at 3 buoys.
Best Lobster Benny, hands down Chebeaque Island Inn.
Best dining experience: Hugo’s
Best customer service: The staff at the Hilton Garden Inn, they made what started as a horrible trip nothing short of wonderful. They not only didn’t charge for the night we missed, but they discounted our entire trip by $100 a night. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
Will we come back: YES as often as we can.
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