Happy Hour: Portland

February 21st, 2006 by smoop



Mona’s Birthday

Originally uploaded by Monatopia.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Michael Mina last week for Scott’s special Birthday Happy Hour. We took over one corner of the lobby and enjoyed cocktails and aps (truffled pocorn! Yummy!) until time to sneak off and have our private dinner at Michael Mina. I suggest that you ALL try a private dinner at Michael Mina at least once! It was quite ama$$ing. Scott ordered the foie gras starter and was presented with foie gras done six ways. Thankfully we steered away from the tasting menu as the two courses we had nearly killed me. I’m sure 5 would have done me completely in. It would have also prevented us from joining up with the crowd once more at the Orbit Room where the only person drunker then us, was the bartender. After pushing our way to the bar, waiting, begging and demanding her attention, we finally ordered. Then we had to do it all over again as she forgot what she was doing in the middle of it all. Then she gave Scott his martini with olives, and when he reminded her that he asked for a twist, she slammed his and made him a new one. The girls all ordered the Venus Lemonade which had WAYYY too much pomegranate juice in it. What was that you said? You didn’t know pomegranate juice was in lemonade? Yeah. Well. It’s not. And for good reason. About the time Scott desided that there wa NO WAY he has going to tip her… she wandered off without charging him. So we grabbed some glasses from behind the bar (where the bartender no longer was) and opened Scott birthday scotch. Turns out, the Orbit Room has a great scotch selection. Who Knew!

This Friday we will be having Happy Hour in Portland, most likely someplace in the Kennedy School. I’m thinking either the Honor Bar (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=57&id=116) or the Detention Bar (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=57&id=114). Yah! If you happen to be in Portland, or know someone who is, come join us!

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