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Thanksgiving-Eve: This Calls for Pie

November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Ted worked a half day and rode the MAX home from work, and as traffic stacked up on Portland freeways, we took Lucie a dozen blocks down the road for a holiday kick-off cup of coffee and slice of Bipartisan Cafe pie…

We love our little Portland neighborhood.

Montavilla: east of the Willamette River, tucked in the shadow of Mount Tabor, facing the sunrises that crown Mount Hood on non-rainy days.

The Academy Movie Theater. Flying Pie Pizza. Branch & Birdie. And, of course, the one and only Bipartisan Cafe.

Lucie’s wearing her grumpy face: still too young to understand the mood-altering powers of pie.

We’ve been eating AM bagels and pie slices, drinking Stumptown coffee and spicy red chai, completing homework, and chatting dreams and schemes in this cafe for seven years, and on those days overseas when espresso was terrible and wifi practically non-existent, we’d look at each other and vow never to take home for granted again.

Now, we are home, and we are three.

And we’re glad to take the wee one out of the house for a little thanksgiving of our own…

The best comfort food: lattes and banana cream pie.

Ted: forever loyal to fruit-pie…and his little Peach.

Here we are tonight, thankful for our little girl and our little life, on the corner of home and happy…

Wishing you and yours a thankful evening, wherever you are in the world.
And a delightful slice of pie sometime very, very soon.
xx Bethany

>>  Tell me, what’s your favorite flavor of pie?

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  • Reply GrandmaBeckyL November 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    aw, pie! I’d have mine with some hot tea and a bit of milk. Megan made pumpkin muffins to eat tomorrow. Pie! Yum. I made a flat apple pie a few weeks ago when we visited my sister in WA. It was so good! I remember a few things from my trip to Nicaragua that reminded me to not take for granted. Like a roof that isn’t corrigated sheet metal that makes it hotter inside than out! Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians November 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      I hope the pumpkin muffins were delicious! I had intended to make a rhubarb tart, but I opted for more baby cuddles and less time in the kitchen…at least for Thanksgiving day. Maybe I’ll get around to it tomorrow or Sunday?

      Thanks for sharing your memories from Nicaragua. I’m sure there were so many things there to be grateful for, too – the colors, the climate, the flavors. It’s such a good lesson in practicing gratefulness wherever life has us, and savoring the missed perks when we return… :)

  • Reply heather November 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    So so miss Bipartisan! Little Penny always asking to go to the “coppee chop”- I basically completed my bachelor’s degree there surrounded by knitting groups, hipsters, and delicious pie. Wish we had something like that out here in the boring land of strip malls…in the meantime, I making my own pumpkin and chocolate pecan pie tomorrow. Like to think my homemade pies trumps Bipartisan, but it’s a close race!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians November 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      What I wouldn’t give for a slice of your homemade pie, Heather! And a chance to head to the “coppee chop” with Penny :) I used to love heading to the Bipart for a pick-me-up coffee on long days at the office… Sometimes now it’s a mission and a half to get out the door with Lucie, but I have a feeling we’ll be heading there more often as she gets older and I need more breaks from this new job. ;)

  • Reply Maria Falvey November 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

    That’s what makes a place “home” – you have to find your favorite spot. That place that’s always welcoming like a friend, where you can nurse the coffee and pie and people watch, where you go when you need a mood lifter. Kudos, and happy Turkey Fest to you 3

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians November 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Maria, it’s a pleasure having you follow along on this little adventure of life that we’re on. You describe home so eloquently…and indeed we’re so grateful for such a place. Hope this weekend is full of happiness for you as well!
      xx Bethany

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