I am officially unemployed.
Long story short, the company I have been working for for the past nineteen months decided to close their Portland office so as of last week I am no longer waking up at 7am to pack my lunch and iron my pencil skirts.
I admit that I am not dreadfully forlorn despite the circumstances as the time has come for me to progress in my career; however this also means my days will be filled with working towards the acquisition of whatever my next gig may be. And while the job market in Portland is difficult to break into, I am trying to maintain a positive attitude and keep busy at networking, polishing up my side hustles (aka this blog), and keeping my vision sharp for any potential opportunities in my areas of interest (Public Relations, Fashion/Luxury Goods, Social Media Strategizing, Journalism, etc).
With the above words, I leave you with a short and sweet post of the last
supper lunch which my lovely coworkers and I partook in on our last day at the office; a trip a few blocks up the road to one of Portland’s most craved after sandwich establishments, Lardo:
While the majority of Lardo’s offerings are pork inclusive, there are a few unique vegetarian and non-pork options available as well. As a non-pork eater, I decided on the chicken sandwich and while it was delectable and hearty I was not too crazy about having it atop the notoriously buttery brioche. Had I known that would be the choice of bread, I may have gone for my second option, the Italian Tuna Melt. All in all, the quality of ingredients at Lardo are all of impeccable quality, and yes you will pay for it with the $7-10 price point.
The true star of the menu however? The French fries generously sprinkled with parmigiano reggiano and fried herbs- perhaps, some of the best frites I have had in this city if anywhere.