Grey skies have reached a whole new level of grey skies in the Januaries of Portland. One way to remedy this is soup. Some of my PSU MBA cohort classmates have been talking up one of the soup specialized food carts near campus and (easily) swayed me over for a soup study break last week. I went back two more times that week.
Everyday there are new flavors but they always have Tomato Reggiano soup in addition to offering daily sandwiches and salads.
My first soup was their classic Tomato Reggiano; a rich, soul warming tomato soup with rustic homemade croutons.
I went back again the next day for the Indian Spiced Carrot Soup with Coriander Yogurt. It had depth and character. I wish I had gotten the largest size.
I took a day off to visit my other favorite food cart then returned to Portland Soup Company on Friday for the Spanish Chorizo with Yellow Split Pea and Kale Soup. Loaded with huge shards of dark kale and chunks of spiced meat, this soup is what gave me the energy to go forth study, network, and write papers for the afternoon.
They have these ridiculously good looking almond chocolate chip cookies for sale which I'm hoping to try as soon as my clicking jaw recovers (TMJ anyone?).
This guy (on the left) has served me soup three days in a week and still doesn't remember my name. He said I'd have to come a lot more for him to remember it. Oh, I will.
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