Beauty: In Your Own Backyard
There's been this cool empty building in our neighborhood for years. It was a vintage store for awhile, and my dad told me years ago it was a gas station. It's pretty centrally located on a busy corner and we could never figure out why it wasn't being used. I always thought it would make a kick ass modern home, since it has glass roll up doors and an industrial look. Finally it seemed like people were doing some work on it. Some plants went in, lining the property and we eventually saw a long counter with beer and wine glasses being set up and what looked like a pizza oven.
We were stoked to get to check it out today. It's called 2145 and I feel like it has everything that I miss from little restaurants in Portland. It's only open for lunch right now but I am definitely anticipating some fun summer night hangouts on their patio. We didn't have time to have beer or wine but they had a pretty extensive list and some great food. The service was super friendly too, and I am looking forward to becoming a regular.
We tried the Spicy Marinara Pizza, Garlic Parmesan Fries, and Octopus Croquettes. Everything was amazing and the little touches they put on the presentation were nice without seeming like they were trying too hard. I love supporting local businesses and I will be telling all of my friends about this one.