Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gluten Free in Portland, Oregon

Well, I'm back from my trip to Portland, Oregon where I attended my first International Food Blogger Conference hosted by Foodista!  I have to give them a warm and heartfelt Thank You for putting on a fantastic weekend filled with helpful blogging tips, yummy food (Gluten Free/Vegan accommodations), endless networking and lots of laughs that I will take away with me to further the progress of my growing blog.  It was a close call, but I was able to get my personally designed business cards printed and shipped just in time for the conference welcoming.  I love how they turned out and can't wait to update the look of the blog soon with the reflection of this new design. 

After the conference closed, I stayed an extra two days to explore the city of Portland.  I was pleasantly surprised to see how Gluten Free friendly and accommodating they are compared to other cities.  And I have to say that the food highlight of this trip was a visit to the modern and chic Tula Gluten Free Bakery Cafe.  Not only do they offer deliciously moist and flaky baked goods such as breads, pastries and cakes but they also serve pizza, panini, soup, salad and drinks!  Lately, the GF pizzas I've tried here at home are cracker thin and I'm starving in an hour.  But Tula's pizza crust was pillow soft and filled with fresh toppings that kept me fueled for the rest of my long sightseeing day.

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Tula's chic sitting area
Tula's Baked Goods
Tula Gluten Free Pizza: Fresh Mushrooms, Garlic and Basil


  1. Sounds like such a great and inspiring experience, you lucky girl :) And I love your business cards so much!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

    1. Thank you, Ivana! A lot of sweat and tears went into these cards. Glad they turned out. :)