The Filtered Five – June 24 to 28

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Earlier this week I went to Alberta Street to go cafe hopping with a friend! We scouted out three of the best cafes and I samples a macchiato at each. We spotted this stop sign on the way back.

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I flexed my bartending muscles and made a Mint Mango Madness (Mmm for short!)

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Since studying in the Middle East, I’ve taken an interest in Saddam in the 70’s before the wars. Most of the books focus on post-9/11 Saddam or modern Iraq. I went to Powell’s Bookstore with a friend and found this gem! It is from the perspective of Iraq’s lead physicist who was scouted to begin making the nuclear bomb under Saddam. It’s a great book so far!

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This was the welcome booth at my work’s customer appreciation night! Free drinks and snacks for all.

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My friend Katie and I at Portland’s BEST ice cream shop – Salt and Straw! I got the Olive Oil flavor which is surprisingly delicious. I sampled one of their seasonal flavors – Bretta Fermented Pear and Fudge. It was good, but not as good as olive oil!

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