My family's Christmas' joy was dimmed for a couple of days as the snow and icy weather collapsed trees and snapped the power line which brings electricity to my neighborhood. We were without power from Sunday night until Tuesday early evening. The sizzling hot power line scarred the street as it was left on and untouched for over 36 hours. We drove by, wondering if we would be in the dark for Christmas day. Fortunately, the hardworking PGE crews came by and fixed the situation quickly.
It was a humbling experience being without electricity. The forced air gas heater didn't work, so Duraflames and a pile of wood kept us warm in one room of the house. With a four wheel drive we were able to head out and seek the warmth of downtown stores and restaurants. In our travels we tried the new Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro on 17th St. and State. The place is warm and friendly and they make an amazing Clam Chowder. I wasn't planning on doing a review but I shot some home video inside so that you can see what it looks like. On my wife's plate is the Homemade Veggie Burger. I'll be back soon for a review.