June 29, 2009

A Beijing Birthday...

A Special Mom turning 80 brings three generations together for a new & fun dining experience for all!

Located in Southeast Portland, the Beijing Hot Pot exudes authentic Beijing, China cuisine, atmosphere and decor! The furnishings, lanterns and artwork were all brought in from Beijing!
Each table has a traditional "hot pot" in the center which holds the special cooking broth!
Thinly sliced meats, fish, and veggies are cooked by you at your table. Homemade noodles are always available too, in fact they were just made when we arrived. Also on hand are handmade dumplings and pot stickers...truly delicious!

Of course we all had birthday gifts for my mom...each one specially thought out just for her!A light & lovely dessert was a perfect touch to top off our special meal!
Here is Jean with her tray of delicious watermelon and cream puff ice cream balls!
Even our bill was authentic Chinese... and our server & host, Dillon (his American name) was attentive to our every need!

And just look at our total bill, that was for 6 of us...hmmm who ordered that beer?

Only a couple more days left before my parents head back to Southern California...so I gotta go soak in some more special moments! We are having a blast! I don't think there has been one night that we have gone to bed before 1 am! (yawn)


Faye said...

Oh Carrie! It looks like you all had a great time! I loved the pics! Hope you have a great day! Blessings!

Amy said...

What a great time it seems you are having and I bet your parents are feeling the love! The pictures are great!

Lori R. said...

Priceless moments for a happy birthday. Truly a special time when you can enjoy loved ones for nothing but fun for 2 weeks. Watermelon and cream puff ice cream balls? YUMMY!!!

Diane said...

Well that sure looks like a very interesting place for a different eating venue. And what darling pictures of you all, you know I wish I was there with you girls. I sure love how you have shared your vacation pictures
with us this past couple of weeks.
OXOX, Diane

koralee said...

What fun...this place looks amazing...how i would love to try it! Enjoy the rest of your time together...your mom sounds like she has alot of spunk for 80years old...wow ... up tell 1am every night!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Carrie, I am glad you are all having a wonderful time..the food sounds sooooo yummy...;)

vivian said...

what a great time you seem to be having! Its nice that your parents can still travel to come see you. I'm not a chinese food fan, but that hot pot looks like it could be fun to play in!
have a great day!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a unique and interesting restaurant. All of you together, celebrating one special lady, lots of good food, and time to just sit and share...what could be better than this!!! Looks like a great place to eat. Wish we had one.

Judi said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Nice celebration and nice pictures.
Today is Marc's birthday...
have a lovely rest of the days with your parents.

LisaShaw said...

Happy Birthday blessings to your precious Mom. Enjoy your precious family time.

Utah Grammie said...

Your Mother is BEAUTIFUL! What good "genes" you have - and there's no way she looks 80!
The dinners sounds like fun - I'd never heard of the hot-pot thingy - I'll have to try one out - the bill was LOW for 6 people even if one did sneak in a beer :-)

I love the look of the Chinese writing - what a keepsake!

Tell your Mom Happy Birthday for us in Utah!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh YUM! I'm going to make a note of that little spot. We go to Portland occasionally.....It looks like a great place to visit.


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Acorn Cottage said...

Looks like you had a fantastic lunch! May God Bless you Mum today and always!

Now if they could share the secret soup recipe.....

Smiles, Nancy

violetlady said...

Looks like it was a wonderful birthday. That food sounds delicious!

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