We decided not to dwell on the future and headed out to enjoy the sunny weather with brunch along the river. Brunch is big business in Portland and typically we avoid it all together due to the ridiculous long waits and hurried pace, but we heard Italian restaurant Aquariva's Sunday Brunch had a Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar! Wait...what? Yes, a build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar!
We were still busy saying hello and taking our coats off when the waitress asked if we wanted to start with anything, knowing of course we were here for the bloody mary and mimosa bar, which started with a pint glass, a spicy salted rim, ice and a nice slug of vodka. The mimosa was a simple flute of champagne and off we were to make our own beverages.
Between the three of us we ordered the Mortadella Fritti (Pan Fried Mortadella, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Bread, Arugula and Lemon Zest); the Crab, Roast Pepper and Herb Scramble; and the Aquariva Eggs Benedict.