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Fine Dining but Make it Healthy

By David Columbus, September 11, 2020

Eating Out. My biggest guilty pleasure. I’m not saying it’s the most unhealthiest thing, but it isn’t the healthiest thing either.

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I always feel bad for my wallet and my health after a long weekend of eating out everyday. No matter how much I tell myself I will meal prep and find a healthy balance, I always end up going out for takeout at a chain restaurant. Nothing wrong with that – but not the healthy balance I want to achieve! 

However, lately I’ve discovered the concept of eating local and at small mom and pop shops around town. Nothing beats having a home cooked meal and that’s exactly what these local restaurants serve! I found that they often pay more attention to where they are sourcing their ingredients from and how the meal is prepared. Nothing is ever doused in preservatives and it supports our local economy!

My current favorite is Milk Glass Mrkt. The perks is that everything served is made fresh in-house everyday. In addition, all of their ingredients are from local farms around our community! It has always been my favorite go to spot for a quick bite or snack whenever I’m in North Portland. Even with COVID19, this place has still been my favorite place where they have fresh baked goods, farm produce, fresh eggs, dairy, and wine for pick up everyday! You can really taste the quality and attention  to ingredients and preparation which is why this will be my forever go to spot in the Killingsworth area. Highly recommend you checking it out whenever you’re in this part of town!

David Columbus

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


As an Earth Advantage Principal Broker, David serves buyers and sellers alike with his 20+ years of experience as a broker and investor. His experience includes residential, commercial, investment property, and multi-family housing. He is a consistent multi-million dollar producer for whom smart, personalized client service is key. Over 90 percent of his ongoing business is referred from satisfied clients. In his past life, David worked in yacht delivery, delivering privately-owned classic yachts from the East Coast to the Caribbean, transatlantic, Mediterranean and North Sea; his responsibilities ranged from captain to crew. David holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Michigan University and attended the University of Nottingham, England where he studied Medieval West History and Victorian Literature. After graduating David moved to Chicago where he worked as a Eurodollar Futures Broker while teaching sailing at Northwestern University during his lunch breaks. David moved to Portland in 1999 and has never looked back. In recent history (2015), David and his partner, of 17+ years, Grant, sailed their boat out the Columbia River, turned left, and headed south, exploring the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast of Mexico for over nine months. He is a strong supporter of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, Basic Rights Oregon, p:ear, Urban Gleaners, Oregon Wild, Habitat for Humanity, Willamette River Keepers and is a member of Vancouver Lake Crew and the Rose City Yacht Club.
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