Thursday, June 20, 2013
Gyros, spanakopita and baklava - these are a few of our favorite things. Greek food abounds at the annual Greek Festival, happening NOW at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland.
The ticket line runs out of the tent and onto the street - but like an elderly woman said to me as she shuffled by on her way out: "It's absolutely worth the wait, dear."
There's a menu board featuring all the options - gyros and loukaniko and dolmadakia. You'll need that line time to decide which Greek delight you're going to get. But you'll probably get back in line for more anyway.
You'll also certainly buy 50/50 raffle tickets from this spirted young lady, who won me over by confidently stating: "C'mon. You can't resist this face." She was right. I couldn't. (Yesterday's winner took home $350. You know how much spanakopita you could buy with that?!?)
And then there's the food:
It's served up efficiently by a host of friendly volunteers.
And it. is. so. good.
The Greek Fest continues until 9:30 p.m. tonight and again tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Greek music, dancing and plenty of food.Tweet
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