Yesterday, I counted my lucky stars. I was invited to attend one of those yawn-inducing medical dinners last night. I hadn’t gone to one in a very long time (3 years in fact), but this was one offer I just couldn’t refuse. The place: El Gaucho, reportedly the best steak in Portland. And, boy was it. We were served the 12 oz Filet Mignon, accompanied by asparagus and their southwest scalloped potatoes. All finished off with a delightful chocolate ganace with 20 year tawny port. I felt like I was back in the midwest.