Portland or Bust!

This coming weekend (which, not coincidentally, contains my birthday), I will be going to Portland, Oregon. I am really excited about this trip for a few reasons, not the least of them being the fact that I have only ever driven through or flown over the city on my way somewhere else and have always wanted to visit; though most of the reason I am excited about it: the beer. Duh. As you may know, Portland is a mecca of beer lovers due to the preponderance of craft breweries. According to Wikipedia (the information source I use for all of my most diligent fact gathering), there are more breweries in Portland than in any other city in the world. This, coupled with the über picturesque sights around the city, the rain that is so sorely lacking where I’m from, and the generally polite and friendly people the area is known for, adds up to a pretty great trip, methinks. We shall see.

I’ll post some of my own pictures when I get back. In the meantime, let me know about some of your experiences in Portland.

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  1. #1 by ithinkaboutbeer on October 15, 2013 - 4:05 am

    What’s on your itinerary for Portland? There are so many great beer things to do in this town.

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    • #2 by Striving 4 Mediocrity on October 15, 2013 - 3:47 pm

      Thanks for your reply. Well, it’s kind of a combo trip: visit Portland and then drive up to WA to see family, so I’ll have only a couple of free days. I’m meeting my folks up there and I would like to see some of the touristy spots, like Voodoo Doughnuts, the Lan Su Chinese Gardens or Portland Japanese Garden and breweries (of course) like Hair of the Dog and Deschutes. That’s usually how I like to travel. I do all the 100% tourist stuff on the first visit, then the more local stuff on subsequent visits. I’ll likely have to wait to go back to really explore the beer scene. I have no doubt I’ll want to come back.

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