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PDX Yet Again

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As I type this, it’s 32 degrees outside, sunny, a US IPA is sitting on my desk and a white-capped volcano slowly rolls by to the west.

Yup, I’m Portland bound again, for my annual pilgrimage to Craft Beer Mecca. As usual, I’m traveling in style by train (okay, busted-ass, bumpy Amtrak style, but hey, I have high speed internet, a desk, and a bar is just 40 feet away).

The agenda for this trip is similar to previous ones. Yes, my friends, I go to Portland so often that I have a regular itinerary. You know, the usuals: Cascade, Hair of the Dog, Commons, Pok Pok.

But this time, I hope to add a few newbies to the mix. 10 Barrel, despite officially being a “macro now,” has a new brew pub in the Pearl (thanks to that new AB-InBev cash, it should be mentioned). Plus, there’s a giant new beer bar in town: The Loyal Legion.

Throw onto that mix my first visit to fancy dinin’ Little Bird, and my recent revelation that Bailey’s has a secret Upstairs, and we’ve got a pretty good weekend.

See you next week, with my usual summary and tips.

A real picture from a real seat on a real train that I was really sitting in.

Written by chuck

July 31st, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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