Barley Mowat 

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

Posted in Beer and You

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    Patrick M

    31 Jul 15 at 18:56

  2. Sweet. I am making my 7th trip down there in a couple of weeks and it will be my first time without my bike. I’ll be using your Uber code for sure.

    Also, thanks for the tips on the new beer places. Cascade and Baileys are my top two places to hit up but I was looking to go to some new places this time (I’ve hit Deschutes, HotD, Commons etc. many times).

    Does the upstairs portion of Baileys serve from the same list? For some reason I thought it was bottles up there only.

    No One Special

    15 Aug 15 at 09:57

  3. Baileys Upstairs has six different taps from downstairs, and a very extensive, well curated and reasonably priced bottle cellar. And unoccupied seats. Can’t stress that last one enough.


    15 Aug 15 at 13:54

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