The Brewfest and Portland

While in Portland, we did what people do when in Portland when there is a Brewfest going on, or even when there is not a Brewfest going on. We rode the MAX from the hotel to downtown, and saw interesting people.
We ate Brunch at food trucks
we went to the Brewfest where there were many people
we sampled brews and decided what we should sample next.
Then Kat’s sock creature/Facebook friend who she had never met in person before picked us up
and took us to a little Argentinian restaurant somewhere in Portland
for an amazingly delicious lunch.
After which she took us to her home so we could meet her chickens. Minerva is having a grumpy period and was wishing we would just go away and leave her alone
but Alice was a bit more social and did not object to being picked up for cuddling.
We headed back downtown, where we wandered about a bit, then went looking for a place for dinner. Apparently the first night I was more interested in getting seated and eating than I was in documenting, so we will just pretend that it didn’t happen. The second night we found a restaurant listed in Yelp that sounded good – we opted for Chinese – and while looking for it got a bit silly.
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I’m pretty sure that was a result of extreme hunger. We discovered the first “restaurant” was a food truck, but we wanted sit-down food, so we wandered to Chinatown
where we ate our fill and headed back to the hotel. You know how it is with Chinese food – combined with having an early dinner – so Gep ordered a Papa John pizza later in the evening which we devoured before we fell into our beds to sleep the night away.

I am skipping around here, but there is more of our days in Portland to share so we will bounce back from our last night to earlier times, but that’s for another post. Or two.

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10 Responses to The Brewfest and Portland

  1. I love Portland! I must get Eli to that Argentine restaurant in Portland on our next trip down, as he misses the cuisine since he came back to the US. This post had me smiling from start to finish–your family looks like so much fun!


  2. Like Naomi, I too love Portland. I lived across the Columbia river in Vancouver, Washington for five years (way back in the day) and visited Portland on a regular basis. I’m going to write my friend Sandi next and tell her about Minerva and Alice. Sandi raises laying hens, just got a few new ones, and is looking for good names. These are terrific!


  3. Robin says:

    I’ve never been to Portland. Looks like great fun. 🙂


  4. Sounds like you are having a great vacation with your kids ( can we still call them that?) Keep having fun adventures and sharing. Maybe one of these days husband and I will get out there. It looks great!


  5. Karma says:

    Great adventure you are having so far! I’m enjoying experiencing it with you.


  6. lisa says:

    What a wonderful day…Brewfest or not! I’ve always heard that Portland was a beautiful city. I’m sure you’re loving the time with your kiddos. xo


  7. Heather says:

    Your Argentinian food looks delicious! I love that about bigger cities – so many cuisines to try! We had Chinese take-out when my family was up, and I joked about how we’d have to get ice cream, because you know we’d be hungry in two hours! Pizza is always a good choice though 😉


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