In this journey video tour of Portland, Oregon, I journey to Portland, probably the most distinctive cities within the United States.
I began my journey off by hopping off a aircraft after which instantly hopping onto a bus. But not simply any bus, a bus operated by Brewvana Brewery Tours, the principally women-run craft beer brewery tour firm. Portland, or know as Beervana to some, is dwelling to 55 breweries inside its borders, and is really a beer-lover’s paradise. On my tour we made stops at Rogue Ales & Spirits, Laurelwood Pubic House & Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewery and Sidecar Bar, the place I had the possibility to sit down over a pint with the founder and proprietor of Brewvana, Ashley Rose Salvitti.
While in Portland, I stayed on the Tiny House Hotel, a lodge made up of, you guessed it, tiny homes. In the subsequent portion of my video information I give a tour of my “crib” to present what it is like to reside and keep in a tiny home.
Then, in an effort to get an opportunity to expertise the famed brunch scene in Portland, I ended in at The Tin Shed Garden Cafe, situated down the road from the place I used to be staying within the New Alberta Arts District.
In the curiosity of studying extra about meals, I headed to the downtown location of the Portland Farmers Market, situated in a lovely stretch of downtown Portland. Here, I acquired a tour of the grounds with Mona Johnson, then had the chance to meet up with among the distributors, together with Matt Choi of Choi’s Kimchi Company, and famed chef and artisanal pickle impresario, David Barber of Picklopolis and Bingo! Sandwiches.
In want of a bit peace and serenity, I then visited the Lan Su Chinese Garden, a peaceable and exquisite oasis in an in any other case busy and hectic a part of downtown.
When visiting Portland, there isn’t any cause to spend all of your time within the metropolis, particularly with a lot to do exterior the town limits. The subsequent day I took a street journey with native Matthew Domingo to discover the Columbia River Gorge and the quite a few trails and waterfalls simply off the street you’ll be able to take a look at.
Then, to wrap issues up, we stopped in at Hood River Organic close to the riverside city of Hood River, an natural orchard and farm run by East Coast ex-pat Dan Thall, who gave us a tour of his land. Once the day ended we then headed out to pleased hour at Solera Brewery within the imposing shadow of Mount Hood after which into city for a dinner that includes mushroom pizza with mushrooms Dan had grown and lately delivered to the restaurant.