Number two on my list of spring break essentials is drinks. As I mentioned yesterday, there’s no shortage of food options in Portland and the same goes for drinks. With over 30 microbreweries in the metro area like Rogue, Bridgeport, and Cascade Brewing – many refer to this quirky city as beervana. Not a beer lover? Not to worry. There are a number of other options from you’re standard martini bar to local wineries and micro-distilleries.
During college the highlight of my spring break was the destinations. Some of my past spring break destinations have included sin city, Phoenix, and Butte, America for their crazy St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Now that my college days are over the highlight of my spring break has been the break in traffic. Sad but true. When school is out my thirty minute commute literally cuts in half. It is glorious.
Last weekend I participated in my first Portland run in the rain. This is my third spring in the rainy city so I knew it was only a matter of time before one of the organized runs I was participating in was rained out. But “rained out” isn’t really the right phrase because Portland events rarely get called or delayed for rain. If they did, this city wouldn’t have any successful events in the spring!