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Wednesday 26 July 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
In September 2016 I went on a mini pub crawl when I visited the three McMenamins locations in Beaverton, Oregon, in the western part of the Portland metro area. Unfortunately, I totally spaced out and forgot to take pictures of the three pubs.
Tuesday 25 July 2017   —   Category: Equipment
I have been drooling over the Olympus 12–100mm f/4 Pro lens ever since it was announced in September 2016 and I got to try one out at the Pro Photo Supply camera store in Portland a few months later. But do the pros outweigh the cons?
Sunday 23 July 2017   —   Category: Miscellaneous
In order to enter a small photo contest last August, I fought through the convoluted process of uploading eight photos to Instagram. It was such a frustrating experience that I’ve hardly touched the service since. Why do I dislike Instagram? Let me count the ways!
Saturday 22 July 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
During a September 2016 afternoon and evening in Portland, Oregon, I bought two cases of beer at Portland Brewing, had pizza and beer at Ken’s Artisan Pizza, sampled cheese and wine at the Cheese Bar, and got beer and Passport stamps at two more McMenamins pubs.
Friday 14 July 2017   —   Category: Outings
In September 2016 I was running errands in Portland when I found I had some spare time between stops. So just before sunset I spent about 20 minutes exploring and photographing the historic Lone Fir Cemetery, which resulted in a new album of pictures.
Saturday 8 July 2017   —   Category: Outings
In October 2016 I took a tour of the Crystal Ballroom and visited the Crystal Hotel the next block over — McMenamins calls these the Crystal Blocks — along West Burnside Street in downtown Portland, Oregon. I collected all seven Passport stamps for these locations.
 
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