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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.
Wednesday 5 July 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
My last two visits to McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse for 2016 were in August for a brandy sampler in the Little White Shed bar, and in November for a free hamburger in the Imbrie Hall restaurant as a McMenamins Passport prize.
Friday 30 June 2017   —   Category: Dining Out
In August 2016, right after finishing Portland’s annual Bridge Pedal and Stride, I tried my first dolsot bibimbap and kimchi, along with a Korean Hite beer, at the Gangnam Korean BBQ restaurant in Hillsboro, Oregon. They were OK, but I would not order them again.
Thursday 29 June 2017   —   Category: Outings
On August 14, 2016, for the second year in a row, I participated in Portland’s Annual Bridge Pedal (and Stride). The highlight of this year’s Stride route was walking across the Willamette River on the upper deck of the photogenic Fremont Bridge.
 
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