It may be needless-to-say, but Portland, Oregon has an amazing craft beer scene. I made it a point to go into several while I was up there. (I’m sad that I didn’t get to go into Hopworks though. That space looked mighty fine!)
Here is Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, which was near my hostel:
I also made it to Rogue:
And Deschutes, right down the street from Powell’s Books. Beer and books is a great combination!
I also went to the Portland Central Library, which may be a bore to some of you, but I thought it was great. Here’s a picture of one of the steps leading up to the second floor. The whole staircase was like this:
I flew into Portland from Chicago and hopped from hostel to random couches for a week and a half. It was quite an experience!