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Sights in Portland

The Best Sights in Portland Worth Visiting

Parks, bridges, books, there is plenty of everything in Portland. Between all the booze and food, here are some of my personal favorite sights in Portland. Powell’s City of Books  This one probably isn’t much of a surprise. Powell’s is an iconic, Portland legend that has been around for years. Even if you’re not a

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Christmas Market in Colmar

48 Hours of Christmas Markets in Colmar

I’m sitting on a bus up to NYC, swiping through various “Best of” lists, trying to plan my annual Thanksgiving trip abroad. It was late October, and all I had was a plane ticket to London; neither Steph nor I could figure out exactly where we wanted to go. Do we want mountain villages? Whiskey

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travel insurance

It’s Official, Credit Card Travel Insurance is a Scam

On my annual thanksgiving trip abroad this past year (this time to Paris), I had maybe one of the most nightmarish travel experiences of my life. It’s a long story for another post, but the short version is that about 3 hours into my flight, Air France decided that we had to go all the way

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Road Trip

The New Landmarks of the American Road Trip

“What did it matter? I was a young writer and I wanted to take off. Somewhere along the line I knew there’d be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.” – Jack Kerouac “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” – Robert Prisig Jack Kerouac.

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drink in Portland

Your Guide to the Best Places to Drink in Portland

There are a few things that come to mind when someone mentions Portland. Likely you think about hipsters and Portlandia first, the second is probably beer. About 75% of the nations hops are grown in Yakima valley, so it should come at no surprise that Portland is home to some of the best breweries in

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The Official Taxonomy of Drinking Beer

The Local Beer When you’re in a new place, you gotta try the local brew, no? Drinking local is a small window into the soul of people. Maybe growing up in Portland, where I could try a new brewery every weekend, and it would probably take me a few years, gave me this allure to

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Eat in Portland

The Best Places to Eat in Portland, OR

Portland is a foodie city. Period. Where some cities shine in the upscale, fine dining varieties, Portland does things a bit different. Even though the city has gone through the transformations in the past few years, you can still feel the blue collar origins of Portland in the food. Okay, maybe there’s a little pretentiousness….Between all

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coffee in Portland

Where to Drink the Best Coffee in Portland

As far as I’m concerned, Portland is where the coffee renaissance in the United States started. The words single-origin, fair-trade, were likely first uttered by some bearded hipster in this city. There’s so much to eat and drink here, you’ll need all the coffee you can get. My list will guide you to the best

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Grind Your Coffee

The Best Way to Grind Your Coffee

Every morning, I engage in a sacred ritual. It’s a ritual that most people perform, one where you make the world suddenly turn and life resume. I’m talking, of course, about coffee. My coffee ritual might sound a little strange to you, however. First off, I use an Aeropress. If you’re not familiar with an Aeropress,

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London City Guide

London City Guide

The Grog Guide toLondon London is a big ass city. I’m serious. The first few times I had been to this city, I underestimated the sheer size of the greater London area. But that means it has plenty to offer for any traveler, just be prepared to spend a few minutes on the tube. That

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