For a little over three years I worked for a company here in the Bay Area, but my boss and the rest of my team was located in Portland. Prior to getting my job, I’d never been up there but had always been curious. After that first trip, I dragged Alan up there with me as fast as I possibly could. A handful of times while I worked there we went up for the long weekend prior, and Alan would fly back down to the Bay Area (only about an hour once you’re in the air) to be at work on Monday morning. Each of our trips pretty much revolved around drinking as much local beer as we possibly could, while adding in a day trip on the side so that we could see the beautiful surrounding area. If you’ve never been to Oregon, you should really go. It’s really quite spectacularly beautiful. Again, another city I would move to in a heartbeat. In fact … we almost did. Right up until my boss quit and moved to Germany that dirty scoundrel.
Coffee to Sip: Stumptown Coffee Roasters