Monday, August 30, 2010

look who was in the store today...

the cute boys of vampire weekend who will be playing mcmenamin's edgefield tomorrow night.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


hi everyone, i just wanted to say hello and give you a quick update on the blog. i will be continuing with posts but after a very busy summer, i just needed a little break. i will be back in a few weeks after the hustle and bustle of summer is over and i hope to have some more really great posts up for you all...or maybe you could just come to portland and explore all of the great places on your own!

enjoy these last few weeks of summer, i'm sorry to see it go.

Friday, August 6, 2010

mmm... beer

lorenzo and i discovered our new favorite beer joint, hopworks urban brewery, over on se powell. it's been around for a few years now but i just had never made it in. one sunday we were getting together with friends so we thought we would give it a try and, it's pretty cool.

in another location i think it would take on a whole different persona (ie the pearl) but being that it is located over on the strip of powell blvd between downtown and 39th, it gives it a little more of a working class/industrial flavor.

the owner, christian ettinger, traveled the world trying different bars to research creating the perfect brewery and bar. this is his dream business and you can tell in all of the little details.

behind the cashwrap is this well-stocked cooler of beers. wouldn't you like one of these in your pool room at home?

what a pretty use for an old keg. this is what you call a flowery beer.

the bar has this whole bike theme going on and we loved the custom light fixtures made out of bike frames.

here's a close up.

so on these hot days of summer, what better way to spend it than having great organic beers amongst friends over on powell? if you haven't checked it out yet, do it. one thing that i loved about it is even though it was pretty full that night, it's got a lot of seating so you're bound to get a good table.

we already can't wait to go back with friend's again soon.

hub is located at 2944 se powell blvd