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Sun Breaks Through the Clouds in Portland, OR

SiliconCali and friends are taking a quick weekend break north of Cali in friendly Portland, Oregon. Where the air is cool and refreshing, the city is dog and bike friendly and the legendary local brews of coffee and beer await sipping with friends.
The sun may just peek out from behind the clouds and shine down on Portlandia.


Homegrown Portland, OR brews of beer and coffee. Taken with the Samsung Google Nexus Phone Camera

Two local brews enjoying the city scape of Portland in the late afternoon light.

A hoppy IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) and a stubby bottle of Stumptown Coffee Roasters invigorating Cold Brew Coffee. If you like cold black coffee, you can drink this one straight from the stubby bottle. No bitterness at all and absolutely nothing like any canned coffees found in convenience stores. Just the smoothest, pure coffee flavor that you can find in an ice cold coffee. You’ll have to try Stumptown’s Cold Brew.

Stumptown Coffee is available in the Bay Area at The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley

Same Brews taken with the brighter flash of the Nikon P100


A must stop at Powell’s Books:

No trip to Portland is complete without a visit to Powells City of Books. They have a massive collection of new and used books on every topic imaginable.


Alaska Airlines puts on a show with their Sled Dog Float in Portland Oregon’s 100th annual Grand Floral Parade

When you’re in Portland, don’t forget to check out the Hopworks Bike Bar beer menu, 10 beers on tap all the time and all organic. You can even help power this sustainable brewery with the “Golden Lions” stationary bike generators with pint holders to securely hold your brew while you pedal.