Originally Posted by jcruse
As a recent Oregon transplant, I was almost offended your favorite amber ale wasn't local (until I saw they had locations in Salem and Clackamas)!
I'll have you know, sir, I actively support Oregon's brewing industry!
But, I'm more of an IPA man myself.
You've come to the right
Oregon is an IPA lover's paradise.
I'd be lying if I said that Portlandia had NO impact on our decision to move to Portland at the end of last year. Not only did it crack us up, we loved the similarities the show portrayed to our previously favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY (youngish, quirky, artsy types, emphasis on craft food and beer, very walkable neighborhoods with tons of shopping/dining/entertainment options). It actually caused us to start looking at Portland as alternative to the soul-crushing realities of the SF Bay Area (where families work 2 jobs just to afford rent on a 2 bedroom ranch house in a crappy school district, you spend 3 hours a day in traffic, and you never see your friends because they're scattered over a 50 mile radius).
I spent the first 10 years of my life in the Bay Area.
I went back for a little sightseeing this last summer and couldn't believe how horrible the place has become.
NO WAY I would ever
consider re-locating there.
I've also found that the state of Oregon doesn't try to make your life as miserable as possible like CA does (car registrations that last for 4 years, friendly cops that aren't looking to pull you over for any possible cause, etc...)
It's VERY laid-back here compared to other places.
Since we moved here, we've found brew pubs with play areas for the kids, movie theaters that serve food and beer/wine and provide baby sitting services, were able to buy a decent house for an affordable price, and I actually found a restaurant that served Pappy Van Winkle bourbon (if that existed in the Bay Area, all the Facebook/Google douchebags would descend en-masse, and drink it all in one night).
It's a virtual paradise for young adults and families!
Great to see another quality addition to the City of Roses....WELCOME!
One of these days us Oregon AVSers will have to get together for a toast and an evening of cinema at some place like this:
Originally Posted by Young C
Cool! I've never heard of it. I'll be drinking "the beer" in 4 hours. Can't wait!
How close are you to a Ram Restaurant?