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Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 2M ago

From mountain to coast

My friend Corey flew in from New York City last Wednesday for a weeklong visit. He has been here before and I wrote about it in this post: http://smartt-adventures.blogspot.com/2014/04/snow-skis-and-brewskis.html Corey is not a beer drinker, but oc...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 3M ago

Recap of the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards

Since my friend and fellow beer writer, Ezra Johnson-Greenough, has already posted a compr...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 3M ago

Our First Visitors of 2017

This past weekend, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law flew up from Los Angeles for a visi...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 4M ago

Portland-iversary

January 25, 2017 marks the official five year anniversary of our move to Portland, Ore. I...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 5M ago

A Portland Winter to Remember (and it's not over yet!)

While winter technically doesn’t begin until December 21, I am referring to meteorologic...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 5M ago

2016: My Year in Numbers

I started to write a traditional post listing things I had accomplished this year and my ...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 7M ago

Culmination Brewing Introduces New Executive Chef

I was fortunate to be invited to a media preview dinner last week at one of my favorite Portland breweries, Culmination. I have written about them before, when they won Best New Brewery at the Oregon Beer Awards in February. Culmination continues to ...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 10M ago

I cruised with Fathom and you should, too!

A few months ago I was given the opportunity to experience a different type of vacation. F...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 1Y ago

How to experience the best of Chicago on a budget

I recently visited Chicago for a girlfriend getaway. The weather was amazing for mid-Marc...
Alethea's Excellent Adventures · 1Y ago

A Night Out at the Oregon Beer Awards

To think I almost didn't attend this event... I would have missed out on one of the best beer industry-related nights I've had in a long time. I arrived at Revolution Hall right at the official start of the event at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23...