me and ronda went to portland for four day this past weekend to check out a beer festival. Our pictures from the trip are here. We had a good time. We tried about 67 different beers. Here's a list of everything we tried and our favorites. Our first day there (thur) we went and hiked through the beautiful Washington Park and saw the Japanese Gardens and the Rose Gardens. Then it was off to the beer festival and the trip got hazier after that. But we did manage to spend a good chunk of time (and buy a few books) at Powells. We also had a great dinner olea, amazing pastrami sandwhiches at Viande Cured Meats (really a grocery store), great pastries at Pix Patisserie, and a really good brunch at a place that i can't remember right now... Lastly, we managed to graze our way through a great farmers market. Another great part of the trip was that we managed to meet up and hang out with one of ronda's old friends for a couple days, John drove down from seattle with his girlfriend Lisa to hang out and drink beer with us on sat and sun.