We fell in love with Portland at Bridgeport Brewing 23 years ago. Back then, this now grandfather of Portland craft beers, was a hemp warehouse(they made rope here) in the old warehouse district, now called ThePearl. Among the half million dollar condos Bridgeport still brews beer. And it's good.
Today my Portland Monthly arrived. A perk for being a member of public radio- thanks OPB. Sure enough, the local magazine proclaims July beer month. If I took anything away from this issue, other than getting thirsty, is that Portland's breweries economic impact on the city is nearly $2.5 billion.
So to beat the heat, let's go grab a beer at the pub and help the local economy.
Here's to you Portland!!