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Ten Reasons I Love Portland

Earlier this month I completed another fact-finding mission: figuring out if I really truly love Portland, Oregon. Amanda and I first visited Portland in 2005 after a glowing recommendation from my brother. Since then I’ve been longing to go back: … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 10: Sint Truiden

Today we left Liege by the northern route, driving to the top of the citadel and looking out upon the city. We made our way to Sint Truiden where we explored the city center and climbed a nearby tower. From … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 9: Achouffe and Liege

Today was another successful day filled with beer tasting. We drove southwards from Liege to Chouffe to taste beers (and ice cream!) at their Brasserie. From there we backtracked north to Malmedy to visit the Brasserie de Bellevaux. Our third … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 8: Remouchamps and Liege

Friday, September 18, 2009 Abandoned Castle of Logne in Vieuxville After another breakfast of coffee, croissants, and chevre at the boulangerie in Rochefort (and another attempt at conversation with the nice girl behind the counter), we set off to drive … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 7: Dinant, Rochefort

Thursday, September 17, 2009 Dinant We began our morning in Rochefort at a local boulangerie, enjoying some rich espresso and croissants and struggling to understand the nice girl behind the counter as she tried to converse with us in French. … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 6: Chimay, Maredsous, Rochefort

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Chimay After a tough day on Tuesday we set off first thing to drive to Chimay, near the French border. This is probably the best known of the Trappist beers so I felt we had to … Continue reading

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Beer Tour of Belgium – Day 5: Tournai and Namur

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 After another delicious breakfast at Hotel Salvators, we departed Brugge on an inauspiciously rainy day. This was going to be another big travel day, with some interesting stops along the way, as we made our way … Continue reading

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