Three Portland Hotels Stock Local Sprits and Offer Distillery Packages
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The hotel rooms will be stocked with Burnside Bourbon and Below Deck Spiced Rum from the established Eastside Distilling and Union Gin and D.L. Franklin vodka from upstart Dogwood Distilling. Eastside Distilling and Dogwood Distilling have won many awards at the Micro Liquor Spirit Awards and the San Francisco World Spirit Competition (just to name a few), for their small-batch spirits.
The three hotels have also partnered with the two distilleries to offer overnight getaway packages, giving guests a post-Prohibition experience in Portland.
The Distillery Row package includes; two Distillery Row passports, which are good for tastings at seven Portland distilleries, a $5 gift card to be used at any of the destinations, two Tri-met full day passes for post-tasting public transportation back to the hotel, a curated in-room selection of Portland-made mixers that includes Hot Lips Marionberry Soda and Portland Ginger Brew; and a souvenir cocktail shaker.
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Portland is the city haunted by perpetual sleep. Especially in the winter, it's important to get out of the house and enjoy what our fine city has to offer. Sieze the day, have a laugh. And what better way to start out than an early morning cocktail?
My Father's Place
I’ve never woken up and decided to go to MFP. I have, however, been up still and decided I need to eat something and drink something and maybe then I can sleep. Buyer beware: This place is Depressing. But they serve a stiff drink, have a jukebox and a reasonable array of Midwest-style greasy spoon breakfast food. Grease up dem guts and go take a nap.
My Father's Place, 523 SE Grand Ave.
Iconic is a new bar on Broadway. I sincerely hope they succeed. They are less busy than Swift and the food is as good or better. They also have black and white movies on the projector you can stare at. It’s a nice, clean bar with big windows. Not dark, not pretentious. Just good food, nice pours and friendly staff. Not depressing in the least. Only open early on weekends.
Iconic, 2226 NE Broadway.
Jam on Hawthorne
Another non-desolate spot on the list. Last time I was there the bartender had a very engaging story about the last time he smoked crack (it was years ago). Big windows here as well. Good breakfast and giant bloody marys’ of various flavors and spice levels.
Jam on Hawthorne, 2239 SE Hawthorne.
Beaches- PDX airport
Even though the post 9/11 regimen that advises travelers to get arrive to the airport two hours prior to flight is no longer as timely as it once was, there are worse things than having an hour to kill at an airport bar. I have had some great conversations next to real estate agents, flight stewardess’, amateur skateboarders and down and outers. Even made some contacts that I keep up with to this day (hello Susi). You can rub elbows with anybody in an airport because everybody’s stuck just like you are. You’ll never see them again- probably- and you can skip the niceties and step right into the real gritty stuff.
Beaches Located at the PDX airport and in Vancouver at 1919 SE Columbia River Dr.
What would a list of am bars be in Portland without a stripclub? I was tempted to put in Sassy’s based on my own harrowing experience on a Christmas morning, but the Acropolis is open at 7am, so that wins. Scum it up with strippers and steaks, and what better place to do it than Beaverton?
Acropolis Steakhouse, 8325 SE McLoughlin
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