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What We Did This Summer: #DRYTour in Portland

The DRY Soda Tasting Truck is back in Seattle after wrapping up the final leg of the Savor the Flavor tour in Colorado. Thank you to all of our fans that followed us throughout this fantastic journey. It was your messages, photos, tweets, and shrieks of excitement that made every moment of this tour worth it. Even though it feels like the tour just began, the Tasting Truck is back at DRY HQ with miles of memories from our fans both new and old. Help re-live the success of the season with us as we share what we did this summer on the tour in:

PORTLAND

In early March, we left headquarters and headed for the land of buttes, berries and beer on the first part of the Savor the Flavor Tour. For us, Oregon is our home away from home.  In our short six weeks in the Beaver State we joined in on the excitement of the first Timbers home game and cheered on thousands of runners at the Shamrock Run. We let our inner-geek run wild at OMSI After Dark: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, and experienced what Last Thursday on Alberta is really all about. We even had a chance to eat ice cream with DRY fans at a Salt & Straw, an ice cream shop that every Portlander is talking about right now. It was the perfect way to kick off the tour.

Inspired by our own tour stops we have created a few stops worth checking out the next time you’re in the Rose City.

What to Experience in Portland

Forest Park: When the city life becomes overwhelming we recommend trekking up to this Northwest jungle known as Forest Park. With over 70 miles of hiking trails it’s a way to get lost in the wilderness without actually getting lost.

Breweries: Sometimes you need a break from DRY Soda, we understand, and when in Oregon you might as well do as the do and reach for a microbrew. Oregon is known for its water quality, which is one of the reasons for all the breweries in this fine state.

OMSI After Dark: Remember how cool the science museum was as a kid? OMSI After Dark lets you be the curious kid again and do things like light gummy bears on fire or make paper plate speakers. The events are open to those 21 and up. Check out their website for upcoming events.

Food Trucks and Restaurants: As we learned during our tour, eating is an activity unto itself. Portland is not only the place where young people come to retire, but a place where some of greatest chefs come to retire—eventually. The best advice that we can bestow upon you is to follow your nose (and/or this PDX Food Cart Guide), and that the usual 35-minute line outside the food cart on the corner is there for a reason. It’s worth the wait.

First Thursday and Last Thursday:  In Portland, on the first Thursday of every month, all the galleries open their doors for an evening of art, wine, and music. If you happen to find yourself in Portland at the end of the month head over to Alberta Street in North Portland and see a completely different side to life in Portland. You won’t be disappointed.

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