At Beer and Sci Fi I learned about Portland plumber Dean Pottle, who runs a micro-brewpub in his basement.
Dean’s Scene is one of Portland’s best beer culture offerings, and most people miss it entirely. So, why is it one of the best places in Portland to drink a beer? It’s a top-secret, underground speakeasy for beer drinkers!
Read the rest: Hidden Portland Beer Gem: Dean’s Scene
OurPDX reveals that back in 1953 . . .
[A] ski jump was built at Civic Stadium, and at its highest point was 47 meters (154 feet) above the field. Four “ice powder machines” cranked out 200 tons of artificial snow, which lasted all week despite some classic Rose Festival weather: warm rain during the evenings.
Read the rest: Remember the Ski Jump in Civic Stadium?
I wish they’d bring back prohibition so that we could all go to speakeasys all the time. They looked like a lot of fun — not to mention the bathtub gin, home-made stills in the woods and rumrunning as a career choice!
XUP – I suppose you could approximate that by hanging out at a drug house and dealing drugs? But I agree, beer, wine, and booze are way tastier!