Apparently breweries are a big deal in Portland Oregon.
My now boyfriend and I love to joke about our almost disaster of a first date.
He picked me up and told me he had a surprise for me. I am not a Portland Or native so he really had an easy time shocking me. Since breweries are so popular and I didn’t know it, he arranged for us to check out some of the local breweries. He planned to try out IPAs and talk about which ones we liked. It should have been an awesome date night. Well I actually hate beer. I feel beer looks and tastes like pee. I have tried to drink it before and I usually end up gagging. I tried to be a good sport but I couldn’t force it down. Luckily my boyfriend was up to the challenge of saving our first date. There is a distillery row, east of the Willamette river. It is a whole street of distrilliers which means you can find gin, vodka, whiskey, any drink of choice really. It was really cool popping in and out of the different places. We even took a tour of one as well. After drinking and having a great day, the night was brought to a close by visiting a legal cannabis dispensary. It was really cool experiencing a legal pot shop. My former state didn’t allow for anything other than medical marijuana. So I got to tour a distillery and try legal cannabis for the first time on my date. I of course wanted a second one and then another date. Now my boyfriend and I have been dating for six months and are happy together.