.. is a beautiful place to be. In february this year I went on a press trip to Oregon and spent some extra days in Portland. The trip was organized by Travel Oregon and Travel Portland and I was with a group of other European journalists, which was a lot of fun. I went to a punk show at Star Bar Portland to see Poison Idea together with Jens from Copenhagen. Joyce from the Netherlands was the best and I got a picture together with her touching Turbo, the octopus at Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. We visited some brewery’s like Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River and Roque Brewery in Newport. Roque Brewery founder John Maier gets yeast for one of his beers out of his beard. It’s also called ‘beard beer’ and really tasty. Because it was a culinary press trip, we also had a lot of food. Like a five course dinner at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton – every course had truffel in it and it was really delicious.

Also I had the best tacos ever at a food cart in Downtown Portland. And a super tasty whiskey sour at Multnomah Whiskey Library, cheers!
Really amazing to me was the sound of the mighty Pacific Ocean – we stayed at the Whale Cove Inn, a mile south from Depoe Bay. Everyone of us had an own suite with outdoor Jacuzzi on a private deck. I sat outside at night, just listening to the surge. I would like to thank all those wonderful people I met in Oregon, especially Laura, Kieron and Petra.