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23rd Annual Beerfest in Portland, Oregon

Posted on July 21st, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Portland, Oregon Beer Festival 2010

23rd Annual Beerfest in Portland, Oregon on July 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2010 — “Always the last full weekend in July”

Portland ranks as number one for hand-crafted beer in the world because:
1. Last year, Oregon craft brewers produced the equivalent of more than 263,000,000 bottles of beer.
2. The total beer industry in Oregon grew 17% in 2006 with more than $2-1/4 billion in sales.
3. More than 38% of all draft beer and 11% of all beer consumed in Oregon is state-brewed craft beer, the highest percentage of local craft beer consumption in the U.S.
4. Oregon has 80 brewing facilities with at least 2 more ready to open; the state is the second largest producer of craft beer in America.
5. The City of Portland has 29+ breweries, more than any other city in the world.
6. Oregon ranks second in the nation in hops production, growing more than 20 different varieties.

Portland from July 22-25 is the world’s best place to be for lovers of great beers. The City will again host the largest Craft Brewer’s Festival on the globe for the 20th year. There’ll be 72+ craft beers, live music, food, displays and vendors, all at Waterfront Park beginning at noon each day. For a complete list of the beers, click on to http://oregonbrewfest.com

Here’s how easy it is to get to Waterfront Park from The Fulton House, which are both located in Southwest Portland. Walk 1/2-block to a city bus stop #35  and take the 10-minute ride downtown to a Street Car stop at Moody Avenue switch to MAX light rail (it’s free!), which will take you 1 block from the Festival in about 3 minutes. Reverse directions to get back to us.

Follow these instructions and you’ll have absolutely no worries about the hassles and expense of downtown parking. More importantly, you’ll avoid being stopped by one of Portland’s finest and being issued a ticket for DUI.

Book today….thousands come into Portland for this ultra-popular event!


It's Hot in Portland, Oregon! Splish, Splash I am going where????

Posted on July 7th, 2010 in Oregon, Portland, Self-guided Tours of Portland Oregon.

 

Kayaking in Portland, Oregon

Now is the time for Kayaking in Portland, Oregon’s Waterways

“In Oregon, if there’s a waterway, someone has kayaked it. And there are a lot of waterways, from white-water rivers to calm estuaries and bays to even calmer wetland areas that are great for wildlife viewing” (from Tour Oregon).  

The sun is shining and the water is calm, now is the time to book your next vacation here at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and begin a new adventure—Kayaking the Willamette River located right here in the heart of the City.  Portland Metro area is an ideal playground for kayaking and canoeing.

The Fulton House is located one block from Willamette Park and only three blocks from the Portland Kayak Company where they offer classes, rentals, tours, daily trips, boat sales and kayaking gear.  They have everything you need to start your kayaking adventures right here in the Fulton House neighborhood just steps from the Willamette River,  allowing easy access for kayak rentals, demos, guided kayak tours and classes.

And you can start right here just a few minutes out your door to begin your adventure.  All you’ll need to do is head to the Portland Kayaking company and they can provide you with quality kayaks and top notch guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable paddling experience  or adventure on your own if you have had an essential kayaking course or equivalent experience.

Willamette Park-One block from the Fulton House

Prices are very reasonable for tours and rentals.  They even have a variety of excursions to the uninhabited island Espiritu Santo on their tours to the Baja.

After a day on the water come back and enjoy a glass of wine or soak in the hot tub.

 

Enjoy soaking in the Oregon Hot Springs Tub