Help for some Canadians coming to Portland

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Mbraun, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. Mbraun

    Mbraun Initiate (116) Sep 2, 2010 Saskatchewan (Canada)

    I'm coming down later this year with some buddies of mine from Canada and I'm just trying to pick some peoples brains. I've got a pretty good handle on the breweries but was wondering about food and beer stores in Portland. I there anything beer wise i shouldn't miss?
     
  2. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    Hello my northernly brother. This is probably the best source for things to do.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/visiting-portland-update-feb-23rd.71128/#post-999792

    I personally prefer beermongers as those guys are super chill and have the best prices. Across the street is Apex who almost always has something good on (pro tip: Apex is cash only). I would recommend hitting up one of the food cart pods, lots of variety to choose from. Also, go to Hair of the Dog, grab some beers and order the brisket.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Trade your Cantillon with me.
     
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  4. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (308) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Where in Canada you coming from? Driving/Flying? Makes a big diff if you have a nice big car to fill up with bottles :D
     
  5. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Until you get to the border and have to pay a tax if you go over the allotment....
     
  6. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (308) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Considering what American beer costs up here it still ends up being cheaper most of the time, in BC at least...
     
  7. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Another solution I suppose would be to ship back a box of beer. Or if you are feeling lucky, just don't claim it at the border. I have Nexus, so I rarely get pulled in for inspection. I also don't bring much beer into Canada, I bring Canadian beer back. Helps if you know the guards too ;)
     
  8. Mbraun

    Mbraun Initiate (116) Sep 2, 2010 Saskatchewan (Canada)

    Ya we are diving and I have no issues paying extra duty if it's stuff i cant get here in Sask.
    I do have a collection of Cantillon I'd be willing to part :p
     
  9. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    I have many things in my fridge of wonders. BM me.
     
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