We didn’t pay for free breakfast, but we got it! There was only cinnamon & raisin bagels left, but that was perfect for us! We smothered them in butter and Kim had an orange juice whilst Curtis had some of the ‘Portland hostel blend’ coffee.
We got ready and then went out to have a walk around. We walked to Nob hill which is a ‘hipster’area of Portland. This is the top place to visit on tripadvisor so we thought we should take a look.
There were a lot of quaint shops here and it felt like a really nice, chill, neighbourhood.
We were walked back down the road and saw a ramen place and instantly wanted you have a ramen.
We shared a ramen as we knew it would be too big, but we got the most traditional which was pork broth, pork belly, noodles and an egg.
We ate our pretty good ramen and followed it up with some joto nigori sake, which we thought had a flavour between whisky and white wine.
We left and walked to Washington Park, which includes a few gardens. As it is cold, there were no roses blooming and all the gardens were pretty dull, unfortunately, but the park was nice to walk though. There was also a holocaust memorial there.
Mochi Ice Cream
We went to the supermarket and had a look around. Kim then found some mochi ice cream to buy.
Kim ate these once we got back to the hostel and she wasn’t too enthralled.
We saw a sign at the hostel for a free brewery tour, up the road at Kells.
We met our group at the reception of our hostel and we all then walked to the pub.
Once we got to Kells, we were met by the head brewer who was very passionate.
We started by tasting their lager which, for a lager, was tasty!
We moved onto their stout which Curtis though was better than Guinness.
We walked around the brewery whist the head brewer told us about the process. We even ate malt directly from the bag!
We got to look inside the vats and ask as many questions as we wanted.
We tasted some lager from the tap and then we all sat around with the brewer and had a pint whilst chatting about everything and anything.
All Packaged In House And Distributed
We were suggested a placed called North 45 for dinner, so our whole group went for some food.
There was us, another person from the UK, 2 Americans, 1 Brazilian, 1 Australian & A Japanese man.
Kim ate steak and Curtis had a burger.
The food was pretty good, but nothing too special.
We stayed up for a bit when we got back to the hostel and chatted with everyone we had met today and then it was time for bed.
Mr & Mrs Hale