|House in Laurelhurst, Portland.|
I got to plan the trip, which is not my forte because I can't visualize to save my life, but I looked up some places I wanted to go and mapped it out on Google map. The weather cooperated as much as it could, considering this is the rainy west coast. It stopped long enough for us to be able to walk around without having to carry umbrellas.
I had marked some distilleries I wanted to try, and we ended up at Bull Run Distilling and Clear Creek Distillery. It's not that I'm a lush (too much) but Oregon is known for microwbreweries and distilleries. (Portland's actually probably more well known for its strip clubs, but that's another story).
|Bull Run Distilling, obviously.|
It was a nice surprise to find Bull Run makes really tasty vodka and even more amazing gin.
|Tasting at Bull Run|
|Bottle from first batch of gin to come out of Bull Run. Ever|
|Liqueurs from Clear Creek. I can't wait to try these over some vanilla ice cream.|
|Our car in Chinatown|
On the way back, I stopped in at Otion to pick up my order that I had placed, as well as pick up a few more things, because really, who can stop in and not be tempted. The gals there are great, so helpful, even helping take the two 50 lb boxes of soap out to the car.
Now that we're home, it's back to working on getting ready for Christmas fairs.
Next week, results from the new molds I purchased.