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Old 12-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Who all is headed to the Portland Holiday Ale Festival this weekend?

I'm going to be serving tonight from 6-10 and then probably tasting most of the weekend. I love this festival even though it get really crowded!

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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I went back in 2002, and that was enough for me. The beers I wanted were already tapped out (and this was EARLY on Friday afternoon!), and the place stank of too many warm, wet bodies. Haven't been back to a PDX beerfest since. It's sad how everything good in this town has simply become a mobscene.

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Nope, too long a drive home and staying up there isn't an option.
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I'm with khiddy. The fest is just in too small a space and too many people to really enjoy. SWMBO and I had thought of going yesterday to beat any crowds. Turns out they had a record attendance day and many folks were tweeting about long lines shortly after opening. Just can't enjoy something like that.
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