I have the pleasure of a weekday off with my 2 year old daughter this Friday. Mom will be at work. I cannot decide what to do, so this is where you come in. I am gonna let you choose our adventure. We usually just kick it around Portland - hit the park, go for a hike, lunch, grab some ice cream etc... But, it is supposed to be a pretty nice day out if the weather holds up. So, we want to get out and about. She loves hiking in the backpack kid carrier. It will be just me, my daughter, and the dog - so the beer part of any adventure will be a minimum, because neither my daughter nor my dog is a very good driver! Here are the choices:
1. Silver Falls & Oregon Garden Brewfest: I haven't had the pleasure of hiking at Silver Falls State Park, which I hear is very nice. The plan would be for hiking a few hours at Silver Falls followed by a quick visit to the Oregon Garden Brewfest which starts Friday at 4pm (which I think is a poor choice on the organizers part, a noon start would make more sense to me). I also have not been to the Oregon Garden and admission is included in the brewfest price. We will have to head straight home from the beerfest, which means no more than the 5 tasters (if that much) included in the $15 package - worth it?
2. Hiking in the Gorge & Lunch at Everybody's Brewing: Although I have done plenty of hiking in the Gorge, there is always another hike to be done. Somehow, I have still not managed to make it to Everybody's Brewing. It seems everytime I am in Hood River, the pull of Double Mountain is just too strong to resist.