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Food: Seven Breweries in Two Days
The Pacific Northwest is well known, and loved, for the reinvention of craft beer and the Seattle area has several of the finest breweries around. And even better yet, most are available for visits either as tap rooms or brew pubs. Prepare for a slightly blurry two days of some of the best beer fresh from the tap.
You may as well start with one of the biggest and, arguably most popular, the Pyramid Brewing Company and their alehouse on 1st Avenue South, right across from Safeco Field. Pyramid has the distinction of being in business since 1984, which in brewery years is an eternity.
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Portland’s Pearl: Chocolate, Powell’s and Jazz
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Tasting Tea in Seattle
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A Japanese Outing — in Oregon!
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A Cheese Cave, Wine Tasting and French Food in Baja
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C’est Bon Avec Moi
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