More posts by Ryan Bender

Brouwerij ‘t Ij

Brouwerij't IJ - Brewery in Amsterdam

Brewery and Tasting Room in Amsterdam


Looking for a great beer in Amsterdam? Then look underneath the windmill. Brouwerij t’Ij is located east of the canal ring and Centraal station near the docks. The brewery was originally located on the Ij River, but in 1985 it moved to a former public bathhouse adjacent to a giant wooden windmill.… Continue Reading →

Arend’s Nest

Beer Choices at Biercafe t'Arendsnest

Amsterdam’s All Dutch Beer Bar

When people think of Dutch beer, most will think of Heineken.  Their commitment to quality and decades of relentless advertising give it well-deserved popularity. A few people with a fuzzy knowledge of history and geography will think of “the beer brewed by monks.” But the Netherlands is home to more than 50 breweries (none of them Belgian btw, and all but one not Heineken) and hundreds of beers.… Continue Reading →

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

Flight of Beer at Deschutes

Craft Beer in Portland


For the craft beer lover, a visit to Portland means tasting plenty of delicious, locally brewed beer. Full SailRogue, Widmer Brothers, Bridgeport and Deschutes all call Oregon home. While you may be tempted to say that you do not have enough time to try all of Oregon’s best brews, we say you have not budgeted your time properly.… Continue Reading →

Rogue Distillery and Public House

Flights of Beer at Rogue Brewery

Check in as a Member of Rogue Nation in Portland

Rogue Ales is renowned for their delicious craft beer, but did you know they own and operate several “meeting halls” in Oregon, one in Eugene, Washington and one in San Francisco? Should you find yourself near one, stop in for a pint.… Continue Reading →

Portland Food Carts

Food Carts in Portland

Don’t Miss The Cartopia and 5th Street Pods


Portland and its food carts exist in a perfect symbiotic relationship. The food carts need Portland to survive, and it seems like Portland needs the food carts to, well probably not survive, but certainly thrive.

There are collections of food carts, called pods, scattered throughout the city.… Continue Reading →

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Portland’s Eco-Friendly Brew Pub

Our friend Luke works at a brewery in Portland. And not just any brewery either, but a brewery that is an awesome meld of beer and food and sustainability wrapped up in a bicycle-friendly wrapper. I know this sounds like it could describe most of Portland, but we are talking about Hopworks Urban Brewery.… Continue Reading →

Ken’s Artisan Pizza

Wood-Fired Pizza in Portland

We here at Love & Adventure love pizza and we never miss a chance to try a new place. We heard through the grapevine that Ken’s Artisan Pizza is the place to go for wood-fired pizza in Portland’s Buckman neighborhood, so we decided to give it a try.… Continue Reading →

Full Sail Brewing Company

Full Sail Brewery

Hood River, Oregon’s Finest Beer

When the Temperance Movement convinced enough people in enough states that prohibiting alcohol would be a good idea, America got the 18th Amendment. With its passage, breweries, wineries, distilleries, saloons, pubs, bars, lounges, clubs and taverns shuttered their doors and turned their employees into the unemployed.… Continue Reading →