Did you know that Portland has over 60 microbreweries, giving it the title of ?Beer Capital of the World?? It has more breweries than any other city in the world, including Cologne, Germany (which has plenty).
Here you?ll find a complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend in Portland, whether your trip takes you to sample some of the plentiful brews or to enjoy the lush wonders of Portland?s numerous green spaces ...
Did you know that Portland has over 60 microbreweries, giving it the title of “Beer Capital of the World”? It has more breweries than any other city in the world, including Cologne, Germany (which has plenty).
Here you’ll find a complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend in Portland, whether your trip takes you to sample some of the plentiful brews or to enjoy the lush wonders of Portland’s numerous green spaces or to enjoy a surging culinary boom that has made Portland home to some of the most heralded restaurants in the U.S.
“I’d heard about the breweries in Portland, but I had no idea they were in dozens of older historic buildings. I found this fascinating. I like my beer as well as the next man, but after visiting Portland, I’ll never order another Budwesier or Miller again in my life! Life is too short to drink bad beer.”
--- Sanford P., Boise
“Being from New York where people are blunt to the point of rudeness, I was bowled over by the hospitality of the people everywhere we went and the warm welcome we received.”
--- Minnie C., Staten Island
“I’ll say this: go through the restaurant list with a fine tooth comb if you’re on a short visit the way we were. There are SO many good choices.”
---Juan T., Miami
You'll save a lot of time using this concise guide.
=Lodgings (in several parts of Portland) variously priced.
=Fine & budget restaurants, more than enough listings to give you a sense of the variety to be found.
=Principal attractions -- don't waste your precious time on the lesser ones. We've done all the work for you.
=A handful of enchanting shopping finds you’ll love.
Delaplaine lives on Miami’s Billion Dollar Sandbar, South Beach, and in London, where he is a partner in a film sales agency and production company, FILMAGINE PLC.
He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile), travel writing, journalism.
He writes several series:
The JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR political thriller novels.
“THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV,” a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective.
“THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA” series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later.
“Midnight Mass,” about the Christmas Eve robbery of historic Trinity Church in New York.
“The Trap Door” follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
“The Meter Maid Murders,” a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids.
Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), and won several awards for his film work. (See imdb.com for details). His latest film, “Meeting Spencer,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay.
Also writes the popular DELAPLAINE TRAVEL GUIDES which are updated throughout the year in both print and ebook formats for these cities:
Miami & South Beach
Key West & the Florida Keys
Walt Disney World & Orlando
DELAPLAINE’S “LONG WEEKEND” GUIDES
These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine’s recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these cities (or areas) for 3 or 4 days.
Key West & the Florida Keys
New York (Manhattan)
New York (Downtown)
Panama City (Fla.)
Rio de Janeiro