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Chehalem Valley Brewing Newberg Oregon

Chehalem Valley Brewing Newberg Oregon
Bald Peak Black Ale at Chehalem Valley Brewing

I believe I have a knack for spotting breweries. It’s like I’m a living brewery locator app. I often find myself driving down the road and out of the corner of my eye I see “brew”, which is just enough to catch my attention. I whip the car around, find myself a parking space and discover a new beer. It’s divine.

While driving through Newberg Oregon I was running late. I had planned on eating dinner on the Oregon Coast but was delayed due to Friday night traffic in Portland. Yeah I know who in their right mind tries to drive through Portland at 5pm on a Friday. After being stuck in traffic for 2 hours I was starving and knew I was not going to make it to the coast for dinner. As I started to contemplate what to do I saw a sandwich board on the side of the road that said “Brewery” with an arrow pointing to a building. I immediately pulled in and found Chehalem Valley Brewing.

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Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon

Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon
Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon

I have driven through Hood River more times than I can count but I had never stopped until this day. Part of the joys of traveling solo is that you can stop when and where ever you want. So I made a stop to visit Full Sail Brewing in Hood River on my recent solo trip to Oregon.

Full Sail Brewery, Hood River Oregon
View from Full Sail’s deck

Full Sail has been around since 1987. The brewery overlooks the Columbia River, which is usually dotted with windsurfer sails taking advantage of the wind that likes to whip down the gorge. To say the area is picturesque is a bit of an understatement… it’s Oregon, so it’s green and lush along with lovely mountains and a river running along the valley floor. Bob Ross couldn’t paint you anything better. Although I’m not sure about the happiness of the trees!