Arrived in Portland (Oregon, not Maine, although that's another great beer town) this morning. We happened upon Powell's, which might be one of the most impressive bookstores I've ever seen. I'm just glad my suitcase was not already filled to capacity.
We lunched at Jake's, which, okay, yes, is a chain. But it wasn't always a chain. And it was damn good. I think we may have oysters for an app with every meal here.