Portland – Headed east of the Willamette river over to the Hawthorne District for a beer in McMenamins Bagdad Theater and Pub. Had a nice pint of their Golden Ale, clean with a bit of citrus hop. The bar opens out onto S.E. Hawthorne Blvd and it was the setting more than anything that made this such a pleasure, watching people walk by in the rain with thunder and lightning – I notice nobody really cares about umbrellas here the way we do in England.
The building is also a movie theater that opened in 1927. We sneaked a look at the wonderful interior as people outside joined the long queue for the show.