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  • 00-00- Hi, I m Jon Olson and welcome to Next Stop from the Rose City

  • 00:04- Next Stop Portland Logo rolls 00:18-JON: Welcome to Portland, Oregon, also

  • known as beervana. We ll talk beer on this episode, we ll also take you just outside

  • of Portland to some stunning wineries. We ll feature a beautiful historic hotel, and

  • of course you can t come to Portland and not talk about the amazing live music scene. All

  • this and much more on Next Stop Portland. The fun starts now!

  • 00:38-Next Stop Logo 00:47-JON: There are many fun ways to tour

  • Portland, by bike, by foot, by bus, by car, but perhaps the coolest way, by segway.

  • TYLER: We are Portland By Segway, Magic Carpet Glide. We ll tour downtown Portland, we ll

  • do the waterfront, you know, see all the sights and fun stuff in the town. All the quirkiness

  • and weirdness of Portland. JON: Keep Portland weird, right?

  • TYLER: Yeah, Keep Portland Weird, that s right, yes. All the steering is in this handlebar

  • right here, and I ll step on here, and all your movement is by how your lean body, so

  • if you want to go forward, you just lean forward, if you want to go backward, you just lean

  • backwards, and thats pretty much it. JON: How many bridges are there, I see tons

  • of bridges. TYLER: This will be the 14th bridge, it s

  • the Tillicum Bridge,it is the suspension bridge down here, they should be done this fall with

  • it. but it s going to be a pedestrian and lightrail bridge.

  • JON: Nice TYLER: So no cars, but&

  • JON: Cool. Tyler: So we are going to loop around and

  • cross over Hawthorne Bridge over to the esplanade side.

  • 02:04 TYLER: Alrighty guys, well we ve rolled past a few fountains we re just at Salmon

  • Street fountain, a favorite fountain of Portland, a lot of kids playing in it, to cool off and

  • whatnot. This is Ira Keller Fountain here. JON: Why does this one look familiar?

  • TYLER: One of the first Jackass TV episodes they brought a kayak out and bashed their

  • way through the pots and then just dropped straight off that face there. Here behind

  • us on the Portland building we ve got Portlandia, she s our nations second tallest hammered

  • copper statue. Do you guys know the first? JON: The lady, the Statue of Liberty.

  • TYLER: That s right. JON: I think she might take her though, she

  • s got the pitchfork. TYLER: Yes, she looks good, yeah.

  • JON: So which came first, the statue, or the TV show?

  • TYLER: She was installed in 1985 JON: She came first.

  • 02:59 TYLER: Alright guys, well this is Pioneer Square here, its a nice place here to congregate

  • in the central part of downtown Portland here. JON: So you re not from Portland, right?

  • TYLE: Originally Salt Lake. JON: What do you think about portland, what

  • do you tell your friends, your buddies about Portland, how do you describe it?

  • TYLER: I love it. it s green, the people are laid back, very friendly.

  • JON: I feel like we ve barely scratched the surface. Are you guys done touring? No, I

  • m not either. Let s go see some more, get the camera guys and go have some fun.

  • TYLER: Alright guys, see you guys, see you later.

  • 03:32 Next Stop Logo 03:35 JON: Coming up on Next Stop, we celebrate

  • 28 years of craft beer, and we feature an historic hotel.

  • 03:42 Next Stop Logo 03:46 JON: Portland has been dubbed Beervana,

  • and it has the most breweries of any city in the world. Today we celebrate that fact

  • on the gorgeous waterfront at the Oregon Brewers Festival.

  • ART: Good afternoon ladies and gentleman, the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Crowd

  • cheers! JON: I m with Art and he is the man of the

  • hour because he for 27 years has been the director of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Congratulations

  • on an amazing successful run. ART: Well we ve had good luck here, we had

  • a little bit of rain Wednesday, but I was surprised by the people that showed up.

  • JON: A little bit of liquid sunshine never dampens the spirit of this.

  • ART: Not in Portland, I was a real believer when I came in walking in from the parade

  • and all the people were waiting for us here, it made me feel well.

  • 04:44 JON: How does it feel to have this thing go on for so long, and get bigger every year?

  • How many breweries are here? ART: Well we have 86 breweries this year,

  • plus we brought in 11 breweries from the Netherlands with our sister sister program, with a city

  • named Utrecht in the Netherlands, and then we brought in one brewery from Germany as

  • well. 05:08 JON: Hi guys, welcome to Oregon, what

  • do you guys think of this? It s crazy! BREWERS from HOLLAND: All nod in agreement.

  • JON: Do you have something like this, do you have anything this big in your country?

  • BREWERS FROM HOLLAND: All say no, no. JON: So what was your first impression of

  • the Oregon Brewers Festival? BREWERS FROM HOLLAND: It s huge, but also

  • a very good atmosphere, very nice people. JON: How does your beer compare, and how is

  • it different? BREWERS FROM HOLLAND: It s very different,

  • it s fun, there are some, maybe what all of us maybe were thinking about is should we

  • bring IPA, should we bring something. I think we though to bring something else else that

  • is maybe not here, so we think it worked out. JON: This is Beervana, that is what we call

  • it now. Well I d love to try your beer. BREWERS FROM HOLLAND: Let s go, let s do it,

  • let s get in there! JON: I ll follow you. So here is something

  • you don t see at every festival, this guy. Who is this guy?

  • CHAD: This is Fundy. He is in Japan, our buddy is in Japan right now. He s from Oregon but

  • he couldn t be here this year, so we got a life size cut out for him.

  • JON: So how is your beer trivia? You think you know a lot about beer?

  • CHAD: I know quite a bit, a little bit, yeah. JON: What city has the most breweries of any

  • city in the world? Not just the US, but in the world?

  • CHAD: Portland Oregon baby! JON: You know that for sure?

  • CHAD: Yeah! JON: You are correct! What city in the world

  • has the most breweries? Of any city, not just in the US, but in the world?

  • LADY: Woodinvile, Washington. JON: Woodinville, Washington?

  • MAN: Portland. LADY: It s going to be Portland. Santa Rosa

  • California! JON: The answer is Portland! The Oregon Brewers

  • Festival is truly amazing, it is one of our favorite festivals anywhere in the world.

  • It s been going on for 27 years strong, and I guarantee you, it will be going for many,

  • many more. Cheers! 06:53 Next Stop Logo

  • 06:56 JON: Most people think of rain, a lot of rain, when they think of Portland, Oregon.

  • Not so true, in fact, it rains more in New York City, Atlanta and Houston than it does

  • in Portland. The city with the most rain in America, getting over 24 inches a year than

  • Portland? New Orleans. When it does rain you will rarely see one of these, the locals welcome

  • their liquid sunshine. 07:15 Next Stop Logo

  • 07:18 JON: Portland has many beautiful hotels located in downtown, but perhaps none as unique

  • and fun and historical as the Heathman Hotel. CHRIS: We were opened in 1927 and have been

  • hosting people from around the globe for 9 decades straight.

  • JON: Some pretty famous people. CHRIS: Oh my gosh yes. Stephen King, you name

  • it. Rock stars, Rolling Stones. JON: How many suites do you have?

  • CHRIS: We have 5 themed suites, including the Andy Warhol. We honored Andy Warhol by

  • kind of theming out a room you might say many years ago. We have the Literary Arts suite

  • which we are in right now, we also have the Oregon Symphony suite, we have the Pacific

  • Northwest College of Arts suite, and of course our Portland Center Stage suite, they are

  • all really fun, and they are meant to inspire. JON: You ve won a lot of awards, a lot of

  • really impressive awards. Tell us about that. CHRIS: Number one historic hotel in the whole

  • United States, we are super proud of that. Travel and Leisure just named us to the worlds

  • best list, of the top 15 US hotels. JON: I love it when you get out of your car

  • and you walk in and you ve got the guy dressed in the red regal outfit.

  • CHRIS: Yes, that is our Beefeater, our door person, and he has been welcoming guests,

  • he is almost the defacto mayor of Portland, he has been around a long time.

  • JON: Now everywhere we stay, we like to find something truly unique, and I think we have

  • found it, your library. CHRIS: Oh my gosh, I can t wait to show you

  • the library 08:35 JON: Wow, Chris, this is impressive.

  • CHRIS: Yeah, it s a lot of fun. We have 3,000 autographed, first edition books in our collection,

  • nearly 3,000. and as you can see, something for everyone.

  • JON: Now everyone of these authors in this library has stayed here at some time.

  • CHRIS: Every single one of them. In fact, that is the only way you can get your book

  • in our collection. JON: Ok, so this book, 50 shades of Gray,

  • I m wearing gray out of respect for this book. This has caused quite the hub bub at the Heathman

  • Hotel. CHRIS: Yes, certainly, we were mentioned 16,

  • 17 plus times, Christian Gray often referred to this hotel as his home away from home.

  • JON: So here we are at the world famous Heathman Restaurant.

  • CHRIS: It s great, I love this place it is a great community gathering spot, and our

  • bar is especially interesting, we have over 6,000 bottles of wine in our cellar Jon, 800

  • labels if you can believe that and yes we do have a lot of Oregon pinot noirs.

  • JON: I love this location, I ve been staying here a few days, you don t need a car.

  • CHRIS: Portland It is a really walkable city, our blocks are really small and it s really

  • easy to get around on a bike or by your feet. JON: Yesterday we checked out a farmers market

  • right? CHRIS: Yep

  • JON: And music on Main, does that happen throughout the summer?

  • CHRIS: Throughout the summer and it is about a one minute walk out the front doors here,

  • and the farmers market is about another one minute walk besides that. Jon, this is our

  • secret passage that connects our hotel with the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall. We get

  • a lot of rock stars, and as I understand it, there is hundreds of people out there waiting

  • for you, because you are kind of a rock star. JON: There s gotta be hundreds of people out

  • there waiting for me. No? CHRIS: Well, you re still in good company

  • though. There has been a lot of people that come through these doors, Thomas Lauderdale

  • of Pink Martini, Stephen King, let me take you up.

  • JON: In style! 10:20 Next Stop logo

  • 10:22 JON: Up next, we feature one of our nations best zoos, and we cruise Oregon wine

  • country in style! 10:29 Next Stop logo

  • 10:32 JON: I love animals, and I love a good zoo. The Oregon Zoo located just outside of

  • downtown Portland in Washington Park is one of the best zoos in the world. Krista, I love

  • this zoo, and I haven t been here in years. So what s new?

  • KRISTA: Well it s a great zoo, isn t it? And you can see we re part of Washington Park,

  • we are high above the streets of Portland, It s really lovely to be here, and we have

  • got s so many new projects going on. Right behind us is our Condor habitat, and these

  • condors are big amazing birds that are just really startling to see.

  • JON: I see families everywhere, obviously kids love zoos, but you have a lot of good

  • kids programs too. KRISTA: Yes, so there are camps and programs

  • for kids, even just walking around your kids are going to learn so much while they here,

  • they are going to get inspired by these animals, and just being outside in nature is so important

  • for all of us, but especially kisa as their brains are forming and all the synapses are

  • firing when they are out amongst the trees, it s really important to be outside. Let s

  • go down to Asia and visit the elephants. Lily is the baby and she is a charmer.

  • JON: Let s go. 11:42 JON: So what is something about elephants

  • that is unique, that maybe people don t know? SHAWN: An interesting thing about elephants

  • is their nose. Obviously it s very long, and amazing, but people don t know that it actually

  • has more muscles than in the entire human body. There is absolutely no bones in there,

  • it is all muscles and tendons, and delicate enough to pick up something as small as a

  • penny, or as large as a 2,000 pound log. JON: What a ham!

  • SHAWN: Watch what Lily does. JON: haha, is this mama?

  • SHAWN: No that is brother, this is some brother sister bonding right here.