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Yeti & Squatch explore the great indoors in Portland

Our two big-footed buds stop at a brewery and a bookstore

Presented by Travel Oregon November 26, 2019

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This is the seventh installment of an 8-part series following the adventures of Yeti & Squatch.

Welcome back for the seventh week of Yeti & Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon.

It’s been a wild month-and-a-half for Yeti & Squatch.​ They’ve traveled far and wide, over giant mountains, rivers and snow-covered valleys. They’ve encountered majestic creatures across the air, land and sea. They’ve laughed, cried, and stood speechless in awe of the wonders of Oregon winter. Now, it was time to head ​back to Portland​ before their journey came to an end.

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Squatch had changed from a summer-loving creature to, well, a summer-loving creature who also loved winter. Before this trip, Squatch had always hibernated during the winter months—staying inside every weekend with the quiet company of beverages and books. But that wasn’t just because of the winter weather or because Squatch didn’t know how fun the outdoors could be. It was because Squatch enjoyed it. “It” being the feeling of watching rain and snow dance outside the frosted living room windows, snuggling up to the warm embrace of a blanket, and sipping on a cup of coziness, while the soundtrack of a fireplace crackles in pops in the background. Squatch loved doing things indoors during the winter. Yeti knew this, too. And So as they got back to town, they ducked out of the cold and made a stop at a brewery.

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At last count, there were ​77 breweries in Portland​ and 177 in the Portland Region (not including taphouses, which are also ideal for tasting). ​Yeti & Squatch noticed a little brewery with the charm of a gingerbread house, which extended a warm invitation to those who approached it. They moseyed inside, grabbed a few drinks and took a seat by the window. Adventures like theirs called for cheers, so they clinked frothy glasses and took a swig. As they put their mugs back down, they both caught the scent of something nearby. Burgers. Tots. Mac and cheese! So what was just brews, quickly became burgers, tots, mac and cheese and brews, as they sat by the window regaling each other with stories from their travels. Once they were done, they left with full hearts (and bellies) to their last stop: ​Powell’s City of Books​.

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They walked in through the front doors and suddenly the city of Portland as they knew it was gone. They were truly in a city of books. Row after row, floor after floor, there were millions of stories everywhere they looked. Even the walls were made out of books! They could’ve spent hours, days, maybe even weeks in that place, but just like all stories, they knew their adventure must come to an end. So the two big-footed buds found a special book—one to remember their trip by forever—and hit the road one last time...to travel home.

Check in next week for the final installment of Yeti & Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon. Until then, visit TravelOregon.com for more information on the cozy city of Portland. And while you’re there, don’t forget to pre-order your very own copy of our limited edition book, Yeti & Squatch in the Winter Wonderland of Oregon​.