A few quick tips for running around during the Craft Brewers Conference (beyond the usual “hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” mantra I usually preach).
- Double-check the hours of an establishment or event before going, particularly if it’s late.
- Eat when you can—with so many people in town and things happening, you never know when your next chance to grab a bite will be.
- Google Maps is your friend (particularly if you have a smartphone). It’s easy to navigate the Convention Center, but in getting to/from the Conference and around Portland for the myriad events, having a GPS-enabled map app will save time and sanity.
These might be a bit obvious, until you find yourself lost, late and hangry. And now some pictures!