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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

Do you want to experience Oregon craft spirits, even after you've left our gorgeous state? Do you want to give the gift of Oregon craft spirits to friends and family across the country? High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke thinks you should check out The Crafted Life, where you can have a great spirits shipped right to your door, or stock up your home bar with fun glassware.  If you’ve ever checked a bottle of whiskey, beer or wine pre-fight in your suitcase—only to arrive at your final destination to the heart-stopping view of luggage that appears to have been drop kicked—you...

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Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

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Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

The heat is back in much of the Pacific Northwest. High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke gives us a fun and adult way to cool down with this article, from Sip Northwest, on Sloshy Pops.  Ice pops have grown up a bit since you took sugary store-bought juice, Dixie cups and sticks to make homemade frozen pops as a child. One Portland company, Sloshy Pops, produces attractive ice pops with perfect consistency, mimicking the hand-made look rarely achieved at home, with the addition of one thing you shouldn’t have been adding as a child: booze. A must in the Pacific Northwest food...

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Meet Karen Locke, author of High-Proof PDX!

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Meet Karen Locke, author of High-Proof PDX!

Our brand new book, High-Proof PDX, launches in less than two weeks! We are so excited to welcome author Karen Locke to the Overcup family, and want you to get to know her too. "You could say my first taste of the Portland food and drink scene was instantaneous. I started writing about Portland restaurants only a month after moving here from Minneapolis in 2011. My fondness for all things culinary and boozy pre-date my residency in Portland though. After traveling MSP>BKK—and returning to the States—I worked in five Thai restaurants as a server and bartender. Little did I know then that...

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Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

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Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Tolly has a special place in our hearts. Thankfully, retailers around town have also found this artistic and inspiring children’s book to be treasure, and stock it on their shelves. We’d like to give a shoutout to these wonderful Portland shops and bookstores that stock Tolly, among other great books and products. Green Bean Books is a whimsical children’s bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. They have story times in multiple languages, summer camps, and even a deck and a garden! If you and your children haven’t visited this adorable bookshop, put some of their events (such as their monthly “Read to...

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