OVERCUP BLOG — Summer

Celebrate Bastille Day and Then Float the Willamette!

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Celebrate Bastille Day and Then Float the Willamette!
In honor of French independence day,Bastille Day, Portland has some fantastic ways to celebrate! We share details on the Bastille Day Festival and Willamette River Float. Learn more here!

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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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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

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How to Cure Hangovers with the Hair of the Dog

As a general rule of adulthood, hangovers happen. And there are many ways to cure them--from smoothies and raw juices, to greasy diner food. But according to the old adage, another--possibly more fun--way is with “the hair of the dog that bit you.” Many people will recommend a Bloody Mary--and they aren’t wrong--but if tomato juice or tabasco aren’t your cup of tea, here’s some other cocktails to try. According to First We Feast, these 10 cocktails will “kill” a hangover. Some even come as a two-for and include an egg white--an essential protein for combating your hangover. And while...

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Book-lovin', all day, every day

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Book-lovin', all day, every day

Here’s a funny thing about theme days on the calendar: most of us don’t know about them. There’s a Watermelon Day, Left Handers Day, even a Rollercoaster Day. If these were on your calendar already, would you make a special effort to celebrate them? Well, August 9th is Book Lovers Day and as a proud bibliophile, I don’t need a special day on the calendar to love books. I have bookshelves full of them. From books about writing, biographies, literary fiction, mass market fiction, lots of young adult, and even a few children’s books I read yearly. Let’s talk some...

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Surviving a Summer Brewfest

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Surviving a Summer Brewfest

Whether you are a beer aficionado, a newbie to the craft brew phenomena, or somewhere in between, summer brewfests are upon us across the country. In our own backyard, Oregon boasts a plethora of brewfest options. Ready to attend your first or tenth brewfest? Not so fast. Here are some suggestions, tips, and reminders on how to survive a brewfest. First, check out the venue or the festival’s website. Not only will they have the breweries, libations, and food options listed so you can plan your route--or fly by the seat of your pants--they will also answer some FAQs that...

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