This Week’s Small Pleasures #48

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Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! Thank you mom for being a nurse, a taxi driver, a teacher, a clown, a chef, a spiritual counselor, a cleaning lady, a psychic, a travel companion, a stylist, and a friend.

Here are my small pleasures of the week:

1. Finding an amazing bar that serves amazing draft beer and sells amazing bottled beer. They also encourage bringing outside food. The atmosphere was like being in a coffee shop but with alcohol. People had their laptops out, the windows were open, the weather was perfect and the music was delightful. They had a blueberry berliner weisse on tap which I ordered and it is always exciting for me to find berliner weisse since the first time I had it in Berlin in 2008. I also tried their bottled ginger ale and it was amazing. The place is called Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom in SE Portland.

This blueberry Berliner weisse is taking me back to Berlin.

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Darn good ginger ale.

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2. Participating in the TEDx Portland 6K Night Run along the waterfront. It was so much fun. This was my first organized running event. The weather was awesome and the energy of the people was great. They also had free delicious food truck sandwiches, free Rogue beer and free Stumptown nitro coffee cold brew. You seriously need to watch the video below that my husband caught during the run. I appear in the video, I’m the one waving for a moment.

3. Our housemates were gone for two days and asked us to water the newly planted maple trees and potted plants. It’s always a pleasure to hang out with nature.

4. Saturday was “f* it day” because we ordered popcorn and sodas at the movie theater, and then we had dinner at Burgerville (fast food). This is very rare for us, since we usually are pretty healthy. I don’t even remember the last time I had fast food. It was quite a pleasure.

What made you happy this week? 

Weekly Small Pleasures – Blog Event

Weekly Small PleasuresShare your happiness!

I find that the small things that make us happy every day are easily forgotten.

This blog event is simply about remembering and sharing those small things that made you happy during the week; things that made you smile, made you laugh, made you do a happy dance, made your heart smile…

You can share in any format you like. For people to find your post, tag your post “Weekly Small Pleasures” and link to my most recent post for a pingback! You can also just share in the comments.

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