At the latest in Portland every dry spell ends – that can be said with certainty. While a home-brewed "chilled blonde" or a glass of local wine are the favorites of the evening, a freshly brewed coffee or tea is welcome in the morning or afternoon.
There was a time when rain was the liquid most associated with Portland and Oregon. Taking advantage of this "liquid sunshine," residents now brew their own beer, brew fresh coffee and tea, and make inventive cocktails. In addition, the abundant rainfall helps tremendously with the cultivation of grapes, hops and barley.