That’s a really bad title, I know.
Now for my Sunday in Portland. My grandparents are very regimented people. As I mentioned in my first post about Portland they eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the same time every day. They watch Wheel of Fortune every night, and they are big, big planners.
Before I come out here I get an itinerary of activities. This year I wasn’t very good at letting them know what I wanted to do in advance so there were some blank spots. The itinerary I was sent in the mail prior to leaving NYC had Sunday blank which sounded good to me because it meant I could watch the Women’s World Cup final.
But, when I got to Portland, Sunday had been filled in with a winery tour. When I was talking about it with my aunt on Saturday we realized we could move the wineries to Tuesday and I could watch the soccer game. Score! (ha)
My aunt came with me this time (last year they just dropped me off) and it was nice to have company. I thought the game started at 11 local time but it actually started at 11:45. We got there around 10 so we had plenty of time to kill.
My stomach was a little queasy from all the beer I had had Saturday so I just had a Coke. A guy sitting with us at the bar (I was in the same seat as last year) kept trying to talk to me and share how much he knew about soccer. Sadly for him I know more than he does so I knew a lot of what he was saying was BS. Plus he was wearing a wedding ring so I wasn’t looking to just be nice and flirt :)
The game was good. The bar really filled up and while it wasn’t as packed as last year, the atmosphere was great.
I was sad to see the US (and my girl crush Hope Solo) lose, but I was happy to see Japan win. I was also happy I ordered a third beer right before Japan scored their second goal and the game went to penalty kicks.
I really love The Thirsty Lion. If I lived in Portland I would be there all the time. I think I’m going to have to time next year’s trip to Portland with the Euros since there won’t be a World Cup.