THE OREGON BLOG

The Oregon Brewery Running Series Blog is a source of news and information related to running, beer, and all things Portland. Catch our interviews, articles and mroe. We post twice a week, and when you join our email newsletter, we’ll send you a recap every Monday!

Talking Apples with Jeff Parrish, Co-Founder, Portland Cider Co.

Talking Apples with Jeff Parrish, Co-Founder, Portland Cider Co.

In today’s show, Nathan talks with the co-founder and head cider maker at Portland Cider Company, Jeff Parrish. They met up at the Portland Cider House on Hawthorne Blvd in south-east Portland to talk all things cider. That location is best described as a pub and has a rustic farmhouse vibe to it, with lots of unfinished wood, and interesting art on the walls. They discuss Jeff’s cidery journey, what he’s learned along the way, new stuff they have coming out, our run on February 10, and more! Also, listen carefully for a unique promo code!

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Planning your {other} 2018 Races with the Run Oregon Blog (Podcast)

Planning your {other} 2018 Races with the Run Oregon Blog (Podcast)

Happy New Year! Today on the show, I’m talking with Matt Rasmussen from the Run Oregon Blog. Matt is an expert when it comes to finding races around Oregon and SW Washington. Part of our mission is helping people to Get Active, so our first show of 2018 is intended to help you better plan your year of running and racing. We’d love it if you participated in ALL of our 2018 brewery running series events, but that still leaves a whole bunch of free weekends. Today on the podcast, Matt and Nathan talk about which races are on their calendars, and a few others worth checking out.

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5 Last Minute Gifts for Runners who Like Beer

If you’ve put off shopping for your beer-loving runner friend, we’ve got your back. Here is our definitive guide of gifts for runners who like beer. The list contains very practical stuff you might actually use…well sort of. Below are five fantastic last minute gifts all found on Amazon.com, and if you have a prime membership, and order today, they should arrive in time for Christmas!

Oregon Brewery Running Series Announces 2018 Schedule!

Drew and Nathan are excited to begin the third season of 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries. After wrapping up the 2017 season, they have been hard at work to line everything up for 2018. While the current calendar only lists 16, we plan to add two or three more events soon. Take a look at register today.

Get a Brewery Running Series Gift Card!

Hey guys, it’s Nathan Freeburg here from the Oregon Brewery Running Series, and we’re taking a break from the podcast this week. We’ve been hard at work getting all of our 2018 event registrations up, and combined with the Thanksgiving holiday, family gatherings and...

A Conversation with an Oregon Beer Legend; John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing

On today’s installment of the Oregon Brewery Running Show, Nathan talks to the legendary brewer, John Harris. You may not know who that is, but you probably know his beer. John is a hero in the beer world, and after spending almost 30 years working for some of the most prolific breweries in Oregon, he decided to start his own brewery, one of our favorites, Ecliptic Brewing. They sample a few beers, and talk about some of John’s beer inspirations.

Rolling Burritos and Making Memories with Laughing Planet Café

In today’s episode, Nathan talks with Franz Spielvogel, owner, and CEO of Laughing Planet, and Michael Firth, General Manager at the Hollywood location. They talk about what makes Laughing Planet a farm-to-table restaurant, their approach to creating nutritious, delicious food, and how they are trying to create a happy, fun dining experience for both their employees and you, the guest. Click below to listen!

The Kindness Boomerang with Orly Wahba, Life Vest Inside (Podcast)

Today on the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast, Nathan sits down with Orly Wahba, the founder and CEO of Life Vest Inside a non-profit organization focused on empowering and uniting the world through kindness. They talk about what it means to live a life of kindness, and what that can do to inspire the human spirit. Enjoy this lengthy interview, and find a way to show the next person you see incredible kindness!

Learning to live Lives of Kindness with Jason Hattrick, Life Vest Inside (Podcast)

Today on the Oregon Brewery Running Series podcast, you’ll get to hear my conversation with Jason Hattrick, a local volunteer for Live Vest. He’s also a Kindness Ambassador and a Dance for Kindness Group Leader. His day job is a PE and Leadership Teacher at a middle school in Vancouver. He is determined to equip the Portland/Vancouver metro area with tools to become catalysts to change in the world. We talk about the movement that is Life Vest Inside, what exactly Kindness is, why all of us need more of it in our lives, and a few tips for easily showing the next person you see a random act of kindness.

Learning to live Lives of Kindness with Jason Hattrick, Life Vest Inside (Podcast)

Today on the Oregon Brewery Running Series podcast, you’ll get to hear my conversation with Jason Hattrick, a local volunteer for Live Vest. He’s also a Kindness Ambassador and a Dance for Kindness Group Leader. His day job is a PE and Leadership Teacher at a middle school in Vancouver. He is determined to equip the Portland/Vancouver metro area with tools to become catalysts to change in the world. We talk about the movement that is Life Vest Inside, what exactly Kindness is, why all of us need more of it in our lives, and a few tips for easily showing the next person you see a random act of kindness.

Doing Good for People and Planet: Christian Ettinger, Hopworks (Podcast)

On this episode of the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast, Nathan sat down with the founder, co-owner, and brewmaster of Hopworks Urban Brewery, Christian Ettinger. Hopworks, based in Portland, Oregon, is all about creating world-class beer and food that doesn’t have to come at the expense of maximizing profit over sustainability. Hopworks believes in using business practices that improve the environment and inspire the community. Click below to listen to this inspiring episode of our podcast!

Strength Training for Runners with Tips from Amy Brown (Podcast)

Running takes a toll on the body, and runners are notorious for not taking care of the inevitable aches and pains that come from training. Too often, we push ourselves too far or ignore lingering pain until it’s too late. On this episode of the Oregon Brewery Running Series Podcast, we’re talking about injury prevention and strength training with Amy Brown from Athena Rehab. Amy and I talk about how she helps runners prevent injury, and also shares four simple exercises ALL of us can, and SHOULD, be doing at home to stay injury free and running stronger.

How to Run in the Dark without Getting Killed

With dark mornings and evenings nearly here, it seemed like a good time for the following running safety reminders. These incredibly simple tips will ensure you can see where you’re running and, most importantly, allow others to see you. They are so easy, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t follow them!