Feel free to organize an interest group
meeting or go browse Portland's
bookstores, cafés, and microbrew
pubs on your own this afternoon. Perhaps you'd like to visit Powell's bookstore, which has seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, or enjoy the city's wider shopping scene. Whiling away the afternoon in one of Portland's fine hostelries (Bridgeport Ales, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Lucky Labrador Brewing Co.) or cafés could be the perfect way to relax before the evening's gala celebration!