The Northwest has hatched a pretty amazing microcosm of foodie-ism … in Seattle, we have microbrews, locally sourced cupcakes and ice cream, fair trade chocolate made from the bean, vegan donuts … well you get the picture.

So, last night I had a brainstorm to try making a “root beer” float with my favorite “ice cream”, Oregon’s own Coconut Bliss (from Eugene) and Deschutes Obsidian Stout (from Bend).

It was f***ing awful. Just don’t do this. It was an extremely poorly thought out idea. Some things in the Northwest just need to be enjoyed separately.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

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