If the City of Roses isn’t already on your travel bucket list, here is one good reason to give it a top three spot: Distillery Row. That’s right, not only does PDX boast plenty of unbelievably good cocktail bars, restaurants and scenic tourist destinations, but it’s also home to enough distilleries to warrant an official mapped-out tour—with more to spare. Portland’s Distillery Row is located in the southeastern corner of the city known as the Lower East Side Industrial District. There are eight distilleries in the neighborhood, including innovative House Spirits Distillery, which makes everything from aquavit to rum to coffee liqueur, and New Deal Distillery, which produces an array of spirits, including two gins, a bitter liqueur and pear brandy. Both distilleries feature tasting rooms and welcome visitors to sample their wares over the weekend. Be sure, however, to also wander off the beaten path, west of the Willamette River to visit Clear Creek Distillery, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, making some of the best fruit brandies in the business.