The Teddy Bear Toss is an annual hockey tradition just before Christmas in Portland. The Hawks play arch-nemeses Seattle, and after the first Hawks goal, the spectators throw stuffed animals onto the ice. Not squid. It’s bedlam. Stuffed animals fly for about 20 minutes.
It is a lot of fun, even if you have no clue how hockey works.
It took forever for the first Winterhawks goal this year, but in important fashion news, I did finally buy the jersey I’ve wanted since I was a teenager. It is beautiful.
And, before the game you have to meet up for drinks and dinner. It’s the law.
We went to Ecliptic in North Portland and had dinner and drinks before the game. The beer was good, and so was the food. We’ll have to go back, for sure.