Shout out for help from PDX!
January 22, 2013 10:41 AM Subscribe
Dear Portland, I'll be spending three weeks in your fair city starting this coming Saturday. I'm there for a pretty particular reason- I just had foot surgery at a point in my life when I'm living with my parents, and it's turned out to be pretty toxic for me. A friend has kindly invited me to recover at her house. Looking for foot-friendly adventure and Good Times.
posted by Corrective_Lenses to Travel & Transportation around Portland, OR (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I won't be able to ride a bike or hike Mt. Hood, and my evenings will most likely be early since I tire easily (though I just read about Baby Ketten karaoke in last week's Times and think I have to go- too shy to sing but not to shy to watch). However, thanks to a rental car I can easily drive to any place in the city. I'm looking for locales- cafes, most likely, where I can do stuff like write resumes, finally read Mason & Dixon, play chess against myself on my iPad (I just learned how to play this weekend), knit ineptly, and generally soak in a new friendly environment and feel part of something different. Scene-y places with funky eyeglasses are fine and even fun as long as they're friendly. Would also gladly get together with other Mefites doing same or similar.
Any other misc. suggestions that will help me enjoy my time in Portland, get away from the bad stuff, and are suitable for someone whose mobility and energy are a bit limited are welcome- everything from easy walking trails to strange retail establishments and cultural phenonmena. I can and love to walk and am very much in need of reasons to leave the house, I just need to not overdo it.