Yet another Portland question
October 8, 2013 8:58 AM Subscribe
We will be hanging out in Portland (Oregon) for three days over next weekend and are looking for a few types of activities downtown or easily accessible by public transit/walking from downtown. One of us has spent a little time there in the past and has done Basic Touristy Portland, the other has not.
posted by charmedimsure to travel & transportation around Portland, OR (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
We're looking for:
1) great happy hours
2) interesting places to get craft cocktails (we love the Summit Sun Liquor in Seattle, and something along those lines would be awesome)
3) non-downtown neighborhoods for interesting city walking and wandering (to use Seattle equivalents again, we can easily spend a day happily wandering on foot around Queen Anne or Capitol Hill or Ballard/Fremont)
4) fun inside places to go if heavy rain kills above-mentioned plans for interesting walking (yes, we know about and love Powell's- I'm sure we'll spend a morning there)
We'll happily accept any other Portland suggestions for two Alaskans staying downtown (probably, this is a last-minute trip so hotel specifics are TBD) without a car.
We like city things unavailable in our own smaller city (food trucks, late-night dining, fancy drinks, happy hours, sigh), are a mix of outdoorsy and geeky and are very open to anything you care to suggest. It probably matters less in Portland than it does in Anchorage, but I'm a vegetarian so need at least one decent option at any dining place suggested.