I want to buy a cap for summer. Five panel, fitted, snapback, whatever. Something like this, this, this,
I'm in Los Angeles this week and Portland next week. What streetwear shops should I visit? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on May 2, 2013 -
Roughly five years ago, a friend and I were browsing second-hand stores on the East side of Portland, and stumbled upon one that was weirdly memorable, mostly because we now have absolutely no idea where it was located, but have the lingering feeling that it's something that we pass by all the time and somehow aren't noticing. All available clues below the fold... [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear
on May 2, 2013 -
We're going to Portland for a week-long vacation (and maybe a moving trial run) in a few days.
We've visited before, but this time we're taking our 2-year-old daughter, and I wanted to ask if there are any great toddler friendly destinations or day trips that we shouldn't miss. Any tips on kid-friendly restaurants and organic grocery shopping in NW Portland are also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mmc
on Apr 29, 2013 -
We are a couple in our mid-50's and are looking for some specific things in our next move; more temperate weather than the North East where we are now; progressive thinking people, good food and a thriving food scene, ability to buy a house for less than $350K, low property taxes ( less than $5K) within driving distance (45 minutes is the max) to a major airport and open-minded people.
We are both entrepreneurial and active, love the outdoors and nature and want a small yard for a garden and to be near some kind of water be it a large lake, river or coast.
We are considering Portland Ore. or Durham NC. We are still working and work for ourselves.
Anyone have an opinion on either or both?
posted by privatechef
on Apr 29, 2013 -
Where can I buy an Arduino kit in Portland, Oregon today? Ideally, this would be a kit for a beginner which comes with sensors, project ideas, etc. Google-fu has failed.
I would also consider the Raspberry Pi, but Arduino sounds like the thing.
posted by klausman
on Apr 27, 2013 -
My dad is turning 70 and we're trying to schedule a three night stay in Oregon somewhere as a surprise for him. Unfortunately, almost everything in Portland is booked the weekend in question (May 17th) as the Rock and Roll half marathon is happening. We need other ideas for places that would be fun for my folks and for my children....give me your best ideas! [more inside]
posted by purenitrous
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Just got word that friends are tying the knot at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland tomorrow (Friday!) evening. I've never been to Portland and my Google-fu isn't quite up to par right now - anyone know the closest/best florist to 1501 N.E. Davis Street?
posted by davidmsc
on Apr 11, 2013 -
My boyfriend wants a grey and black (not red) Portland Trail Blazers hat, we live in Melbourne, Australia. How can I acquire one?
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet
on Apr 9, 2013 -
My fiancé and I have decided to elope. We want to get married on April Fool's day (aka Monday), as we're fools in love. We have a marriage license. What we don't have is an officiant. [more inside]
posted by seesaw
on Mar 29, 2013 -
Mixed bag of USA travel questions! Feed me for one night in Vegas. Tell me cool things to do and eat in Seattle and Portland (anything special on while I'm there?). Anything I should shop for because it is way cheaper than Australia (everything?!), not available in Australia and is a must have, or lets me take advantage of having US IP address (e.g. Kindle subscriptions)? T-mobile deal for my phone? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat
on Mar 11, 2013 -
Any reccomendations for an apartment in Portland, Maine?
Preferences: something with character - wood floors, loft-esque, something non "generic, cookie-cutter", walk to shops, dining, etc.
Requirements: must accept cats (more than 1), not to exceed $1,200.
I have done a *lot* of looking online, but at this point I would really like first-hand opinions. Thanks!
posted by sleepykitties
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Since learning to sign paint is one of my biggest dreams, what's the best way to get some on-the-ground instruction here in the Pacific Northwest? I have a great library of resource books for traditional sign design and showcard layout, but I really want to take a basic hands-on class/tutorial that will teach me the nitty gritty of equipment and process. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Feb 23, 2013 -
My mom and grandfather are visiting Portland to see me and my two-year-old. We're planning to go to the zoo, but it looks like rain all day and we may decide it's too much. I'd love to have a backup plan, preferably indoors. My grandfather is 80, and while he still has a lot of physical stamina, he can't hear well when there's a lot of ambient noise. This rules out places like the Children's Museum and Playdate PDX. Any ideas of places where my toddler could be a toddler and the adults can hold a conversation?
posted by linettasky
on Feb 22, 2013 -
We're going to be flying into Seattle and out of Portland the first week of April with Saturday arrival and departure. We'll be traveling in a van with two families comprised of 2 high school Juniors and an 8th grader. Both Juniors are interested in Architecture majors, though one is quite academic and the other may be looking at community college close to home for the first couple years. The goal is to combine college tours with sightseeing. A side trip to San Juan Islands for a couple days would be of interest if it's not too much to try to cram in. Suggestions for colleges/universities to explore, places to stay, things to do would be greatly appreciated!
posted by ms_rasclark
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Looking for a place to stay in Portland on a weeknight near fun destinations like Powell's. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir
on Feb 11, 2013 -
We are going to Portland, Oregon next week. I am a vegetarian. I am allergic to corn and soy. My partner is an omnivore who eats everything except marzipan and raw animal/ocean flesh. What (aside from Natural Selection) are our can't-miss restaurants? Bonus for desserts! A few more details after the cut... [more inside]
posted by rednikki
on Feb 1, 2013 -
My roommate bikes about 4 miles to work. His feet are size 13 and he uses platform (flat) pedals. He wears pretty chunky shoes. We live in Portland, OR. For HolidayGiftingTime I bought him some Sugoi Resistor booties, but within a month they have shredded and ripped to the point of uselessness. What are some other options for the large-footed, shreddy-pedaled biker? Are there any booties specifically for platform pedals? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon
on Jan 27, 2013 -
A good friend is getting married in Vancouver, WA. Where in Vancouver, Portland, or nearby can our group of ~15-20 friends host a boozy board & video game bachelor party for him? [more inside]
posted by bargex
on Jan 22, 2013 -
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. [more inside]
posted by Corrective_Lenses
on Jan 22, 2013 -
SubletFilter: For personal reasons, I need to step away from my one-bedroom apartment in desirable NW Portland. I would really like to sublet the place, possibly with furniture, for around 6 months. How can I protect myself legally? What am I allowed to charge for rent? [more inside]
posted by roygbv
on Dec 30, 2012 -
Recommend awesome venues for a wedding in Portland, OR. Money is an issue, but I'm clueless! [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Dec 12, 2012 -
How to finance home renovation?
I am an absentee co-owner of a property on the West side of Portland, Oregon. My brother and I own it outright, but I'd like to make a plan on the finances of improving it. Neither owner lives in Oregon.
Cry me a river, right? But I need help. [more inside]
posted by Glomar response
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Where in Maine can I find a classic Main Street atmosphere within commuting distance from Freeport and Portland. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Nov 27, 2012 -
K. So my big 3-0 birthday is on Saturday, December 8th, and I'm looking for a good place in Portland (like a semi-private event room in a resturant/bar) to host folks for several hours. Let's say 7-10pm. More specifications inside... [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Nov 23, 2012 -
Some online mapping services (Apple, Bing, etc.) refer to an area of Northwest Portland as "The Bucket", but as far as I know, The Bucket doesn't exist. Is this an example of a copyright trap
? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Does public transportation between Corvallis, OR (or Albany) and Portland, OR exist? A bus that ran at least a few times a day would be great, but I can't seem to find one. I know about the hut shuttle but I am looking for something less expensive.
posted by long haired child
on Nov 3, 2012 -
I need to buy health insurance in Portland, Oregon and I'm wondering if there are any professional guilds or Freelancer's Union-type groups that sell health insurance. [more inside]
posted by jeb
on Oct 23, 2012 -
Where to live in Northern coastal Oregon? Vernonia? Astoria? Manzanita? Portland with a wicked commute? [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Oct 17, 2012 -
Portland foodies! I'd like to send friends a thank-you in the form of a small ($25 or so) gift certificate to one of the fine food establishments in your fair city. Please help me out with suggestions. Due to the price limit I'd be interested in places where they could get a delightful snack, dessert, or drink rather than a full-on meal. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Oct 14, 2012 -
I would like recommendations for a therapist -- preferably in NE Portland -- to help me work through my feelings about the recent death of my father, and related difficult family dynamics surrounding his death.
posted by nanook
on Oct 13, 2012 -
I'll be in Portland, OR for a wedding this weekend. I need to complete a ten mile run to keep up with training for a half marathon. I'll be staying on the NE side of Portland. I'm a lady running solo. Are there streets/areas I should avoid? [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno
on Oct 9, 2012 -
I'm thinking of relocating to the Pacific Northwest USA for the climate and scenery, though I've never been before. I have 4 days to visit next month, and am having trouble deciding between Portland and Seattle as a base of exploration. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Sep 25, 2012 -
What are my options for indoor archery in and around southeast Portland, OR? I'm only familiar with Archers Afield and that's a bit further than I'd like to drive. [more inside]
posted by curious nu
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Recommend me your dermatologist, gynecologist, and GPs in Portland, OR. [more inside]
posted by ansate
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Portland OR telephone/data/wiring brick and mortar? Preferably on the eastside? [more inside]
posted by dan g.
on Sep 11, 2012 -
My beloved stylist has left the city. I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, shoulder-length hair. [more inside]
posted by nanook
on Sep 11, 2012 -