I need to quickly firm up planning for our August vacation in Oregon and Northern California; we have about 10 days to spend and I haven't gotten very as far in terms of specifics. Degree of Difficulty: 16yo daughter and non-drinking husband [more inside]
posted by drlith
on Jul 10, 2014 -
My friend and I want to move to either Washington or Oregon. What are good/affordable places to live for two poor artists in debt? [more inside]
posted by kfrax
on Jun 27, 2014 -
My friend rents an apartment. According to the lease he signed there is a 4 day grace period before his rent is considered late. (He sometimes pays on the 4th of the month because of when he is paid). This month the grace period involves the July 4 holiday. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow
on Jun 22, 2014 -
Next week, I am taking the Empire Builder
from Chicago to Portland, Oregon. In a previous question about train travel, someone suggested
reading books that take place along your train route. This is an idea I love ... and I have at least 47 hours to pass! So: what are your favorite (kindle) books which occur in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, or Oregon? Bonus for rural themes. I am not a big mystery fan, but if it is particularly excellent, I'll read it. Romance is out. Otherwise, I'm open to anything!
posted by ChuraChura
on Jun 20, 2014 -
We will be visiting Oregon and will be staying for 1 week in Eugene (18-24th July). We're looking for short term accommodation, preferably rent a house. Can you recommend any places or sites where these things are listed? [more inside]
posted by dhruva
on Jun 16, 2014 -
I'm taking a leisurely drive from San Jose CA. to Tacoma WA. I have allowed myself 4 days for the ride up and 4 for the ride back. What should I see? [more inside]
posted by doctor_negative
on Jun 16, 2014 -
is in full bloom now in Portland, Oregon. It is tall and rangy. I've been here thirty years and have been an avid gardener, and I'd never seen it before today.
posted by ADave
on Jun 8, 2014 -
Getting a very belated start on planting my garden. Raised beds, zone 8, vegetables. What seeds can I plant this late, and what kinds of starts should I get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on May 30, 2014 -
We are in Bend for the weekend with our preschooler and we're not familiar with the area at all. Aside from the High Desert Museum, what things should we do that are kid-friendly? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit
on May 16, 2014 -
Lately I've been noticing an increase in police vehicles in my neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. There is one in particular I see a lot but never get close enough to to read that has a shield with--I want to say--a blue, gold, and some green picture inside. It looks like there are some trees in it, maybe a river. Last night I saw one that said "Field Operations" on the back parked across the street. What agency has this car? [more inside]
posted by dargerpartridge
on Apr 30, 2014 -
I'm heading to Portland in July (hooray!) and am already ecstatically excited about all the awesome things there are to indulge in (kind of feel like this city is where I was supposed to live - too bad I live many timezones away). The town is overrun with amazing breweries and my partner who is joining me is a massive
beer geek. We're already planning on visting as many breweries as we can and the Oregon Brewfest is on while we're there (double hooray!). However, I'd like to surprise him with the best beer related activity, event, or venue Portland has to offer (which is also acting as a consolation prize as I nixed the idea of staying at the Bed 'n' Beer in Newport).
Ideas, suggestions, advice? I know there are a lot of Portland Mefites with wonderful taste - so I'd love any help! [more inside]
posted by liquorice
on Apr 27, 2014 -
We are planning a road trip from May 3-9 (maybe to the 10th) down to the Oregon Coast but we are not sure what to do! Our plan so far is to drive to Astoria on the first day and stay a night or two. Then what? [more inside]
posted by sadtomato
on Apr 26, 2014 -
My husband and I will be in Portland, Oregon for a Saturday night in about 6 weeks - I'd like some help narrowing down a restaurant choice... [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade
on Mar 1, 2014 -
While in the hospital my mother died of a doctor prescribed accidental overdose of her heart medication. I need to speak to someone regarding an action relation to this but live in the Buffalo, NY area and don't know attorneys in PDX. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek!
on Jan 5, 2014 -
I'm a relatively new transplant to Oregon, so I didn't find out about the Oregon Political Contribution Credit
until last April. And then I promptly forgot about it until I heard a fairly annoying ad on the radio reminding people today is the last day to make a contribution. Should I donate my 50 bucks to any particular cause? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin
on Dec 31, 2013 -
Does anybody have a favorite independent
Toyota repair shop in Portland, Oregon? Preferably one you know to have worked on Priuses, but any recommendations / anti-recommendations welcome.
posted by spacewrench
on Dec 14, 2013 -
There is a possibility I may be getting a job that would require a relocation to southern Oregon (Medford/Ashland area) With a few exceptions, I've grown up and lived almost my entire life in the Chicago area. Can you help recommend a community or neighborhood? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Dec 12, 2013 -
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. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Oct 8, 2013 -
I have a few days off following the holiday crazies and I'm planning a mini road-trip to escape for these few days to unwind, hide from life and work on some personal projects. I really don't care where I go, but I'm looking for 4 things: an awesome private jacuzzi tub, a solid internet connection, and a walkable location -- all within 6 hours drive of Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Oct 2, 2013 -
So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica
on Oct 1, 2013 -
I want to treat my lovely bf to a weekend getaway somewhere within a few hours flying distance from the PNW. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl
on Sep 12, 2013 -
Some friends and I would like to go camping. Must be at most two hours drive from Portland, OR, we would like to be far enough away from other people so we can have a drunken good time without disturbing anyone.
Bonus: no Sasquatch. [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie
on Sep 7, 2013 -
I'm moving across the country! What resources should I use to make friends in the Portland, OR area? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast
on Aug 14, 2013 -
My partner and I are contemplating a move to Oregon in the next few years. I will have a masters in conflict resolution but would really like to become a mental health counselor. All the research I've done thus far points to a master of social work as I can be a counselor and have more job availability/flexibility. Part of me would like my second masters to just teach me the theory and effective skills of counseling rather than everything that comes with a MSW. I worked at a women's center and studied feminism as an undergrad so I am well aware of privilege and oppression in systemic form. If my plan was to settle in Oregon could I make it with a masters in counseling or are MSW's more easily finding jobs? This question is specific to the job climate in Oregon.
posted by madmartigan3454
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I recently found out about Fugitives and Refugees by Chuck Palahniuk and am very excited to read it. Does anyone know of any similar non-fiction books about and/or based in Portland, OR? I found this link on askmefi: http://ask.metafilter.com/120019/Books-about-southern-Washington
but no others listed seem to be non-fiction or set in Portland specifically. I've spent a good portion of my life in New York and love how Joseph Mitchell, Philip Lopate, & Thomas Wolfe (fiction, yes, but written in a very non-fiction style) write about NYC and am looking for similar writers.
posted by herrC
on Jul 9, 2013 -
You are driving through the PNW. Suddenly, you become [tired/inspired by the scenery]. You wish to find a place to camp in your vicinity.
>LOOK MAGIC CAMPING MAP [more inside]
posted by Acari
on Jun 28, 2013 -
I'm thinking of driving down to Oregon (from BC) this coming weekend. I'd like to camp somewhere near the ocean, preferably within walking distance of a beach. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I got a $260 ticket in Portland for not turning into the closest lane. Lamest ticket ever, right? So what do I plea at my court date, and how do I plea it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette
on Jun 19, 2013 -
Help me plan three days between Oregon and San Francisco: in particular, Crater Lake, the Redwood National/State Parks and a route down highway 101 to SF. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on May 30, 2013 -
I am thinking about taking a canoe trip down a local river, the Willamette, in Oregon. The river is a national water trail, and has some excellent documentation on camp sites and conditions between the starting and ending points we want to travel.
How can I best prepare for this trip given I've mostly done water trips in supervised groups. [more inside]
posted by diode
on May 24, 2013 -
I am having trouble getting my insurance company to issue an SR-22 to the Oregon DMV so my license isn't suspended. [more inside]
posted by mokin
on May 13, 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 -
We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer (yay!) and we're trying to find a place to stay for a week in the western/northwestern US to celebrate this milestone. The catch is that this destination needs to be some place new to us. A few other particular requirements below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mosk
on Apr 24, 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 -
I'm road tripping thru the Pacific Northwest.
I'll be vetting bookstores for my upcoming book tour in Boise ID, Bend OR, Eugene/Corvallis OR, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Spokane WA, and Missoula MT — and any towns in between that warrant it. :-) I'm hoping y'all might have bookstores to recommend!
Aside from Auntie's in Spokane and Powell's in Portland, I'm relying on Yelp — but I'd much prefer your personal
recommendations for bookstores that host author events
, have a great vibe
, and friendly staff
posted by silusGROK
on Apr 22, 2013 -
A friend's toddler is in the pediatric ICU in a Portland hospital for the foreseeable future, possibly several weeks. They live in McMinnville. A group of us would like to set up some kind of food delivery and/or housecleaning help for them over the duration, both for the parents who are basically living at the hospital and for the family friend and older kids who are at home in McMinnville.
Constraints: none of us is in McMinnville, so we need something that can be arranged over the phone or the internet, but we do have folks in Portland who may be able to help out for hospital runs; food needs to be vegetarian.
posted by looli
on Apr 16, 2013 -
At the end of August, we are going on a 9 day road trip through Oregon (round-trip from Seattle). The plan is to start on the east side of the Cascades, visit Bend and Crater Lake, arrive in Ashland (for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and head north along the coast on the way home. Any suggestions on what to visit and where to stay? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Mar 8, 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 40th birthday present to myself is to run away for several days by myself to indulge in restful solitude, nature walks, spa treatments and room service. I live in Oregon and am considering the coast, but could also be talked into Washington/California, or places other than the beach. Price is no object, but would prefer it to be within driving distance of Portland. Requirements and preferences within... [more inside]
posted by lilnublet
on Feb 18, 2013 -
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 -
How soon should I book a small car in advance for a 7-day trip to Oregon beginning Dec 1 in Portland?
posted by parmanparman
on Nov 18, 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 -
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 -
Recommend me your dermatologist, gynecologist, and GPs in Portland, OR. [more inside]
posted by ansate
on Sep 17, 2012 -