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 -
Yes, it's yet another Portland question! My husband and I will be in Portland over Presidents Day weekend with another couple. We have been there many times, but have a couple questions inside! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown
on Feb 4, 2014 -
I need to be able to watch live streaming video for a couple hours so that I can do a live transcription. My house wifi isn't good enough even with the router sitting in my lap. The video cuts out sometimes. [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Jan 30, 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 -
Asking for a friend in Portland OR: she is currently being stonewalled by the university where she works over a discrimination/equal pay/age/gender complaint. Suggestions for an employment lawyer, based on firsthand experience, would be welcome. I will forward replies/memail.
posted by cgk
on Jan 4, 2014 -
I'm visiting NE Portland for the holidays and want to be able to work out. I've called several nearby gyms and none of them offer day passes, they're all members only. Where should I go to burn off all the holiday eatings?
posted by Sauce Trough
on Dec 26, 2013 -
My girlfriend and I are visiting Reno to see my parents for Christmas. My parents are older (early 60's) and really enjoy doing "cool" things. We live in Portland and when my parents visit here they always have a great time and really enjoy doing the "cool" things we like to do. The thing is... [more inside]
posted by gucci mane
on Dec 23, 2013 -
We just decided to drive from SF to Seattle via Portland for about a week. What are some fun family things to do? Places to eat? Places to stay? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by mamabear
on Dec 20, 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 -
Last week I managed to have an attack of vertigo at work which resulted in me collapsing, throwing up all over the floor, getting stretchered out of the office, into an ambulance, into the ER, an overnight hospital stay and a diagnosis of Vestibular Neuritis
. Fun times. The doctors there have been telling me that my symptoms will clear up soon, but the more I talk to people, the more this sounds dubious, and I very much want to see an ENT. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF
on Nov 27, 2013 -
I am going as a Victorian character for Halloween and need a black lace parasol by tomorrow night. I'm looking for something in this style
As usual, I've left it too late to order online. Halloween pop up shops don't have this. Any idea where else can I find this type of parasol in the Portland, OR area? I've already been to Cargo and Uwajimaya without success.
posted by Tiye
on Oct 29, 2013 -
My husband is a Detroit native looking for a place in Portland to watch the Tigers game. He can see it at home, but he's looking for a room full of other Tigers fans. Does this place exist? Is there an unofficial Michigan bar that we don't know about?
posted by ohisee
on Oct 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 -
Paperwork makes me droolingly stupid.
I have taken a stab at doing the divorce paperwork myself, but it always ends up crumpled up on the floor. The parenting plan business (required by Multnomah county) was the easy part. I am looking for someone who will handle the paperwork and filing and just get it done with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 16, 2013 -
Hi. I've lived in Portland for several years and have heard about this time based art festival that happens and am interested in experiencing some of it. However the website (http://pica.org/event/tba13/) is a bit overwhelming and I'm not familiar with any of the artists that they mention. Has anyone gone? Are there any events that you would recommend? I'll probably just pick a few at random but if anyone has any pointers I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
posted by eggkeeper
on Sep 3, 2013 -
Two twentysomethings going on a trip to Portland for the first week of September. We’ve got some tickets to MusicFest NW
, this guide to biking to microbreweries
, and a sweet AirBnB apartment in the Pearl District. I definitely want to check out Stumptown, Powell’s Books, Voodoo Donuts, and Pok Pok but I’d love to hear about some of the places/activities/neat things that people love that might not be so obvious. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Aug 26, 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 -
... or gut capacity to enjoy them all.
Will be in Portland for two dinners, two breakfasts, and 1 or two lunches the end of the month. Help me make the most of that limited opportunity. Spoilt for choice and overwhelmed by ideas. What is absolutely the do not miss it thing we must eat? [more inside]
posted by Gotanda
on Aug 8, 2013 -
My husband and I have decided to separate. We have 2 daughters (12 and 2) and a house and live in a major city where rent is astronomical. How on earth does this work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 4, 2013 -
I have never gone through the home buying process before, and neither has my charming lady.
She lives and works in SFO, and wants to buy a house here in PDX (moving here immediately after, or close enough). [more inside]
posted by drfu
on Jul 22, 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 -
Where should I eat in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland? Solo traveler, foodie, beer and seafood aficionado. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jul 4, 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 -
My girlfriend and I are going to Portland next week for the first time, and had been planning to take a day to drive out to the Bagby Hot Springs (she was thrilled when she found out they're the springs featured in Old Joy
). Upon researching further, I discovered that it doesn't have the greatest reputation in terms of safety. But, much of what I read was from years ago, and it's difficult to an find up-to-date state of things. For those who have been there recently, is it a reasonably safe trip? [more inside]
posted by (lambda (x) x)
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I've been to both these cities before, so this time I want to explore some local fave places and grok the resident hipster vibe. Please point me in the direction of the Dolores Park of Portland/Austin. [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru
on May 30, 2013 -
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 -