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Moving across the country: good idea, bad idea, or BEST idea?

Following a series of personal crises, our protagonist contemplates relocating to a warmer, albeit cloudier, part of the world. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 9, 2014 - 28 answers

Best resources for buying spices? (Online or Seattle)

One of the things I miss about living in the big city is access to a Penzeys spice store. The other thing I miss is having enough money to afford to shop there. I am looking for any good resources on where to buy spices, either online, or within a few hours of Seattle, which is now my nearest metropolis. "The spice must flow!" [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Aug 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Back-Country Camping in the Pacific Northwest

I'm looking for recommendations on where to do some back-country/wilderness camping in the Seattle/Portland area from around Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe on Aug 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Good place to stay between Portland & Seattle?

We (spouse, myself, and 2.5 year old toddler) are on a vacation in the Northwest US. What cool place can we stay this Saturday that is somewhere (more or less) on the way from Portland to Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on Jul 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Seeing volcanic sights en route to Seattle?

Road trip filter! We're spending today (and tonight) in Portland and want to be in Seattle by mid-afternoon tomorrow. On the way, we'd like to visit a volcanic (or geological) outdoorsy spot. The original idea was to hike the Ape Cave lava tube, but looking at a map, it may be too far out of the way if we want to leave Portland at 9am and reach Seattle by 4. Any good alternatives?
posted by itesser on Jun 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Last minute trip to Portland and Seattle!

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 - 28 answers

Solo dining in in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland

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 - 27 answers

Help me make the most of my US trip

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 - 24 answers

Spring Break College Tour to Seattle/Portland area

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 - 12 answers

Thinking of relocating to the Pacific NW but I've never been. Help me decide between Oregon and Washington.

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 - 31 answers

Please help me find a strapless bra for my wedding in two weeks before I give myself an ulcer

Please please PLEASE help me find a place where I can buy a wonderbra/any strapless bra that won't squash my chest flat in time for my wedding in two weeks! [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

what to do in Seattle and Portland?

Things to do and Places to eat in Seattle, Portland and in between? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Jan 31, 2012 - 11 answers

Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 answers

I gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero!

Yet another "where should I move" question (slight snowglobe details inside). [more inside]
posted by Polgara on Aug 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Kingdom of Fungi

Kingdom of Fungi. Do people who live in the Pacific Northwest have more yeast infections, mold in their houses, and mushrooms in their woods?
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on Aug 13, 2011 - 16 answers

can i afford to be happy??

looking to move - can i afford portland? seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Help us fill in the blanks on our road trip from Seattle to San Francisco

West Coast Road Trip! Mr. desjardins and I are flying into Seattle in early September, renting a car and driving to San Francisco. What do we do in between? We want places to stay and things to do. Amazing scenery is a priority. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Bike routes and travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

I'm looking for advice on bike routes and bike-on-train travel tips from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jul 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Restaurant recommendations between Seattle and Portland

Pacific Northwest eaters, I need your help. My sister is in Seattle visiting our dad. I am in Portland. Sis and Dad want to meet up with Mr. Numberwang and me somewhere between for lunch this weekend. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Where to?

I'm 26 and have a gap year before starting grad school. Where should I move to? (Chicago / Seattle / Portland / SF / other) [more inside]
posted by amillionbillion on Aug 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Autobahn appetite!

Calling all frequent Portland-Seattle drivers: where are your favorite places to pull off I-5 and eat? [more inside]
posted by sapere aude on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Two young midwest artists trying to move! Portland VS Seattle

Boyfriend and I have been in the midwest our whole lives and are looking to make a move to the Pacific Northwest at the end of October. Our lease is up and we will be out of work one way or another- so we might as well move then. Background info- we are both graduated artists in our early 20s, love music, nature, being outdoors and a part of our community. We are mainly looking for an active, younger, art-scene. We both want to continue to practice our art, and want a community to support that, and to keep us motivated. We are going out to visit both cities at the end of August (27th to 31st), and will make another trip later to find an apartment- and then move Oct 31st. [more inside]
posted by bleedfoot on Jul 27, 2010 - 29 answers

A whirlwind in the northwest

Help us plan the undecided portions of our northwest trip (crater lake to seattle via portland)! [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Jul 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Which makes for a better downtown car-free life? Portland or Seattle?

Living without a car: Would you choose downtown Portland or downtown Seattle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Animation studios in the Pacific Northwest?

Does anyone know any animation studios in the Pacific northwest? [more inside]
posted by bleedfoot on Jan 20, 2010 - 8 answers

We're moving out west!

Where can we live (in the US) that has both pleasant summers and awesome snowboarding? [more inside]
posted by Fifi Firefox on Jul 14, 2009 - 49 answers

Help me get the hell out of here!

I'm at my wit's end here in Long Beach, CA. I have some money, I have a car, and I don't have to be anywhere till 9am on Tuesday. I want to get far away from here, just drive and drive and drive. But where should I go and what should I do when I get there? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Mar 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Are government jobs better in Seattle or Portland (juvenile justice)

Is it better to work for the government in Seattle or Portland? [more inside]
posted by pdx87 on Mar 8, 2009 - 2 answers

I'm not talking about Stone Temple Pilots

How to prepare one's body, mind and bicycle for a 200 mi bike ride? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 30, 2009 - 26 answers

Weekend in Portland or Vancouver?

Weekend in Portland or Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on May 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Cost of living in Portland vs. Seattle

Living on a modest income in Seattle vs. in Portland, OR -- your thoughts, opinions, experiences? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

What to do in the Pacific Northwest next week?

What should I do in Seattle, Portland, and points between, during the first week of December? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Nov 28, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I relocate?

Relocation/Jobhunt Filter: Partner and I just graduated college (no savings, short job history) looking to move from rural California to a more metropolitan area. We both work as creatives, she does marketing & print, I do A/V & Internet... How does one do this with little money and a very modest portfolio? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Cascadian Subduction

How likely/real is the threat of Cascadian Subduction (earthquakes, tsunamis and resulting volcanic activity)? Does it affect the lives, worries and insurance policies of Pacific North Western residents in places like Seattle and Portland?
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Oct 9, 2006 - 19 answers

Inexpensive (and unscary) hotels: Seattle/Portland

We're two recent grad-school graduates on a budget, travelling to Portland and Seattle in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations for relatively inexpensive hotels in both cities? (Previous Seattle questions have brought up the Moore Hotel, but in case they're booked, any alternative suggestions?) Thanks!
posted by hazelshade on Sep 28, 2006 - 7 answers

To uproot or to stay?

Is it insane for two married 40+ year olds, no kids, to think about moving from Seattle to Portland? The thought that we'll never be able to afford a house here unless we opt for a two hour commute is killing us. Ready to throw in the towel. [more inside]
posted by dchunks on Jun 22, 2006 - 25 answers

Driving from San Francisco to Seattle: how do we plan a pleasant 4-day trip up the west coast?

Driving from San Francisco to Seattle: how do we plan a pleasant 4-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ on Jun 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Yum! Caramel crust and lotsa bubbles...

PacificNW/Food Filter: Best walk-in outlets for artisan bread in Seattle or Portland areas; gonna be up there over the weekend and want to bring home some chewy-crusty-soury-airy loaves. In the Poilane/Balthazar mold... Thanks!
posted by dpcoffin on Feb 28, 2006 - 16 answers

Like the movie Road Trip, but with less Tom Green.

So we're thinking about a road trip south from Vancouver to (maybe) LA... [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Feb 7, 2006 - 17 answers

Visiting the Pacific Northwest

What to see/do and where to stay when visiting Portland, Seattle and Vancouver in October . . . [more inside]
posted by necessitas on Aug 19, 2005 - 23 answers

Seattle Trip #2

You all were a great help last week. My trip to the Pacific Northwest has been bumped up to next week (Sun-Sun). I am looking for three things listed after the jump. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on May 2, 2005 - 13 answers

Techno Radio in Portland?

My son moved to Portland over a year ago from the SF Bay Area and misses the radio choices we have here, especially for techno. I googled for info but am not sure how current the information I found is. Does anyone have suggestions for techno radio stations in the greater metro Portland/Seattle/Vancouver area? He drives a lot between Portland and Seattle for his work and would appreciate the call sign as well as the number.
posted by Lynsey on Dec 20, 2003 - 11 answers

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