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October 7

Help me celebrate my golden birthday in Portland, OR!

I am turning 25 on the 25th of November this year (the day after Thanksgiving) and I will be in Portland/Tualatin visiting family. I'd like to do something special to celebrate! [more inside]
posted by jouir around Portland, OR at 9:13 PM - 4 answers

October 4

Portland --> Sherwood Commute?

I've just been offered a new job which is great on paper, but the commute has me concerned. Does any one have experience with the Portland to Sherwood, OR commute? [more inside]
posted by Flamingo around Portland, OR at 10:24 AM - 8 answers has best

September 12

Road Tripping: Baby Style. Northern California/Oregon Edition

We're going to be driving from the SF East Bay to the Oregon Coast (around Lincoln City). In our Younger Days we would do this in one go, but there's a baby in tow now and I don't think she'd appreciate an 10+ hour day in the car. The question is: should we do it in 2 days or 3 days, and where are fun or interesting or pretty or whatever places we stop along the way? [more inside]
posted by brainmouse around Oregon at 11:55 AM - 7 answers has best

September 9

Quirky cool things in Portland, OR in the next couple of weeks?

I know some folks who are going to honeymoon in Portland, OR soon. They're arriving in the middle of next week and will be there for 10-14 days. I'd love to be able to point them to cool weird quirky things going on that they may not easily find in tourist magazines etc. They're about 40, not huge on hiking and I'm not sure what styles of music they like. They're already planning to get head-sized donuts at Voodoo and I've rhapsodised at them about Powells. Hope me, hive mind!
posted by rmd1023 around Portland, OR at 9:45 AM - 29 answers has best

September 3

Portland weird

What cool/odd/weird little things can I see or do in Portland OR from now through September 17th? My sis told me about PICA's TBA and I will probably do some of that but I would also be interested in even less mainstream type things. [more inside]
posted by bobobox around Portland, OR at 4:34 PM - 13 answers

August 22

Hell's Canyon Rafting

Planning to be in the Hell's Canyon area next summer and want to do a two or three day rafting trip but the options are overwhelming. We will be flying into Boise and then driving to near Spokane for a personal errand. How can we best work in a rafting trip? [more inside]
posted by tamitang around Oregon at 8:30 PM - 2 answers

July 17

Oregon Coast Highlights?

Hi all! We are driving from PDX to Southwest OR in early August. We'll have time for one or maybe two good stops, and since it's my first time in OR, I would love to learn about good spots to include on our coastal drive. [more inside]
posted by Miko around Oregon, OR at 6:34 AM - 18 answers

July 8

Must see in Portland, OR

Hi! I'm going to be in Portland in a couple of weeks visiting friends in the Grant Park neighborhood. I'm staying with them, but I have two days where they're at work and I will be entertaining myself (which I am looking forward to). I have access to a car and the only thing I am certain of is that I will be spending 1/2 a day at Powell's. Is there anything else I shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 around Portland, OR at 8:40 AM - 31 answers

July 3

Where to finish learning how to drive stick, in Portland?

So my husband and I are considering an international trip (Scandinavia), and possibly renting a car. When I started googling this, it seems like a large percentage of rental cars in these countries are stick-shift. While there are some automatic transmission options, I'd want to be prepared in case a rental company screwed me and gave me a manual (I'm usually unlucky when I travel). I'm having real difficulty however finding driving school options in/near Portland, OR that will teach stick. Please help! [more inside]
posted by FireFountain around Portland, OR at 7:44 PM - 26 answers

April 18

Where can I rent a wheelchair in Corvallis, Oregon?

My wife, mother-in-law, and I will be flying to Corvallis in June to attend my daughter's graduation from Oregon State. We now have need to use a wheelchair for my MiL while there. We're willing to rent, borrow, whatever. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by jazon around Corvallis, OR at 8:07 AM - 6 answers has best

March 24

Willamette recs for April vacation?

For our long overdue vacation, we're planning to stay in Newberg Oregon, and want to experience the most wonderful things Willamette Valley has to offer. What should we eat/drink/do? And, how long should we stay? [more inside]
posted by ellerhodes around Willamette Valley, OR at 10:07 PM - 7 answers has best

March 4

In Portland to see Iggy Pop, where to stay?

What are some current quirky Portland lodging alternatives? Going to be in Portland for 4 nights at the end of the month. Most of the popular airbnb places are booked. Looking for lodging for around $100 a night. Clean and quirky are my priorities.
posted by Xurando around Portland, OR at 11:26 AM - 4 answers

January 30

Should I check out the St. Johns Parade while I'm in Portland?

I'm going to be in Portland, OR in May. I was looking around for things to do and saw that I'll be there the weekend of the St. Johns Parade. Is it worth checking out? Relevant info: I'll be relying on public transportation. This isn't my first visit, so I've already done many of the usual must-do things. I am a big fan of parades in general!
posted by atropos around Portland, OR at 4:20 PM - 6 answers has best

January 4

Winter weekend adventures/essentials in Portland

I'm looking for fun excursions, eateries, etc to undertake during MLK weekend in Portland OR with my wife. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by miltthetank around Portland, OR at 11:52 AM - 8 answers has best

November 30, 2015

Fun things to do in Portland with kids?

What are some fun things to do with kids in Portland? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats around Portland, OR at 12:25 AM - 11 answers

September 13, 2015

My family's growing. Which large SUV should we buy?

We have two big dogs and will be adding a second carseat in the next couple weeks. Our crossover is already not cutting it space-wise. What large SUV should we get? [more inside]
posted by ugly around Portland, OR at 11:48 PM - 25 answers

June 30, 2015

Go Where Others Are Not: 4th of July Edition

I hate the 4th of July. I live in Portland. Where can I go where others are not? [more inside]
posted by hollisimo around La Grande, OR at 1:50 PM - 11 answers has best

June 18, 2015

Tell me cool stuff along this Portland bike route

Portlanders! Here is a map of a waterfront bike tour route. Can you tell me cool stuff to see/do/and especially eat along this route? A two- or three-block detour is okay but we will be a bit time pressured so can't go too far afield. Thanks!
posted by HotToddy around Portland, OR at 8:41 PM - 4 answers

June 5, 2015

Things to Do in Portland When it's Hot

It's supposed to be ONE BILLION degrees (OK, 90-something in Portland for the next few days, during my first visit to the area. I need help. What's fun for two people to do while avoiding the heat? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet around Portland, OR at 8:19 PM - 15 answers has best

May 22, 2015

Specific Portland food recommendations

Looking for a few quick recommendations for my trip to Portland, Oregon this weekend. Ideally I am looking for places reachable by public transit, since I won't have a car. 1 - Best grilled cheese sandwich. 2 - Best dim sum. 3 - Best sushi that isn't insanely expensive. 4 - Best macaroni and cheese. 5 - Best food cart that is hopefully open for lunch on Saturdays. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown around Portland, OR at 3:34 PM - 17 answers