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June 18

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

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

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

April 26

Vegan Portlandia Restaurants With Available Fart Zone?

Six days in Portland, OR, next week (May 3rd-9th). Interesting places to eat, sketch, or both? [more inside]
posted by fatbird around Portland, OR at 2:10 PM - 9 answers

March 28

[Portland Filter] Can you help me find a decent hotel near the MAX?

Hello Portlanders - I'll be coming to your fair city in mid-April and although I've visited a few times previously I don't really have a go-to hotel near the city. Can you recommend some good options? [more inside]
posted by karizma around Portland, OR at 5:22 PM - 10 answers

March 25

6 Days in Portland/Seattle

This (very) recent question had a lot of good suggestions of things to do in Portland, but I'm in Portland and Seattle for several days each this weekend, and I'm looking for advice about what to do in both cities. Difficulty: like outdoorsy things, but don't have a car. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar around Portland, OR at 3:19 PM - 9 answers

March 24

5 day trip to Portland, OR

What 2 things would you recommend a friend do during a 5 day trip to Portland, Oregon in mid April?
posted by garlic around Portland, OR at 10:52 AM - 25 answers has best

February 26

Best (least treacherous) driving route over the Rockies?

Driving from Cincinnati to Portland near the end of March. Bit concerned about the mountain passes in late winter. The basic options are I-80 to Salt Lake, then on to I-84. Or a more northern route through S. Dakota and Montana on I-90 into Washington before heading southwest. Both drives would be ~34-35 hours—any compelling reasons to choose one over the other?
posted by cramer around Portland, OR at 7:45 AM - 15 answers has best

February 2

Got the bike. What tool should I get?

I just bought a bike, and now I need a killer multitool. [more inside]
posted by pdb around Portland, OR at 4:06 PM - 16 answers

January 28

Portland Valentine's dinner

I probably should have asked this weeks ago... My husband and I will be in Portland, OR, for Valentine's Day and we'd like to have a nice but not ludicrously expensive dinner. We like Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, northwestern, seafood. Neither of us eat beef. Doesn't need to be fancy but does need to take reservations. We'll probably be eating early-ish, maybe 6 pm, which will hopefully help us find a spot. Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown around Portland, OR at 3:30 PM - 13 answers

November 24, 2014

PDX Bound Next Week. Suggestions Suggestions Suggestions

Have not been to PDX in 5-6 years. Will be there next week from Wednesday 12/3 through Saturday 12/6. I'll be staying in DT Portland. Restaurants are covered. Looking for a bike rental shops, coffeehouse's with awesome pastries and pies, and other random cool places. My hangout spots are Hawthorne District and (of course) Powell's. I am also a Farmer's Market junky and would appreciate suggestion on local markets that will be taking place during that time. Thanks in advance...
posted by goalyeehah around Portland, OR at 6:30 PM - 7 answers has best

September 9, 2014

Good Portland OR neighborhood for AirBnB?

On a whim, we booked a trip to Portland, OR for next month. Then I went to book hotels, and apparently it is marathon weekend, and there are very few hotel rooms available downtown, and all above $200/night. We are looking to AirBnb as an alternative, but it's unclear which neighborhoods are good and which are bad as a tourist base. Every single listing says it's in a great neighborhood with easy access to public transit, so any tips?
posted by smackfu around Portland, OR at 8:42 AM - 12 answers has best

August 7, 2014

Bonus points if you suggest a place where my child can harass ducklings

What to do with a 1-year-old this weekend in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by town of cats around Portland, OR at 9:19 PM - 5 answers

August 6, 2014

Where can I eat gooseneck barnacles & explore unique spots in Portland?

For instance, my SO really wants to find a place that serves gooseneck barnacle like they did here and explore spots like the abandoned Upper Salmonberry River Railway. We wanted to see sloths, but it was booked. We know these kind of unique local gems are coveted, but does anyone mind sharing their favorite off-the-beaten path activities in PDX? [more inside]
posted by doctordrey around Portland, OR at 2:05 PM - 7 answers

July 10, 2014

Seattle to Newport?

I’m driving from Seattle, WA, to Newport, OR (on the coast). Would it be better to take I-5 all the way down to Corvallis and then US20 over to Newport, or should I leave I-5 at Olympia and take 101 down the coast? I’ll be hitting Olympia around 4pm on a Monday, and I’ll hear arguments for both efficiency and pleasantness. Thank you!
posted by Janey Complainy around Newport, OR at 4:51 PM - 10 answers has best

From the Portland Airport, to the Redwood Forest...

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 around Oregon at 10:14 AM - 8 answers

June 16, 2014

accommodation in Oregon

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 around Eugene, OR at 9:12 PM - 3 answers

May 16, 2014

Things to do in Bend, OR with a 3.5-year-old?

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 around Bend, OR at 11:17 AM - 6 answers has best

May 12, 2014

Calling All Oregonian Parents

What to do in the Portland area for one day with a 1st grader? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 around Portland, OR at 11:46 AM - 15 answers

April 26, 2014

Sketching road trip from Vancouver BC to the Oregon Coast

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 around Oregon at 1:37 PM - 11 answers