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November 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 4

Portland over long weekend - restaurants, events, strip clubs

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 around Portland, OR at 2:25 PM - 8 answers

December 14, 2013

Independent Toyota Prius Repair in Portland, Oregon?

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 around Portland, OR at 3:06 PM - 5 answers has best

October 8, 2013

Yet another Portland question

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 around Portland, OR at 8:58 AM - 13 answers

September 7, 2013

Let's Get Away From You All

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 around Oregon at 10:05 PM - 7 answers has best

August 26, 2013

Portland (Oregon)! In September! Twentysomethings edition

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 around Portland, OR at 12:30 PM - 16 answers has best

July 21, 2013

Vancouver, WA to Portland Airport

In the not-terribly-distant future, I will need to get from a hotel in Vancouver, WA to Portland Airport early on a Sunday morning. Looking at the airport website, they list a bewildering number of taxi and van services. Does anyone have a recommendation? Reliability edges out cost.
posted by GenjiandProust around Portland, OR at 11:57 AM - 4 answers has best

June 24, 2013

Beach camping in Oregon?

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 around Oregon at 9:59 AM - 8 answers

June 9, 2013

Parking Etiquette

In a line of cars driving around a parking lot, waiting for a slot to open up, who is the bigger arsehole? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench around Portland, OR at 12:49 PM - 21 answers

June 7, 2013

Is it safe to visit Bagby Hot Springs?

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) around Portland, OR at 1:13 PM - 7 answers has best

May 30, 2013

Level 2 travel tips for a San Franciscan in Portland and Austin?

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 around Portland, OR at 3:35 PM - 4 answers