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April 29, 2013

In Portland, OR for a week with a toddler. What shouldn't I miss?

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 around Portland, OR at 3:33 PM - 16 answers

April 24, 2013

Options for fun, multi-generation family stay near Portland OR in May?

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 around Portland, OR at 12:43 PM - 9 answers

March 8, 2013

Oregon Road Trip

At the end of August, we are going on a 9 day road trip through Oregon (round-trip from Seattle). The plan is to start on the east side of the Cascades, visit Bend and Crater Lake, arrive in Ashland (for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and head north along the coast on the way home. Any suggestions on what to visit and where to stay? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around Oregon at 3:36 PM - 13 answers has best

February 22, 2013

Suggestions for a Two-Year-Old and an 80-Year-Old in Portland, OR today?

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 around Portland, OR at 8:38 AM - 14 answers

February 11, 2013

Hotel in Portland - Walkable, Not Too Expensive, Near Powell's Bookstore

Looking for a place to stay in Portland on a weeknight near fun destinations like Powell's. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir around Portland, OR at 8:42 PM - 19 answers

February 1, 2013

Portland, OR restaurants for a soy- and corn-free vegetarian?

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 around Portland, OR at 10:51 PM - 7 answers

January 22, 2013

Shout out for help from PDX!

Dear Portland, I'll be spending three weeks in your fair city starting this coming Saturday. I'm there for a pretty particular reason- I just had foot surgery at a point in my life when I'm living with my parents, and it's turned out to be pretty toxic for me. A friend has kindly invited me to recover at her house. Looking for foot-friendly adventure and Good Times. [more inside]
posted by Corrective_Lenses around Portland, OR at 10:41 AM - 18 answers

January 17, 2013

How can I replace the power steering pump in my 2000 Outback?

I have a 2000 Subaru Outback. It needs a bit of work, the most costly of which is replacing the leaking power steering pump... shop says $360. Is this a repair that I can do myself? [more inside]
posted by roygbv around Portland, OR at 3:43 AM - 5 answers

December 6, 2012

Where should I take my parents for church on Christmas Eve?

Where can I find a beautiful protestant Portland, Oregon, Christmas Eve service? [more inside]
posted by linettasky around Portland, OR at 2:44 PM - 5 answers has best

November 18, 2012

Car rental options at PDX?

How soon should I book a small car in advance for a 7-day trip to Oregon beginning Dec 1 in Portland?
posted by parmanparman around Portland, OR at 6:13 PM - 10 answers has best

November 5, 2012

Help our Thanksgiving trip not be a turkey.

Portland-area getaway, Thanksgiving weekend, mountains or coast. With dog and toddler. Help? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit around Oregon at 9:41 AM - 8 answers has best

November 3, 2012

Bus from Albany/Corvallis to Portland?

Does public transportation between Corvallis, OR (or Albany) and Portland, OR exist? A bus that ran at least a few times a day would be great, but I can't seem to find one. I know about the hut shuttle but I am looking for something less expensive.
posted by long haired child around Portland, OR at 12:07 PM - 5 answers

October 17, 2012

Where to live in coastal Oregon?

Where to live in Northern coastal Oregon? Vernonia? Astoria? Manzanita? Portland with a wicked commute? [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny around Oregon at 2:42 PM - 9 answers

October 11, 2012

How can I learn Spanish by immersion inexpensively?

Year off between undergrad and dental school. Optimally, I would like to go to South or Central America for the purpose of learning Spanish. Best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by mellosphere around Corvallis, OR at 10:41 AM - 13 answers has best

September 25, 2012

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 around Portland, OR at 3:43 PM - 31 answers

August 29, 2012

Portland : help my girlfriend and I plan a couple awesome walking tours!

Help my girlfriend and I plan two awesome walking tours of Portland, OR! [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco around Portland, OR at 11:13 AM - 6 answers has best

August 25, 2012

Friend on Bike Tour Needs Place Tonight in PDX

Friend is on bike tour, just got food poisoning. Needs place to stay in Portland, OR tonight. Hostels are full. He says he is not throwing up any more just has no energy. Anyone know any cheap hotels between downtown and north (he will be heading north as soon as he gets better).
posted by fieldtrip around Portland, OR at 12:32 PM - 4 answers has best

August 5, 2012

Seeing Portland, OR without a rental car?

Me and the wife will be flying out to Portland, Oregon roughly six months from now to check out the city to see if we want to relocate. We were thinking of not renting a car and just using light rail to get around, since good public transportation is a major factor of why we want to relocate. How good or bad of an idea is this?
posted by AdamOddo around Portland, OR at 7:55 AM - 16 answers

July 19, 2012

Looking for places like Portland outside the US.

Looking for places like Portland outside the US. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear around Portland, OR at 10:38 PM - 29 answers

July 10, 2012

I'm not driving across OREGON in a Prius.

Where can I rent a luxury car for 24hrs in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone around Portland, OR at 2:01 PM - 11 answers has best