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I'll be attending graduate school at Portland State University starting in September. I understand the rental market in PDX is generally pretty tight, so any tips for how/when/where to scope out rentals between now and September? [more inside]
Can you recommend a great neighborhood within an hour of Portland (ideally less) on the Washington State side? It could be in Vancouver, Washington, or in any of the small towns nearby. [more inside]
What are the best (NY style) pizza places and great vegetarian spots in Portland? Grocery stores too! Alberta Arts district mainly, but city-wide too. [more inside]
Five days in Portland in early May with the extended family and an 11-month-old. Looking for outdoorsy things to do in the Gorge and Mt. Hood areas. [more inside]
Our beloved 2002 Jetta died on the road yesterday, and we need a replacement. And of course, since I'm a snowflake, details inside. [more inside]
October 7, 2016
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]
October 4, 2016
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]
September 9, 2016
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!
September 3, 2016
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]
July 8, 2016
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]
July 3, 2016
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]
March 4, 2016
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.
January 30, 2016
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!
January 4, 2016
I'm looking for fun excursions, eateries, etc to undertake during MLK weekend in Portland OR with my wife. Any ideas? [more inside]
November 30, 2015
What are some fun things to do with kids in Portland? [more inside]
September 13, 2015
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]
June 18, 2015
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!
June 5, 2015
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]
May 22, 2015
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!
April 26, 2015
Six days in Portland, OR, next week (May 3rd-9th). Interesting places to eat, sketch, or both? [more inside]