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October 5

How to find a car in Portland, OR

As previously seen on Ask MetaFilter, we're headed to Portland - now a week away. We've reserved a rental car. But on a trip to DC in June, we also rented a car - only to find on arrival that every one of the rental outlets at BWI overbooked and there were no cars. I've heard that's common now. Any suggestions for alternate, reliable sources of cars in the Portland area? [more inside]
posted by martin q blank around Portland, OR at 8:30 AM - 15 answers has best

September 21

Portland Hotel Recommendations! Budget Friendly Edition.

I am looking for 2 hotels - both for one night mid week stays, quite soon. The first one is all about cheap; the second one could be a bit more expensive if it's kid friendly. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry around Portland, OR at 4:48 PM - 11 answers

April 16

Seattle to Portland transit options

What's the best way to get from Seattle to Portland and back in one day, on a weekday, if I want to avoid renting a car? [more inside]
posted by cnidaria around Portland, OR at 6:23 PM - 10 answers has best

March 4

truly outdoor seating at restaurants/bars in Portland, OR

Looking for recommendations for good restaurants and bars in Portland, Oregon, in the SE, with outdoor seating! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Portland, OR at 9:10 AM - 13 answers

February 23

Portlanders: how will the roads be downtown in the morning?

We have a medical appt at Good Samaritan Medical on Lovejoy St. We'll be coming up I5 from Eugene about 730-930 am. Is this a bad idea with your current road outlook? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats around Portland, OR at 6:16 PM - 15 answers

March 9, 2022

Portland Oregon for Families in 2022

I'm headed to Portland, OR for a conference at PSU in late April from Thurs - Tues and taking my young family with me. Looking for some tips for where to stay and what to do! [more inside]
posted by sxtrumpeto around Portland, OR at 2:53 AM - 6 answers has best

November 2, 2021

What's good in Portland OR

What would be some things to do in Portland on Thursday for 2 friends both from out of town? [more inside]
posted by bleep around Portland, OR at 9:07 AM - 21 answers

May 23, 2021

Downtown Portland place for coffee and work tomorrow?

My son and I are taking Amtrak to Portland and back tomorrow for an appointment he has at Doernbecher. I’d planned to take the day off, but will need to now work a good chunk of the day. Where could we both do some work and school on laptops from, say, 8:30-1030 and then 12:30-2? Easy Lyft from the station or the hospital (or walking distance to either). Hospital have any space appropriate for this (eg in a cafe)? Thanks!
posted by purenitrous around Portland, OR at 6:06 PM - 6 answers

March 16, 2021

PNW Beach Getaway

As a means of preserving my sanity while the long tail of this pandemic plays out interminably, I'm starting to daydream/plan a short, sweet coastal getaway for partner, me, and our two doofy dogs for....late spring? early summer? mid-fall?? whenever things are safe and open again!! Given that very vague timeline, where should we go? Wish list inside! [more inside]
posted by Dorinda around Portland, OR at 4:48 PM - 15 answers

October 19, 2020

Perilous Portland Parking Predicament: Price & Position?

I've recently committed to getting a car, but don't have anywhere to put it. I live in the limbo that is Portland, Oregon's dreaded Zone N, the result of which is that I am apparently not eligible for any street permit parking. Worse still, all the lot/garage options I've been able to find even semi-nearby are upwards of $75–150 a month. This… isn't workable. How/where do people who live in inner SE park affordably? [more inside]
posted by caliche around Portland, OR at 10:54 AM - 6 answers

July 25, 2020

Parking at a park in Portland

Tomorrow I am getting rid of my car. Today, I would like to park somewhere in the Portland Metro area and enjoy a snack and a book for a few hours. I don’t really want to get out of the car, though. Where can I park to enjoy a nice view and not feel weird about doing it? [more inside]
posted by the thorn bushes have roses around Portland, OR at 10:10 AM - 7 answers has best

January 30, 2020

Relaxing solo birthday weekend in PDX

Help me plan a relaxing but fun solo birthday "weekend" in Portland, Oregon. [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Portland, OR at 2:02 PM - 18 answers

December 10, 2019

Cozy pre-theater dinner in downtown PDX

A friend is taking me to see the Nutcracker this weekend, and I'm getting dinner. I'm being indecisive about picking a place and also about how early to make a reservation for a 7:30 show (we will walk/transit to the Keller). I'm looking for something cozy, convivial and in the American/English/traditional range, ideally with good beer or cocktails. No dietary restrictions. Price range is $100ish for the both of us, but flexible. Post-show drinks recommendations also welcome.
posted by momus_window around Portland, OR at 9:28 AM - 7 answers has best

November 20, 2019

What's new in Portland, OR?

I had a great time in Portland last November and am about to return. What's new that wasn't there before? [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth around Portland, OR at 1:20 PM - 5 answers

November 1, 2019

Places to think in Portland, OR

Random 3-4 day roadtrip to Portland because I need time and space to think about things, please share your best deep thought spots. [more inside]
posted by Cosine around Portland, OR at 1:19 PM - 11 answers

October 2, 2019

Carsharing using Getaround?

Has anyone on MeFi used Getaround for car sharing? Tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by pdb around Portland, OR at 1:50 PM - 3 answers has best

July 14, 2019

Portland Oregon (PDX) vacation

I couldn't find a straight-up, 'vacationing in Portland, OR' question*, so here it is! We are traveling there for a wedding and decided to extend on both sides, so we'll be there this Thursday to Tuesday. What would you do with that time? *(despite the fact that 'Portland, OR, USA' is used as *the* example in the Travel Location prompt...if I have just somehow missed earlier questions, please let me know!!!!) [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity around Portland, OR at 2:13 PM - 24 answers

July 3, 2019

Where to watch World Cup final in Tigard, OR?

Some friends and I will be in Tigard this weekend for a Saturday night wedding. The USWNT is playing in the World Cup final at 8 AM Sunday morning. Are there any good soccer bars nearby that we can hit up? Would prefer to stay in the general Tigard area, but also open to suggestions in Portland. Thanks!
posted by bassooner around Portland, OR at 10:17 AM - 4 answers has best

June 16, 2019

Outdoor focused Pacific Northwest road trip

We're planning a roadtrip! Roughly, Bend OR --> Columbia River Gorge --> Olympic National Park -->Squamish, BC --> Seattle. If you're familiar with that part of the world, please pick apart/augment my plans within. [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh around Portland, OR at 7:18 AM - 13 answers

February 25, 2019

Portland Oregon - Where To Stay for a Conference?

So in 2020 I have to attend a huge conference in Portland. I'm planning to get an AirBnB rather than staying in one of the conference hotels. I know nothing about Portland but I need to stay in a place where I can catch the MAX light rail to and from the Oregon Convention Center. What part of town would be good to stay for some evenings and also have the light rail to/from the Convention Center?
posted by ITravelMontana around Portland, OR at 7:26 PM - 6 answers