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Gbcue
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[OR] Things Not To Miss In Portland

For anybody that lives up there, I'm planning a trip to Portland with a bunch of friends. Does anybody have any suggestions on things to see, can't miss items, how to get around?

Is the Widmer Brothers brewery worth going to? (for those who have been there)

I'll be there the 2nd weekend (Thursday night through Sunday) in January and staying somewhere downtown. Flying in, no car.

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Are you only free on weekends?
cause your newyears trip to Seattle and a slow drive home would be more efficient then the back and forth. (unless it different friends).
Portland has better light rail and (maybe) a better in city bus system (bring/rent a bike then you can go anywhere)

Long ago
Jake's crawfish house
more current
VooDoo donuts (if your heart can take it)
the portland river front parks
Gizy's house



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Ohhhhh - Gizy is gonna get ya for that last one. It's been nice knowing you, tshirt.

Gb - »Extended Pacific Northwest Forum FAQ



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really, cause I told everyone I know "Gizy loves 'people' to stay for dinner/over night"
It would be horrible if she turned out to be the next portland serial killer.

Of course we haven't seen Timmay/pinky for quite awhile.



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said by tshirt:

really, cause I told everyone I know "Gizy loves 'people' to stay for dinner/over night"
It would be horrible if she turned out to be the next portland serial killer.

Come on over for dinner....we can talk


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tshirt
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said by Gizy :

Come on over for dinner....we can talk

I suppose I should bring some Chianti and Fava beans.


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Can you give us an idea of what kinds of things you like to do? Portland has everything and anything. Public transportation is pretty decent, you can take the Maxline (lightrail) from the airport to downtown. For me, honestly, if I were coming in for 4 days, I'd get a rental car and have a little more freedom on transportation.

Tshirt is right. VooDoo is something every tourist should see.
Bring an umbrella and expect to get wet - it rains from November until April.

Also, Portland is a pretty big area. Where are you planning to stay?
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tshirt
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Back to your original question about Widmer, I haven't been there, but how far wrong could a brewery tour go?
That said portland has plenty of breweries and a zillion brew pubs, so it's a great place for beer fans.



joncellini

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There are a number of excellent food cart pods in downtown that are worth a try.



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said by Gizy:

Can you give us an idea of what kinds of things you like to do? Portland has everything and anything. Public transportation is pretty decent, you can take the Maxline (lightrail) from the airport to downtown. For me, honestly, if I were coming in for 4 days, I'd get a rental car and have a little more freedom on transportation.

Tshirt is right. VooDoo is something every tourist should see.
Bring an umbrella and expect to get wet - it rains from November until April.

Also, Portland is a pretty big area. Where are you planning to stay?

I like to do the touristy things, I'm not there long so there isn't anything big that can be done. I want to avoid renting a car since I don't want it... Planning to stay somewhere in downtown Portland. I'll be there for a conference so maybe some things to do at night?

Good restaurants?
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said by joncellini:

There are a number of excellent food cart pods in downtown that are worth a try.

Sweet, forgot all about that. Some food trucks recently came down to San Francisco for the Food Truck Fair.
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Here's a list....Google has details

Restaurants:
Kenny & Zukes (either breakfast or lunch on the weekend)
The Original
Portland City Grill
Departure
Gruners
Ringside
Bridgeport BrewPub
Mother's

Things to do (all in the basic downtown area):
Powells Books (local Portland institution)
VooDoo donuts
Chinese Gardens
OMSI
And the FAQ's that sashwa linked you too.....
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VooDoo Donuts Oh Ya
My Favorite there is Ol' Dirty Bastard!!
if you get to Keizer, Oregon
stop by a really good friend of mines
Italian Rest.
'Caruso's'
»Extended Pacific Northwest Forum FAQ »Looking For Great Food In Oregon?



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said by hayc59:

if you get to Keizer, Oregon
stop by a really good friend of mines
Italian Rest.
'Caruso's'
»Extended Pacific Northwest Forum FAQ »Looking For Great Food In Oregon?

Thanks for that tip. I come through there once or twice a month. I'll have to stop in.
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