Portland bound!

OK, folks, looks like I will be in Portland [Edit: Portland, Oregon!] for the last week of January, where I hear it’s cold. I’ll be spending quite a bit of time with zaiah, and apparently there will be get-togethers at the home of edwardmartiniii on the 24th and 31st. But I will still have some unallocated time available as well, mostly on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (the 25th, 26th, and 27th).

I will not, however, have a car.

So, anyone fancy a meetup? What’s a good thing to do in Portland on a weekday with no transportation?

48 thoughts on “Portland bound!

  1. and I would be delighted to hang with you for a while, and perhaps provide transportation to/from Something, for whatever value of Something presents itself. And I haven’t visited with the Monkey in far too long myself. By all means, let’s do something.

    best,

    Joel

  2. and I would be delighted to hang with you for a while, and perhaps provide transportation to/from Something, for whatever value of Something presents itself. And I haven’t visited with the Monkey in far too long myself. By all means, let’s do something.

    best,

    Joel

    • And the technical book annex on burnside! ..and voodoo doughnuts down by third!

      What sort of thing would provide the opportunity to get to learn a little about the different neighborhoods? Or is that too ambitious in too little days?

      • Oh yes, the Technical Bookstore Annex, just a few blocks east of the Main Store.

        I think a pleasant walking tour of the Pearl District and the NW shopping areas (21st/23rd), if you’re into shopping.

        A stroll along Hawthorne, is a bit of culture.

        A visit to OMSI is always fun (take me! take me!).

        If downtown, Pioneer Square during a pleasant day is pretty.

        You may be able to swing flaneur-type tours of Portland downtown, or possibly find the tour of the whole Portland Underground. I’ve heard mixed reviews on that, but it’s always fun to learn just how evil people can be to each other.

        Voodoo Doughnuts is a happy stop on any walking adventure downtown, on west 3rd, just fifty feet south of Burnside.

        You can explore a lot about PDX by browsing through the topics in http://pdx.tribe.net/ which include many strings by people who are planning to move to PDX and want to know more about various neighborhoods.

        • This pretty much covers precisely what I was going to suggest πŸ™‚

          I’m also a huge fan of a little diner called The Roxy. It’s only a couple blocks from Powell’s, too (1121 SW Stark St). They do delicious chili cheese fries, and very fun soda + Italian syrup mixes.

          There’s also no such thing as having “no transportation” in Portland. The city has an incredibly good public transport system, and their website (trimet.org) makes it very easy to get directions to/from pretty much anyplace πŸ™‚

          It’s worth repeating: Powell’s πŸ˜€

          • Oooh, I’ve never eaten at the Roxy. Have to try that.

            Ever eaten at Dots? Last time I was there, they made me a jalapeno burger that was SMOTHERED in jalapenos — chock full of awesome.

          • You haven’t been to the Roxy? I’d be happy to correct this sometime πŸ™‚

            “Dots” I am not at all familiar with, so I might well have to check that place out myself.

          • Dots is also next door to Noho’s Hawaiian food, which on Friday serve an excellent kalua pig. Across the street from the Clinton Street Theater, which was the only theater ballsy enough in Portland to play Base Moi.

  3. Seconding Powell’s. If you’re around southeast, I’m a fan of Mt Tabor, our resident extinct volcano with a lovely view of the city.

    Looks like you’ll just miss this, ho hum.

  4. Seconding Powell’s. If you’re around southeast, I’m a fan of Mt Tabor, our resident extinct volcano with a lovely view of the city.

    Looks like you’ll just miss this, ho hum.

  5. And the technical book annex on burnside! ..and voodoo doughnuts down by third!

    What sort of thing would provide the opportunity to get to learn a little about the different neighborhoods? Or is that too ambitious in too little days?

  6. Oh yes, the Technical Bookstore Annex, just a few blocks east of the Main Store.

    I think a pleasant walking tour of the Pearl District and the NW shopping areas (21st/23rd), if you’re into shopping.

    A stroll along Hawthorne, is a bit of culture.

    A visit to OMSI is always fun (take me! take me!).

    If downtown, Pioneer Square during a pleasant day is pretty.

    You may be able to swing flaneur-type tours of Portland downtown, or possibly find the tour of the whole Portland Underground. I’ve heard mixed reviews on that, but it’s always fun to learn just how evil people can be to each other.

    Voodoo Doughnuts is a happy stop on any walking adventure downtown, on west 3rd, just fifty feet south of Burnside.

    You can explore a lot about PDX by browsing through the topics in http://pdx.tribe.net/ which include many strings by people who are planning to move to PDX and want to know more about various neighborhoods.

    • Re: Not that it impacts me in the slightest, but…

      Ah, I have done that. My sister-in-law used to live in Corvallis for many years (nice town!). And I live in Central Maine. A long trip, yes.

  7. I don’t know where I’ll be living by the last week in January, but most likely it will still be rural Oregon, or possibly Seattle. If it works out, I’d be interested in meeting you at some point. I’ve only been reading your journal for a few weeks, but I like it….
    πŸ™‚

  8. I don’t know where I’ll be living by the last week in January, but most likely it will still be rural Oregon, or possibly Seattle. If it works out, I’d be interested in meeting you at some point. I’ve only been reading your journal for a few weeks, but I like it….
    πŸ™‚

    • powell’s

      when we had friends visiting portland for 4 days, we strongly encouraged them to visit powell’s. they spent three of their four days at powell’s. maybe that gives a clue about the awesome-ness of powell’s. smiles…

  9. Re: Not that it impacts me in the slightest, but…

    Ah, I have done that. My sister-in-law used to live in Corvallis for many years (nice town!). And I live in Central Maine. A long trip, yes.

  10. This pretty much covers precisely what I was going to suggest πŸ™‚

    I’m also a huge fan of a little diner called The Roxy. It’s only a couple blocks from Powell’s, too (1121 SW Stark St). They do delicious chili cheese fries, and very fun soda + Italian syrup mixes.

    There’s also no such thing as having “no transportation” in Portland. The city has an incredibly good public transport system, and their website (trimet.org) makes it very easy to get directions to/from pretty much anyplace πŸ™‚

    It’s worth repeating: Powell’s πŸ˜€

  11. powell’s

    when we had friends visiting portland for 4 days, we strongly encouraged them to visit powell’s. they spent three of their four days at powell’s. maybe that gives a clue about the awesome-ness of powell’s. smiles…

  12. Dots is also next door to Noho’s Hawaiian food, which on Friday serve an excellent kalua pig. Across the street from the Clinton Street Theater, which was the only theater ballsy enough in Portland to play Base Moi.

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