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Old 08-27-04, 11:51 AM
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What to do in Portland?

We're in the final stages of planning a trip out to Portland with a bunch of guys.

What is there to do out there? Can we get around without a car?
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Go see El Scorcho and Geoff!
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shave your head and go to chuck palahniuk's house and ask if you can join his cult.
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Portland has a VERY good public transportation system. What is your timeframe for visiting? Our weather is getting ready to suck for 6 months.

If you're going to have a "bunch" of guys, it might be cheaper to get an economy car rental.
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Sounds like an opportunity for another PDX Otter Meet. I know there was something cooking in a thread that has rolled off, so I don't know whatever became of that.

What kind of "activities" are you looking for?
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What to do in Portland....hmmmm.

I go there for the modern conveniences of the big city like water closets and stuff. But you probably have those already.
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Dude, it's Portland... go on a beer tour.
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Two dorky things I have done in Portland in the past:

1. Went to some Japanese rose garden with some friends, and watched them act like fools and pretend they were in a Kung Fu movie. Mostly improv, completely dumb. They even discussed some scenes before they acted them out. I kept my distance most of the time.

The place has an incredible view of downtown Portland and the skyline.

2. Pretended to be an employee of Nike, and snuck into the corporate offices/campus and toured the place. Ate lunch in the deli and even jogged a couple laps around their track. We didn't have the sack to actually go into the employee gym and get a workout in, but at least we had the cardio covered.

This all occurred after being denied the request to just "look around".

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Old 08-27-04, 01:45 PM
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Get some Beaver (What, isn't Oregon the Beaver State?)
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Don't bother looking for real pizza, btw. IIRC Flying Pie was the closest thing to legit, and it was a bit of a hike.
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Originally posted by Meatpants
Don't bother looking for real pizza, btw. IIRC Flying Pie was the closest thing to legit, and it was a bit of a hike.
I would take exception to that remark, but I must admit that the best pizza I've ever had was in Chicago.
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Do I have to have a car to get around??
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
Do I have to have a car to get around??
Originally posted by Tsar Chasm
Portland has a VERY good public transportation system.
Old 08-27-04, 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
Do I have to have a car to get around??
What Deftones said, plus: TriMet
Old 08-27-04, 03:51 PM
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As someone from Chicago who's visited Portland, I'd say if you weren't looking to go off the tracks, you do not need a car. We ended up renting one because we were exploring the outer regions of the city.
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We're looking at November time frame -- probably the weekend of the 11th.
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Bring a jacket, it will probably be raining.
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Yeah, I'm looking at the weather.com averages. Looks like it'll be pretty cool.
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God I'm jealous. I love Portland. Breathe the fresh mountain air for me when you're there, okay?
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Get a car and head to Multnomah Falls. Worth the trip.
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Originally posted by Meatpants
Don't bother looking for real pizza, btw. IIRC Flying Pie was the closest thing to legit, and it was a bit of a hike.
Everybody talks that place up like it's some gift from god, but when I went there I thought it was nasty and way too greasy. I guess I have to give it another shot.

For pizza that ISN'T real (I guess...) try Pizza Schmizza, Escape from New York (across the street from my Starbucks!), or Belagios pizza.
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How about American Dream Pizza? I had it in Corvallis regularly but with the Portland branch being on the EAST side, I don't get to visit.
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Hmmm, nobody's into independant American beers? You people suck.
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We take it for granted around here, I guess.
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