Portland Or. this weekend, anything I HAVE to do?

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  1. EricPeterson

    EricPeterson Member

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    I am in Portland this weekend, Friday through Monday, any places I have to hit in terms of beer, spirits, wine, food, guitars or music?

    My sister in law just had a kid, so I am not sure how much time I am going to have so I am trying to prioritize.
     
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  2. Turi

    Turi Member

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    Isn't Proguitarshop there?
    I'd go there.
    If it's not, well, I'm out.
     
  3. Probos

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    Mostly just avoid being beat up by hipsters?

    J/k,...I have no idea.

    A good buddy of mine has family out there and loves it. Have fun.
     
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    Old Town Music had a great deal of cool stuff (amps, guitars, loads of pedals) the last time I was there (about 6 years ago). Powell's is a must if you like books.
     
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    Powell's
    Voodoo Donuts and say Hi to Ethan !
     
  6. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Cold water oysters and local microbrews -- you'll thank me later. :)
     
  7. EricPeterson

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    Jon, we LOVE oysters, if you or anyone knows a good place for raw oysters please let me know!
     
  8. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    I will text my Oregon friends now and get back to you.
     
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    Beer. Lots of beer.
     
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    Having lived in Portland for 5 years I will give you my quick and dirty places to visit:

    Coffee Shops: Barista, Cova Coffee or Heart Coffee
    Donuts Shop: Blue Star (Voodoo Donuts is COMPLETELY over rated)
    Brunch: Screen Door, Tin Shed, Beesaws, and Gravy. Be prepared to wait if you do not get there when the restaurants open. Brunch is incredibility popular in Portland.
    Beer: So many breweries to choose from: Base Camp, Ex Novo, 10 Barrel, Deschutes, Lucky Lab, ect.
    Spirits: There is distillery row (google it and you will find it).
    As far as music is concerned, I would check out Pollstar.com and see who is playing in town this weekend. I don't shop at any of the local guitar shops so I can't give you any recommendations on that one.
     
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  11. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    My first source recommends Dan and Louis specifically for oysters, http://www.danandlouis.com/ , and for good food generally, Andina, le Pigeon, and Toro Brava.
     
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    You could come visit this new warehouse I am having to deal with? Fun right!

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    -Proguitar is no more and they were a joke when they were (I had a bad experience, given the 'Oh, its VERY expensive' treatment when I asked for an amp). Im glad they went paws up.
    -Old Town music is my fave guitar shop in PDX, Briz in Vancouver; no biggie...nothing to write home about on both stores.
    -Food? Too much to list. Everyone always talks about the high end places and sure they are great but the food carts? Some of the best food in PDX is in local food carts all over down town.
    -Restaurants....Clark Lewis, Screen Door, Toro Bravo, Ox, Beast.....but PDX has so many good places its hard not to find somewhere great.
    -Fun to do a beer crawl
    -PDX has great wine bars also
    -Neat local music venues

    Going out to the gorge is fun for some people if you are into scenic stuff. I live there so I am sick of the nice views and fresh air.

    ~JH
     
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    A good friend of mine works at Humble Beast Records in Portland. If you happen to find yourself there, tell them Clev said hello.
     
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    Go to the hippie market at the waterfront. Smoke weed.
     
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    Their Pork Belly Bahn-Mi is the best sandwich I've ever eaten, a title previously held by the Bearly Edible Cafe (now out of business :() Italian Grinder in Asheville, NC.
     
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    Centaur Guitar. Beer. Salt & Straw for ice cream. Any of the many great restaurants. Donuts. More beer.
     
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    I went for a few days this summer. Really dug dinner at Pambiche, Screen Door, and Le Pigeon. Fire on the Mountain had some killer wings. Lucky Labrador Beer Hall with some friends from up there was great.

    Le Pigeon is super expensive but I thought it was worth it. I put our name in there and it was an hour and a half wait. The just took our phone number and shot me a text when our table was ready. We went over to the Doug Fir for some pre-dinner drinks. Didn't get to catch a show at DF, but it definitely looked like a cool venue.

    We went to the newer Voodoo Donuts and it was killer. Also, it was a ghost town early on a sunday morning. The Cap'n Crunch donut and the maple bacon were just insanely good.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    You could inform the locals that the center of the universe isn't actually there.


    (........but in reality about 1000 miles south.) ;)
     
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    Closed and locked up on the weekend :oops:
     
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  20. jkendrick

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    Everyone goes to Voodoo, but Blue Star is much better for donuts. For restaurants I like Ox, Pok Pok, Andina, Castagna, Laurelwood Market, Bamboo Sushi, Aviary. For brunch Screen Door, Tin Shed, Tasty n Sons, City State. Tons of breweries that you really can't go wrong with. There's also a Taphouse around every corner with with at least 20 different beers on tap. If you want to try a lot of different things this is a better option IMO. As far as natural sights, the Rose Garden, Multnomah Falls, or numerous beautiful hikes within the city. That's all I've got at the moment.
     
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