Wednesday, August 16, 2006

OREGON

I will be in Portland on biz in September and the hubs is joining. It will be our one year anniversary. For those of you that might have recommendations for 2-3 day/night trips if we head to the coast - where to go, what to see, where to stay please let me know. We will have a car. And for the five of you readers that still come to this blog I promise to write more soon. Really.

9 Comments:

At 7:26 PM, Blogger knr said...

Eat at Pix Patisserie (beer and pasteries) and at the supper club Simpatica and be sure to check out the Columbia River Gorge - lots of good hiking.

 
At 4:31 AM, Blogger grand canyon hiking said...

http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern-modifications.html

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger DemonioAngelico said...

Check out the Astoria Column. It's in Astoria, where they filmed one of the best films ever, that's right, GOONIES.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger kaymaria said...

Here's a great link to nature-y Oregon:
http://www.nwsource.com/travel/or/

And Multnomah Falls are supposed to be stunning (but there would be hiking involved):
http://www.nwsource.com/travel/scr/tf_story.cfm?st=694450

As for Portland proper, Voodoo Donut (late night bakery) is supposed to be good and memorable but they were closed when I went. Though I had a damn fine cup of coffee at Stumptown http://www.stumptowncoffee.com/
and had a blast at Mississippi Studios http://www.mississippistudios.com/ They play (played) silent movies on their patio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayandtommy/42912835/in/set-939625/

I've emailed my friend that lives there to get the name of the Village Voice-y paper there.

And don't get me started about not blogging, one day I will.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger kaymaria said...

Village Voice-y Portland papers:
www.portlandmercury.com
www.wweek.com

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger megnut said...

I attended a wedding a few years ago out on the coast in Newport, OR and it was lovely. Lots of fun starfish were in the water, fishing boats tied up in town, ate some fried oysters. Nice place.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger tr said...

Things to research:
* Coast locations close to Portland:
1. Drive from Astoria, OR (where Kindergarten Cop was filmed) to...
2. Seaside, OR to...
3. Cannon Beach, OR (home of Haystack Rock) (there are many places to stay on the beach) to...
4. Tillamook, OR (cheese country).

Also...
* Mt. Hood Loop Highway
* Willamette Valley (pinot gris and pinot noir wine country)
* Bend, OR (inland)
* Southern coast (sand dunes)

In Portland:
Neighborhoods to visit:
* Pearl District
* Hawthorne
* Downtown
Eats:
* Andina (Peruvian food)
* Noble Rot
* St. Honore Boulangerie
* Bread & Ink
To Do:
* Powells City of Books
* Washington Park

Honorable Mention: Clear Creek Pear Brandy Distillery

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Marilyn said...

You've gotten some good recommendations already. We used to live there (my boyfriend's hometown--in fact he's there right now). Stay at the Jupiter...Doug Fir is attached (fab food AND a club). (It's where I stay when I go.) If you like jazz, head to Jimmy Mak's--brand-new location, N.Y. quality music, good food and one of the nicest bartenders anywhere. Pearl District is a bit Yuppified...Hawthorne was the hip place a dozen years ago...then Belmont...later Mississippi. They're all still cool, but head to Alberta Street, too. It was just getting spiffed up a bit when I lived there and last time I looked, it seemed like a good street hang. Definitely head to the coast and/or the Gorge if you have time. If you like burgers, check out Burgerville. Damn good junk food--Tillamook cheeseburgers, Walla Walla onion rings, marionberry milkshakes--that sorta thing, that you can only get in the NW. Hot Cake House on Powell is open 24/7...a Portland classic. If you want the perfect swimsuit, go to Poppi Swim on N.E. 42nd St. and Pam will hook you up!

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger grand canyon hiking said...

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