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Going to Portland for training

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rix, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I'll be in portland for 3 days doing training, What should I make sure I go see while I'm there?
    And.... where's a good place to get a steak?
     
  2. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Saylor's on 105th and Stark has great steak's.
     
  3. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you are into photography, don't miss the Japanese Gardens in Forest Park.
     
  4. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1:thumbup:
     
  5. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Otherwise known as the Old Country Kitchen. Best steaks around!
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If money isn't an object, Ruth's Chris Steak house. Best steak I've ever had, (yes, I've been to Saylor's. It's very good, but this is even better. Just expensive) Then you can roll around to Huber's for the best Irish Coffee. If you have 2, though, you better not be driving!
     
  7. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check out The Gun Room. Great place to kill some time.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, it's like a museum. Lots of cool stuff, but treat it like a library and don't speak a word while you're in there!:laugh:
     
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I second Ruth,s that place is great:thumbup: You will get a great steak but feel like you were robbed when your wallet is alot lighter:laugh:
     
  10. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Ruth's chris steak house.
    Got it.
    Gunroom, check.
    Saylor's. check.
     
  11. MrB+

    MrB+ Portland area Member

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    How about the Ringside, as long as everyone's chiming in with favorite steaks?

    "Hey honey, I got us dinner reservations for our anniversary."

    " You had to make the reservation a month ahead of time? You're taking me to Ringside?"

    "Well, that surprise didn't last long, did it?"

    MrB+
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    Working my way up to A--
     
  12. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Portland City Grill. Being on the 30th floor of the Bancorp Tower, it's a pretty cool place to eat. Having eaten at Saylor's, Ruth's Chris, and Portland City Grill, I pick PCG as having the best ribeye or new york strip. I also think they have great sides.
     
  13. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Big +1.
    Best Ribeye I have ever had, and I have had all the others mentioned here and then some.
    Atmosphere is relaxing for me too.
    Taking in a show at the Omnimax theatre at OMSI and visiting the submarine are alway a good way to kill time.
    Hit Andy and Bax and treat yourself to a new Benchmade. Nice selection there.
     
  14. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Lookslike I'll bea heading from portland to seaside for the weekend.
    Mini vacation!
     
  15. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Um, they are just joking about The Gunroom. It's one of the snobbiest-yet-uninformed-and-overpriced gun stores known to Oregonians. It's kind of an inside joke around here, and you probably don't want to go there. Check out its thread here

    Portland has a GREAT ZOO! Feel like a kid again watching the elephants and giraffes......................elsullo


     
  16. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When I seconded the idea to go to The Gun Room, I was not kidding. I also was not kidding when I mentioned it is like a museum. They do have a bunch of neat old stuff. The other comment about treating it like a library and not speaking a word was true, too. As long as you don't talk to the guys there and you treat it like a museum, eyeballing the neat things in the racks and cases, you will have a pleasant experience.

    But, if you happen to talk to one of the employees, or Heaven forbid Warren himself, it will ruin the whole trip and then you'll know why they are regarded with such disgust!!!:laugh:
     
  17. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    NICE.
     
  18. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Ruth's way too expensive. If you want something special try Laurelherst Restaurant and Butcher shop. or For steaks Oba I think is the best in the Pearl district, a little spendy. Henry's 12th street bar over 100 beers on tap. google any of these places
     
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    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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    Hit one of the McMinnemans theater pubs. I really miss the Hawthorne theater.. used to go there all the time.
     
  20. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    ^^^
    The Sister in law waxed poetic about the mcminneman's.

    So once I cross the border, I should have the pistol unloaded and in the trunk?