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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GunLover425, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. GunLover425

    GunLover425 Everett New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I rarely travel to Portland but my GF wants to go for her birthday next week and was wondering what kind of things are there to do. Any must hit places and attractions for tourist and visitors?? Also what are must have food places to get and a nice resturant to have dinner at?
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you like sea food - Jakes is spendy but worth it.

    Steaks I'd go - Ringside or Morton's

    Reservations for all the above.


    Japanese gardens are nice this time of year.

    Powell Books
     
  3. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd hit up Club Cesso if I were you....just sayn... ;)
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Saturday Market (Sat and Sun) stroll Belmont St., NW 23rd etc. and of course Hawthorne Blvd. Do a couple a McMenamins.. the Edgefield in Troutdale and then the Kennedy School on the east side Portland.
    Plenty a stuff to do.

    http://www.mcmenamins.com/
     
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  5. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Gun Room is a must see ;)
     
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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    But only if your OC with your Glock!
     
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  7. GunLover425

    GunLover425 Everett New Member

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    Lmao club sesso.... I'll pass on that. Jakes seafood looks like a good bday dinner place.. anything else for must have food or tourist sites... tours? Views.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You could go on one of the river cruises.
    They serve meals and you get to see the city from a different perspective.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Multnomah Falls, that's up the Coloumbia Gorge a bit. One of the most photographed sites in the region.
    Chinese Garden
    East Bank Esplanade
    PDX has, almost, too many excellent restaurants to list!:)
    Enjoy your trip! SRG
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What's your girlfriends favorite hobby?
    My wife's is spinning/knitting, so when I visit a large city, I always try and find a new yarn store so she can check out the latest stuff that she gets so worked up about.
     
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  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Washington Park rose garden. Then you'll see why Portland is the Rose City. Cost=free.
     
  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A lunch or dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit would be a good choice for a birthday. It's a nice little cruise down the river. Another option is Portland City Grill - good food and a great view of the city.

    Another option for a great view of the city is to take the Portland Aerial Tram up to OHSU for a great view of the city. Only $4 each to ride.
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Roses are done for the year, they bloom in June.
     
  14. Qaolin

    Qaolin 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    You are an evil, evil man. :D
     
  15. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    BEER...... Micro brew capitol of the world AKA 'Beervana' Henry's 12th Street bar
    over 100 beers on tap. Green Dragon, Horse Brass, many many breweries.
    Many great restaurants, Toro Bravo, Oba, Shut up and eat, Screen Door
    many excellent one of a kind restaurants. When someone recommends a
    place I suggest you look at Portland Yelp for the reveiws.
    http://www.yelp.com/c/portland/restaurants
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yeabut you can drink whiskey and smoke a cigar like a man at the Edgefield. saying
     
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  17. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    You Girl will have fun no matter where you take her, You on the other hand are recommended to keep on hand on your hip, or in your jacket at all times.

    The nut jobs come out just a little before 10 pm
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If she's cool she'll like the Montage.. under the east side of the Morrison St. bridge.. has like 30,000 wines and one beer.. Rainier. get the beer and one a the mac and cheeses and perhaps some alligator or frog leg jambalaya or somesuch.
     
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    duginsky Tualatin Active Member

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    You have to work pretty hard to find a genuinely "dangerous" or "nut job" part of town...for a good bit of meat, Laurelhurst Market or Portland Prime...or Ringside...as far as entertainment, depends on what you like. Bookstores and other types of shopping are well-represented. Otherwise there isn't a ton to do other than sample various bars or restaurants. Montage is a funky experience and Pok-Pok is tough (expect a long wait) to beat for Asian fare... Salt and Straw for oddly pleasing flavors of ice cream...Deschutes brewpub, I'm sure others will offer additional considerations. Stumptown is a big town, tiny city...
     
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  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A little gem for me is Portland Brewing Company.. I think they might have changed their name (?) but anyway.. (I think they started trading publicly around eight or so years ago).. off the main track but rockin good stuff for true.