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Old Today, 01:16 AM   #1
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school me on PDX (portland, oregon)

so i'm going to fly to portland for a wedding
8/21-8/23
arriving late fri night, staying with other friends in a house
wedding is sat evening
so fri-sat is taken care of
sunday ... i might fly back at 7pm or so
which would leave me half a day to explore portland on my own

hit me with some portland knowledge
places to go
things to eat (voodoo doughnut was suggested)
in half a day in the city
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I was just there a couple months ago. Spent a couple days just exploring. Lots of hipsters and weird people... get used to that.

There's a brewery on every corner it seems. I thought this place called 10Barrel was pretty neat. So if you're into beer you'll be in heaven.

The bridge architecture is quite interesting. And there are multiple bridges lined up of all different construction.

You also might want to just park yourself at a coffee shop and watch the locals.
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They just legalized recreational marijuana ... ^^
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All reports I have ever heard is that it is a high concentration of weirdos and hipsters. I'd probably just kick back and snap pictures of the locals. That would be entertainment for me.
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Been there a couple times over the last couple years. City is divided into districts, so you kind of pick what you want to do, and go to that district. Alphabet district is kind of fun for an afternoon. Both sides of the main street just go store, bar, coffee shop, bar, store, store, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, etc., so you can find just about anything. Downtown is lots of brewpubs, coffee shops, and weirdoes. If you want Voodoo Donuts without standing in line for an hour (not joking), their second location is about a 10 minute drive from the first. Same donuts, but not the same wait. Then again, you see a lot of crazy shlt standing in that line... The Pearl district, IIRC, was the area with the Deschutes and Rouge brew houses. Rose district seemed it was more business oriented, unless there was a game going on. About all I really remember, as I visited a lot of those brew houses...
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Go to breweries if you like beer. Otherwise it makes for a great place to snap pics of homeless people.
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are the breweries within the downtown area or spread out?

i got several recs for blue star donut instead of voodoo

i will probably have about 7-8 hours to explore before going to the airport so i will have to pick one area and just explore
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Rented a cabin on the Oregon coast for a week, but I'll coming in/out through Portland + spending a few days there.

Of the breweries, any standouts as far as food is concerned?
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are the breweries within the downtown area or spread out?

i got several recs for blue star donut instead of voodoo

i will probably have about 7-8 hours to explore before going to the airport so i will have to pick one area and just explore
Deschutes is in Portland and is really good. If you're up for a drive, go to Hood River and Full Sail.

There are tons of small brewpubs and taprooms all over. I went like 2 years ago so it has more than likely changed. Just use TripAdvisor and find the highest rated ones.
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Rented a cabin on the Oregon coast for a week, but I'll coming in/out through Portland + spending a few days there.

Of the breweries, any standouts as far as food is concerned?
I'm jelly bro. How'd you find the cabin and is it expensive? Are you close to or on Cannon Beach?
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I'm jelly bro. How'd you find the cabin and is it expensive? Are you close to or on Cannon Beach?
Found it on Travelocity. Whether it's an actual cabin or something that is just marketed as one, we'll see.

It's in the Cape Perpetua area, so about 3 hours south from Cannon Beach. I booked it a month ago and paid around $600 for 6 nights.
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Found it on Travelocity. Whether it's an actual cabin or something that is just marketed as one, we'll see.

It's in the Cape Perpetua area, so about 3 hours south from Cannon Beach. I booked it a month ago and paid around $600 for 6 nights.
That's a good deal...I should look into that for next year.
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Deschutes is in Portland and is really good.
+1 for their beer. Give their Fresh Squeezed IPA a go. Everyone I've talked to from there has always said that Vodoo is overrated (as far as the actual donuts go) and all you go for is to be able to say you went...the line was ridiculous when I went by.

Spirit of 77 was a fun Sports bar we went to.

Also go to The Acropolis Steak House they offer free shows with your meal. Paying in singles is customary.
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That's a good deal...I should look into that for next year.
Looks like a nice spot. I wanted this vacation to be more tuned out/in the wilderness.

So far looking at filling the time with:

-Trails
-Thor's Well
-ATV's on the dunes
-Whale watching
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I rented a place thru airbnb in Oregon City for about 4 days. Went to Silver Falls state park where there were like 10 awesome waterfalls you can walk under. A really cool experience, but sooooo many tourists.

I think OP only has half a day, but if you're making a trip for several days, it's worth checking out the natural beauty of the state.

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