Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by MrsWidget, Feb 20, 2013.
Already went to Powells, Multnomah Falls. Suggestions ?
Nope. You've hit it all.
Kidding, what are you into?
Food? Drink? Retro Arcades?
Is OMSI worth going to w/o kids ?
I like architecture/history and anything to do with boats/ships. Music, but we have plans for tonight.
Retro arcades sound awesome. :)
I wouldn't go to OMSI without kids but it depends on what the main exhibit is though (I've gone for Body Works for instance). They do have IMAX movies too. There is a de-commisioned sub there that you can take a tour of. I've never been on it fwiw.
The Portland Art Museum is generally pretty good.
Ground Kontrol is an awesome Retro Arcade, it is 21+ after 5 PM.
There is a bar called Departure Lounge at the top of a Hotel called The Nines that has a patio that gives a nice view of downtown.
You could also tour the Pitlock Mansion at the top of the West Hills.
Isn't Portland the city with Voodoo Donuts?
There are some beards you might want to check out.
Also, don't miss America's best collection of homeless people!
And hey, be on the lookout for a guy with two inch plugs in his ears riding a unicycle while wearing a bondage collar.
No, not that one, the other one.
The other other one.
Yeah, that one.
Portland summed up in one YouTube video:
Man riding a unicycle in a kilt and wearing a Darth Vader mask.
Yep and that is on the agenda :)
All of your suggestions sound great Blue Jackalope, I think we will hit the Pittock house for sure. & the arcade sounds tres cool. Thanks!
Sounds like people watching downtown would be totally worthwhile but its cold & my sis has barky dogs that go everywhere with her so chilling in a busy area not so much fun.
If you are downtown now you can hit the Carts for yummy foods of all varietals.
Another Retro Suggestion is Oaks Park for the old school wooden roller skating rink.
So Voodoo Donuts, neat place, disappointing donuts. Perhaps I chose poorly.
Carts were a "go" and resulted in deliciousness.
More active stuff was curtailed by my sister's knee problems, so we ended up not doing walking stuff.
We ended up seeing a small gallery showing stuff by my sister's friend, exploring some fun stores on Hawthorne, and mostly hanging out and running errands. I was there helping my sister move, and the moving part took more time and energy than I expected. Saw a lot of SE Portland though :) I really liked it.
Favorite stores were Yarnia (love it), Ex Libris Anonymous (love it), Kids at Heart Toys (could go nuts in here!), and Red Light Clothing Exchange (actually bought something, rare for me).
I don't have much use for Voodoo donuts, they've always seemed like pretty standard donuts with weirdish toppings. Bit of hype IMO.
The Carts rule, I can only imagine they will be a fixture everywhere in a few short years. The overhead and failure rate of brick and mortar restraunts is too prohibitive
East side is great, I'm glad you got into a neighborhood outside of downtown/the Pearl.
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