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Old Aug 28, 13, 2:49 pm
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Flying into PDX on 9/7 arriving on Delta about 1pm. Staying downtown. Have car. Looking for 'what to do' suggestions for that afternoon and all day Sunday, 9/8?
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mesabadad View Post
Flying into PDX on 9/7 arriving on Delta about 1pm. Staying downtown. Have car. Looking for 'what to do' suggestions for that afternoon and all day Sunday, 9/8?
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:18 pm
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Plenty to do if you enjoy outdoor activities. Nice drive out to the gorge and hike the falls, or hang in town. Go down to McMinnville to the Air/space museum.

Give us some ideas of what you enjoy doing.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mesabadad View Post
Flying into PDX on 9/7 arriving on Delta about 1pm. Staying downtown. Have car. Looking for 'what to do' suggestions for that afternoon and all day Sunday, 9/8?
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:31 pm
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The Air/Space musem is great, but the wine valley traffic may be a bit of a challenge. I would definitely agree about going out to the gorge to see the various waterfalls, especially Multnomah. That is all on the airport side of town, so you might want to schedule accordingly. And in the other direction, of course there's the beach. But Portland itself has lots to offer in terms of restaurants, museums, gardens etc. There is plenty to do, and 1.5 days will hardly scratch the surface.. Have a great time.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:45 pm
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Eat at Grüners. Have coffee at Stumptown. Eat at Nostrano or Le Pigeon. Spend hours at Powell's. Go to wine country if you're into jammy, boozy reds. With your car go into the gorge or to Mount Hood.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 3:52 pm
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If you like seafood...there is no better restaurant in the entire world for food, service, atmosphere, and fun...than Jake's Famous Crawfish. 12th & Stark downtown.

PM me if you'd like and I will get your name to the right people for an even greater experience.

Just went there Sat and Mon night for dinner...LoL....I moved from Portland two years ago....but when I did live there I ate there a couple times per week.



Oh....and Blue Star for donuts; it's a block away from Jake's.
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Stop by voodoo doughnuts. They are, by far, the best thing I have ever eaten in my life.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Labflyer View Post
Stop by voodoo doughnuts. They are, by far, the best thing I have ever eaten in my life.
I too used to think this....until Blue Star recently opened....
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When you get to the hotel, take a walk to Hubers downtown for the best Spanish Coffee ever. Even great iced.
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Originally Posted by mesabadad View Post
Flying into PDX on 9/7 arriving on Delta about 1pm. Staying downtown. Have car. Looking for 'what to do' suggestions for that afternoon and all day Sunday, 9/8?
Maybe I'm exposing too much of my geek side, but...

If you grew up in 80's and are looking for a bit of nostalgia, visit Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade downtown. It is a classic arcade with 100+ video games (many classics) and 25+ pinball machines. *And* its a bar that has drinks like "Mariogarita, Punch-Out, and Martian Attack".

Games run on quarters and every one I tried was in working order. Bar runs on credit cards.

I make sure to stop by every time I am in town.
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Old Aug 28, 13, 6:12 pm
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enjoy!

Zoo. Rose Garden. Japanese Garden. Beer (and lots of it), but leave the car at the hotel. Take the (nearly) free transit and enjoy the company of some strange but harmless folks!
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Originally Posted by Labflyer View Post
Stop by voodoo doughnuts. They are, by far, the best thing I have ever eaten in my life.
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