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    First few posts one page one are amusing given thread title change.

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    Stop by the vegan strip club and report back
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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictDeacon View Post
    Any breakfast/dinner/coffee/beer recommendations for the East Side near the Convention Area? I'll only be in town for one night, so no car, but taxi-able is fine.
    There's not a TON right around the convention center, but fairly close by (north on MLK) I'd recommend the following:

    dinner: OX - http://oxpdx.com/
    dinner: Toro Bravo - http://www.torobravopdx.com/
    beers and dinner: Ex Novo Brewing - http://exnovobrew.com/
    breakfast: Tiny's Coffee - http://www.tinys.coffee/pages/locations/north-east/
    better breakfast, but more time-consuming: Tasty n Sons - http://www.tastynsons.com/ (if you've got the time it's incredible)

    If you go south, there are lots of options along E Burnside St. as well.
    I'm having option paralysis right now - other options that are more casual/would probably suit a group and are near other things, should you decide you want something else, each of which would need a taxi:
    Por Que No (tacos and margaritas, hands-down my favorite place to eat because I love chips and guac and margs and theirs are all homemade and delicious)
    Lardo (sandwich shop w/ lots of pig cuts, delicious fries)
    Sen Yai (northern Thailand noodle dishes)
    Bollywood Theater (indian street food)

    ...and I'd be remiss not to at least mention Salt & Straw Ice Cream...
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  4. #104
    One night, business dinner with expense account. Go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacDiggler View Post
    One night, business dinner with expense account. Go.
    Andina
    Veritable Quandary
    Nostrana
    Ava Genes

    in that order.
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    Little Bird or Le Pigeon?

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    Oh yeah, I forget about them. Le Pigeon over Little Bird, for business expense.
    Some of their food can get kind of weird, I think...

    I'm also just partial to Andina.
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    Andina was one we wanted to try when we were there but just ran out of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbE08 View Post
    Andina
    Veritable Quandary
    Nostrana
    Ava Genes

    in that order.
    I'm 95% sure that the last time I was in Portland I ended up at Veritable Quandary on your recommendation and it was awesome. I'll try this Andina place if I can get a reservation for us. Thank you!

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    also i must spread rep before giving it to you again leebs.

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    i accept your rep attempt.

    and yeah, I'm pretty sure Andina takes reservations.
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    Andina is really, really good. But Ox...that place is the best. Go and don't look back.

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    This thread is nearly 3 years old so looking to refresh it.

    Girlfriend and I are heading up there mid August for a long weekend. Likely will airbnb.

    1) What is the best area to stay in?
    2) What are the must do activities?
    3) What are your favorite restaurants and breweries?

    Much appreciated in advance.

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    This was fun.

    https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/27/opini...and/index.html

    I loved that none of the hipsters considered themselves hipsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousDeac View Post
    This thread is nearly 3 years old so looking to refresh it.

    Girlfriend and I are heading up there mid August for a long weekend. Likely will airbnb.

    1) What is the best area to stay in?
    2) What are the must do activities?
    3) What are your favorite restaurants and breweries?

    Much appreciated in advance.
    Those are some really, really subjective questions. Narrow it down for me a little and I am happy to recommend all kinds of things. When you travel somewhere, what do you enjoy doing? How much 'hipster' can you handle? Do you enjoy physical activities or do 'must do' things include museums? What kind of food do you like/how much do you want to spend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbE08 View Post
    Those are some really, really subjective questions. Narrow it down for me a little and I am happy to recommend all kinds of things. When you travel somewhere, what do you enjoy doing? How much 'hipster' can you handle? Do you enjoy physical activities or do 'must do' things include museums? What kind of food do you like/how much do you want to spend?
    Good questions.

    - Outdoor things but not outdoorsy things (i.e., a food walking tour or drinking at an outdoor brewery sound fantastic, not as much interested in going hiking)
    - Probably not museums but if there's an awesome park or something (see the outdoors but not outdoorsy theme?), definitely include it
    - We can probably handle hipster things as long as they don't smell too bad
    - Love good food. Will likely do one nice dinner, and complement that with a variety of the locals/highly rated type places.

    And not planning to rent a car so walkable area for our airbnb would be nice, though can always uber around.

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    Doesn't Portland have a really good streetcar and bus system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    Doesn't Portland have a really good streetcar and bus system?
    definitely depends on where you are and what you're trying to get to. The bus system is great, yes, but for most tourists I'd be as or more likely to just say uber/lyft it (unless they're downtown and trying to go to the zoo, for example, in which case the MAX is really convenient).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousDeac View Post
    Good questions.

    - Outdoor things but not outdoorsy things (i.e., a food walking tour or drinking at an outdoor brewery sound fantastic, not as much interested in going hiking)
    - Probably not museums but if there's an awesome park or something (see the outdoors but not outdoorsy theme?), definitely include it
    - We can probably handle hipster things as long as they don't smell too bad
    - Love good food. Will likely do one nice dinner, and complement that with a variety of the locals/highly rated type places.

    And not planning to rent a car so walkable area for our airbnb would be nice, though can always uber around.
    I'll modify my list and post at some point today/soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbE08 View Post
    definitely depends on where you are and what you're trying to get to. The bus system is great, yes, but for most tourists I'd be as or more likely to just say uber/lyft it (unless they're downtown and trying to go to the zoo, for example, in which case the MAX is really convenient).
    Aren't most of the streets a living zoo?

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