Tuesday, January 16, 2007

To Do, To Eat - Vol. 1

A few random links:

McMenamins Brew Pubs, around every corner and nearly out-numbering McDonalds in the Rose City. That includes 3 cheap movie theatres a short drive away. The Mission Theatre is about 20 blocks away.

Pizza Schmizza. The BEST pizza outside of Italia! And from my hometown of Hillsboro. (Westside, holla!)

Craigslist-PDX. Coming to Portland single and in need of a couch? And daycare?? Look no further...

Saturday Market, open on, um, Saturday. (Sunday, too.) A short walk across the Burnside Bridge from our hotel.

• You a vegetarian? Or as my German pal Klaus pronounces it, "Wegetarian." Portland is the place for you! Nearby Hawthorne Street (named after the cofounder of Oregon's first mental hospital) has many restaurants catering to those who love a good "weggie."

Portland City Grill boasts the city's best view point. Just over the Burnside Bridge, this snazzy joint ($$) sits on the 30th floor of the US Bank Tower, overlooking downtown and the Willamette River. Maybe a spot for a late-night cocktail at their bar...

• Culture?? You want it, we got it. Portland Art Museum is located in the downtown area. Looks like Rembrandt will be in the house...

• Searching for a killer used photo book? Look no further than Powell's, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. That's BIG, people. The mothership is on Burnside, across the bridge.

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