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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

No mention of Portland's crowning glory yet....

 

http://www.portlandbeer.org/breweries/



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:47 PM

Since Seattle had Guns and Roses, Portland can have Beer and Roses! LOL
 
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

It's apparently possible to take public transit from Portland to Mt. Hood.

How to take public transportation from Portland to Timberline Lodge


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

It's apparently possible to take public transit from Portland to Mt. Hood.
How to take public transportation from Portland to Timberline Lodge

Nice find!

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:50 PM

If you're into flowers (and I'm not!), check out the International Rose Test Garden: http://en.wikipedia....ose_Test_Garden

 

 

The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in PortlandOregon, United States. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. New rose cultivars are continually sent to the garden from many parts of the world and are tested for color, fragrance, disease resistance and other attributes. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and exemplifies Portland's nickname, "City of Roses." 

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

If you're into flowers (and I'm not!), check out the International Rose Test Garden: http://en.wikipedia....ose_Test_Garden

The International Rose Test Garden is a rose garden in Washington Park in PortlandOregon, United States. There are over 7,000 rose plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. New rose cultivars are continually sent to the garden from many parts of the world and are tested for color, fragrance, disease resistance and other attributes. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the United States and exemplifies Portland's nickname, "City of Roses." 

 

 

I went there last August with my sister, and it was magnificent! Here's my sis with her nose in a rose:

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

Another comment about where to stay. Last time, we stayed at the Residence Inn Marriott Pearl District.

 

http://www.marriott....pearl-district/

 

Great place, and it's a short walk from Union Station in a good neighborhood. It includes a nice breakfast buffet, and WiFi is available as well. Free if you join their rewards program.

 

We're staying there again this coming May. I got a 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen, living room. Applying the Senior Citizen rate, it's $288 a night for four of us.

 

Highly recommended.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

There are a lot of good hotel choices in Portland. My daughter went to Lewis&Clark for four years and I rode the EB out to visit three or four times a year. I have stayed at several downtown hotels, but really prefer The Monaco over all of them. Great rooms and amenities with a free wine tasting hour with entertainment each evening. They now give me a really low "frequent guest" rate which is way below listed best prices. Heading out again on the EB in early April even though my daughter is long gone.http://www.monaco-portland.com/






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