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Traveling to Portland for 1st time...

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by tobylsu, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. tobylsu

    tobylsu Aspirant (30) Dec 7, 2012

    I will be in Portland for a few days in February. I am going purely for beer. Should I stay downtown or are there any recommended areas of town to anchor down in? Where do I absolutely have to go?
  2. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Downtown or on the east side close to the river would be my recommendation

    As for where to go, there are a million threads on here with places beer geeks should visit. We really need one to be stickied.
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  3. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

  4. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Lol, you get around. I'm heading up around Jan 19 to look at some place to live... This will come in handy. You never cease to amaze me.
  5. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    Wait seriously? You're moving to Portland???
    I live here now:)
  6. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    I've stayed at the Downtown Marriott. From there it's an easy walk to Beermongers/APEX in one direction and to Upright with HotD in between. Not to mention a stop at Deschutes & Bailey's on the way back.
    Only downside is risk of being arrested for Walking Under the Influence. I've heard transit system is good but haven't checked it out. Don't mind walking.
  7. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    We have a creepy thing going on. A bit scary. But that's cool.

    Back on topic... I have stayed at the doubletree downtown, really nice, and they take pets.
  8. tobylsu

    tobylsu Aspirant (30) Dec 7, 2012

    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it!
  9. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Savant (465) Oregon Aug 17, 2005

    I suggested as much in the feedback forum, but was told "things change too rapidly for it to be useful."

    Perhaps we could make an off-site wiki page with hotel recs and stuff, then when these threads pop up we could point people there.
  10. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (760) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    And, yet, we recommend the same 10 places every time there's on of these threads. Sigh...
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  11. I like the Jupiter and Hotel Monaco. Hotel Monaco is great for traveling with dogs.
  12. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (610) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    A little effort goes a long way. I took 10 minutes to search for threads about Portland, found them, compiled a fantastic list for myself, and got everything I wanted while there last weekend, all without re-hashing this same question again.

    p.s. - stayed at the Monaco (someone else was paying). Nice hotel, but the $38/night parking was a hard pill to swallow!