Portland trip advice

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  1. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Headed up to Portland May 29th-June 4th. Here's the places I'd like to check out:
    Breweries
    Hair of the dog
    Cascade
    Deschutes
    Rock bottom
    Gigantic
    Laurelwood
    Upright
    Ecliptic
    Lompoc
    Breakside
    De garde


    Bars
    Apex
    The upper lip
    Bailey's Taproom
    Belmont station
    The growler guys
    Horse brass pub
    Saraveza
    Beer mongers

    Definitely checking out voodoo donut, salt & straw, and the food truck villages. Any advice on places I'm missing, places I should probably skip, or any other advice would be greatly appreciated (mainly beer related, but I'm a huge foodie as well). Also looking for things to do around de garde since we'll probably spend a whOle day in the area.
     
  2. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,808) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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  3. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (114) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    Skip Voodoo and go to Blue Star Donuts - not as busy and slightly higher quality. Voodoo is still really good, though.
     
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  4. TheBungyo

    TheBungyo Champion (810) Dec 1, 2004 Washington

    When you go out to visit De Garde it's probably worth the drive over to nearby Pacific City to visit Pelican Brewery. They have one of the coolest locations I've ever visited. I think it's only about a 20-30 minute drive from De Garde IIRC.

    And yeah, as John said...Rock Bottom is probably a waste of valuable time.
     
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  5. honkduh

    honkduh Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon

    Add Great Notion Brewing
     
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  6. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,101) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    And swing by Twist Wine in Pacific City for your Pliny fix.
     
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  7. zestd

    zestd Disciple (343) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Slappy Cakes on Belmont is a fun breakfast spot.
     
  8. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    The Tillamook Air Museum is worth a visit, and it's conveniently located a couple hundred yards from deGarde's tasting room.
     
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  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (7,927) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    http://www.tillamookair.com/
     
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  10. zestd

    zestd Disciple (343) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Idk, the air museum is kind of hard to find...a real hole in the wall. You'll prob need good directions from a local.
     
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  11. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Poo-Bah (5,132) Aug 10, 2005 Idaho
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    For breakfast, The Reggie Deluxe from Pine Street Biscuits.... And I really like the Waffle Window for an on the go snack.
     
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  12. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    Also, for some reason Commons is not on your list of breweries. Not only is it recommended, but its like 2 blocks away from Cascade.

    I also second the notion to remove Rock Bottom. There are so many better choices (Great Notion, Ex Novo, HUB, Fat Heads, etc.) Hell, even Rogue would be a better choice IMHO.
     
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  13. Rivenin

    Rivenin Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2011 Oregon

    and another few from hair of the dog :slight_smile: it's a pretty wicked little brewery crawl area
     
  14. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Initiate (135) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    don't forget to stop into Growler Guys SE on your walk to/from cascade/commons. Always a great tap list and you can take home a lot of the OR staples in crowlers.
     
  15. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,808) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Plus the owner and guys working there know something about the local craft beer scene (and craft beer in general), and can often times help you with any questions you may have regarding current beer availability (probably the single biggest difference between the GG SE and the one we have here in Eugene).
     
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  16. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,149) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Late night munchies after drinking, voodoo cool place to go.
     
  17. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (279) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    If you must to go to Voodoo, go to the NE Davis location. It's much bigger and the line moves faster. Don't worry though, it's still just as dive-y and borderline health hazard-y as the original downtown location.
     
  18. Jbagel1

    Jbagel1 Initiate (0) May 25, 2015 Oregon

    Apex is cash only.
     
  19. therackman

    therackman Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2009 Oregon

    I'll second the recommendation to do Pacific City with Pelican Pub and Twist on your way to/from de Garde. In Tillamook, it would definitely be worth a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for some cheese samples and ice cream.
     
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  20. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    What/where's twist?
     
  21. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (7,927) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    A wine/beer store in Pacific City. Happens to be owned family of Vinnie Cilurzo.
     
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  22. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (279) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    If you go to Twist and find yourself hungry, about 1/8th of a mile west of Twist (on the same side of the street) is a little dive coffee shop/surf shop called Haystack Coffee Roasters. Go there and get a crab po-boy. Thank me later.
     
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