Portland, Oregon?

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    So...in basically throwing pins at a map, it looks like our next vacation will be in Portland, Oregon..

    Anything interesting to do/see there? I know they have a couple museums we want to check out...

    See?

    Do?

    Avoid?
     
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    Museums? :eusa_eh:

    Get you and whoever a bicycles. I heard there's miles and miles of bike trails in and around the city. Good way to check out a city.

    It's also supposed to be the hipster capital of America. :rolleyes:
     
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    Instead of going to Portland, Oregon go to Oregon, Illinois. You can see that whole town in just a matter of hours and you will save a bunch of bucks. Be sure to stop by the Shell Station and get a cup of coffee and a couple of those lottery scratch-off tickets. You can sit down right in there and drink your coffee and maybe become a millionaire. On the way out of town be sure to look across the Rock River and see the big concrete indian.
     
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    Do me a favor and throw a brick through the window of the Red and Black Cafe.

    I spent a week in Portland one day. Hopefully never go back, but if I do, the Red and Black is gonna get a visit from me. :)

    Portland is pretty. And very wet. And full of really weird people.
     
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    Are you trying to tell us that Portland is full of pretty wet weird people?:confused:
     
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    I kinda figured that when the travel guide magazine I ordered had an option for requesting gay/bi/lesbian "coming out" info.
     
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    Throw another pin. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Powells Books used to be fantastic though I've heard that they have recently become a little mundane. They do have a technical book shop a few blocks away across the street from the park that is still quite good.
     
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    Been to Asheville, NC, yet?

    I highly recommend it.
     
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    I read something about that.. Over a million books. Someone compared it to the Bermuda Triangle - I'm in! :thup:
     

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