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Old 06-03-07, 03:44 PM   #1
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Visiting Portland OR

My wife is going to Portland and was asking if you girls (and guys) have ideas to what to do over there. I told her about the great beer, nice folks I met, the japanese garden and the seafood. Apart from that I know nothing!!!!
BTW, could you recommend a bike shop where she can ck out some breezer bikes, specifically the uptown for girs??

Thanks!!!
PS. And regarding all those males willing to take a stab at her please know she is a big danish girl ( 6 foot Lean and Mean Viking gal) that can beat the crap out of you, so its up to you to take the risk!!!! LOL
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I have lots of suggestions! I'll PM you.
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Old 06-30-07, 12:36 AM   #3
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Well, I don't think Portland will ever be the same after the Mean Viking Gal and the Slavic She-Marauder met up and rode bikes together today.
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Hey Donna, if I come to Portland, sans wife and kid, can I stay at your place??
what if I bring a care package from your folks with me, can I then?
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Hey Donna, if I come to Portland, sans wife and kid, can I stay at your place??
what if I bring a care package from your folks with me, can I then?
For you, pj, an invitation only stands if you did bring your wife and kid. Something tells me they keep you out of trouble - mostly.
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I was recently up there... You can cover a lot of ground on foot. The downtown/pearl/riverfront area is pretty small in comparision to other cities. When we were there we rented a tandem bike from riverfront bicycles. Nice people there. great place for lunch st honore.

i'll let the portlanders do the real talking...
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Just throwing random stuff out there, since not sure where she's staying and how much mobility she'll have, and what she likes:

If she likes boutique shopping and little cafes, there's an area north of the Pearl District on NW 23rd Str that's full of them. It can get quite crowded on a sunny day :]

Powell's bookstore is a nice place to visit too. ---- A walk on the waterfront --- Saturday market --- Hawethorne district ---- The Rose Garden is beautiful!

If she gets a chance to get out of the Portland area, there's lots! of hiking in the Gorge and around Mt Hood, and a trip to the coast is always... and experience.

Hope this helps a little
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Actually, the big day was yesterday. She rented a bike from Citybikes. We had a blast.
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Actually, the big day was yesterday. She rented a bike from Citybikes. We had a blast.
Hi Donna, how was Pedalapooza?
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Hi Donna, how was Pedalapooza?
Wonderful doesn't begin to describe it. If you ever considered an urban biking vacation in a place that is easy to get around on a bike, come for Pedalpalooza. I ran into 3 people at various events who did this very thing.
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Wonderful doesn't begin to describe it. If you ever considered an urban biking vacation in a place that is easy to get around on a bike, come for Pedalpalooza. I ran into 3 people at various events who did this very thing.
Have the dates been set for next year?
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Tentatively, it is set for June 12-28, 2008. You can check here for any updates or changes.
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