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Any Bears in Portland, Oregon this week (29 Sept-2 Oct, 2009)?

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I am here in Portland this week on a business trip. If you'd like to meet over a beer, coffee, or bite, post or PM!
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Hope you have a great week in the wet and windy rose city. wish I could spend a moment with you but don't see it working this time.
enjoy
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Understood... Next time I'll try to remember it a bit further ahead of time! 

I'm spending some time testing the ClearWire wireless Internet while I'm here. Very nice! Actually using it in my hotel instead of the available in-room Internet...
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Ah, Portland.  Went there last yr and as recommended to me, would recommend a Mt Hood visit.  It'd certainly align with Public TV's National Parks series this week as well as give you inspiration to write.

Skiing didn't occur (Nov 3rd) but lodge and views spectacular, and fun city.

Liked Paddy's on corner of Yamhill and 1st, just off the light rail as it has quite a lovely bar, hundreds of bottles, if you do imbibe and the food is reasonably priced and decent.

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Hmmm... Paddy's, huh? Ok, I'll go find it tomorrow or Thursday... Thanks!
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ssh, there is a chain of restaurants based around Portland area owned and run by McMenemins.  They are all a bit different, done in historic locations schools, hospitals, old theaters.  Pretty fair food and craft some good beers.  

If you end up on your own could be a fun place to track down.  What part of Portland are you staying in?
 

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Thanks for the recommendation! I went to one of them near Intel out in Hillsboro another time I was here. Which one(s) do you like?

I went to Rib City tonight... Decent ribs, too!
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I'm not in Portland anymore, but if you're looking for some places to get a beer, I've got some recommendations for you:

Henry's Tavern: Huge and good beer list, decent food, the bar can get a little meat-market-y.
Bailey's Taproom: No food (expect the mexican place across the street that will bring food over), but a *fantastic* beer list normally.  Hard to find brews, uncommon stuff.  It's not a huge list, usually about 15 on tap, I think, but a very diverse list normally.  This is my favorite place in town for a pint.
Deschutes Brewpub: Good beer, good food, they have my favorite imperial stout ever, but they don't usually have it on tap.
Laurelwood Public House: There are a couple around town, great beer, good food.  I like the one in the NW, it's in an old house, nice feel to the place.
Lucky Lab Brewpub: Good beer, not a ton of food choices.  I always liked the vibe of this place, very low key and relaxed.  There are also a couple around town.

If you're on the east side, check out Green Dragon, that's a pretty good place for a beer, usually have a good tap list.  Rogue took them over, but they still have a lot of non-rogue beers, I believe.

If you find yourself 3 hours north, for some reason, I'll meet you for a beer. :)
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Thanks for the list... and I'll keep the offer in mind! 

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

I'm not in Portland anymore, but if you're looking for some places to get a beer, I've got some recommendations for you:

Henry's Tavern: Huge and good beer list, decent food, the bar can get a little meat-market-y.
Bailey's Taproom: No food (expect the mexican place across the street that will bring food over), but a *fantastic* beer list normally.  Hard to find brews, uncommon stuff.  It's not a huge list, usually about 15 on tap, I think, but a very diverse list normally.  This is my favorite place in town for a pint.
Deschutes Brewpub: Good beer, good food, they have my favorite imperial stout ever, but they don't usually have it on tap.
Laurelwood Public House: There are a couple around town, great beer, good food.  I like the one in the NW, it's in an old house, nice feel to the place.
Lucky Lab Brewpub: Good beer, not a ton of food choices.  I always liked the vibe of this place, very low key and relaxed.  There are also a couple around town.

If you're on the east side, check out Green Dragon, that's a pretty good place for a beer, usually have a good tap list.  Rogue took them over, but they still have a lot of non-rogue beers, I believe.

If you find yourself 3 hours north, for some reason, I'll meet you for a beer. :)
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Ah, Portland.  Went there last yr and as recommended to me, would recommend a Mt Hood visit.  It'd certainly align with Public TV's National Parks series this week as well as give you inspiration to write.

Skiing didn't occur (Nov 3rd) but lodge and views spectacular, and fun city.

Liked Paddy's on corner of Yamhill and 1st, just off the light rail as it has quite a lovely bar, hundreds of bottles, if you do imbibe and the food is reasonably priced and decent.

Good call on Paddy's! I decided to drive into town tonight and check 'em out after visiting their web site. I was especially interested in their extensive single malt Scotch selection. What I will tell you, though, is that it was the corned beef and cabbage that rocked me! There was so much corned beef that I only finished 2/3 of it, and I should have stopped at 1/3! I think there was at least a couple pounds of meat. Not to mention most of a cabbage.

Great environment, wonderful service... outstanding. Thanks!
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Liked Paddy's on corner of Yamhill and 1st, just off the light rail as it has quite a lovely bar, hundreds of bottles, if you do imbibe and the food is reasonably priced and decent.


Ah Paddy's!  I spent 3 years in Porland in an earlier life and remember a lot of good nights at Paddy's.  (also a lot of good nights there i don't remember)  Great bar and an incredible wall of bottles!
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Ah Paddy's!  I spent 3 years in Porland in an earlier life and remember a lot of good nights at Paddy's.  (also a lot of good nights there i don't remember)  Great bar and an incredible wall of bottles!
 
I didn't mention that I very much enjoyed the Distiller's Edition of Cragganmore that they offered. Cragganmore is my dram of choice, and it's wonderful to find a place that serves it.

But, I'm still thinking about that corned beef. WOW!
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