United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Quick Trip to D.C. In April
  2. 2 Santa Fe Itineray
  3. 3 Glacier, Yellowstone, Teton - Car Rental?
  4. 4 Northwest National Parks Tour
  5. 5 Where to watch Oscars in Palm Springs
  6. 6 Arches Devils Garden
  7. 7 Folly, Surfside, Carolina or Wrightsville Beach?
  8. 8 Total Eclipse of the Sun visible in USA - plan ahead for August 21, 2017
  9. 9 RV camping near Yosemite NP
  10. 10 Big Sure in June
  11. 11 Road trip to NP: from Denver to San Francisco or the other way around?
  12. 12 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  13. 13 best health clubs with lap pools
  14. 14 Where to stay 3 nights to see Yosemite from Death Valley?
  15. 15 Retiring to Tucson
  16. 16 universal studios and disney
  17. 17 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
  18. 18 Spring Break @ Big Bend
  19. 19 Amtrack: Denver to California?
  20. 20 Steelhead fishing in Kenai Alaska
  21. 21 Travel options between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim
  22. 22 Savannah hotel
  23. 23 Utah National Parks visit
  24. 24 marriot cypress harbour
  25. 25 Hotel in Reno
View next 25 » Back to the top

Portland itinerary review

Jump to last reply

Hi, guys.

I'm heading to Portland the last weekend of April, arriving at 10:30 am Friday and departing at 8:30 pm Sunday. I have a lot planned for such a short time, but am wondering if people can review my itinerary to help fill in some gaps or suggest alternatives.

Friday:

Arrive 10:30 am, take MAX to Courtyard Portland City Center
Lunch and quick shopping near Pioneer Place
Pioneer Square/Portlandia/Portland Building
Pop into Library and City Hall if open (are these worth it? open so late?)
Wine-tasting at Oregon Wines on Broadway
Portland Art Museum until done (closes at 8)
Dinner at Carafe
Long walk or short cab back to hotel

Saturday:
Walk to Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland Saturday Market and early lunch
Walk South Waterfront area [is this kind of like Seattle's Belltown near water with condos?]
[is there a short waterish cruise I can take at this point?]
Shop some of Pearl District [where?] and Jameson Square
Powell’s books
Happy Hour at Jake’s and drink at gay bar Scandals
7:30 play at Artists Rep
Another drink at Scandals or another gay bar or just head home ...

Sunday:
International Rose Garden/Japanese Garden [how to get there]
Pittock Mansion
[casual lunch?]
[what to do with early afternoon time? Or maybe above on Sunday will take a lot of time?]
[early dinner]? Or just eat at PDX?
Catch MAX from hotel around 5:30 or 6 for 8:30 flight.

So a couple of questions: anything major I'm missing; is Scandals a good gay bar option; is there a way to take a water cruise like Seattle's ferry to Bainbridge (a highlight of that trip for me}; what about a building tower to get a great view like the Smith Tower in Seattle?

Thanks!

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement