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First and short trip to Portland

Majikow | Apr 14, 201611:11 AM

So I've read up on the board about recommended places and was hoping to get some feedback and maybe a few more rec's for our last day.

We're flying into Portland late Friday night (tomorrow) and staying near the airport. We'll have a rental car and so far our main event planned is to explore the Columbia river gorge starting first thing saturday morning. We spend Saturday night at a hotel downtown. We fly out on Sunday at 7PM. We live in San Diego now, but just spent 10 years in Baltimore. We like to eat everything and generally look for things that are special to the area or can't be had elsewhere. Those quintessential kind of spots.

We plan on hitting some subset of the following breweries since I love beer: Hair of the Dog, Breakside (maybe Sunday on the way back to airport), Upright, Cascade, the Commons, or Deschutes.

On our river gorge trip we're planning on hitting up Double Mountain Brewery for some pizza and beer (and maybe Pfriem). Maybe try to hit a food cart like EuroDish (I'm polish and it sounds great), Bollywood Tehater, or Whiskey Soda Lounge for some snacks when we arrive back in Portland.

Saturday night I have a reservation at 9PM for Coquine. It's my wife's birthday next week so I wanted to take her somewhere sort of nice (though we aren't the fancy type by any means, just like really good food). Seems like that might fit the bill. If anyone has recommendations of a place to go rather than Coquine I'm all ears.

Sunday I was thinking we would hit Blue Star for donuts first thing in the morning.

Any other recommendations for food on Sunday? We're in the awkward position of not really being able to hit a proper dinner, so is there any place that would be good for an early dinner at like 4-5 with time to make it to airport and drop off car? We'll likely have pre-check so will only need to be at the airport around 6 PM after dropping off car. I was also thinking of brunch at somewhere like Courier or Chery'ls.

I realize this is short notice, so thanks for any feedback. Life has been a bit hectic with the move and new jobs, but we're really looking forward to checking out Portland.

Breakside Brewery - DEKUM,
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House,
Whiskey Soda Lounge,
Coquine,
Blue Star Donuts
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