I'm looking for a bar with a good selection of quality beers.
I'm looking for a bar with a good selection of quality beers.
What was that one brewery we went to before Beirut? That place was nice. The whole area, really.
I'm pretty sure it was the Bridgeport Brewery.
Here are a few ideas:
Cascade Barrel House
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
Jesus, Westcoastpirate. No. Put those away. My god.
Gribbz, we went to Mirgration Brewery.
GREAT BARS WITH HUGE SELECTION:
- Horse Brass
- Belmont Station
- Bite me.
Edit: Alright, fine. Not all of westcoastpirate's suggestions were terrible. I take issue with anyone suggesting Rontoms. It's a cool kids bar, but it's not great. You shouldn't go out of your way for it. Hopworks is also not that impressive a place to hang out, and I used to live right next to it. Amnesia is fine, I assume. I've never been, but I hear rave reviews. Cascade Barrel House is not a place you go when you want good service, but their beers are pretty great.
Last edited by thefunkylama; 08-07-2012 at 01:16 PM.
The karaoke bar/asian restaurant east of downtown is fucking awesome. I forget the name. Pretty sure it was the ambassador.
Rogue: NW 14th and Glisan. Nice spot. They're selling the Voodoo Doughnuts Maple Bacon Ale in a pink 22oz bottle.
This place. Karaoke.
My bad they were looking for beers. I was posting good times.
what other major businesses besides nike are in the portland area? now that my parents are likely moving and all my friends are slowly moving, i'm starting to think relocation. i have an "in" to nike, but am curious where else i could potentially thrive as a project manager. i prefer process improvement and software projects, but am open to trying something new. anyone in IT in portland should PM me with any opportunities as i have both waterfall and agile product management experience.
All I know on that front is that Yahoo has been downsizing and is rumoured to be leaving the area (though they're out in Hillsboro anyway). I will keep my ears open.
I have a list of Portland companies to start spamming for when I relocate (I've done quite a bit of research.) Sounds like we're all moving up there soon. BEWARE THE ARIZONA MIGRATION.
ABR Inc. Environmental Research and Services
Albany Democrat Herald newspaper offices.JPG
Ashforth Pacific Inc.
Ater Wynne LLP
Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Bend Garbage & Recycling
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Capital Pacific Bank
Capitol Auto Group Inc.
Cardinal Services Inc.
Carr Auto Group
Cascade Employers Association
CB Richard Ellis
Child Care Development Services
Childpeace Montessori School
City of Portland
Community Cycling Center
David Evans and Associates Inc.
Doubletree Hotel, Portland
Earth Advantage Institute
EasyStreet Online Services Inc.
Electro Scientific Industries headquarters campus - Oregon.JPG
Emerge Medical Spa
Family Relief Nursery
First Tech Credit Union Beaverton.JPG
FLIR entrance sign.JPG
Fluid Market Strategies Inc.
Friends of Oregon
G5 63 SERA Architects
Green Acres Landscape Inc.
Hopworks Urban Brewery
InFocus headquarters - Tigard, Oregon.JPG
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Joe's Headquarters close.JPG
King Estate Winery
Landscape East & West
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Mentor Graphics entrance.JPG
Neil Kelly Company
New Seasons Market
Nike Fortune 500
Northwest Newborn Specialists PC
Northwest Pilot Project
Olsson Industrial Electric Inc.
One Pacific Square - Portland, Oregon.JPG
On-the-Move Community Integration
Oregon Community Credit Union
Oregon Electric Group
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Mutual Insurance Company - McMinnville, Oregon.JPG
Oregon Research Institute
Oregon Tourism Commission
PAE Consulting Engineers Inc.
Perkins Coie LLP
Port of Portland
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland Trail Blaze...
PREM Group Inc.
Precision Castparts Fortune 500
Providence Federal Credit Union
REACH Community Development
Realty Trust Group
Research Into Action Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities/OR & SW WA
The Environmental Center
Rose City Mortgage
Sierra Nevada brewing
Sokol Blosser Winery
SOLARC Architecture and Engineering Inc.
Standing Stone Brewing Co.
Stash Tea Company he...
State of Oregon
STatesman Journal HQ.JPG
Steele Associates Architects LLC
Sunstone Montessori School
Sussman Shank LLP
Tec Laboratories Inc.
Terwilliger Plaza Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
The Oregon Zoo Foundation
The Original Pancake House
Vernier Software & Technology
Western Rivers Conservancy
Willamette Valley Vineyards
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i think i knew someone at intel i could reach out to. with the new fiscal year starting and *hopefully* the thought of having my major medical issues behind me within the next few months, this may be something i can start planning for.
still not sure if portland is the perfect fit, but i already know one of my best friends is there, i have a very nice cousin there, i know a few boardies, i'd love to walk around more, and i just enjoyed how beautiful it was. we'll see if this thought pans out. the job is priority one. i don't have money to put anything else above that lol.
Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, don't know any others.
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
Linfield is regional, Lewis and Clark is in town. UofP is a private catholic university but is actually supposed to be pretty great regardless of personal affiliation. I've also heard that the business school is PSU's strongest and most respected program, though as a sort of underwhelmed PSU liberal arts student I'm not sure how much my recommendation or lack thereof means. It's nice that campus is right downtown, though, and it might suit you more than it does me.
Last edited by Hannahrain; 03-26-2013 at 11:44 AM.
I'm interviewing for a job on the other side of the Columbia, and will likely take it if offered...
Question: how is the EDM scene there?
In Vancouver? About as nonexistent as every other scene. I don't know much about it in Portland proper but I'd be surprised if it were anemic given how many shows happen here daily across genres.
I'd imagine poking around here would give you a better idea than asking someone who still thinks EDM is some kind of mandibular disorder.