My wife will be in Portland for a conference at the convention center through Saturday. She is staying just a couple blocks north on Multnomah. She does not have a rental car.
She flew Southwest, purely for the fact that she can check a bag for free and bring me back some beer since I unfortunately could not make the trip with her to drink beer.
Are there any good liquor stores to get a good selection of Portland beers that I can't get in Colorado near the convention center? I'd love to get some Cascade, Hair of the Dog, etc. Any other recommendations welcome!
Also, any solid, local eateries close by would be a big help. She will be rather busy during the event, so free time is limited, and she is about 7 weeks pregnant, so she can't do too much drinking.
Thanks guys(and girls!)
Unfortunately the area immediately around the convention center is not the best for the things you are asking for. If the weather is nice and she likes to walk or if she is okay with some short bus rides, that opens it up a lot.
For beer she will probably want to take the bus down to Beer Mongerers. One bus and a short walk. Belmont Station is the other Eastside bottle shop but a little further away. Hair of the Dog and Cascade bottles can be bought at the tasting rooms and both are on the way to Beer Mongerers. She should be able to hit all three locations and be back in 2 hours. A taxi would be faster, naturally.
As for restaurants, Toro Bravo is about a mile from the convention center (should be closer to her hotel) and people rave about it. I usually recommend Pok Pok but that is a little further.