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Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:13:23 PM »
Hey guys,
We're planning a trip to Portland this winter. Any recommendations on an area of town to stay in? We're looking in Kerns and Buckman right now. We're looking for a neighborhood with lots of restaurants/breweries within walking distance (<3-4miles). Basically, the most intolerably hipster part of Portland is what we're looking for.
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 07:13:36 PM »
If you want intolerably hipster, go close in SE.  If you want urban renewal, go NW.  If you have the time, take a couple nights (and a couple cabs) to a few neighborhoods near the river and downtown. Welcome, cheers and have a great time!
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 06:39:05 AM »
Which breweries are the best to visit?
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 06:45:54 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Granted it's been a few years since I was there but I remember it ALL being intolerably hipster.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 07:10:25 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Once someone chimed in with the SE & NW, I figured it was OR.  I wish people would be specific.

FYI - in Portland, ME - Old Port is the place to be!!  ;)
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 07:50:31 AM »
There's nothing more 'hipster' than hating hipsters. I'm just excited to get out of the food-culture wasteland of rural Missouri and be able to walk places and buy real coffee and beer again.
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 08:21:06 AM »
Which breweries are the best to visit?

IMO, Hair of the Dog is a must.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 09:21:56 AM »
I have not been there but the name and concept has captured my attention for some time now...

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 09:28:07 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Granted it's been a few years since I was there but I remember it ALL being intolerably hipster.

Only as much as EVERYONE in northern California is a herb-growing hippie. ;)
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 09:29:21 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Granted it's been a few years since I was there but I remember it ALL being intolerably hipster.

Only as much as EVERYONE in northern California is a herb-growing hippie. ;)

so you are saying that everyone in portland IS a hipster then.  ;D
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 09:35:42 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Granted it's been a few years since I was there but I remember it ALL being intolerably hipster.

Only as much as EVERYONE in northern California is a herb-growing hippie. ;)

so you are saying that everyone in portland IS a hipster then.  ;D
Touche sir.
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 09:49:31 AM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?

Once someone chimed in with the SE & NW, I figured it was OR.  I wish people would be specific.

FYI - in Portland, ME - Old Port is the place to be!!  ;)

 ??? I think my response was as specific as the question posed.  Portland is not a big city.  The Willamette river essentially splits downtown into eastside/westside.  Not to be overly general, but you do indeed get different vibes in the NW, NE, SW, SE parts of town if you use Burnside as your North/South division.
Like I mentioned before, if you stay close in (near the river) you can hardly go wrong.  We have more than 40 craft breweries in town.  Personally I don't really have a favorite because I enjoy trying different places. If I had to pick on the spot, I'd say go SE. Check out Hopworks (a bit farther out), The Green Dragon taproom for local and regional variety on tap and Cascade Barrel House if you like sour beers. 
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 10:53:08 AM »
The Full Sail Pilsner Room has a bunch of beers that you won't find elsewhere and a beautiful view.
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Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 11:06:14 AM »
IMO, Hair of the Dog is a must.
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Re: Re: Best Portland neighborhood for breweries/restaurants?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 03:46:07 PM »
wait, we are talking about portland OR right?
FYI - in Portland, ME - Old Port is the place to be!!  ;)

Yeah, the "other" Portland has some damn good beer too ;)

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