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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 02:59:00 PM »
Any recommendations for a hotel or an area to stay?
I noticed that several of the "official" hotels are on the other side of the river in the Pearl district.  Is it easy to get to the Convention Center  from there?
Better restaurants or beer venues on one side vs the other?

Hey Mac! I can’t recommend one, no experience with those.

The light rail and streetcars run from the Pearl or Downtown by the convention center. Years back we stayed in a small hotel out by the Nob Hill area, and it had streetcar passes for the asking. Ask them how long it takes if useing the rail system, or the buses.

There are good restaurants all over Portland. My take is that the bigger breweries here places on the west side of the river, many of the small places are on the East side. On our last two trips we spent more time East of the river.

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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 03:46:55 AM »
My wife and I are attending from Davis CA.  First time to the convention.  Staying in a nice AirBnB we found real close- just north of the Convention Center.  Hope to meet lots of brewers.

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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 01:44:26 PM »
I could start a new thread, but anyone know the airport transfer key? It seems every time I head somewhere later I find there was an excellent public transportation route I could have utilized.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 01:49:15 PM »
Airport transfer key? I'm not sure what you mean. The light rail goes directly from the airport and past the convention center and into downtown. I have no plans to rent a vehicle while I'm there.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 02:17:42 PM »
This should be helpful. We have used the light rail to downtown 3 times at least.
https://trimet.org/max/

This map shows the stops, and also shows the streetcars. If staying in the Pearl or NW Portland the streetcars get close to the convention center.

https://trimet.org/maps/img/railsystem.png


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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 02:19:38 PM »
This should be helpful. We have used the light rail to downtown 3 times at least.
https://trimet.org/max/

This map shows the stops, and also shows the streetcars. If staying in the Pearl or NW Portland the streetcars get close to the convention center.

https://trimet.org/maps/img/railsystem.png

Edit - we will have a car before the conf. Then turn it in. After the conference. We will get a car. Will probabaly take the light rail to and from the airport for the car.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 03:48:01 PM »
I could start a new thread, but anyone know the airport transfer key? It seems every time I head somewhere later I find there was an excellent public transportation route I could have utilized.

Here is a trip planner.  Not sure what an airport transfer key is.

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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 04:15:01 PM »
Yep, assuming I have an employee that will keep the lights on and stay out of the kegerator...
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 09:04:53 PM »
I could start a new thread, but anyone know the airport transfer key? It seems every time I head somewhere later I find there was an excellent public transportation route I could have utilized.

Surely they have Uber. My friends and I wore it out last year in Minneapolis.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 11:14:48 PM »
Max goes to PDX 

I suggest studying the Max web site. It goes everywhere. You can even get to Hood River with Grey Hound connections. You don't need a car in Portland, or surrounding villes

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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 12:57:44 AM »
This should be helpful. We have used the light rail to downtown 3 times at least.
https://trimet.org/max/

This map shows the stops, and also shows the streetcars. If staying in the Pearl or NW Portland the streetcars get close to the convention center.

https://trimet.org/maps/img/railsystem.png

This is the key to the airport transfer ;)
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 01:31:07 AM »
This should be helpful. We have used the light rail to downtown 3 times at least.
https://trimet.org/max/

This map shows the stops, and also shows the streetcars. If staying in the Pearl or NW Portland the streetcars get close to the convention center.

https://trimet.org/maps/img/railsystem.png

This is the key to the airport transfer ;)

We have used Max, the Street Cars, Buses, and walking to get around Portland. Haven’t been there since we started using Uber and Lyft. Some breweries may be too far off the public transportation, Occidental comes to mind, so that ride sharing might be the way to go.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 11:05:19 AM »
I could start a new thread, but anyone know the airport transfer key? It seems every time I head somewhere later I find there was an excellent public transportation route I could have utilized.


Surely they have Uber. My friends and I wore it out last year in Minneapolis.
My cousin is an Uber driver in Portland, so yes.
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2018, 12:43:25 AM »
This is a promo video for the American Distilling Institute's Conference in Portland...  Not much about ADI, so I post it because it's a nice intro to Portland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=h3KlJ-zt3bQ
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Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2018, 09:02:23 PM »
I'll be there Tuesday - Sunday. Since there won't be a Soper Tour this year, I hopefully won't sleep through judging on Thursday.