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Portland, OR

There are 2 weekly publications for Portland.  One is the
Wilmette weekly and the other is the skanner.  Here is a guide by a diligent likeminded local. Also check PDX net.

There is an usual chain of pubs and hotels located throughout Oregon and Washington.  They are owned by the
McMenamins Group.  One of these, the Kennedy School is a brew pub that brews its own beer, a movie theater and Inn all in one.   You can check the website for locations and showtimes.

Portland is home to the only museum in the country dedicated solely to advertising.
The American Advertising Museum, 211 Northwest Fifth Avenue, (503) 226-0000,  $5; open Wednesday to Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Live Music-
Famous Seattle bands got their start at the twin clubs Fellini and
Satyricon-125 NW Sixth Avenue,Portland-tel: (503) 243-2380
Crystal Ballroom-1332 W. Burnside, Portland, (503) 225-0047-great indie shows at this landmark.
Berbati's Pan-10 SW 3rd Ave at: Ankeny, Portland-tel: (503) 248-4579, voted best place to see live music, but no website it appears.
Doug Fir restaurant & Lounge-830 E. Burnside, Portland
Medicine Hat Gallery and Restaurant -  460-3514 -   1834 NE Alberta-Groovy art space that showcases local artists and musicians alike.
The Meow Meow-527 SE Pine, PDX OR, 97214...just a couple blocks off of East Burnside and Grand. That's just on the other side of the river from downtown.  All ages music venue.
East End-203 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Mississippi Studios 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227 http://www.mississippistudios.com/

Eats-
Check out the
food finder from the Wilmette weekly.
Blueplate-308 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 295-2583-fancified version of an old timey drugstore counter with Malts and Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Cannon's Rib Express. 5410 NE 33rd Ave
Nick's Famous Coney Island - Portland, OR, 3746 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97218, just a tiny hole with a cool neon sign and chili dogs and Chili burgers..
Voodoo Donut and wedding Chapel-the pierced and tattooed eat their not your average donuts here.  And you can get married too!  22 SW 3rd Avenue , Portland Oregon, U.S.A.
Roxy-1121 Sw Stark St , Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-9160 Diner open 24 hours, except for mondays.
Salumi Artisan Meats-309 Third Ave South , Seattle, WA 98104
(between Main and Jackson, across from Seattle Lighting) (206) 621 8772-Celebrity Chef Mario Batalis father opened up this restaurant where they make old fashioned cured meats and salamis. 
Slappy Cakes, a grill you own pancake house, similar to the sugar mill in FL, but also with comfort food.  4246 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215    (503) 477-4805

Bar-
Ground Kontrol , 511 NW Couch St. , Portland, OR 97209
Dude, this place has tons of classic video and atari games!!!!

Record Stores
Music Millennium, 3158 East Burnside, Portland, OR 97214
Ozone Records, 1036 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
Jackpot Records, 3736 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214

Amusement Park
Oaks Amusement Park-South East Spokane Street, Portland, OR 97202 (503) 236-5722

Attractions-
Velveteria
Museum of Velvet Paintings
518 NE 28th Ave., Portland, Oregon
(503)233-5100

Hotels-
The Mallory Hotel, 729 Southwest 15th Avenue, (800) 228-8657, several blocks from downtown across Interstate 405. Its bar, a former sauna, is all curvy brick and shadowed recesses. Doubles: $95 to $155.

The Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 Southwest 11th Avenue, (800) 548-3934, fax (503) 223- 7848, close to the nightclub district. Each room in this former apartment building comes with a full kitchen. Doubles: from $89.






Pendleton, Oregon


Each year (this year its Sept. 13-16, 2000) they hold the
Pendleton Round Up, a rodeo festival.

During the old west times, they have an underground area that was carved out in Lawless times for safe passage between businesses.  In time, the tunnels became filled with Saloons, stores, and brothels and they have tours of it.


Other Oregon cities

Albany, OR

Record store-
Phonomania, 237 SW. 1st St., Albany, OR 97321

Eugene, OR

The local alternative weekly for Eugene is the
Eugene Weekly.

Record store-
Green Noise, 537 Willamette St.,Eugene,OR 97401

Newberg, OR

Drive-In Theater
99W DRIVE-IN, Highway 99W, just west of the Springbrook Rd intersection, Newberg, OR

Salem, OR

Record store-
Groovacious Platters, 4190 River Rd. N., Salem, OR 97303

Turner, OR

Amusement Park-
Enchanted Forest 8462 Enchanted Way, Turner, Oregon 97392(503) 363-3060-Kiddie park
Thrill-vile USA-87392 Enchanted Way, Turner, Oregon  (503) 363-4095

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