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Old 01-28-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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The hubby and I will be visiting Portland for a wedding on July 3rd. We want to spend a few extra days there to visit the city~~I drove through once on my way to Seattle and I was mesmerized. So, my questions are: 1.) What must we see/do? 2.) Where must we eat? 3.) Where should we stay? (I am thinking downtown b/c I generally love downtowns. We would need a 3 star hotel too 4.) What do we do on the 4th of July?

I am so looking forward to this trip. The wedding is at the Edgefield. We'll be staying there for the night of the wedding, but think we'd like to be downtown after.

Thanks so much for your responses.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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If you like blues, that's the weekend of the Waterfront Blues Festival in downtown Portland: July 4-8 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. On July 4, they also set off lots of fireworks over the river -- http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/

If you don't like blues, but you like fireworks, Fort Vancouver (just across the Columbia River in Washington) hosts one of the largest fireworks displays on the West Coast. Get more information here -- http://www.vancwa.com/4th_of_july.htm

Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Last May my husband and I stayed at a Kimpton hotel:

The luxury 5th Avenue Suites Hotel in Portland, Oregon is an elegant 10-story structure on the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street. Recognized by Travel & Leisure as one of the Top 500 hotels in the world.
5th Avenue Suites Hotel
506 S.W. Washington at Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Tel: 503.222.0001
866-861-9514
There is also another Kimpton facility:
Hotel Vintage Plaza in Downtown Portland OR
Hotel Vintage Plaza
422 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503.228.1212
800.263.2305

You should visit their website at http://www.kimptonhotels.com/hotels.aspx

The bed in our room was the absolutely most comfortable one I have ever slept in - in my whole life.

Another place we have enjoyed is the Heathman Hotel.

For food, we like Jake's:
Jake's Grill
611 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205-2725
(503) 220-1850
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Thanks so much for your replies. I am really looking forward to visiting. The more suggestions, the better.

Thanks again.
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