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Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« on: September 18, 2023, 05:17:56 PM »
Doing Pacific Northwest thing in October. Hit me with suggestions of shit to do, eat, and skate. Meet up with me if youíre not a coward, will ya.
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 05:22:25 PM »
Check out the courts at all 3 cities.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 06:26:17 PM »
Portland:
Twisted Croissant.
I've heard negative things about Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, but it is still my fav place for coffee/sweets after 11PM.
Friendship Kitchen is hipster AF, but the beef dishes are pretty good.
The kavas is awesome from Pelmeni Pelmeni is awesome.
I've heard Kachka is good, but haven't been yet.
BetterHalf was good the first time I went there, I'm not sure how I feel about it now.
On the other side of the bridge in Vancouver, WA. The RiverMaiden is decent. Not great, but decent.

If you know someone who has access to the Adidas Skatepark it is so much fun.
Battleground skatepark is fun, albeit a bit dated.

Seattle
The Station.
Paseo is good.
Lupo is good.
Carmello's Tacos is good (the gas station location is better than the free standing location).


The downtown skatepark is super fun.
The Everette Park is fun.
The Sedro Woolley Park is awesome as well.
The Arlington park is terrible unless you are a gnarly bowl dude.

Vancouver:
Downlow Chicken next to the Courts.
Lucky Doughnuts on Main (all the other locations are meh at best).
Healthy Noodle House.
Maruchati Ramen in the West End.
Greenhorn Cafe be good if you go at the right time.
Federal Store is good too.

The Plaza is fun.
The Courts can be fun if 4 douchey dudes aren't there skating against traffic thinking they are the only people on the planet that matter.
And the RDS park in North Van is good, but it rather small.


Note: There is a military skatepark off the 5. It is something like JMLA or something, don't bother trying to go there. It is military only.

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I love when people bring up world hunger. It makes everything meaningless.
"That guy is double parked."
"Who cares? There are people starving to death! Besides, how does that affect you? Does it lessen the joy of parking?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 08:53:14 PM »
Portland:
Twisted Croissant.
I've heard negative things about Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, but it is still my fav place for coffee/sweets after 11PM.
Friendship Kitchen is hipster AF, but the beef dishes are pretty good.
The kavas is awesome from Pelmeni Pelmeni is awesome.
I've heard Kachka is good, but haven't been yet.
BetterHalf was good the first time I went there, I'm not sure how I feel about it now.
On the other side of the bridge in Vancouver, WA. The RiverMaiden is decent. Not great, but decent.

If you know someone who has access to the Adidas Skatepark it is so much fun.
Battleground skatepark is fun, albeit a bit dated.

Seattle
The Station.
Paseo is good.
Lupo is good.
Carmello's Tacos is good (the gas station location is better than the free standing location).


The downtown skatepark is super fun.
The Everette Park is fun.
The Sedro Woolley Park is awesome as well.
The Arlington park is terrible unless you are a gnarly bowl dude.

Vancouver:
Downlow Chicken next to the Courts.
Lucky Doughnuts on Main (all the other locations are meh at best).
Healthy Noodle House.
Maruchati Ramen in the West End.
Greenhorn Cafe be good if you go at the right time.
Federal Store is good too.

The Plaza is fun.
The Courts can be fun if 4 douchey dudes aren't there skating against traffic thinking they are the only people on the planet that matter.
And the RDS park in North Van is good, but it rather small.


Note: There is a military skatepark off the 5. It is something like JMLA or something, don't bother trying to go there. It is military only.
Wow, this is what Iím talking about right here. Thanks
Before you say the music sucked, have you considered shutting the fuck up?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2023, 10:31:01 PM »
Iím in Seattle and not a coward. Pm me

Otherwise:

Courts in cal anderson are really sick rn. I really like judkins too. Jackblock park in west Seattle is awesome- perfect bank/curb spot with several curbs of varying heights and textures. Go there if nowhere else. Lake city skate park is one of my favorites.

Food: tacos chukis. Gonna have to disagree with thelurper on carmelos, itís tanked recently. The last 2 times the burritos were really bad, like undercooked rice and terrible layering. Thereís some dope spots in the central district by judkins park of 23rd street.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2023, 11:28:42 PM »
Bummer about Carmelos.

Did you go to the gas station one? The one near the uni is always meh, but that'll suck if the gas station one has gone downhill. Where is a better place to get a taco?

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I love when people bring up world hunger. It makes everything meaningless.
"That guy is double parked."
"Who cares? There are people starving to death! Besides, how does that affect you? Does it lessen the joy of parking?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2023, 10:28:11 AM »
Bummer about Carmelos.

Did you go to the gas station one? The one near the uni is always meh, but that'll suck if the gas station one has gone downhill. Where is a better place to get a taco?

Yeah, i used to live right by the convenience store location youíre referring to and went there all the time before it started sucking. Tacos chukis is hands down the better taco

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2023, 12:43:35 PM »
Iím from San Diego and the de facto ethnic cuisine here is Mexican so Iím not really trying to get it up North. I am however interested in whatever the ethnic food these cities are known for. But realistically Iíll never say no to a taco.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2023, 02:01:55 PM »
I lived in Seattle for 4 years and moved an hour south last year. Pm me if you'd like.

My favorite spots to skate were the Cal Anderson courts and Jefferson Park. The Seattle Center skate plaza looks sick, still need to skate it myself. There's also random stuff to be found around Westlake and the whole downtown area.

As far as eats I suggest Le's deli for Banh Mi and Boba, Georgetown liquor, Dochi, Salt & Straw, and if you like coffee definitely check out Starbucks Roasters Reserve in Capitol Hill

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2023, 11:01:29 PM »
Iíll come up with some more Vancouver spots but other parks are: Ambleside and UBCÖÖboth are a bit of a mission if you donít have a carÖ.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2023, 11:12:21 PM »
Doing Pacific Northwest thing in October. Hit me with suggestions of shit to do, eat, and skate. Meet up with me if youíre not a coward, will ya.

Iím in the Seattle area. What do you like to skate?
If you skate transition, Marginal Way is a must stop.
South Park (River City skatepark) is worth checking out too, itís pretty unique and fun.
The new Seattle Center park is really fun.
DM me if youíre into transition and I can give you a more detailed list of all the best parks youíll pass in Oregon and Washington. If you have time, drive the Oregon Coast and hit all the gnarly parks.

Food:
Boon Boona Coffee (Capital Hill)
Anchored Ship Coffee (Ballard)
Seattle Biscuit Company (Fremont/Ballard)
Zaina (gyros spot in Lake City)
Sultan (gyros in University District)
Chilis South Indian (University District)
Coba (Vietnamese near space needle)
Kwanjai (Thai in Fremont)
Pestle Rock (Thai in Ballard)
Falafel Salam (West Seattle)
Big Marioís (good cheap pizza, multiple locations)
Mexican and BBQ here are trash

Other Stuff:
Tons of hiking
Cool parks (Gas Works, Kerry, Discovery, Carkeek)
Argosy harbor cruise is actually pretty cool
Jupiter bar
Meet a nice girl on Aurora Ave

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2023, 08:31:34 AM »
Enjoyed every late night gyro I ate from various food trucks in Portland. Not sure if they still have that long line up. The unicorn in Capitol Hill is a cool bar with tons of pinball machines. If you need a pallet cleanser from the cities, and have the time, taking a ferry to the islands from Seattle is very pleasant. Bremerton WA is sick, Location skateshop is one of my favorite shops in the world.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2023, 10:22:01 AM »
Check out the courts at all 3 cities.
this! to clarify ó PSU Courts on SW Broadway in Portland, Cal Anderson courts in Seattle, The Courts in East Vancouver BC off McLean and Venables.

also in Portland is Chrome HQ in NW (off 15th and Savier), fun spot with some good boxes, long flatbar, curb, good QP. another one is DaVinci Middle School ó same deal, some boxes and a little qp if it's still there.

to add to the food thing for Portland ó Burrito Azteca is a classic, the special is a burrito, chips & salsa, shot of decent tequila, and craft tap beer for like $16 (last i checked). but Mole Mole is my go to spot, amazing and cheap ($8 mole burrito).  stop by Jet Black coffee in NE off Emerson if you're in that neighborhood ó they have a concrete mini ramp and mini park in their courtyard.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #13 on: Today at 03:18:59 PM »
Thanks everyone. Gnars all around!
Also I suck at skateboarding now so keep that in mind, but I’ll try to roll around anywhere
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:23:41 PM »
Thanks everyone. Gnars all around!
Also I suck at skateboarding now so keep that in mind, but Iíll try to roll around anywhere

What are you looking to skate in Portland? Park? Street?
And what other interests so itís not just tossing out randoms.
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