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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2023, 11:41:17 AM »
Alright, I’ll be in Portland in a few hours. I’ll be ticking things off the lists some of you have thrown out. I’m going to try to not be in the hotel the whole time.

Also, any cool bars? Live music?
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2023, 02:16:36 PM »
Pretty comprehensive shows and event listings here.
https://everout.com/portland/

Itís drying up today and the rest of week looks nice.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2023, 05:32:37 PM »
Alright, Iíll be in Portland in a few hours. Iíll be ticking things off the lists some of you have thrown out. Iím going to try to not be in the hotel the whole time.

Also, any cool bars? Live music?

Ground Kontrol is a pretty fun place to kill some time. Itís a barcade down in old town. If you like shooting pool Sams Billiards is a good pool hall with cheap drinks and a ton of tables.

Definitely hit up Shrunken Head for a closet sized gem of a local skate shop.

Los Punales tacos on Belmont is soooo fucking good and thereís a lot of other bars and restaurants right in that little area.

Holmans is a pretty rad classic Portland dive that just reopened. Again that part of East burnside and 28th has a lot of good food & bars.

If you want a real Portland dive bar hit up the Slammer on SE Sandy.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2023, 10:20:12 AM »
This looks promising.
https://imgur.com/a/pGuUrLd
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2023, 11:10:00 AM »
This looks promising.
https://imgur.com/a/pGuUrLd

Tricky spot. Not far from the Belmont spots mentioned about. Get the selfie stand out and show us what you come up with.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2023, 11:57:01 AM »
Definitely the kind of spot I would pass and say ďwell thatís a spot for somebody else to skate.Ē
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2023, 12:11:58 PM »
This looks promising.
https://imgur.com/a/pGuUrLd

If you like stuff like that, thereís a spot in Seattle youíll probably enjoy. Itís a bank to curb but the top is a loading ramp. Go to 18:10 in this video to see it:

https://youtu.be/nJ88XBa78p4?si=P0zJKzSjpHZ-_OQJ

The address is:
6001 6th Ave S building b
Seattle, WA 98108

The business there is closed on weekends and after 4:30 during the week, so you shouldnít have any issues skating there if you time it right

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2023, 03:50:30 PM »
check out 35th ave in fed way and 35th north in seattle

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2023, 05:20:08 PM »
Not sure if you already embarked on your journey, but gabriel park in portland is an underrated classic... Skated there with the AH dudes last summer, if that gives you a better idea of what typa park it is.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2023, 07:55:49 PM »
I had a good time at the cheerful tortoise. Thereís a peculiar brick lump on the campus close by that is pretty fun to skate for 5 minutes

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2023, 11:15:23 PM »
This looks promising.
https://imgur.com/a/pGuUrLd

Harder to skate than it looks.

I had a good time at the cheerful tortoise. Thereís a peculiar brick lump on the campus close by that is pretty fun to skate for 5 minutes

The cheerful tortoise is a block from the courts.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2023, 10:40:08 AM »
Not sure if it's still going strong but my favorite skate spot in Seattle is Jack Block Park.

It's more a slappy spot than anything else but there's natural banks, good ground and people usually show up with miscellaneous stuff (flat bars, box, etc.)


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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2023, 11:22:10 AM »
Thereís going to be rain in Seattle when I get there so I donít know about skating, but I am looking forward to the quintessential Seattle experience of dreary rain as I walk the streets.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2023, 12:31:08 PM »
Thereís going to be rain in Seattle when I get there so I donít know about skating, but I am looking forward to the quintessential Seattle experience of dreary rain as I walk the streets.

After seeing the Market avoid most of downtown, especially the area owned by Amazon. It is beyond boring.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2023, 02:22:33 PM »
Thereís going to be rain in Seattle when I get there so I donít know about skating, but I am looking forward to the quintessential Seattle experience of dreary rain as I walk the streets.

The university of wa central parking garage (level c5) is a good alternative if you really want to skate still. The curbs are alright and there are some okay manny pads. Go during the night tho

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #45 on: October 08, 2023, 03:56:27 PM »
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Thereís going to be rain in Seattle when I get there so I donít know about skating, but I am looking forward to the quintessential Seattle experience of dreary rain as I walk the streets.
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After seeing the Market avoid most of downtown, especially the area owned by Amazon. It is beyond boring.

Downtown Market is basically never open, so I wouldnít even bother. I donít know what anyone does downtown

But yeah, if you want a nice walk around rainy Seattle, make your way up to Capitol Hill and visit 35th North, Elliott Bay Books, Peloton Cafe, Oddfellows, etc. The Hill ainít what it used to be but it has still got some gems.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2023, 06:56:51 PM »
Not far from 35th North there is also another book store, but this one has a bunch of kitties inside. It's Twice Sold Tales.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2023, 07:34:08 PM »
Speaking of cool stores in Seattle, this place is amazing: https://www.uwajimaya.com/visit/seattle/

And even though itís touristy, Iím a huge nerd and love this museum: https: //www.mopop.org/
They have a movie costume/prop section to this place thatís heavy on the horror & sci-fi. It rules.

Seattle art museum is usually pretty decent too: https: //www.seattleartmuseum.org./


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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2023, 09:11:17 PM »
If you find yourself at Pike's Place, maybe check out Left Bank Books Collective (if you're interested in politics) and Metzger Maps (if you're into paper maps). Both are near Post Alley, which has the pizza place someone mentioned earlier.

That said, you can skip this area entirely. Consciously choosing not to go will give you more to talk about after your trip than actually going.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2023, 05:20:04 PM »
@L33Tg33k how did your trip go?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2023, 07:13:44 PM »
@L33Tg33k how did your trip go?
Fantastic. Met a couple slap heads. Ate a lot of food. Saw as many sights as I could. Right now Iím stuck on a layover in Denver but thatís what happens when youíre to cheap to opt for the direct flight. Vancouver courts is a great spot. I wish I skated a little harder but I did get a couple easy clips. Although I had a couple bad meals in Portland, I found it very easy to get around and enjoyed the people I met very much. Similar feelings about Vancouver. Iíve already been to Seattle so I made a point of getting out of the city center with my rental car, which was a silver douchebag machine Mustang, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yeah, overall my experience was great. And now I have a whole other week of vacation at home in Sunny San Diego. Iím kind of inspired to keep the skating going when I get home.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2023, 06:21:35 AM »
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@L33Tg33k how did your trip go?
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in Portland, I found it very easy to get around

Getting around basically anywhere else on the west coast is so tedious that this ends up being a defining virtue of Portland.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2023, 11:25:29 AM »
Awesome, glad the weather held up.  Thatís what the courts is there forÖ.easy clipsÖ.nice to hear you had a good time. 

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2023, 12:15:40 AM »
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@L33Tg33k how did your trip go?
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Fantastic. Met a couple slap heads. Ate a lot of food. Saw as many sights as I could. Right now Iím stuck on a layover in Denver but thatís what happens when youíre to cheap to opt for the direct flight. Vancouver courts is a great spot. I wish I skated a little harder but I did get a couple easy clips. Although I had a couple bad meals in Portland, I found it very easy to get around and enjoyed the people I met very much. Similar feelings about Vancouver. Iíve already been to Seattle so I made a point of getting out of the city center with my rental car, which was a silver douchebag machine Mustang, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yeah, overall my experience was great. And now I have a whole other week of vacation at home in Sunny San Diego. Iím kind of inspired to keep the skating going when I get home.

What were the bad meals in Portland? Did we lead you astray?

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2023, 07:41:41 PM »
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@L33Tg33k how did your trip go?
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Fantastic. Met a couple slap heads. Ate a lot of food. Saw as many sights as I could. Right now Iím stuck on a layover in Denver but thatís what happens when youíre to cheap to opt for the direct flight. Vancouver courts is a great spot. I wish I skated a little harder but I did get a couple easy clips. Although I had a couple bad meals in Portland, I found it very easy to get around and enjoyed the people I met very much. Similar feelings about Vancouver. Iíve already been to Seattle so I made a point of getting out of the city center with my rental car, which was a silver douchebag machine Mustang, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yeah, overall my experience was great. And now I have a whole other week of vacation at home in Sunny San Diego. Iím kind of inspired to keep the skating going when I get home.
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What were the bad meals in Portland? Did we lead you astray?
Nah. I went to a place because of a podcast that I listen to and another place that just won some nationwide pizza award. The very first place I went to is called Cherylís. Absolute garbage. I ordered teriyaki salmon, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese. Every item was a crime. The salmon was overcooked, tough, and under seasoned. I donít think they know what teriyaki is despite it being on their menu. The mac and cheese was watery and gritty at the same time and ugly to look at. As for the mashed potatoes, I donít think olí Cheryl heard about butter or salt either. Iíd give it a D+. The plus was for the ranting foodie that talked to me throughout. He was annoying but entertaining. The pizza place is called Kenís Artisan Pizza. Now before someone tries to call me out for having no taste I want to say Iíve had neapolitan pizza and have enjoyed it on multiple occasions, but this place was not hitting. I like a pizza with a crust that leaves each sliceís structure intact. This one was a floppy falling apart chewy mess. It also had calabrian chiles. Normally fantastic but in this case not so much. They were cut horizontally into ribbons. They were tough, hard to chew, and flavorless. I ended up picking all of them off. There was barely any sauce and the cheese had an off taste. Maybe I donít know shit about pizza. I thought I knew some things but apparently I donít because these fuckers won third place in the country for pizza. It didnít help that the service was relatively bad and even worse, I waited for a single seat at the bar for almost two hours. Even worser, I spilled my $10 beer. Not their fault and they did give me another but I didnít need another sour taste in my mouth. I give them a D. The sausage saved them from an F.
I have to shout out Screen Door. I went to the location on the Eastside. What I ordered was great and I have every inkling that the rest of the menu is great too. For breakfast I ordered biscuits and sausage gravy. It was the best version of that I ever had, not that Iím eating biscuits and gravy everyday. On my way out of Portland I have Screen Door another go because they gave one in the airport. I got a classic double cheeseburger and fries. It was similar to In-N-Out with itís perfectly toasted bun and American cheese but with thicker patties. Iím personally a smash burger type of guy because it caramelizes the meat better, but this was no sandwich to sneeze at. Screen Door gets a solid A from me.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2023, 09:09:27 PM »
You should review restaurants more often. That was an enjoyable read. I like Apizza Scholls over Ken's.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2023, 09:50:48 AM »
That sucks about Kenís. I love pizza and have lived in Portland for a long time. Never been to Kenís. I canít fuck around with wait times like that.

Agreed that apizza scholls is great. Nostrana is good too with more of a fine dining experience and price to match. Or grab the happy hour margherita pizza from life of pie and get a great pizza for $8.

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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2023, 12:36:41 PM »
Or grab the happy hour margherita pizza from life of pie and get a great pizza for $8.
I wish I wouldíve known about this one.
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Re: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2023, 11:18:53 PM »
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Or grab the happy hour margherita pizza from life of pie and get a great pizza for $8.
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I wish I wouldíve known about this one.

If I had known you were on a pizza mission I wouldíve thrown out more spots.
Pizzeria Otto has an $8 margherita for happy hour too. Very good spot. And for any future reference of this thread.