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1 1 This is a quick guide to downtown Portland, OR - from someone who lives in the neighborhood
2 2 This list is opinionated :)
3 3
  4 +All places are VERY close to the venue. If a location is marked with `**`, it means the combination walk+wait might be too long to hit up in between talks/lunch
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4 6 Facts
5 7 -------
6 8
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26 28 * If you don't see it on the menu, just ask for it.
27 29 * Get a coffee at [Public Domain](http://www.publicdomaincoffee.com/)
28 30 * Eat a donut from [Coco](http://cocodonuts.com/)
29   - * Eat the best Vietnamese food of your life at [luc lac](http://www.luclackitchen.com/)
  31 + * Eat the best Vietnamese food of your life at [luc lac](http://www.luclackitchen.com/) `**`
30 32 * Get anything you want at [Cha Cha Cha](http://chachachapdx.com/)
31 33 * Get brunch anywhere listed in the brunch section. (Mothers or Zeus are good choices)
32 34 * Get brunch or lunch at [Kenny and Zukes](http://www.kennyandzukes.com/)
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35 37 * Pick up lunch or dinner at [The Original](http://originaldinerant.com/)
36 38 * Grab a sandwich from [Lardo](http://lardopdx.com/menuwest.html)
37 39 * Get lunch or snack at [the food carts](http://www.foodcartsportland.com/) at 10th and Alder.
38   - * If you're here with your significant other and you have some nice clothes, spend the money at [Higgins](http://www.higginsportland.com/)
39   - * If you like Italian food, grab a cab to [Genoa](http://www.genoarestaurant.com/)
  40 + * If you're here with your significant other and you have some nice clothes, spend the money at [Higgins](http://www.higginsportland.com/) `**`
  41 + * If you like Italian food, grab a cab to [Genoa](http://www.genoarestaurant.com/) `**`
40 42 * If we have a clear day, get up to [Washington Park // The Japanese Gardens](http://washingtonparkpdx.org/)
41 43 * you'll be able to see Mt. Hood and St. Helens.
42 44 * Check out [Powell's Books](http://www.powells.com/locations/powells-city-of-books/). The Technical Book store even includes schematics for Tesla coils.
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74 76
75 77 ### Brunch
76 78
77   - * [Mothers](http://www.mothersbistro.com/)
  79 + * [Mothers](http://www.mothersbistro.com/) `**`
78 80 * [Zeus](http://www.mcmenamins.com/1625-zeus-caf-at-crystal-hotel-menus)
79 81 * [Isabel's @ The Pearl](http://www.isabelscantina.com/)
80 82 * [Tasty n Alder](http://tastyntasty.com/alder/)
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90 92 * [Saint Cupcake](http://www.saintcupcake.com/)
91 93 * [Blue Star](http://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-star-donuts-portland)
92 94 * [Voodoo](http://voodoodoughnut.com/)
93   - * [Salt and Straw Ice Cream](http://saltandstraw.com/)
  95 + * [Moreso](http://www.morsopdx.com/) - Gelato, coffee, great snacks
  96 + * [Salt and Straw Ice Cream](http://saltandstraw.com/) `**`
  97 + * [Ruby Jewel](http://www.rubyjewel.net/scoop-shop/) - SOOO Good
  98 + * [Tartberry](http://tartberryinc.com/) - mix and match your own frozen yogurt
  99 + * [Papa Haydn](http://www.papahaydn.com/) - a little pricey, but cakes/pies are completely worth every penny `**`
94 100
95 101 ### Nightlife
96 102
97 103 * [Backspace](http://www.backspace.bz/)
98   - * [The Doug Fir](http://www.dougfirlounge.com/)
99   - * [Holocene](http://www.holocene.org/)
  104 + * [The Doug Fir](http://www.dougfirlounge.com/) `**`
  105 + * [Holocene](http://www.holocene.org/) `**`
100 106 * [Ground Kontrol](http://groundkontrol.com/)
101   - * [Pope House Bourbon Lounge](http://popehouselounge.com/) - one of the coolest, chill, bars/lounges.
102   - * [Wurst Bar](http://thewurstpdx.com/)
  107 + * [Pope House Bourbon Lounge](http://popehouselounge.com/) - one of the coolest, chill, bars/lounges. `**`
  108 + * [Wurst Bar](http://thewurstpdx.com/) `**`
103 109 * [Crystal Ballroom](http://www.mcmenamins.com/crystalballroom)
104 110 * Really any bar you see in downtown. The closer you go to chinatown (towards the river), you'll find more night clubs and bro-bars.
105 111 * your best bet is to stay downtown, the pearl, Knob Hill/Alphabet district.
106 112
107 113 ### Portland Staples/Classics and American
108 114
109   - * [Smokehouse 21](http://smokehouse21.com/smokehouse-21/eat/) - best BBQ in Portland
  115 + * [Smokehouse 21](http://smokehouse21.com/smokehouse-21/eat/) - best BBQ in Portland `**`
110 116 * [Zeus](http://www.mcmenamins.com/1625-zeus-caf-at-crystal-hotel-menus) - great dinner menu with a wide range of prices and a special wine and beer selection every night.
111 117 * I eat here just about every other week.
112 118
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138 144
139 145 ### Asian
140 146
141   - * [luc lac](http://www.luclackitchen.com/) - the best vietnamese food you'll ever have. ever.
  147 + * [luc lac](http://www.luclackitchen.com/) - the best vietnamese food you'll ever have. ever. `**`
142 148 * [Thai Peacock](http://www.thaipeacockrestaurant.com/) - standard thai food.
143 149 * [masu](http://masusushi.com/) - good sushi in the immediate downtown area. A little pricey.
144 150

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