October in Portland, Oregon

October in Portland, Oregon

portland photo

RM and I are headed to Portland in mid-October so that I may attend a Grants Administration Professionals Conference. While I am learning lots about better ways to write and manage grants, RM will have 6 days to explore the area.  Below is our draft plans for the days but we would welcome suggestions from locals or previous visitors to the area.  I know I want to see the bridges and eat the local food.  Happy trails!

Portland, Oregon Itinerary

To attend Grants Administration Professionals Conference

Day 1

12:10 p.m.   Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): AA #157               

2:05 P.M.      Arrive in Portland, Take MAX Red Line $2.50/way or All Zone Ticket to hotel

  • Explore Pearl District or Washington Park

Dinner reservations at 7:30 p.m. at Ava Genes (Italian), 3377 SE Division St Portland, OR 97202 Cross Street: SE 34th Avenue
(971) 229-0571


Marriott Courtyard

435 NE Wasco Street, Portland OR 97232

 Day 2

Blogger to Conference

Suggestions for RM

  •  Voodoo Donuts 24 hours, cash only
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft
  • Food carts for lunch
  • OMSI
  • Hippo Hardware and Trading Company at 1040 East Burnside, Portland 97214

Dinner together at Pok Pok, open until 10 p.m., no reservations required.

Check out Powell Bookstore before or after

Day 3

Blogger to Conference

Suggestions for RM:

  • Coffee and breakfast at Albina Press
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • Host Analog
  • Portland Bridges
  • Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Dinner together at Café Castanaga, No reservations required

Day 4

Blogger to conference

Suggestions for RM

  • Check out woodworking organizations and sources
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Pittock Mansion 11-4 Daily
  • Shopping

Dinner near the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Reservations to see comedian Nick Swardson Taste It Tour at 8 p.m.

Day 5

Blogger to conference until noon

Suggestions for the day:

  • Portland Saturday Market
  • Portland Farmer’s Market
  • Visit Dave’s best picks from the week
  • Shopping
  • Walking tours

Dinner reservations at 7:30 p.m. for 2:  Le Pigeon (French)

738 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214 Cross Street: 8th Avenue
(503) 546-8796

Day 6

Food favs and shopping

MAX to airport, leave by noon

AA # 157 departs 2:50 p.m. and arrive DFW at 8:30 p.m


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