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Portland (Ore.) - The Delaplaine 2019 Long Weekend Guide: Long Weekend Guides

Portland (Ore.) - The Delaplaine 2019 Long Weekend Guide: Long Weekend Guides

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Portland (Ore.) - The Delaplaine 2019 Long Weekend Guide: Long Weekend Guides

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Dec 1, 2018


Did you know that Portland has over 60 microbreweries, giving it the title of "Beer Capital of the World"? It has more breweries than any other city in the world, including Cologne, Germany (which has plenty).

Here you'll find a complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend in Portland, whether your trip takes you to sample some of the plentiful brews or to enjoy the lush wonders of Portland's numerous green spaces or to enjoy a surging culinary boom that has made Portland home to some of the most heralded restaurants in the U.S.

"I'd heard about the breweries in Portland, but I had no idea they were in dozens of older historic buildings. I found this fascinating. I like my beer as well as the next man, but after visiting Portland, I'll never order another Budwesier or Miller again in my life! Life is too short to drink bad beer."

--- Sanford P., Boise

"Being from New York where people are blunt to the point of rudeness, I was bowled over by the hospitality of the people everywhere we went and the warm welcome we received."

--- Minnie C., Staten Island

"I'll say this: go through the restaurant list with a fine tooth comb if you're on a short visit the way we were. There are SO many good choices."

---Juan T., Miami

You'll save a lot of time using this concise guide.

=Lodgings (in several parts of Portland) variously priced.

=Fine & budget restaurants, more than enough listings to give you a sense of the variety to be found. 

=Principal attractions -- don't waste your precious time on the lesser ones. We've done all the work for you.

=A handful of enchanting shopping finds you'll love.

Dec 1, 2018

About the author

Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami’s Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. He also has a series of Long Weekend Guides covering some 50 cities around the world. Email: He writes several series: The “JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR” political thriller novels. “THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV,” a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective. “THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA” series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later. The AMOS FREEMAN police thrillers. Other novels: “The Trap Door” follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. “The Meter Maid Murders,” a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids. Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), as well as several short films and won several awards for his film work. (See for details).  His latest film, “Meeting Spencer,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay.  DELAPLAINE’S “LONG WEEKEND” GUIDES These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine’s recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these places for 3 or 4 days. As "The Food Enthusiast," he writes a series of restaurants guides, updated annually. He has no hobbies.

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Portland (Ore.) - The Delaplaine 2019 Long Weekend Guide - Andrew Delaplaine


The Delaplaine


Long Weekend


Andrew Delaplaine


A list of the author’s other travel guides, as well as his political thrillers and titles for children, can be found at the end of this book.

Senior Editors - Renee & Sophie Delaplaine

Senior Writer - James Cubby

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Chapter 1 – WHY PORTLAND?


Chapter 3 – WHERE TO STAY

Chapter 4 – WHERE TO EAT

Chapter 5 – NIGHTLIFE

Chapter 6 – WHAT TO SEE & DO


Other Books by this Author

Chapter 1


THE FIRST THING THAT strikes you visually when you get into Portland is how GREEN everything is. This has a lot to do with the climate: it’s on the wet side in the winter (warm and dry in the summer), but it’s a mild wet and so everything is green. (It’s not nearly as wet as Seattle, but then nowhere is.) The city has innumerable parks and other open spaces that take full advantage of this lovely climate.

The town is green in another way, in a proactively eco-friendly way, and this concerned attitude toward the environment is evident top to bottom, from the mayor down to the guy collecting the trash three times a week. These people are concerned on a daily basis about the quality of the place where they live and everything in Portland is designed to project this reality.  (As a visitor, this is apparent in the high quality of Portland’s public transportation system.)

The city lies between Seattle and San Francisco, and is a kind of mix between those two larger and wildly distinctive cultural entities.

Portland is situated where two great rivers converge, the Willamette and the Columbia. About 50 miles to the east you can’t miss Mount Hood rising majestically into the sky, the highest mountain in Oregon. (It’s on virtually every postcard picturing Portland.) Also in the distance you can see the snow-capped pile that is mount Saint Helens, the famous volcano that in 1980 suffered a cataclysmic eruption that killed everything for miles around it.

The people of Portland who call this place home include the 2 million+ in the Metro area and the 600,000 in the city proper. Like its two neighbors, it’s got a little of Seattle and a little of San Francisco: markedly liberal and quick to tell you so, lots of what we used to quaintly call bohemians, lots of very smart people and lots of people who treasure the outdoors lifestyle.

One good reason to visit Portland all by itself is its outstanding collection of prized microbreweries. These people know their beer. When the people aren’t drinking beer, they’re most certainly drinking coffee! Curiously enough, in an era when the publishing industry worldwide is suffering losses to the digital world, Portland has become a center where the industry thrives. There are numerous interesting publications to be found in Portland, and I suppose all the people in the brewpubs and coffee shops are reading them.

But it’s not all about the beer. It’s also about the arts. Portland is home to thousands of accomplished artists working in every field and is considered one of the top 10 destinations among those who travel to enjoy the arts.

You have to check out the Pearl District. It’s an area flooded by young people with a little more

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