Portland Journals

Happy Birthday Trip to Portland (Oregon)

A May 2007 trip to Portland by harrka

Quote: Best friend's 30th birthday trip.

Happy Birthday Trip to Portland (Oregon)

Overview

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We are environmentalists (means many things to many things, but try to be earth friendly with all our choices). My best friend and I dreamed of "heading west" when we were young and our trip to "every mall in CA" (as teenagers, we thought this was "the best") was refined to head to this environmentally friendly place that surprisingly, neither of us had been to. I like to give experiences as gifts, instead of useless "stuff" that collects dust, so I was happy to mark a special birthday to a place we could literally explore together. We're active and like to be entertained as well as educated, so we're trying to do it all, all with an eye on our impact to the environment!Quick Tips: We grab...Read More

Quality Inn and Suites Vancouver

Hotel | "Quality Inn"

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Well, the hotel is okay. The room is large (larger than we needed because it was one of the last left). There are stains on the carpet tempered with kitchenette. However, my biggest problem with this property is the lack of customer service training. The desk clerk cleverly handled a group of people checking in but was rather rude when things slowed down. The manager seemed to back her up on thoughts and attitude. I really wanted to dip an aching leg into the hot tub and would have worked within all their constraints since the tub was technically closed the minute we checked in (huge bummer and real reason I agreed to pay more for more room than I needed/wanted). I also realize that a busy...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 19, 2007

Quality Inn and Suites Vancouver
7001 NE Highway 99
Vancouver, Washington 98665
(360) 696-0516

Harry's Fresh Deli and Pizzeria

Restaurant | "Harry's Fresh Deli"

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Brian, at Thrifty Car Rental (who was the nicest employee at a busy car rental place I've ever known!), said this is the place he heads when he needs some grub. We were so hungry, we convinced the guy who cleans the cars out that we needed the car pronto and would go without getting it cleaned out for us. We made a beeline to this place and were floored at the number of choices. At a busy lunch time, this place moved quickly but were nice and friendly, and answered all our questions. nice outdoor patio or indoor selections. Great, great food, and not just because we were starving! Most trips to the Pacific Northwest are long flights, and this is the only place you should eat when you get o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2007

Harry's Fresh Deli and Pizzeria
5530 Ne 122nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97230
(503) 262-5200