Re: Portland SPE here we come

From: Mark Kronquist ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/05/05-06:23:48 PM Z
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Many friends own wineries if someone wants to tour/shoot easy to arrange

> Well, if it's on Ankeny Street, it's in a good neighborhood, right by
> the Church of Elvis (a must-see, if it's still there), Dan and Louie's
> Oyster Bar (a wonderful old Portland institution, best crab stew in the
> world; actually that in itself is a cheap enough place, but the menu is
> rather limited, mostly oyster stew and crab stew as I recall) and the
> old Salvation Army building (where I was married thirty years ago, but
> that's another story, a much longer one) which was long since converted
> to a theater where you have to pay big bucks to see a play.
> True, there are bums around there, but they haven't owned the district
> since it was gentrified more than 20 years ago; the area is now called
> Old Town and is full of tony restaurants and whatnot, and there's no
> reason to be nervous about going there at night. The bums have mostly
> moved over to the other side of Burnside anyway. If you're going to the
> Photographic Image Gallery (not high on my list as a rule) you'll be
> right in that neighborhood anyway. Max runs right through there, so you
> can hop Max from the hotel.
> k
> wrote:
>>> From their website <>
>> Perhaps you've had a great day and want to celebrate - or, you've had
>> a really bad day and you need a break...
>> In an alley on a short section of Ankeny St. off Broadway (one block
>> S. of W. Burnside), the warm interior of the Tugboat lures the weary
>> traveler. A well-worn latch greets your tired hand, the heavy door
>> needs a gentle nudge to gain entrance...
>> The ale list looks pretty good, I may drive down for a pint.
>> Ralph ?North Vancouver
>>>   Well, I've never been to the Tugboat Brewery but I just walked by
>> it.
>>> Doesn't open till 4 or 5 depending on the day, so I couldn't go in.
>>  It
>>> doesn't look like a restaurant--no menu in the window.  Looks like a
>> tavern.
>>> It is literally on the edge of Skid Road--the kind of place I'd have
>> loved
>>> when I was 18, er 21 but have avoided for the last 49 years.
>>> Charles   Portland OR
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