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rc5695
03-05-2012, 01:41 PM
I saw another Portland thread I didn't want to hi-jack, so I started my own ;) I'm coming to Portland, OR, for some training.

I'll be flying in May 13th, having that evening and all day Monday the 14th to do whatever I want.

I'll also have friday afternoon (May 18th), and all day Sat. (19th) to do whatever I want. I'll have a rental car the whole time too.

I've never been west of KS, so I'm wanting to do some good sightseeing, and would love to meet any of y'all that are around that area. I definitely want to make it to the coast area on day or afternoon.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Ryan

bergermaister
03-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Hey Ryan - I'll give you some ideas and plan to meet up with you for a beer!

Depending on the site seeing you want to do there's a lot of options:
Mt. St. Helens volcano (a few hours north of Portland)
Multnomah Falls (east of Portland a half hour or so)
Downtown Portland waterfront
OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry - they rotate a lot of different cool exhibits.
Lots of micro breweries scattered all over
Portland Spirit river cruise - booze/food and a tour up the river on a big cruiser.
Willamette River jetboat tours - exactly what it sounds like. Departs from downtown Portland near OMSI.
Mt Hood - Timblerline lodge is probably the best bet in May. An hour or so away from downtown.
Active Water Sports - biggest Moomba/Supra/Malibu/Ski Nautique/Axis, etc. dealer around in our area. (Oregon City - south of Portland) :cool:

Uh, I'm sure I'm missing lots of things.

At the coast Seaside is a popular spot. Lots of arcades, shops, rides, and the historic statue at the turnaround that marks the end of Lewis & Clark's expedition west. Down further south around Newport and Lincoln City there is some whale watching along with the typical beach stuff. Also a few different casinos.

I'd suggest hitting the water but who knows with the weather and I'm typically not dewinterized by then.

Boonejeepin
03-05-2012, 02:08 PM
Let me know if you want a pull while you are here. I am in Oregon City.

rc5695
03-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Let me know if you want a pull while you are here. I am in Oregon City.
Sweet. We'll keep an eye on the weather, and pack my shorts regardless. ;)

Thanks for all the info Berg. I appreciate it, and look forward to meeting you! I'll post back up after I've done a little research on what you posted. I"m pretty stoked about it!

deerfield
03-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Willamette River jetboat tours...Mt Hood - Timblerline lodge...Active Water Sports

Not my trip, but wish it was. That's what I'd hit up. All I've seen is the airport. Have a great time, rc!

newty
03-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Keep us updated. I'd love to come down and meet up with you guys.

mmandley
03-06-2012, 09:11 PM
I tend to hit the lake on Mondays if the weather is decent ill be able to get you on the water depending on your plans man. If Boone is available that monday and the weather holds we can all meet up and hit the water.

Boonejeepin
03-06-2012, 09:47 PM
I should be able to make it work. Please remind me again when it is closer to time. :)

rc5695
03-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Monday'd work for me! Sounds great guys!!!!!!

Any of y'all ever been here? tree to tree adventure park - $45 for up to 3 hrs. – 1 hour W of Portland, res. req’d, last time is 4:00 - http://www.treetotreeadventurepark.com/contact/

Also plan on checking out the Grotto on a free evening, unless you think it is a waste of time?

mmandley
03-07-2012, 02:18 PM
Monday'd work for me! Sounds great guys!!!!!!

Any of y'all ever been here? tree to tree adventure park - $45 for up to 3 hrs. – 1 hour W of Portland, res. req’d, last time is 4:00 - http://www.treetotreeadventurepark.com/contact/

Also plan on checking out the Grotto on a free evening, unless you think it is a waste of time?

Yup we did a team building event that work paid for. Pretty cool, very physical. Its in Gaston which is half way between my house and the lake i goto on Monday LOL

bergermaister
03-07-2012, 02:38 PM
RC - never heard of the zip line place but now I wanna go too! As for the grotto, I'd suggest going at Christmas time when it's all lit up and lots of programs going on. Otherwise probably a yawner.

Monday is out for me fellas - Cub Scout meetings every Monday evening.

rc5695
03-09-2012, 01:44 PM
RC - never heard of the zip line place but now I wanna go too! As for the grotto, I'd suggest going at Christmas time when it's all lit up and lots of programs going on. Otherwise probably a yawner.

Monday is out for me fellas - Cut Scout meetings every Monday evening.
Well, even if we can't hit the water w/ ya Berg, we can at least hang some evening...Maybe even go zip lining. I'll let y'all know if I set something up...Or let me know it you want to and I'll set it up ;)

RobertJ
03-09-2012, 11:17 PM
RC, our local shop AWS has an awesome event on May 19th called demo days, you should check it out. They have all the main players out with equipment and boats to give a pulls and try out new stuff..

kaneboats
03-10-2012, 12:44 AM
Just don't spend too much time with that RobertJ guy or you'll be in the market for a new Grillobius 2013.

zabooda
03-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Have any of you ever taken the brewcycle? One of my NCAA tornament buddies found this site and figured we all could use the exercise. This could be an interesting trip.

http://brewcycleportland.com/

bergermaister
03-13-2012, 06:50 PM
Heard of it - have friends at work who have done it - never have myself. The said that it's fun at first, then starts to feel like work. But hey, it's only a couple hours!

rc5695
03-14-2012, 01:18 PM
That's funny. Y'all can have at 'er though, as I don't drink. ;) Maybe they'll let me be the DD. Lol.

kaneboats
03-14-2012, 02:13 PM
That's funny. Y'all can have at 'er though, as I don't drink. ;)

That's really amazing seeing as you have about 15 kids.

millerda68
03-16-2012, 03:12 AM
I think a lot of the highlights are covered. When I get employees out this way, they usually head to Seaside or Cannon Beach so they can see the Pacific Coast. If you head to Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock), stop off at Camp 18 along the way there (mile marker 18 -- an old logging camp) for some breakfast or lunch.

Aside from that, there are many good wineries in the Portland, South West Washington area that you can check out. Multnomah Falls is another good stop. You could definitely do the Falls and Cannon Beach in a day and still have some time to burn.

zabooda
03-19-2012, 04:38 AM
Great trip to Portland for the basketball tournament. A lot more microbrew pubs than I ever expected and I learned the first hour I got there on Wednesday night that the alcohol content of those micros are much higher than the usual beers. I was not a good designated driver that night. Leaving town today, we stopped at Thien Hong and they have the best salt & pepper squid around.

rc5695
05-07-2012, 01:53 PM
We still up for hitting the lake monday? This is NEXT Monday!

Anybody interested in zipline/treepark Sunday? http://www.treetotreeadventurepark.com/contact/

bergermaister
05-07-2012, 02:09 PM
I'm still out for Monday dude and Mother's Day is Sunday. You have any other open time while you're here?

Weather is looking pretty decent if you do find a lake/river buddy!

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Portland+OR+USOR0275:1:US

rc5695
05-07-2012, 02:33 PM
I'm still out for Monday dude and Mother's Day is Sunday. You have any other open time while you're here?

Weather is looking pretty decent if you do find a lake/river buddy!

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Portland+OR+USOR0275:1:US
I have Mother's Day afternoon, Monday, Friday afternoon, and Sat. to do whatever i want. I'm working on putting maps together for a couple of the days or afternoons, going to hit Mt. hood one day and the coast another.

rc5695
05-07-2012, 06:20 PM
my tentative sea-side route for either Monday or Sat. the 19th.

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bergermaister
05-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Looks like a good route - lots to take in going down 101. Hopefully the weather cooperates for you. Just don't wreck the rental gawking too much - ha!

Boonejeepin
05-07-2012, 09:45 PM
I'll take you out. I'll keep my fingers crossed that we don't have rain.

I hope you don't mind that I have 2 small kids that would be along for the ride.

I can be done with work just after lunch. We have daylight until about 8:30 pm. Since I only have the afternoon/evening to burn I would have to stick to the local Willamette River ramp. 10th street exit off the 205 in West Linn, OR.

I'll pm my phone #.

Boonejeepin
05-07-2012, 09:50 PM
Or If we need to use another body of water that is cool with me in case others can't make it over to West Linn (10-15) mins outside of Portland.

wolfeman131
05-07-2012, 11:24 PM
I hope you don't mind that I have 2 small kids that would be along for the ride.


Ha! Only 2? That's 6 less than Ryan is used to.

Boonejeepin
05-07-2012, 11:43 PM
I can only handle 2. :)

I was thinking that we could also take a ride downtown. Portland is best from the water.

mmandley
05-07-2012, 11:46 PM
Hey RC im still looking forward to meeting up with you. I just brought the boat home today from installing my new ballast. Its pretty sick. I plan to take it out Sunday for its first dip, run threw everything make sure its working properly.

I will tell you bring a Wetsuit man. Best temps you will see in the water is 55.
I'm off Monday and can hit the lake at anytime. Boone is always welcome if he wants to make the trip over to Hagg. I wont take my boat to the rivers till at least July.

Boone, you got stones man, no way i would be in the Willy this time a year, snow run off, debris, i can count on both hands the amount of boating accidents from underwater debris this time a year.

Boonejeepin
05-08-2012, 12:21 AM
I am game for just about anything. My boat or yours, lake or river. Ice cube water or almost boiling. I can't get enough.

mmandley
05-08-2012, 12:30 PM
I am game for just about anything. My boat or yours, lake or river. Ice cube water or almost boiling. I can't get enough.

I hear ya man, not trying to steel your thunder at all bro. I have no problem driving to your side of town for boating. I actually never take my boat to the Willy. I go with Al Cab all the time in his boat. Claudia hates the river like a bad hair day. She refuses to go there with our boat lol. I dont care but im not going to mess with the mrs on this one.

rc5695
05-08-2012, 01:11 PM
Ha! Only 2? That's 6 less than Ryan is used to.
hahahaha That's EXACTLY what I was thinking! Lol.


As for location, I really don't care. I think I'll do my Mount hood drive Monday morning then and meet up with y'all on Monday afternoon? Just gotta figure out where? I'm going to try to get the OK from teh doc today to ge tin the water even next Monday, as I still have stiches from the screw being removed. I might be able to surf, but that'll be about it. I am just as much into a boat ride and or drive as I am getting in the water. I just like being out on boats!!! Esp. in a new lake I'm not familiar with in SOMEONE ELSE'S boat. Lol.

rc5695
05-08-2012, 01:18 PM
Hey RC im still looking forward to meeting up with you. I just brought the boat home today from installing my new ballast. Its pretty sick. I plan to take it out Sunday for its first dip, run threw everything make sure its working properly.

I will tell you bring a Wetsuit man. Best temps you will see in the water is 55.
I'm off Monday and can hit the lake at anytime. Boone is always welcome if he wants to make the trip over to Hagg. I wont take my boat to the rivers till at least July.

Boone, you got stones man, no way i would be in the Willy this time a year, snow run off, debris, i can count on both hands the amount of boating accidents from underwater debris this time a year.

What time are you going Sunday? I'll try to fit my wetsuit in the suitcase tonight.

rc5695
05-08-2012, 01:25 PM
I get in around 12:30 Sunday. Not sure how beat I'll be; going to try and sleep some on the plane. Looks to be a 1.5 hour flight from here to Chicago, then about 4.5 hours to OR.

The Mt. Hood drive I want to do looks to be about 4-5 hours with a little hiking. You have to remember that I'm an East Coaster, so I'll be up by 4 AM Pacific at the absolute latest Monday morning. Lol.

rc5695
05-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Let's plan on Monday at Hagg Lake for the day. Sounds wonderful to me!!!

Russ, I'm sure portland is awesome from the water, but i don't want to mess up your boat dude!

Swinsuit, Wetsuit, and lifevest are in the suitcase :)

Boonejeepin
05-09-2012, 09:08 PM
I'll be there!

Who else will make it?

rc5695
05-10-2012, 01:51 PM
packed my bags last night. Just gotta get my steel-toe shoes in the suitcase somehow with the lifevest and wetsuit and I'm ready to leave ;)

bergermaister
05-10-2012, 02:37 PM
Hey Boon- If I could bribe you guys into coming clear up to the Columbia near the I-5 bridge I could join you for a couple hours on Monday after 4:00. Otherwise I'm a ghost.

Boonejeepin
05-10-2012, 08:46 PM
The plan is to go to Hagg for the afternoon. Unfortunately I don't think well make it to the Couv.

mmandley
05-10-2012, 09:07 PM
Hey Boon- If I could bribe you guys into coming clear up to the Columbia near the I-5 bridge I could join you for a couple hours on Monday after 4:00. Otherwise I'm a ghost.

No i dont think we can make it up there, plan is around 12 at Hagg, to get to Couvy from my house is 60 - 90 minutes and downton is nothing nice on a weekday. i dont know the water or ramps down there. Also the Columbia, never been there wouldnt mind it but thats some cold arse water too.

bergermaister
05-11-2012, 02:25 PM
yeah I figured it was a deadend but figured I could at least throw it out in case y'all got a wild hair... I've never been to Hagg but seen a lot of pics from you and Al out there.

rc5695
05-14-2012, 02:31 PM
yeah I figured it was a deadend but figured I could at least throw it out in case y'all got a wild hair... I've never been to Hagg but seen a lot of pics from you and Al out there.
Call me sometime tom Berg. I have no plans for Friday afternoon yet... Mt. Hood was cool. Check out the pics on FB. I'll have today's pics up there tonight. Russ shouldbe picking me up any minute now....

rc5695
05-26-2012, 01:44 PM
What a great time, and a great bunch of guys (and families). I put some pics up on the May pictures album, and I"ll post these vids there in a minute too. Please take it easy on me, as it is my FIRST time ever doing any video editting, and I used the standard Microsoft program on my computer... It literally took me 4 days just to upload these to youtube!

my fav: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAzHxDkGRyA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxvkduESRh0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9EMKRVIxDE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z47BWdVqeIU

bergermaister
05-26-2012, 05:47 PM
Nice guys! I love the music - never heard of Decypher Down but am looking at iTunes now.

What song/artist on that last video? Didn't say and Shazam came up empty handed.

rc5695
05-27-2012, 12:34 AM
LaCrae. He's one of, if not my fav artist. Tells it like it is man! Great beats too ;)