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Visiting Portland

Recommendations on Places to Stay

Realistically, you’ll have to look a little further east of Vernonia to have a wide selection. The city of Portland is about 45 min away. Between Portland and Vernonia and along highway 26 are many, many options. Some town names to look for are Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cedar Hills, Raleigh Hills, and, generally, the “west hills.” The whole region is the western part of the Portland Metro Area. If you want to stay in Portland (which is much more interesting than the burbs in the west), we recommend looking in The Pearl, Northwest/Slabtown/Nobb Hill, and there are many fine hotels in downtown proper. There are also great places on the east/north side of the Willamette River. Great neighborhoods include Mississippi, Hawthorne/Ladd’s Addition, and off Burnside. We don’t recommend staying somewhere East of Cesar Chavez Blvd., as that’s probably too far out. The avenue numbers increase as you go east from the river, so if you’re in the 30’s or 40’s I wouldn’t look much further.

Food

Portland has an AMAZING food scene, so if you're able you should really find something delicious to try. The link is the Willamette Weekly, a fantastic local paper. It's a great place to start if you're looking for something tasty.

A Note on Weed

As many of you know, Oregon allows recreational cannabis and it’s widely available. If this is something you’re interested in we’re the last people to judge you. That said, if you plan on indulging at the wedding, please be safe and responsible about it. Don’t be a knucklehead. If you do indulge, be sure you have your ID with you when you go to the dispensary. Also, tip your budtender. Finally, you should know that it’s all tested and highly regulated, but it is much stronger than what some of you may have clandestinely enjoyed in years past. Oh, and given it’s Oregon, please don’t do psychedelics at the wedding. That could get weird.