So I got a great deal ... Round-trip travel from Vancouver BC, and 4 nights in a queen bed at the Jupiter hotel, for under $300 all-in (sure I could have gone even thriftier on accomodations but I need a vacation and thus a private room). I haven't been to PDX since summer 2007 and I'm excited to return! Last time I borrowed a cruiser from a BikePortland user (thanks Noah!) but now that Amtrak has thru service I can FINALLY bring my own trusty road bike.
My Googling has revealed there are some Oregon Manifest events going on that weekend, along with Freak Bike Fall. This looks like fun - I don't have a particularly freaky bike but I'd love to see what others come up with. And I know bike events are a great way to see the city in a manner that I might not have otherwise.
Anyway I just wanted to say hi. Perhaps you'll see me around
Feel free to share any tips, ideas, etc.
Oh, and if I should have any bike trouble while in town, is there any particular shop you'd recommend in the vicinity of Jupiter?