i'm heading down with a friend to crater lake in southern oregon and the redwoods in northern california. we were wondering if you all had any hints, tips and any other assorted recommendations about those areas (and anything else nearby... we'll be in a car, so we'll be able to get around easy enough...but might bring bikes too if there's any interesting paved trails [we don't have mountain bikes] to hit up)
p.s. - we might swing by shasta lake and arcata, ca too
p.p.s. - thanks to everyone who responded with useful information to my post last month about bike light laws!
how about INTERNET panhandling?
give me a dollar so i can pay my student loans, please! i'm addicted to a drug, and that drug is A DECENT CREDIT SCORE!
It has recently come to my attention that some auto body repair shops offer to pay your deductible in full or in part, and I have dent that I would really like to get fixed. Do they just overcharge the insurance company/is it legit? Does anyone know of a good place I can take my car to (I saw a sign once offering this, but I don't even remember where I was) that does this? I live in Oregon City but I am willing to drive to a good place, especially if the repair doesn't cost me much... thanks :)
Actually while I am asking, I have a little rock chip too. I always see those "free rock chip repair" tents in big parking lots, how does that work? I mean, I figure it's some sort of scam. I am not sure where I should go just to get a tiny rock chip fixed.
My boyfriend wanted to plan a last minute trip this weekend to Crater Lake. He's insisting that we get a hotel room instead of going camping, so I made him try to find us a room instead of taking on the task myself. He got us a room for 2 nights at a place called Whispering Pines Motel and Market. I can't find any photos/reviews/info online other than it has 11 rooms and it's only $44/night.
Does anyone here know about this place? Neither of us have been to Crater Lake before and know nothing of the area. My over-active imagination is picturing some sort of drug-infested prostitution-ring half-way house in the middle of nowhere. I am not a high-maintenance princess but I don't want to stay in a complete dive (augh, why did I lose the battle over camping?!) Someone out there please either confirm my fears or tell me that this motel/market combo is a hidden paradise waiting to be discovered.
When I moved into my apartment, I signed up for some triple pack deal through Comcast. The incentive was that you received a free Nintendo DS Lite. I got it in the mail the other day. The thing is, I'll NEVER use it so it's pointless. (I'm not much of a video game player.) It's the polar white DS and it's brand new, still in box. I'll post on CL if no one is interested here, but I figured I'd give you guys first dibs. It retails for about $130 but I'm selling it for $100. If anyone is interested, leave your e-mail address and we'll work something out.
Fabulous wine recommendation, anyone?
Riesling Eroica (2006) from Ste. Michelle's in Yakima Valley.
I had a glass at Gustav's last night. It is absolutely AMAZING. It scored a 91 on some national test in which I cannot recall the name of at this time.
You may thank me if you try it by buying me a bottleTHANKYOU.
Portland related because, *drink*.
Which club is best in town for faux-rave techno dance insanity?
I am so out of the demographic I have to ask here :)
I like drum and bass, bhahgra, chemical bros, basement jaxx
Aura? Ohm? Fez?
I just want to dance anonymously to loud music in a crowd of freaks.
question, you smart portlanders:
next summer, i'd really like to trek throughout europe. where on earth should i start planning this? i need info on hotels/hostels, trains, etc. i honestly have no idea where to start planning this, other than looking for plane tickets and saving money for those. and obviously i know basics, like passport and stuff. i guess i'm looking for help on what to do when i get there, how to get around, etc.
i want the trip to last around 2-3 weeks, and i'm totally not sure where i'd want to go... pretty open i think.
My bicycle seat was stolen off of my bike last night (the 22nd). It is bright yellow and says Kevlar on it. My bicycle was locked up on the corner of SW 11th and Clay (near PSU). I was hoping one of you might have seen it on Craigslist or on a bicycle near the campus. If you guys see anything, let me know. I filed a police report too (if anyone has further suggestions, I'd love to hear them). Thanks a lot.
What is your favorite place to chill with cocktails on NE Mississippi? I am in SE and do not know these things.
After a fruitless search, I must turn to DP for help:
Where in Portland can I find (preferably liquid) body paint?
Alternately, what kind of paint is best is best suited to being applied to one's body for the purpose of rolling around on a blank canvas?
Thank you very much for your help :)