Per mapquest, this is how to get there from Hillsboro. Is this the best way to go? It says it will take a little under 4 hours...that seems low to me...I was thinking 5 hours...how long will it really take? Am I going to hit any fires if I go this way?
6: Merge onto OR-217 S toward TIGARD/SALEM.
7: Merge onto I-5 S toward SALEM.
8: Take the OR-99E BUS./OR-22 exit, EXIT 253, toward STAYTON/DETROIT LAKE.
9: Turn LEFT onto OR-22/OR-99E BR/N SANTIAM HWY. Continue to follow N SANTIAM HWY SE.
10: N SANTIAM HWY SE becomes US-20 E.
11: Merge onto US-97 S toward MT. BACHELOR/KLAMATH FALLS.
12: Turn RIGHT onto CR-40/S CENTURY DR.
13: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto ABBOTT DR. Pass through 2 roundabouts.
14: Enter next CIRCLE 3 roundabout.
15: End at Sunriver, OR
So who else is geeking out and going to see Batman at midnight?
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I have to wait 11.5 hours before I can finally freakin' see this thing.
Any of you DPers play Phantom Hourglass? I bet you'd like to get all of those big plays on battle mode . . .
The Helvetica font is officially whored out beyond comprehension.
I now intentionally avoid stores who use Helvetica in their logos. Do people really view this font as having some hip/cool/urban chic appeal? Is the documentary on this font worth seeing? Why does every little 'boutique' in the Pearl use this font? Is Helvetica the official pretentious cali-transplant (obligatory) font of choice?
(ps: I had the Trillium absinthe at Clyde Commons last night - about as bad as absinthe gets, avoid (but the food was fkn flawless, best I've eaten all year.))
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The DC jack on my Dell laptop is loose. I called Belmont Computers on a friend's recommendation; they said that they don't do that repair anymore, they'd been among the few places who did it, and that the manufacturer considers the motherboard dead when the DC jack comes loose. But, they said, I can call around and see if anyone else in town does it.
Have any of you had this problem? Did you get it repaired successfully? More generally, can anyone recommend a trustworthy computer repair shop in the Portland area? I want to hear about your personal experiences before I throw good money after bad (bad being the two replacement power cords I bought when I thought that was the problem).
And . . .
Where are the best hookers in town?
Just, you know, curious...
I have an 02' ET4 that needs a new front tire and a brake job (I think, it's making a sound). Who do you recommend?
Don't bother recommending Vespa Portland or P-Town scooters. They are cocksucking tools and incompetent assholes in that respective order.
Thank you oh wise DPers!!!
Chalk one up in the "green" column!
NOW I AM A REAL PORTLAND PERSUN
I went to do my weekly ride on the springwater corridor this morning and noticed the signs up for a closure of part of the corridor from SE 190th (Pleasant View Drive) to SE 174th (Jenne Rd). I took the detour and it took me onto Powell and Jenne Rd. I have no desire to do that again because I usually avoid traveling on main roads. And the bike lane on Powell was blocked by a few parked trucks, and the bike lane on Jenne Rd was unpaved and I did not feel comfortable biking near the drivers.
So, I'm looking for some new recommendations for bike paths in the area (particularly out in Gresham). I would prefer it to be trimet-accessable. And someplace that is open between sunrise and 8am would be great because that's when I usually bike. And I'm not used to biking on hills, so someplace relatively flat would be good.
i'm going rafting for the first time in two weekends at the Deschutes AND camping for the second time ever in life (Oregon native too...wth) !!
i'm super excited and mildly terrified as well. one) just learned how to swim about 2 months ago and two) am worried about being flung off the boat and floating off by my lonesome or hitting rocks and such. maybe this is just stuff seen on TV, but it could happen, yes? oy.
any advice for a guppie going into this river? if you have suggestions on things to bring, prepare for or know in advance that'd be most helpful. merci!
edit: i'm going with a large group of people, half of which have gone before.
Ya know, I never realized that cement and pavement need watering.... this is a new phenomenon I have encountered around town as of late. Apparently the way to do it is with an oscillating sprinkler. Extra points for hindering the pedestrians.