I’m going to be attending the March Meeting of the American Physical Society next week, in Portland, OR. This will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, which is apparently on the opposite side of the river from every hotel in the city.
I have never been to Portland (or, indeed, anything in the Pacific Northwest) before, so I have no idea what there is to do there. I’m sure that at least some of my readers have been there or are from there, though, so here’s your chance to clue me in: What essential Portland activities/ eateries/ whatever should I make sure not to miss while I’m there?
I am mostly interested in food/ bar type activities in the downtown area, as I’ll be at the meeting most of the day, so will really only be free to do stuff at lunch and dinner. I haven’t yet gone through the incredibly intimidating program book to see what, exactly, is on offer, so there’s a slight chance I’ll do some walking around in the city during the day, but not much.