Subject: Re: Portland,Oregon

McMenamins is a chain of brewpubs/hotels in Oregon. Usually they are funky old buildings remodeled with great sense of fun for accommodations, meals & beer. One in Portland's NE area is an old elementary school, with classrooms remodeled for overnight stays! The old gym is furnished with comfy old armchairs & first-run movies are shown on a big almost-theatre-size screen. I had forgotten about Grand Lodge; it's great fun, very casual & eclectic. THe pub food is simple, abundant & tasty, even to the veggie choices.

I'll check with a friend for some decent restaurants in the area. As we get closer to your arrival, we can coordinate schedules & see if a GTG can come together. Perhaps Alice in Salem could make this one!

Gail In Eugene