Portland hosts Open Source conferences and conventions both large and small. OSCON, SuperComputing, LinuxCon, & RailsConf come quickly to mind.
We thought it might be good for Open Source to give future conference attendees a reason to come early and stay a few extra days, the next time they attend a conference in Portland Oregon.
So here are some suggestions. With so much to see and do, anytime you travel to Portland for conferences or other business, you really should schedule an extra day. Or three.
And bring the family.
Top 10 Things To Do In Portland OR
Couldn't hold it to just 10, so it's 10-Plus. Just one opinion of course, but you might
find it a decent place to start your planning.
Transportation Options $2 each way will get you
from the Airport to The Oregon Convention Center and Downtown Portland
on MAX, our Light Rail system.
A 7-day pass is only $23 ($15 for age 65+) and good for light rail, streetcar and buses. More on at the link.
Tax-Free Shopping No Sales Tax, No Value Added Tax (VAT). Haul it home with you or use the shipping links at the bottom of this page.
The Beer Here Portland may have more Brew Pubs per capita than any city in the USA. Be sure to try a glass while you're here. The New York Times reviewed Portland's Brew Pub scene (copied here). The page also has links to leading brew pubs.
Oregon Wine 303 wineries on 98,000 square miles of wine country. A solid and growing international reputation for quality wine. Try a glass while you're here.
Food & Restaurants After Beer & Wine, Food. We live, therefore we eat. We think, therefore we like to eat well.
Dance Clubs Maps and links to local media with club lists and performance schedules.