myrrhdyrrh asked: First off, congratulations on the success of your kickstarter, I look forward to getting my copy! My actual question is this: I'll be moving up to Seattle for work at the end of the summer, and I want to take a weekend trip to Portland. Do you have any things or places in the city you'd recommend a comic and beer enthusiast should check out? Thanks!
Powell’s. You must go to Powell’s, or else you can’t say you’ve been to Portland. Killer Burger or Little Big Burger if you want a great, quick burger - each is distinctive, both are terrific.
Beer and coffee… you won’t be able to turn around and not find a brewpub or coffee shop. There are a couple good places near Powell’s, actually - Rogue has a place, as does Bridgeport (my preference). This is all on the west side of the river.
If there’s a soccer game being played at Jeld-Wen, specifically a Timbers or Thorns match, I’d recommend trying to catch it. It’s a very different experience live, and even if you don’t like the sport, the crowd-watching is fantastic.
Comic shops, I’d recommend Floating World (near Ground Kontrol, too!), Excalibur, Bridge City, Cosmic Monkey… we’re lousy with great comic book stores.
And while I’m at it, when you’re on your way up I-5 to Seattle after leaving Portland, you want to stop at Olympic Cards and Comics in Lacey, Washington.