I'll be visiting Portland and Seattle on the weekend of the 7th, and I was wondering if any Chewers are from there, or are familiar and can fill me in on what's cool to do in both cities.
I'll be in Portland all day on the 7th and most of the 8th, and I'll be staying right near PDX. I plan on hitting up Deschutes Brewery and the surrounding shopping districts first thing, and seeing the sites along the way (IE Burnside skatepark, etc.) I'll have access to a car, so what else should I not miss?
Seattle is a little trickier. I'll be getting in late on the 8th, and Sunday the 9th is dedicated to catching a Seahawks game at CenturyLink. I'm staying downtown, right at the foot of the Space Needle, and I'll have access to a car there, too. Pike Place Market is a must, as is Pike Brewing Company. What else should I check out? Is the Bruce Lee Memorial, Fremont Troll and Gas Works Park worth devoting some of my limited time to? Where's the best place to shop downtown?