this is a nice movie theater that is part of regal cinemas, with stadium style seating, and several theaters. mostly what they do, though is show independant films. that's why it's worth reviewing in comparison to some other theaters. so if you want a taste for something that isn't so formulaic, you might want to check it out.
PROS: change of pace
CONS: same regal cinema prices
this place stinks. I'm not gonna sugarcoat for you. The plaza is better than the 50 year old tower apartments next to it that belong to the same complex, but even that's not much of a deal. they are overpriced, cruddy features. thank goodness it's only leased through college housing on portland state u. campus. still, if you are a student looking to get into college housing, don't pick that one. besides, i heard rumored they just closed a meth lab over there. and you should never have to climb into the rickety elevator to your apartment thinking, "is this the day i'm going to die?"
PROS: you have somewhere to live
CONS: overpriced, near an electrical plant, death elevators
the Riverplace Hotel should probably be renamed the river palace hotel. It's right on the river, next to two of the best restaurants in town, little shops, and boat rentals/marina. the rooms are lush, especially if you get one with a view. like all really good things, it's pricey; over 200 a night, i think. you might be able to do better on one of those discount websites, but if you just want a nice place to crash with room service, you might be better off at the hilton.
it's a very beautiful garden at the top of the famous washington park rose gardens in portland. It's about $7 to get in, but once you do, it's well worth it. The pond with the huge goldfish is my personal favorite. And some of the trees make you feel like you have actually stepped through some kind of portal into fantasy land.
PROS: beautiful, cheap
if ever there were the best immigration lawyers in the city, these men are it. Honest, hardworking, they don't let your case fall through the cracks, and they are there for everything. although lawyer fees can be steep, you'll get swindled going anywhere else. i need to emphasize the part about being VERY HONEST. they know where you're coming from.
PROS: they do their very best
you'll have too much fun here with all the games, food and activities! i personally favor the bumper boats. it's only about a 45 minute drive from portland, so portlanders make it up there all the time. i love places that are fun for both the kids and the parents!
PROS: lots of fun stuff to do
this is our biggest university in portland, but sometimes i think it's our most financially tense. even though they talk about making it better, and have raised the tuition a couple of times, i've yet to see a real effort made. however, they offer great classes, although not always great professors.
PROS: it's a nice university
CONS: it's the only cheap one around
if you ask me, a church this huge is a little unerving. they need a rent cop to direct traffic on sunday mornings. their property takes up both sides of the street, and i have personally seen the new addition of the basketball gymnasium. now rumor has it, that church started out of a chapel, but these days, it scares me into thinking it's losing compassion. preaching to the masses is right. does the pastor even know the masses? just a thought.
PROS: it's church
CONS: too big
this place has everything! bowling, arcade, pool, beer, snacks, smoking room, whatever. they have good prices, late hours, and it's both family and just with your best buds!
PROS: good prices
there is too much stuff to do at this place. buy, sell, eat, explore, listen! you'll find booths selling everything from t-shirts, to hand crafted dishes, to henna tattoos. it's best if you come hungry, because there are so many things to try and taste! saturday market is also on sunday, just in case you need an extra day!
PROS: you won't get bored
CONS: you'll probably spend more than you want to