Keep Portland Weird

Political Networks Conference (POLNET) 2015

Streetcar Bar CrawlPortland has a love affair with good food and drink. Portland currently has more breweries than any city in the world with 58 breweries within city limits. Portland also has 14 distilleries, 18 urban wineries, and a growing cider scene including the first cider pub in the United States.

Thrillist (full article with addresses) created this streetcar bar crawl map, which features a bar at every stop. But not all bars are created equal. To experience Portland at its finest, try these recommendations all a few blocks from the following streetcar stops:

The Pearl District: Recently voted #5 in Forbes magazine’s “best Hipster Neighborhoods” The Pearl is a vibrant district that offers plenty of opportunities to eat, shop and play. Whether its retail therapy, culinary delights, or just a beautiful day out exploring, this reinvigorated part of town will dazzle you with its polished rustic charm and wide selection of offerings. From its galleries, to its parks, to its coffee shops, and live entertainment venues, there is something to satisfy every taste and craving here on the northwest side of the city.

1. NW 11th and Everett - Deschutes Brewery, Rogue Distillery and Ale House, Vault Martini, Bluehour, TILT,

2. SW 10th and StarkClyde Common, Jake’s Famous Crawfish, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

Central Eastside: Once ruled by industry, much of its industrial grittiness remains. As the neighborhood undergoes a significant revitalization, you'll notice many examples of creative adaptation and reuse of the old industrial structures. Central Eastside's eclectic mix of creative-minded residents have attracted a number of hip and chic dining establishments to the area.

3. SE Grand and E BurnsideRontoms, Doug Fir, Burnside Brewing, Le Pigeon, Farm Cafe, Biwa, Noble Rot.

4. SE Grand and BelmontDig a Pony, Montage/La Merde, Slow Bar, Kachka, OsoMarket, Robo Taco, Star Bar, Coopers Hall (wine on tap), Pips and Bounce (ping pong bar), Voicebox (private karaoke rooms)

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March 11 – Deadline for Paper Proposals and Fellowships

April 27 - Early Registration ends

May 15 - Last day to reserve hotel room

June 9 - Last day to register