Arriving early and want to meet some friends? Starting with Embassy Suites' complimentary happy hour in the lobby, locate the NMM table to see who's gathering for dinner and evening outings. If you're attending for the first time, this is a great place to meet and make new friends.
Gather near the hotel front door at 7:00 pm for transport to Mississippi Ave., one of Portland's famed entertainment areas. Your challenge will include visits to a series of bars to identify clues. Drinking is optional, fun is inevitable! Highly coveted prizes to be announced.
The plan is to go en masse (42 min by light rail) to Pine Street Market – a gorgeous, on-the-Historic-Registry former carriage house & livery building at 126 SW 2nd Ave. This delightful venue offers dining options from “9 of Portland’s best chefs and purveyors,” including Bless Your Heart Burgers, Kim Jong Smokehouse, Marukin Ramen (made daily, locally-sourced ingredients), OP Wurst (gourmet dogs), Pollo Bravo (tapas), Trifecta Annex (pizza and topped breads), WizBangBar (soft serve). To be followed by the Best In Show special event.