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    Hey Classic Comics Board.

    Just a quick question for all the Pacific Northwest people on the boards. This coming Friday, I'm coming up to Portland for a weekend, just to check it out. While I'm just checking out the town and hitting things I want to see and was wondering if there's a cool comic shop in the downtown Portland area. Yes, I know Wizard World Portland is that weekend but I'm just steering clear of it because I didn't plan this trip for the convention.
    I'm looking for fun little things to do, see or just have a good time.

    Suggestions for the peanut gallery is always good.

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    I am a Portland native, so I know the local shops.

    Excalibur Comics http://www.excaliburcomics.net/ is definitely the store to check out if you are interested in classic comics.

    Things from Another World http://www.tfaw.com/ has multiple locations in town. They have a wider selection of toys and merchandise, but their comic selection doesn't go far beyond current comics.

    There are some smaller shops around town, but most of them stock only current comics and trades.

    I'll be heading to Wizard World on Saturday. I'm interested to see if Portland will support a larger show like this.

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    I'm not a native but I live in the Portland area.

    Mike's right that Excalibur is the most classic-oriented of the local shops, but the request was for stores downtown, and Excalibur is across the river. The best shop downtown is Floating World Comics - www.floatingworldcomics.com.

    Not exactly comic shops but well worth visiting: Counter Media http://www.yelp.com/biz/countermedia-portland and the graphic novel section of Powell's City of Books: http://www.powells.com/locations/powells-city-of-books/

    What else are you interested in? Here are some local media links:

    Daily newspaper: www.oregonlive.com/oregonian
    Long-established weekly paper: www.wweek.com
    Upstart weekly paper: www.portlandmercury.com
    PBS/NPR affilate: www.opb.org
    Local/Pacifica radio: http://kboo.fm
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    Thanks Gents, for the recommendations.

    I'm mainly there to explore and check out the city. Granted, looking at the weather, its going to rain while I'm there and I'm not using a car. I've been wanting to go to Powell's for a while, so that's a must. Aside from that and Voodoo Doughnuts I kind to want to see the Portland Museum of Art and some other things. I'm open for most of the weekend until my flight at 5.

    Maybe some good local nightlife, a club to listen music, get a drink....
    "If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf."

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    A block or two from Powell's is the city's top jazz club, Jimmy Mak's - www.jimmymaks.com

    You're here just in time to catch the last few days of the Portland Jazz Festival - http://pdxjazz.com/ and the Portland International Film Festival - http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/piff/
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    Cameron's Books is a must visit. Lots of old interesting things. Tons of magazines (really old ones too). Can read about them here http://www.lifetimecollective.com/Ca...ks-sp-221.html

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    A little way south of downtown is this art exhibit at Lewis & Clark College:

    Fighting Men: Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos, and Jack Kirby

    It features a half-dozen or so Kirby original pages and a display of a couple of dozen actual comics, showing covers and two-page spreads. Also some frankly disturbing paintings by Leon Golub and unconventional (and to me, uninteresting) ceramic works by Peter Voulkos.
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