Welcome to our wedding page! Time is flying...after all the planning and anticipation, the day is suddenly approaching very fast! We are bubbling with excitement and looking forward to seeing the many of you who are able to attend. For those planning an actual visit to Portland, we hope you will find the travel information to be useful. For those of of you who cannot make it, we know you will be with us in spirit, and we look forward to welcoming you to Portland another time.
Please consider emailing us. Send well wishes or comments about the site to Kate and Jade.
We've put up some wedding photos in our photo-album.
The roof terrace is on the third floor of the Ecotrust Conference Center, which is housed in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center at 721 NW Ninth Avenue Portland, Oregon. Click for directions and parking information. Ecotrust was created in 1991 by a small group of diverse people who sought to bring some of the good ideas emerging around sustainability back to the rain forests of home.
Semi-formal. Portland tends to be warm and dry in August, and certainly it is NOT (knock on wood) going to rain on August 16!!! But it is usally a little cool in the evenings, and we hear that the Ecotrust roof can be breezy, so dress accordingly.
Inn @ Northrup Station
When you book, ask for the rooms blocked for the Miller/Rubick wedding. $109/night.
Quiet location in the fabulous upper northwest neighborhood. New building. Spotless, nicely decorated and appointed rooms. The rooms are all suites (some with 1 king bed, some with 2 queen beds) all have kitchens or wet bars. Most have private balconies or patios (and there is a larger, shared roof terrace for guests to use as well). All come with free streetcar passes. The Inn is on the streetcar line, as is the EcoTrust Building (it is by far the closest hotel to the wedding location). And it's in the heart of northwest, close to the shops and best walking neighborhood in Portland. This is the nicest and most convenient place to stay.
The Mallory Hotel
A classic boutique style hotel with 130 individually appointed guest rooms and suites. Between downtown Portland and the Northwest District, the Mallory has been lovingly maintained and remains a favorite place to stay for visitors in-the-know. Continuously updated to retain its classic atmosphere, the Mallory has been owned and operated by three generations of the same family for nearly 60 years...a rarity in its own right. The Hotel is adjacent to the MAX light rail, now serving Portland International Airport. Not as close to EcoTrust as some, but not far from the streetcar line. We highly recommend The Mallory. It is a great place to stay. $100-$165/night.
European atmosphere and reasonable prices. Nice roof terrace. Downtown, very close to the Pearl District. All rooms come with kitchens and include breakfast and afternoon tea. This hotel is on the streetcar line, so it would be very easy to get to the wedding location from here. The neighborhood is famous for nightlife, with clubs and bars nearby. To avoid noise request a quiet room. Rates range from $79-119. No rooms blocked here, but request rooms at the Miller/Rubick wedding rate.
Other hotel choices may be found by linking to hotel package information through the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (1.800.962.3700 or email@example.com).
From Portland International Airport (PDX), take your pick from an array of ground transportation options.
By train, you arrive at Portland's Historic Union Station. Union Station is located on the lower edge of the Pearl District. Buses are convenient if you are going downtown, but public transport in not very conveneint for other locations within the Pearl District. A short taxi ride would be our recommendation.
If you choose not to rent a car, you may want to purchace a TriMet Adventure Pass, which gives you 3 days of unlimited rides on buses, light rail and the new streetcar, for the reasonable price of $10!
Or, limit your excursions and ride free in the downtown zone known as "Fareless Square."
For general information about the city, check out the Portland, Oregon entry in the Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia that anybody can edit.
Another place to look is Portland-oregon.com.
THE PEARL DISTRICT
If you've read the Wikipedia (hint: see above) you know that Portland is divided into five sections. The wedding will take place in northwest. But Portland is all about small neighborhoods. The Pearl District is the neighborhood, within northwest, where the wedding takes place and near to where many of you will stay. In the last 10 years, the Pearl District, a former industrial section of Northwest Portland, has metamorphosed into a thriving community of artists? lofts, urban parks, galleries and restaurants. Here is our list of bests about the Pearl District:
The best croissant outside of Paris can be had at the Pearl Bakery (102 NW 9th Ave., corner of 9th and Couch). Wonderful lattes in ceramic bowls, and bread bread bread. Seating inside is limited, but in summer there are tables outside. Wake up in the morning and come here.
The best French Bistro is defintely Le Bouchon (517 NW 14th Ave., between Glisan and Hoyt). Drop by and see the place where Jade proposed marriage to Kate (and Kate, in turn, proposed marriage to Jade)! Share a bowl of mussles and split a salad and it's a cheap eat. Or go all out. Food and service are always excellent.
The best bookstore, if only by size, is Powell's City of Books. The main bookstore can be found between Burnside and Couch and 10th and 11th Avenues--it takes up the whole block (there are other locations around the city as well)!
The best window shopping (and spendy but tax-free actual shopping) is, well, all over the district. Two of our favorite shops are Lux Lighting(1109 NW Glisan St., that's betwween 11th and 12th), for splendid modern lamps and fixtures and Cargo (734 NW 14th Ave., between Irving and Johnson), where treasures from here and abroad are crammed together in a happy jumble.
UPPER NORTHWEST The main drags of upper northwest are NW 21st Avenue and NW 23rd Avenue between Burnside and Vaughn (remember that streets on the northside run in alphabetical order, Burnside, Couch, Davis, Everett, Flanders, etc.). This is one of Portland's most enjoyable walking neighborhoods. The shops and restaurants along 21st and 23rd combined with the gorgeous residential areas between the main avenues make it perfect for sightseeing. And, this neighborhood is bordered by Washington Park, with gardens, hiking trails, the Oregon Zoo and more.
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