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Frommers Irreverent Guide To Seattle & Por 3RD Edition

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Like being taken around by a savvy local."

–The New York Times

"Little fluff and lots of fun."

–Boston Globe

"Hipper and savvier than other guides."

–Diversion magazine

Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

Look inside for the lowdown on:

  • Hotels that make you glad it rains all the time
  • What Seattle envies about Portland, and why Portland wishes it could be more like its northern neighbor
  • Must-see places like the Portland grade school that serves excellent pizza and beer, and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat
  • Where to rub elbows with Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and their minions of Microsoft millionaires
  • How to dress down to fit in with the "Aggresively Plain" Northwest fashion scene
  • And much more!

About the Author

For this update, Paul Karr pulled on rain gear and walking shoes, bolted down hightest espresso, and chowed down on market fare from Ballard to Bremerton—coming away as determined as ever that Portland and Seattle are two of the great American cities. When not covering the wonders of the Pacific Northwest, Karr writes and relaxes in New York City, New England, Canada, and Europe working on other guidebooks. He is the author of the Irreverent Guide to Vancouver and Frommer’s Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, among many other titles.

Table of Contents

IRREVERENT GUIDE TO SEATTLE.

INTRODUCTION.

GREATER SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOODS MAP.

YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW.

ACCOMMODATIONS.

Winning the Reservations Game.

Is There a Right Address?

THE LOWDOWN.

Big-city elegance.

The boudoir alternative.

At water’s edge.

The inn thing to do.

For the tragically hip.

Who needs a suite when you can get an apartment?

Hanging out in Huskyville.

Shoppers’ specials.

For the embraceable you.

With children in tow.

The bottom end.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of places to stay, with vital statistics.

Seattle Downtown Accommodations Map.

Seattle–North & Northeast Accommodations Map.

DINING.

Only in Seattle.

Getting the Right Table.

Tipping.

How to Dress.

Where the Chefs Are.

THE LOWDOWN.

The ultimate Market graze.

Four Market restaurants worth searching for.

Where great views equal great seafood.

If you’re more interested in the seafood than the view.

When only exquisite will do.

Say “Olé!” to international flavors.

On the cutting edge (thou art truly groovy).

Room service never had it so good.

Fun and cheap, and your kids will love it.

Ciao, bambino!

Coffee shops to fall in love with.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of restaurants, with vital statistics.

Seattle Downtown Dining Map.

Seattle–North & Northeast Dining Map.

DIVERSIONS.

Getting Your Bearings.

THE LOWDOWN.

The Big Three Festivals.

When the mountain is out.

When the mountain is in.

The newest and coolest.

Museums the whole family can explore.

More grown-up museums.

Animal magnetism.

Truly cheesy attractions.

The eye of the Needle.

Visualizing Ballard and other neighborhoods.

Homes of the rich and famous.

The duck stops here, and other tours.

Ferry-tale ride.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statistics.

GETTING OUTSIDE.

THE LOWDOWN.

One if by land.

And two if by sea.

Calling all Ahabs.

Paradise is at Mt. Rainier.

Hitting the slopes.

Take a dip.

Golf where the greens are really green.

The tennis racket.

A day at the races.

Pick-up hoops.

SHOPPING.

Target Zones.

Bargain-Hunting.

Trading With the Natives.

Hours of Business.

Sales Tax.

THE LOWDOWN.

Seafood that is literally fresh off the boat.

Deep inside the Market.

Market musts.

Going retro with antique clothes.

Hip threads for now people.

Why we love Nordstrom.

Buy the book.

Gearing up for the great outdoors.

For those who choose to dress like professional jocks.

Specialty food markets to die for.

Ultimate kitsch.

Music to soothe the savage beast.

Toy havens.

A gift for your home.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of shops, with vital statistics.

Seattle Downtown Shopping Map.

Seattle–North & Northeast Shopping Map.

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT.

Sources.

Liquor Laws and Drinking Hours.

Getting Tickets.

THE LOWDOWN.

One price fits all in Pioneer Square.

Unlike a good man, a good martini is easy to find.

The world is your brewpub.

Bars with attitude.

Live rockin’ and jammin’.

Where the music swings.

Dispatches from the gay front.

Superstar athlete needs your support.

A thriving theater scene.

The culture club: ballet, opera, and the Seattle Symphony.

Where the big acts play.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistics.

HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS.

Airports.

Airport transport into the city.

Baby-sitters.

Buses and other public transit.

Car rentals.

Convention centers.

Dentists, doctors, and emergencies.

Events Hotline.

Ferries.

Festivals and special events.

Gay & lesbian hotlines & info.

Newspapers.

Parking.

Restrooms.

Smoking.

Taxes.

Taxis & limos.

Time.

Tipping.

Travelers with disabilities.

Visitor information.

IRREVERENT GUIDE TO PORTLAND.

INTRODUCTION.

PORTLAND NEIGHBORHOODS MAP.

YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW.

ACCOMMODATIONS.

Winning the Reservations Game.

Is There a Right Address?

THE LOWDOWN.

Your doorman awaits.

For quick convention access.

Rooms with a view.

The best for business.

Boutique hotels with big-hotel service.

If you’re bringing the kids.

Make mine romance.

For fitness buffs.

Moveable feasts.

Bang for the buck.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of places to stay, with vital statistics.

Portland Accommodations Map.

DINING.

How to Dress.

Getting the Right Table.

THE LOWDOWN.

Scene-makers where the food is as good as the look.

When you need to close the deal.

Serious seafood.

Satisfying your meat tooth.

The view crew.

Where the pizza is as good as the beer.

Grand finales.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of restaurants, with vital statistics.

Portland Dining Map.

DIVERSIONS.

Getting Your Bearings.

The Portland Rose Festival.

THE LOWDOWN.

Best depiction of a kneeling giantess in bronze (and other civic art).

Come Saturday morning (Sunday, too).

Gawking and walking downtown.

Gardens so grand you’ll throw in the trowel.

Come see-um museums.

Small is beautiful?

Where kids get their kicks.

Second-run movies, first-rate setting.

Paddlewheel or jetboat? The Willamette cruise.

And they’re off.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of diversions, with vital statistics.

Portland Diversions Map.

GETTING OUTSIDE.

THE LOWDOWN.

Climb every mountain.

Happy trails to you.

Up the river (preferably with a paddle).

Great public golf.

Hooking the big one.

Skating with the ice queen.

SHOPPING.

Target Zones.

Bargain-Hunting.

Trading With the Natives.

Hours of Business.

Sales Tax.

THE LOWDOWN.

How many books fit into an acre?

For that rugged, active person lurking inside you.

All the tunes all the time.

For that uniquely Portland look.

Artful and interesting.

Where shopping equals noshing.

Zones of antiquities.

Home décor.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of shops, with vital statistics.

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT.

Sources.

Liquor Laws and Drinking Hours.

Getting Tickets.

THE LOWDOWN.

Where beer is king.

Watering holes with style.

For vintage sipping.

Where to go to rock ’n’ roll.

Just for dancing.

Cool and jazzy.

Gay gatherings.

The pro sports scene.

The play’s the thing.

Culture nights at the Civic and the Shnitz.

Second-run movies, first-rate setting.

THE INDEX.

An A to Z list of nightspots, with vital statistics.

HOTLINES & OTHER BASICS.

Airports.

Airport transport into the city.

Baby-sitters.

Buses.

Car rentals.

Convention centers.

Festivals and special events.

Gay & lesbian hotlines & info.

Newspapers.

Parking.

Restrooms.

Smoking.

Taxes.

Taxis & limos.

Time.

Tipping.

Travelers with disabilities.

Visitor information.

INDEX.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764539251
Publisher:
Frommers
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Author:
Gullo, Jim
Author:
Karr, Paul
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Seattle
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Portland
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Travel: United States / Northwest
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Seattle & Portland
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20031107
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
8.32x4.28x.59 in. .45 lbs.

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