This post is not the most urban shopping you can do in Portland, but it is a common shopping experience for most Americans and for many Canadians who decide to drive south of the 49. Oh the allure of no sales tax. Alberta has it. How those of in BC envy our neighbours on the other side of the Rockies. Well, Oregon enjoys the lack … Continue reading PDX – Suburban Shopping
I just came back from a short getaway to Portland, Oregon. It was my second time down there. I found a deal on travelportland.com. We got $72 off on our second night’s stay. I think it’s worth checking out for a short road trip. It’s roughly a 6-hour drive from Vancouver, BC if you get a short line-up at the border and if you don’t … Continue reading Just back from PDX
A friend shared this video about a different kind of shopping experience in Korea. It involves putting up giant posters with photos of supermarket shelves in the subway system. Then you add thousands of daily subway commuters with ubiquitous smartphones that can scan QR codes. Basically, you can go grocery shopping while waiting for your train to arrive. What an ingenious idea. I always appreciate … Continue reading Subways, smartphones, and grocery shopping – all in one?
As a Canadian travelling into the US, one of the things that figures big on the itinerary is shopping. Even with the exchange as bad as it is now (CAD$1.00 = ~US$0.80), we are still enticed by the great deals and discounts, as well as the larger selection. I guess this is the consumerist part of me that I can’t really get rid of because it’s … Continue reading Portland – Shopping