Portland Area Side Trips
In addition to a great conference full of fellow mystery readers and writers, we are planning a number of fascinating side trips to enrich your time in the City of Roses.
Now available for sign-up:
Eastside Craft Distillery Tour
Portland is all about craft. Craft beer. Artisan chocolate. This is your chance to visit some of Portland’s finest craft distilleries and sample small batch whiskeys, gins, vodkas, and other liquors.
- Noon - 3:00pm, Friday, March 13
FREE - 10 total spaces
River Tour of Portland
Enjoy scenic views of Portland along the Willamette River from the Spirit Cruise Ship. Champaign brunch and live music included for the group rate of $46.
Call Cindy at 503 943-9111 and mention “Crimelandia” to book your reservation and pay in advance.
- Noon to 2:00pm, Sunday, March 15 (meet in the lobby to take the MAX line)
- $46 per person with group code “Crimelandia”
- Learn more about the Portland Spirit.
Noir at the Bar
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:00pm
Location: Church Bar, 2600 NE Sandy, Portland, OR
No need to sign up for Noir at the Bar. If you’re in Portland a day early, Noir at the Bar is an absolute must—eight great authors sharing their work, with drinking! Hilary Davidson, J. David Osborne, Todd Robinson, Barry Graham, Blake Crouch, Johnny Shaw, S.G. Redling, and Lou Berney will be reading.
Interested in hooping it up at LCC? If you'd like to play some basketball during Crimelandia, probably during the day Friday or Saturday, please send email to Joe Mallon at email@example.com. No experience necessary.
Tour of the FBI's Regional Crime Forensics Lab
A close look at the high tech ways the bureau uses digital evidence to solve crimes.
IMPORTANT: All participants will need to provide their name, birthdate, and driver’s license number advance for an FBI background check. Deadline: January 31. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 7:45am - 9am, Friday, March 13
FREE - 25 total spaces
- 9:15am - 10:30am, Friday, March 13
FREE - 25 total spaces
NOTE: Both tours are currently full. However, please check back from time to time in case there are cancellations which open up spaces.
Shanghai Tunnel Underground Tour of Old Portland
Join host Bill Sullivan for an exploration of Portland's underground tunnels, learning about Shanghai abductions, Chinese opium dens, brothels, and bootlegging in Portland's history.
- 1:00pm-3:00pm, Saturday, March 14 (includes travel time to and from the tour location)
- $20 per person, Limit 40 (minimum 30)
This tour is now full.
Travel Portland Tours
The following links lead to a range of tours and activities you can explore on your own or with a friend.
Note: these activities and tours are not affiliated with Left Coast Crime.
- Beer Tours
- Portland Walking Tours
- Downtown Portland Sip, Shop, and Dine
- Portland by Bike, Air, Water and More
The Fine Print: this isn’t an official activity sponsored by Left Coast Crime. Participants assume the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages, and claims arising out of injury or damage during non-LCC activities. Participants shall indemnify and hold harmless Left Coast Crime, and the agents and employees of the organization from any and all such losses, damages and claims.