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Portland Recommendations

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GSA Headquarters
Boulder 3300 Penrose Place http://www.geosociety.org/aboutus/directions-HQ.htm
Come visit GSA Headquarters while you're in the area. We have some awesome rock specimens to look at.

Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado
http://www.beerdrinkersguidetocolorado.com/
Where to drink beer all across the state, with recommendations, news, and more.

Visit Denver GSA Annual Meeting Site
http://www.denver.org/visitDenver/gsa
Lots of helpful Denver links for Annual Meeting attendees

Great Pub
Kieran's Irish Pub Corner of 6th St & 1st Ave N http://www.kierans.com/
Great atmosphere...lots to drink!

Best Chinese food
The Village Wok Washington Street opposite Uof M stadium
A small, busy but very reasonably priced locale for authentic Chinese food.

Watering hole
Eli's 1225 Hennepin Ave http://www.elisfoodandcocktails.com/
Great neighborhood bar atmosphere!

Hell's Kitchen
80 South 9th Street http://www.hellskitcheninc.com
Lemon ricotta hotcakes and award-winning homemade peanut butter to die for!

Great Spot for Surface Water
Confluence of Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers Fort Snelling State Park http://www.nps.gov/miss/historyculture/confluence.htm
This is a great short walk where you can ponder the upper Mississippi drainage basin, the vastness of water that came through in glacial times, and the cultural history of the confluence for Native Americans, early settlers, and residents today

Geo Society Members Dream
ZRS Fossils and Gifts 3018 Lyndale Avenue South - Mpls Google Facebook Page
Check out the most incredible fossil and rock shop -- just 2.5 miles from the meetings. Unbelievable fossils, crystals, gifts, jewelry! It's a must see adventure in Minneapolis. Also great ethnic restaurants in this area - 'It's Greek to Me' half a b

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte Next door to Convention Center http://www.nascarhall.com/
Pedal-to-the-metal fun! Cool interactive experiences like tire-changing stations, realistic race simulators, a broadcast booth and even a Kids Zone. Gets your adrenaline racing.

Great Place to eat in Charlotte!
E2 Emeril's Eatery 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100 http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery
This place was great and only a few blocks from the Westin! Oyster shooters to start the meal off. Can't wait to go back during the meeting when we're in town.

EarthCache sites in the Charlotte area
GPS-based outdoor activity http://www.geocaching.com
EarthCaching brings people to sites of geological interest. GC-codes: GC1KGQ2 (“Big Rock EarthCache”); GC1PPCG (“Cabarrus County Syenite Ring Dike”); GC1HGBX (“Hills Iron Mines”); GC2B035 (“The Deconsolidators–Abrasion”).

Great BBQ close to convention
Queen City Q 225 East 6th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 http://www.queencityq.com/
Great place to grab some delicious southern BBQ downtown with nice views and a bar!

Soul Food Experience!
Mert's Kitchen 214 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 http://mertscharlotte.com/
Authentic soul food in the heart of downtown Charlotte. A brunch/lunch standard and dinner's pretty delicious as well!

Cheap eats for students
Various
Jimmy Johns: 3rd and Tryon (NW) Pita Pit: N College between 5th/6th Chik Fil A, Salsaritas: Overstreet mall near Trade/Tryon (SE) Moe's, Jason's Deli, Five Guys burgers: Epicentre (N College between 4th/Trade) Bojangles, Qdoba: 5th and Tryon

 

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