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Old 05-11-2005, 03:19:07 PM
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Default Portland motels

Does anyone have a suggestion on a decent place to stay near Portland next week for the swap meet? I've been to the fall show once, and we stayed in a dive in Celina, but right now even that place is under construction and has no rooms available... I've not been in the actual town of Portland - always came in from the East - but I was under the impression there wasn't much in the way of motels there, either...

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There are three that I can think of off the top of my head, but most people book their rooms one year in advance, we do.
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I'm guessing most of the area motels are full.I'm staying at Muncie Best Western. Good Luck!
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If nothing is available in Muncie, you could try Decatur. Off the top of my head I think it's about 30-45 minutes north of town.
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Default Re: Portland motels

When I first started going to Portland several years ago, I stayed up in Decatur. There are several motels there. There also is a motel in Berne which is several miles closer.

I now stay on site...Either in the FORD Motel or the Nylon Hilton . I find the 60+ miles less in travel and the time I can spend with friends is worth the minor discomfort of the accomidations....I figure I save $50 a night + fuel/vehicle expenses by staying on site and not having to drive each day to/from a motel....

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Old 05-11-2005, 06:43:34 PM
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you may find something in winchester just a few miles south of portland i know there is at least one no tell motel there
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Default Re: Portland motels

I agree with Steve. I'll take a sleeping bag in the van/truck over a 40 mile drive twice a day. The camp ground has clean restrooms with hot showers and the food court has some mighty fine eatin. And you're always with folks you know. Don't get much better than that
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It's Hotel Chevrolet for me again this year. Facilities (that are above water) are great. Sleeping under the camper shell is cool and hopefully dry. See y'all there.

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Default Re: Portland motels

Ok, thanks for the suggestions. This was a last minute decision to go actually. Hoping to get rid of a trailer full of stuff I currently pay to store every month and haven't seen in years!

Jason

PS - please tell me the "food court" includes the group that does the ribeye steak sandwiches in the fall show!!!
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Good thing about staying on the grounds is there is usually some drinkin and alot of story tellin going on in the evenings. And some wheelin & dealin
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Going to go 18th and 19th....Stay one night ..Trying to decide weather to sleep in cab. of FORD condo or Rockwood popup..Or SELL ~~Or BUY ~~ Or Buy.. it is Portland...Byron
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Default Re: Portland motels

Jason, when I mentioned the food court I was thinking of August show. Never been to the "swap". Since the food court is in the fair grounds, don't know if its included. I certainly don't want to steer anyone wrong
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They one helluva fish sandwich on the swap grounds!!!
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After reading what you guys have to say about sitting around in the evening and chewing the fat, I going to cancel my motel and and rough it in a tent or if it rains stay in the comfort of my cummins turbo...hope to meet some of you there!
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So is there any stacker meeting place at the Portland swap this year? We should start up a big Eucher tournament and some favorite beverage drinking in the evenings.

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What is the actual Portland show dates? Would like to go this year.
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