Member Reviews (1)
- TargetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewNov 19, 2012
UPDATE - 11/2012
During the early 1980s, I lived and worked in Bucks County Pennsylvania. There were (and still are) State Liquor Stores, which for me meant limited hours and selection, and sometimes indifferent service. As such, it was easy to take the short drive over the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and buy my Adult beverages at Roger-Wilco in New Jersey. Yet, I was watchful, as stories abounded regarding Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board agents who would conduct surveillance on heavy buyers, follow them back across the border, and issue citations.
Whenever I fly up to PDX, I wonder if there are California agents lurking and ready to pounce at the first hint of avoided sales tax. I wouldn't put it past them. And when you consider the sheer number of stores at nearby Cascade Station, the good Oregon folks know exactly what might be going on, or carried aboard all those Alaska or Southwest flights heading South. I'm actually a little more careful that way these days, as my dear Gayle (who works for City government) reminds me that sales tax revenues pay for needed local services.
Yet, here I was at this Super Target during a recent weekend. Actually, it was my Portland-based Teenage Son who wanted to be there when the doors opened at 8 AM on a Saturday morning to just "look around". Yeah right!
Since he didn't pack well for the weekend, I bought him a cheap fleece jacket. The Kid was more interested in Magic Cards and what might supplement his main deck. In any event, Target was here for the "essentials", shopping entertainment when we needed it, and for a clean bill of health from the California Franchise Tax Board.
This large Target is an easy walk off the Mt. Hood stop on the Max Red Line to PDX. My son and I stopped here tonight. Here's how we ended up:
1 Bey Blade set for the Kid. He's immediately happy.
1 Wine package for my Coast Starlight ride tomorrow and the Hotel Room.
1 iPad2 - $499 for the 16 gb Wi-Fi Model - No Sales Tax and a $40 Target Gift Card thrown in as a bonus.
Priceless......Now on to the new Gogobot App!