I'm down for a meet... That weekend is my wife's b-day, though. I don't know what my plans will be, but if I can make it, I'll be there.
As far as taking photos, do a mapquest on this address...
1570 SW Upper Hall St
Portland, OR 97201
It's a pretty good spot for skyline shots. The aerial tram is good, too.
As far as food, I'm sure you'll get better recomendations from others, but I like the Taste Tickler on NE 14th and B'way (not near where you're staying, but not too far a drive if you still have your car). It's a hole in the wall sub place. Pretty good and inexpensive, but like I said, others will probably have better ideas.