PDX Meetup in Sept August 29, 2008 10:33 AM   Subscribe

PDX Meetup? I missed the last one. And the one before that. And I really want to make it to one, really I do.

Any Saturday in Sept, 5ish, close-in Eastside, downtown or NW. Suggestions anyone?

I'll totally tag this so I don't forget it, like last time.
posted by fiercekitten to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:33 AM (65 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Heck yeah, I'm down. The May meetup at the Green Dragon seemed like a pretty good setting, so we could always do that again. Great beer list, lots of open space.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:38 AM on August 29, 2008


I'm in, and second the Green Dragon.
posted by JohnFredra at 10:43 AM on August 29, 2008


I'll try to show up for real this time - I came pretty late to the last one and then had a sudden onset of shyness and didn't go over to the metafilter table.
posted by ugf at 10:49 AM on August 29, 2008


Aw, ugf! Don't be shy, we're a friendly bunch of idiots.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:50 AM on August 29, 2008


I read this as "POW meetup."
posted by the_bone at 11:08 AM on August 29, 2008


Booyah! I'm finally back in town too, so count me & bunnycakes in.

(ps: the green dragon has absinthe now. w00t.)
posted by bhance at 11:28 AM on August 29, 2008


I'm fairly new to MeFi and I'd be glad to join in, assuming shyness doesn't get the best of me! I'd vote for somewhere downtown or NW, and any Saturday except the 27th.
posted by velvet winter at 11:34 AM on August 29, 2008


I can shoot for it if it's not Sept 6th or the 13th.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:36 AM on August 29, 2008


Why don't we aim for Saturday the 20th, then? That gives us some lead time, and 20 is a nice round number too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:48 AM on August 29, 2008


I miss the Rose and Raindrop.
posted by dersins at 11:51 AM on August 29, 2008


I think the 13th works a little better for me, but the 20th is OK if it works better for others.
posted by fiercekitten at 12:38 PM on August 29, 2008


I'm in for PDX IX/XX. I was sorry to have missed jessamyn's house party.

The Dragon was a good spot, as a reconfigurable space that could accommodate twenty-odd peeps in a fairly user-friendly manner. Suggestions of other places to meet-up should be similarly flexible, or have a meeting room like the *sniff* much-lamented Rose & Raindrop... I'm blanking on west-side spots that are as friendly, but I don't spend much time over there these days. Does the Goose Hollow Inn lend itself to meetups? I haven't been in years and years, but it's nicely MAXable, and kindof an institution. (The taps at the Green Dragon are so much better, though.)
posted by mumkin at 1:42 PM on August 29, 2008


The Lucky Lab in NW is a pretty good size and open, but you have to like Lucky Lab beer.
posted by fiercekitten at 2:30 PM on August 29, 2008


What's the noise level like? I've only been to the one in SE, but the meetup we had there a couple years back was so goddam noisy you couldn't hear each other speak.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:34 PM on August 29, 2008


Loud, like you'd expect from a former Freightliner garage.
posted by fiercekitten at 2:44 PM on August 29, 2008


I would love to come, but I just moved down to Salem to go to law school. Although I'm sure by the 20th I'll be so desperate to be some place other than the library or my apartment that I just might make the trip. Because I know everyone cares so much, I'll give it some serious thought and keep y'all posted.
posted by friendlyjuan at 3:06 PM on August 29, 2008


I care like nobody's business, bucko. If you come, I'll tell you about the time I dressed up as a tree and stormed the Capital.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:17 PM on August 29, 2008


so that was you?
posted by mrzarquon at 3:57 PM on August 29, 2008


Another vote for the 20th as I will be pedaling feverishly over Whidbey Island the weekend of the 12th.

In other news, the Green Dragon recently opened an outdoor beer garden that, with some streetside tables, gives plenty of breathing room even when a crowd is there. So consider this another vote for the Green Dragon as well.
posted by turbodog at 4:25 PM on August 29, 2008


Hmmm....we will have out-of-state non-MeFi people visiting from Madison on the 20th, boo. I'll try to sneak away at least long enough to have a beer or two if I can and to say hello!
posted by ugf at 4:52 PM on August 29, 2008


You could always bring them along and then apologize profusely to them later on. But sneaking away would be okay too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:04 PM on August 29, 2008


This is fantastic! I will definitely be there to meet some MeFi royalty.
posted by nonmerci at 8:09 PM on August 29, 2008


Hey, meetup! I had to miss Jessamyn's houseparty, which sucked, because I wanted to meet her.

I think the 20th works for me. I also vote for the Green Dragon, because I like their beer, and I haven't found an excuse to go there since the last meetup.
posted by Caduceus at 10:17 PM on August 29, 2008


I also vote for the Green Dragon, because I like their beer, and I haven't found an excuse to go there since the last meetup.

As excuses go, I find "saturday" is a good one.
posted by alan at 12:59 PM on August 30, 2008


I live up in Washington, so driving for 20 minutes to drink alone doesn't really cut it. If I'm going to make that drive there needs to be socializing, too.
posted by Caduceus at 9:34 PM on August 30, 2008


So Sept 20 at the Green Dragon around 5pm. Can I put this on the sidebar? Hmmm...
posted by fiercekitten at 11:01 AM on August 31, 2008


Sí se puede
posted by mumkin at 6:15 AM on September 1, 2008


Someone else is going to have to put this on the side bar. I'm not qualified yet.
posted by fiercekitten at 10:06 AM on September 1, 2008


hey, I had such a good time with you all down at the Green Dragon last time, I might make my way down again if the situation works out.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:25 PM on September 1, 2008


Ah crappers, unless another hurricane keeps us away from N.O., I will be there instead of PDX on the 20th. FOILED AGAIN!!1!
posted by turbodog at 9:37 PM on September 1, 2008


I've never met you people. It seems like it might be fun. I'll head down there after the hair appointment - think you'll still be around at 6-ish?
posted by oreonax at 1:21 PM on September 16, 2008


oreonax, there's a chance we'll still be around at 11-ish. Definitely come on down after you get your hair appointed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:58 PM on September 16, 2008


You lucky pdxsters with your green dragons and your microbrews. I'll wear my green dragon shirt here in miserable, sunny LA in a show of solidarity.
posted by mullingitover at 4:20 PM on September 16, 2008


sol lol
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:06 PM on September 16, 2008


whee! i and the pointy hair will certainly be in attendance.
posted by oreonax at 9:18 PM on September 16, 2008


Green Dragon FTW. I should be by at some point.
posted by msamye at 5:02 PM on September 19, 2008


You know, I have been debating this for weeks in my reclusive book-wormy head, and I think I am actually going to come. Will someone be wearing the official tee-shirt or do I just call out random mefi handles until someone hears me and invites me to play?
posted by Jenny is Crafty at 9:27 PM on September 19, 2008


We'll probably have a little sign sitting on a table. But shouting names would be fun, so go for it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:01 PM on September 19, 2008


Will someone be wearing the official tee-shirt or do I just call out random mefi handles until someone hears me and invites me to play

Just look for hippies and people in dork glasses... oh wait, that won't help.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:15 AM on September 20, 2008


This is Portland we're talking about, pete.
posted by Caduceus at 12:58 PM on September 20, 2008


I'll try to come by too.
posted by wobh at 1:01 PM on September 20, 2008


Thirteen of us, in the restaurant side. Come on, Stumptown, it's on.
posted by mumkin at 6:18 PM on September 20, 2008


I had every intention of attending this, but I ended up helping my brother move today, and now I'm too exhausted for socializing. Sigh. Maybe next time.

Have fun!
posted by velvet winter at 7:45 PM on September 20, 2008


Someone has to order some Ardbeg 10 for Cortex, or other decent scotch (have they gotten Lagavulin 16 yet? I asked them to bring some in last time I was there).

I wasn't able to drive down today, I needed to visit with a friend leaving on Tuesday to teach in Ethiopia for a year.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:06 PM on September 20, 2008


It was a good time! Sorry to you all who couldn't make it; we should have another again soon.

dersins and alan look eerily similar.

In case anyone was wondering.
posted by Caduceus at 9:31 PM on September 20, 2008


I don't see it- but to me, dersins looks like dersins. Alan looks like... someone mistrustworthy. I can't put my finger on it.
posted by Secretariat at 10:44 PM on September 20, 2008


A good time had by, in theory, all.

After conferring with mrzarquon and google just now, I'm guessing what I ended up actually drinking was Balvanie Doublewood. Whatever the hell it was, it was excellent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:47 PM on September 20, 2008


Oh, Metafilter, it would seem that you and I will never meetup.

After a marathon hair thing (from 3:30 to 9:10 pm) I only just now (at 10:51 pm) made it home.

And now, it's already done and I've only just started the dishwasher.

Bah and Humbug.

Maybe next time.
posted by oreonax at 10:52 PM on September 20, 2008


That one "Silver Surfer" painting was an imitation of Ancient of Days by William Blake.
posted by wobh at 6:21 AM on September 21, 2008


Good to know, Will. I guess.

Hey! I demand pictures! At least if anyone took one that doesn't make me look like a tool. Which would be a change of pace.
posted by Caduceus at 10:48 AM on September 21, 2008


My pictures are up! They are not particularly awesome, but they are, in fact, pictures, and I think I got everyone.

And wobh, I've thought about it and decided that Ancient of Days was really more of a prequel.

That's an epic hair engagement, oreonax. Hope you can make it out next time
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:15 AM on September 21, 2008


The Alan/Dersins similarity is actually part of a long con, the details of which I can't get into. I mention it here only to cover the possibility that I die of some lung related chalk dust disease.
posted by alan at 11:32 AM on September 21, 2008


Oh yeah, serious toolness in the picture of me. I swear I don't look retarded in real life, but cameras always catch at the worst times.
posted by Caduceus at 12:33 PM on September 21, 2008


One drawback to the long-bench thing we did this time compared to the tables in the main area last time is there was really not much room to move photographically. I was shooting with a portrait lens and could pretty much only get you in frame from my chair at the end of the table there.

Clearly, seating tactics need to be part of your meetup prep.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:46 PM on September 21, 2008


Aw nuts, I did not even see this meetup post. Looks like you all had a swell time! Wish I could've gone.
posted by rokabiri at 4:42 PM on September 21, 2008


cortex, your camera's superpower is to turn green into orange.
posted by wobh at 6:50 PM on September 21, 2008


Hey! The meetup was really fun (and no I did not get freaked out to much). The currant hard cider was great, and as an added bonus I may know a long lost relative of bhance...who knew! I dont have a flicker account, but here is another chalkboard-table picture
posted by Jenny is Crafty at 8:07 PM on September 21, 2008


Always happy to sit at the same table as my evil twin.

Of course, maybe it's really me who's the evil one....
posted by dersins at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2008


Aw geez. I spent Saturday Shop-Vac'ing my garage when I could have been drinking with y'all. Pretty lame.
posted by medeine at 10:59 AM on September 22, 2008


Were you at least drinking and shopvacing?
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:40 AM on September 22, 2008


I was in fact Shopvacing under the influence.
posted by medeine at 12:22 PM on September 22, 2008


Looking at the pictures of your Portland meetup it's obvious that it featured many more mefites than the München meetup that went on at the same time. But hanging out with rowdy Bavarian farmers in Lederhosen and Dirndl was also quite an experience I can tell you.
posted by jouke at 3:17 PM on September 23, 2008


That one "Silver Surfer" painting was an imitation of Ancient of Days by William Blake.
posted by wobh at 6:21 AM on September 21 [+] [!]


The idea that it was based on a "classic" painting, especially something by someone like Blake, wasn't really the question. It was more about the fact that some put Blake's painting on the side of a van, made it look like something from the Silver Surfer (not classic, I know, but as good a representation as I can find within 30 seconds) and then copied it onto a canvas for $555 (or, you know, vice versa)... well, that's just horrible to look at while drinking.

And it was nice to meet all of you and to get to hang out with those that I haven't seen in awhile.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:05 PM on September 23, 2008


some = someone

by the way.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:06 PM on September 23, 2008


Those of us sitting on the end of the table that wasn't presided over by the Zeusy Surfer were, I think, happier because of it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:43 PM on September 23, 2008


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