PDX MeFi 10.1 meetup? July 20, 2009 9:46 PM   Subscribe

Once was not enough. PDX makeup meeting in honour of dersins, same place, different time?

I'm proposing a meetup at East Burn sometime around 18:00 or 19:00 on Saturday, 22 August both because dersins couldn't make it and well, hey, beer. Any takers? I'm bringing the marshmallows.
posted by geckoinpdx to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:46 PM (41 comments total)

I'm down with that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:28 PM on July 20, 2009


You do know that Metafilter likes you...but doesn't like you, like you, right? More of a friend kind of thing...is that cool if the hanging out is as "just friends"?
posted by hal_c_on at 11:32 PM on July 20, 2009


Pay no attention to him. Metafilter was clearly eyeing you across the room with scandalous intent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 PM on July 20, 2009


Awh nuts. Marshmellows sound fun, but I won't be able to trek down to Portland for this :( please have fun and post lots of pics because I plan on living vicariously through them.
posted by silkygreenbelly at 11:48 PM on July 20, 2009


Oh, hey, hal, I know, it's all in fun, totally.

Just us kinda hanging out, having a few beers, nothing real serious. It's been real hot so it doesn't mind if I dress down, go kinda informal, right?

But, hey, whatever happens...happens, right? It's not like it'll end up on the internet or anything.
posted by geckoinpdx at 12:08 AM on July 21, 2009


So then, you won't mind if I...and a bunch of these other folks...tag along, right?
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:45 AM on July 21, 2009


If I can wrangle another Craigslist lift up there I would be up for it.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:07 AM on July 21, 2009


in honour of dersins

Aw shucks.

Uh, I'm around that weekend, so hell yeah.
posted by dersins at 9:09 AM on July 21, 2009


I'll make a commemorative T-shirt.
posted by mattdidthat at 9:28 AM on July 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


heh.
posted by dersins at 9:36 AM on July 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't think there's anything else happening that weekend, so I'm in.
posted by Caduceus at 9:51 AM on July 21, 2009


There I shall be.
posted by MysteriousMan at 10:09 AM on July 21, 2009


Sounds good to me.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 12:29 PM on July 21, 2009


Sounds promising, and less intimidating than the other one...
posted by nonmerci at 1:09 PM on July 21, 2009


yes! i totally missed out on the massive multiplayer meetup and would like to try again!
posted by oreonax at 2:55 PM on July 21, 2009


I, too, would like to attend this social occasion.
posted by maqsarian at 2:58 PM on July 21, 2009


Even taking attrition into account, is the space going to big enough? Should I look into getting that back room again (assuming it isn't prohibitively expensive)?
posted by geckoinpdx at 4:06 PM on July 21, 2009


There's a $600 minimum for that space. I'll bet we'll be fine in the bar proper, especially if we pick an early start time. Non-special-occasion Portland meetups seem to average no more than 8 - 12 folks.
posted by dersins at 4:09 PM on July 21, 2009


... you know I couldn't make the 10th meetup and I was totally pissed off about it and therefore I would totally make it to this one.
posted by bhance at 4:43 PM on July 21, 2009


Yeah, let's just be a normal crowd and start early. When I got there at 5:30, the place was dead, so I say we just aim for 5ish and get seating while it's plentiful.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:48 PM on July 21, 2009


The primary goal, of course, is to score one of those spiffy tables with fire in the middle.
posted by MysteriousMan at 7:15 PM on July 21, 2009


Yes, fire tables are excellent.
posted by Caduceus at 11:43 PM on July 21, 2009


Nice try, cortex, with your "let's just be a normal crowd" talk. As if.
posted by cgc373 at 12:05 AM on July 22, 2009


Normal compared to what?
posted by geckoinpdx at 1:15 AM on July 22, 2009


If we're back, we shall stay until the end. Extreme hiking isn't on the agenda that weekend but the Flaming Lips are.
posted by fiercekitten at 8:44 AM on July 22, 2009


Yay! I'm there!
posted by dchrssyr at 8:54 AM on July 22, 2009


I'll be there, assuming my out-of-town guests don't have anything already planned for me that day.
posted by velvet winter at 10:30 AM on July 22, 2009


Alright, since this has fallen off the front page of Metatalk, I'm going to throw it up on the sidebar. Saturday, August 22nd, at the East Burn at 5 pm. Be there, kids.
posted by Caduceus at 6:22 PM on July 22, 2009


Whoa, when did you become so powerful?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 7:28 PM on July 22, 2009


I think it was the time cortex slapped my ass.

Also, there's a link on the Metatalk sidebar that says "Add Meetup," so I clicked it and then filled in the form.

But it was definitely the ass slap.
posted by Caduceus at 9:27 PM on July 22, 2009


Man, I probably could use one of those to SLAP THE METATALK IGNORANCE CLEAN OUT OF ME.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:27 AM on July 23, 2009


Only faithful hours of MeTa perusing will slap it out of you, unfortunately.
posted by nonmerci at 1:31 AM on July 26, 2009


I will be bringing fondue forks for the marshmallows. Do you think those would be long enough? I don't know if I still have any "rustic" marshmellow roasting specific devices.
posted by Secretariat at 1:20 PM on July 27, 2009


as fiercekitten said, if we're back....
posted by nickthetourist at 9:18 PM on July 27, 2009


Fantastic! Really enjoyed meetup "10", looking forwards to "10.1". I'll be there...
posted by spherical_perceptions at 11:18 AM on July 31, 2009


Secretariat: I don't know if I still have any "rustic" marshmellow roasting specific devices.

We used to call those "sticks". HTH.
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:56 AM on August 6, 2009


Are those the ones that are a foot long und sticky?
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:07 AM on August 6, 2009


Subway still sells 'em for five bucks.
posted by cgc373 at 8:21 AM on August 7, 2009


SAIT?
posted by dersins at 1:54 PM on August 11, 2009


Sorry, all, I won't be able to make the 22nd. I'll be in Chicago!
posted by MysteriousMan at 9:27 PM on August 14, 2009


Okay, looks like my schedule for Saturday is all clear, so I'll be there.

Any downtown/west side MeFites who'd like some company for the Tri-Met ride over to the meetup? If so, feel free to jot me a note. We can meet at the Powell's coffee shop beforehand, just as we did for the 10th anniversary meetup.

Have fun in Chicago, MysteriousMan! See you next time!
posted by velvet winter at 12:21 AM on August 20, 2009


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