Portland Meetup November 13, 2005 8:07 AM   Subscribe

How do you do, Portland? Area MeFites meet, drink beer, generate evidence.
posted by rebirtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:07 AM (58 comments total)

More photo sets to come from cortex and matildaben.
posted by rebirtha at 8:09 AM on November 13, 2005


Oregon or Maine? Oregon or Maine?
posted by Miko at 8:28 AM on November 13, 2005


you forgot to shout out to my bar wife.
posted by jonmc at 8:33 AM on November 13, 2005


The Portland with the hotties, duh.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 8:34 AM on November 13, 2005


No no, jon. That thing on my head was a banger which was worn in symbolic love for the divine one. Seriously.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 8:35 AM on November 13, 2005


merci, mon chers! : >
posted by amberglow at 8:40 AM on November 13, 2005


Oh, wow... that looks like such fun!

So how many neofites did you end up nabbing us?
posted by taz at 8:51 AM on November 13, 2005


aw, jeez. I just moved to PDX a couple months ago and have been searching & waiting for a meetup announcement.. I can't believe I missed it!
well, hopefully, next time!
posted by j at 8:56 AM on November 13, 2005


taz: Possibly two, if Miles and Steve go through with it. We thought we had 'Alex' in the bag, and as it turns out, he already went through with it.
posted by rebirtha at 9:02 AM on November 13, 2005


More pictures! Oh god, more pictures!

MORE GODDAM PICTURES!!!
posted by cortex at 9:18 AM on November 13, 2005


Goddam Alan. Goddam butt-stinky Alan.
posted by cortex at 9:19 AM on November 13, 2005


Alan's a huckster, a screever, a cutpurse, a flimp and a debaser of all that is good and righteous.
posted by cmonkey at 9:37 AM on November 13, 2005


Miles reads Metafilter obsessively, but hates paypal. We were hoping for a #1 appearance so the fiver could be delivered by hand.
posted by togdon at 10:01 AM on November 13, 2005


I think he should be able to compromise his principles this one time. For the greater good, you know.
posted by rebirtha at 10:14 AM on November 13, 2005


Indeed. Hey, how long'd you two keep drinkin' after we all bailed?
posted by cortex at 10:27 AM on November 13, 2005


I don't think I even managed to finish half of one more beer.
posted by rebirtha at 10:32 AM on November 13, 2005


Man. I was hoping more for something like "they threw us out, the fuckers. So we went to the Hotcake House and cmonkey lit his stubble on fire."
posted by cortex at 10:42 AM on November 13, 2005


Next time, let's go to the Hotcake House and set Alan on fire. After we all get blow jobs of course.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 10:48 AM on November 13, 2005


After? While!

We'll detooth him first to avoid any chomping issues.

Mullingitover, you were missed!
posted by cortex at 10:57 AM on November 13, 2005


And frykitty! Where the hell was frykitty?
posted by cortex at 11:07 AM on November 13, 2005


OK, here's my photos..damn that skeevy alan.
posted by yodelingisfun at 11:10 AM on November 13, 2005


Oh and it's "goodbye stranger" by Supertramp...
posted by yodelingisfun at 11:27 AM on November 13, 2005


Insecure much?
posted by Eideteker at 11:46 AM on November 13, 2005


more damning evidence
posted by matildaben at 12:06 PM on November 13, 2005


I can't believe I slept though the meetup! I got out of bed at 4:30 pm and had a feeling I was forgetting something. I didn't actually realize I had missed it until I saw this thread. *sigh*. Next time.
posted by mullingitover at 12:53 PM on November 13, 2005


way to not give me a shoutout cmonkey. :[ PERHAPS THE C STANDS FOR CAD IS THAT RIGHT CADMONKEY?
posted by moift at 1:57 PM on November 13, 2005


way to not give me a shoutout cmonkey. :[ PERHAPS THE C STANDS FOR CAD IS THAT RIGHT CADMONKEY?

I did, dreamghost as well, but no one took a photo of it :(
posted by cmonkey at 2:14 PM on November 13, 2005


Looks like you guys had fun! I, too, have a tattoo.

Sadly, circumstances beyond my control prevented me from joining you.

Now, get to work. The NYC meetup thread has a lot more comments than this one, and THAT'S NOT RIGHT.
posted by frykitty at 2:19 PM on November 13, 2005


See, as a non-inked non-pierced (a rarity in my demographic, I realize), I would stick out like a sore thumb in Portland. I'll stay here in NYC where I blend in.
posted by jonmc at 2:26 PM on November 13, 2005


Speaking of tattoos...


posted by cmonkey at 2:27 PM on November 13, 2005


He's transfered the front cover of my 9th grade looseleaf binder onto his back, clever bastard!
posted by jonmc at 2:30 PM on November 13, 2005


Except your binder cover probably spelled Randy Rhoads correctly.
posted by brain_drain at 2:58 PM on November 13, 2005


brain_drain, that's an "h" it's just weirdly drawn.
posted by jonmc at 3:00 PM on November 13, 2005


Nerd tattoos are awesome.
posted by hototogisu at 3:02 PM on November 13, 2005


jonmc, you're right.

80's metal tattoos 1, brain_drain 0
posted by brain_drain at 3:15 PM on November 13, 2005


What bar is that? I might have been around, but I missed the planning thread. Next time, perhaps.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:38 PM on November 13, 2005


Market Street Pub. After spirited discussion, it was deemed the least offensive of possible choices.
posted by rebirtha at 4:28 PM on November 13, 2005


From the (with loving apologies to New Bad Things) "This Town Is Too Damned Small" file: Standing outside my apartment smoking a cigarette late this afternoon, two people exit the building and one of them goes, "Are you b!X?"

The sort of question like to make one's brain short-circuit as it tries to process both there being no particular reason why someone walking out of the building would know this and the simple fact that it's happening anyway.

Lo and behold, long story not-so-short, it's yodelingisfun, with whom I once worked a cell phone customer service gig.

Go figure.
posted by theonetruebix at 5:20 PM on November 13, 2005


I still have your Elliott Smith CD and am willing to return it at any time. It's only been 5 years or so...
posted by yodelingisfun at 5:21 PM on November 13, 2005


Oh yeah and you forgot to say how great it was to see me :|
posted by yodelingisfun at 5:22 PM on November 13, 2005


Are we having this conversation from different floors of the same building?
posted by theonetruebix at 5:26 PM on November 13, 2005


No, too bad though that would rule. No my even older as in known longer) friend lives there and I was just visiting for but a moment.
posted by yodelingisfun at 5:28 PM on November 13, 2005


Dang, too bad signups are paypal only; I hope Miles figures out a way to get in here! In addition, I like the visible beer cloud hovering over all of you; it casts such a friendly and flattering glow.

(eep, sorry to interrupt the reunion. Carry on.)
posted by melissa may at 5:28 PM on November 13, 2005


HARVEY GIRLS RULE
posted by cortex at 5:36 PM on November 13, 2005


Alan lies...
posted by yodelingisfun at 5:38 PM on November 13, 2005


No one knows if it really was alan. It's possible that it was an imposter pretending to be alan pretending to be "Alex" pretending to not know the joys and tribulations of tubgirl.
posted by cmonkey at 5:47 PM on November 13, 2005


Leonard Shelby would know what to do!


posted by alan at 8:03 PM on November 13, 2005


shit...
posted by yodelingisfun at 8:34 PM on November 13, 2005


Crap, it looks like we're falling off the front page. It was great meeting you all and thanks for not lynching me once I was found out :)

Seeing as we live in the largest most unfriendly town in America, I'm sure we'll never see each other again.
posted by alan at 8:42 PM on November 13, 2005


You're quite right, Alan. Maybe we should arrange to meet again before May. You can pretend to be some other man-off-the-street next time. Thanks, everyone- I had a great time. Em dashes for all!
posted by rebirtha at 8:56 PM on November 13, 2005


OK, let's get settle this once and for all. Who's hotter!
posted by alan at 11:10 PM on November 13, 2005


Post on behalf of Lipstick Thespian aka Steve:

"Hello, Portland! (sound of concert feedback) Lipstick Thespian here to say you're all completely f*cked. In the best way, of course, seeing as Alanalex gives good skeeve. Whatever "skeeve" is - evdiently, he's good at it and sometimes we all need a little quality "skeeve". Just own it.

Stuff I'll remember on my deathbed from the "meet-up":
a. Binary code tattoo!
b. Betty Grable tattoo!
c. the group mix of hideous 70's rock that actually turned out to be kickass and definitely should be sent to me as another "just cough up the five bucks, ya ass!" incentive to join your sick cult.

Seriously, though, I wish I had an army of youse guys. Glad to know ya.
- Lipstick Thespian, aka Steve, friend to Matildaben, aka Hurricane Kathleena"
posted by matildaben at 6:05 AM on November 14, 2005


HARVEY GIRLS RULE

Say it louder!
posted by languagehat at 8:02 AM on November 14, 2005


I am so sorry I missed you all. *sniff* (I was home, in bed, not feeling good.) I wish I'd been there!

Thanks for the shoutouts. Mmmmwah!
posted by Specklet at 10:18 AM on November 15, 2005


I finally remember to check out MeTa and look at the meetups and I see that Portland just had one *pout*

Not that I'm in Portland (I'm in Eugene) but I would have tried to make it up anyway. Looks like a grand time was had by all, so I will try to be more watchful in the future and ferry southern valley mefites up for the next shindig.
posted by afflatus at 4:08 PM on November 23, 2005


If anyone is still watching this thread, the 1970's mix CD that folks came up with at the meetup is finally compiled, has cover art, and is available on this MetaChat thread.
posted by matildaben at 9:24 AM on December 5, 2005


Wow...that's quite a mix. Love the cover art.
posted by frykitty at 8:32 AM on December 7, 2005


Just for fun, I hereby dub this the Portland Cult Thread, where Portlanders chat until it is closed.

Of course, this will no doubt be the last comment in the thread, because no one is paying attention.

I kinda want another meetup now. I'll even attend. Maybe.
posted by frykitty at 8:38 AM on December 7, 2005


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