Portland Oregon Meetup October 27, 2006 9:56 AM   Subscribe

Portland Oregon Meetup - Saturday October 28th at the Rose and Raindrop, 3-ish?
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:56 AM (48 comments total)

hellz ya

Although I think I may have changed my mind about bringing party hats.
posted by dersins at 10:09 AM on October 27, 2006


Wow, mathowie and jessamyn at the same meet-up... You could probably charge admission.
posted by amro at 10:11 AM on October 27, 2006


me and jessamyn can kick people out though, so don't be douchebags or you'll get a timeout.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:20 AM on October 27, 2006


where timeout = jello shots in the back room until you get a wicked headache.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:23 AM on October 27, 2006


Oh, and I don't think it was mentioned in the prior thread, but we should totally take over the upstairs like we did last time.

Totally.
posted by dersins at 10:26 AM on October 27, 2006


*flags dersins*

Yeah, upstairs was pretty cool.

WE'LL BE UPSTAIRS.
posted by cortex at 10:31 AM on October 27, 2006


Also, can we get a shoutout for fellow PDX MeFian cranberry, whose birthday is today? Pretty please? TIA.
posted by Lynsey at 10:42 AM on October 27, 2006


Shit - I'm here right now, but going back to Seattle tonight!! Dang.
posted by tristeza at 11:07 AM on October 27, 2006


Bring your favorite Sharpie or other indelible marker. I noticed yesterday that I have a nearly MeFi-blue shirt, and I'm considering wearing it for your tagging/shoutout enjoyment.

Please, no Magnum 44Ds or paint markers. That shit's just stinky.
posted by loquacious at 11:36 AM on October 27, 2006


Oh speaking of, I'll bring my first test blank of the mefi tshirts. It's pretty close to mefi blue, if a little bright. It took me two years to find some company doing a blue with a teeny bit of green in it and this is the closest one yet.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:05 PM on October 27, 2006


I plan to be there! I've never been to an *official* meetup before. Does Matt by drinks for everyone?
posted by jdroth at 12:33 PM on October 27, 2006


Just out of curiosity, has anyone called the Rose & Raindrop to warn them that they will be experiencing a large influx of folks at a non-standard time?
posted by dersins at 12:36 PM on October 27, 2006


Does Matt do spellchecks for everyone?
posted by jdroth at 12:37 PM on October 27, 2006


Just out of curiosity, has anyone called the Rose & Raindrop to warn them that they will be experiencing a large influx of folks at a non-standard time?

I just called them. No problem. They are now expecting us.

fyi.
posted by dersins at 1:02 PM on October 27, 2006


Maaaan, I wish I could go, but this is the busiest weekend of the year for a Halloween freak. Sorry to miss y'all.
posted by frykitty at 1:30 PM on October 27, 2006


They are now expecting us.

Damnit, now they're going to hide the good silverware and china! Probably water down the hooch, too.
posted by loquacious at 2:31 PM on October 27, 2006


I'm going to try to make it, though I'm also wrapping up a big move so I don't know if it will happen or not. It will be my first-ever meetup, so yippee!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 2:40 PM on October 27, 2006


Actually, croutonsupafreak, it'll be in a slim interpretation of such things your second meetup. Think back to, lo, 2001? Powells, City of, in late October or possibly very early November. PDXs NaNoWriMo folks got together blindly in the coffee shop area to talk Novelling and meet each other. It cam out in conversation that you were a mefite, and that I was a mefite, and there may have been some brief further discussion thereof. So in a tiny circumstantial way, that was your (and my) first metafilter meetup.

And that Gerry guy? The scary unkempt dude wearing the wifebeater and trying to buy someone's palm pilot (christ, maybe that was me) and who kept interrupting the conversation with non sequiturs and looking hurt when people talked around him even though he was COMPLETELY NUTS and then later he sent out an email to all the PDX folks talking about how we weren't considerate and attentive to his contributions, or something like that? Remember that?

Good times.
posted by cortex at 2:51 PM on October 27, 2006


Last time we met there I called them and they were shocked that we'd even bothered. I'll hopefully make it, although I've got family showing up in town in the late afternoon/early evening. I'm torn on the hats.
posted by togdon at 3:08 PM on October 27, 2006


I do, indeed, recall that, cortex. Did you finish your book? I managed o finish mine, but only by throwing in a "who can sing the best rendition of the national anthem" contest, and then having each character sing all the verses, in succession.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 3:25 PM on October 27, 2006


Ha! No, I never developed that sort of dedication, that year or the next. Finished on my third year, though.
posted by cortex at 3:27 PM on October 27, 2006


Ya mo be there.
posted by turbodog at 4:00 PM on October 27, 2006


Are mathowie and jessamyn allowed to be in the same place? Shouldn't jessamyn be hiding in an undisclosed location? We are in a post 9-11 world.
posted by found missing at 4:00 PM on October 27, 2006


I had just burst into tears, thinking I was going to be out of town for the Meetup of the Early Part of the 21st Century, when I remembered we decided to leave Sunday morning instead.

My tears dried up like Portland raindrops when the sun comes out.

See you there.
posted by ottereroticist at 7:09 PM on October 27, 2006


I will be babysitting. Because I am tha-a-a-a-at cool.
posted by redsparkler at 12:33 AM on October 28, 2006


umm no hats? bummer...
posted by yodelingisfun at 1:58 AM on October 28, 2006


Dude, you can still wear hats. They just aren't compulsory.
posted by cortex at 8:18 AM on October 28, 2006


What about pants? Are pants compulsory?
posted by loquacious at 8:36 AM on October 28, 2006


What about pants?

The sign outside said "no shirt, no shoes, no service" So I assume they're cool with the pantless masses.
posted by French Fry at 9:32 AM on October 28, 2006


Be advised that the Burnside Bridge is closed all weekend.
posted by loquacious at 9:38 AM on October 28, 2006


Be advised that the Burnside Bridge is closed all weekend.

Good thing my pants don't want to cross the river any more than I do.

Fuck the west side, anyway.

Well, except Powell's.

And maybe the Towne Lounge.

posted by dersins at 12:16 PM on October 28, 2006


Burnside Bridge is overrated. Try the Morrison!
posted by cortex at 1:47 PM on October 28, 2006


Wowzers! Just noticed this -- I don't make it into the gray too much yet, bein' as how I'm pretty new and all. Must be my serendipitous Saturday synergy! Everything's coming up JohnFredra!
posted by JohnFredra at 1:47 PM on October 28, 2006


I can't get there until 6, will anyone even be there? I'll try and bring Harvey Girls....
posted by yodelingisfun at 1:51 PM on October 28, 2006


There will without question still be people there at 6.
posted by cortex at 1:57 PM on October 28, 2006


I suspect that it is likely that there will still be people there at last call.

And by people, I mean alan.
posted by dersins at 2:04 PM on October 28, 2006


Speaking of alan...
posted by cortex at 2:13 PM on October 28, 2006


ha!
posted by dersins at 2:19 PM on October 28, 2006


I'll be there in the 3:30-3:45 range, just gonna grab some lunch right now.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:28 PM on October 28, 2006


Looks like I'm the first one back.

You imaginary Internet people are a lot of fun.

Get Cortex to tell you the one about why one equals zero because of Alexander the Great. It's a thigh-slapper.
posted by ottereroticist at 6:21 PM on October 28, 2006


I took eight pictures, they are here. Please remind me what The New Guy's name was?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:51 PM on October 28, 2006


smoking will stunt yer growin

those are cool raised beds, though.
posted by docpops at 9:30 PM on October 28, 2006


You guys delete comments during meetups? I'm impressed.
posted by interrobang at 9:33 PM on October 28, 2006


Jess and Matt actually co-shivved me.
posted by cortex at 10:17 PM on October 28, 2006


http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebareba/sets/72157594349404559/

photos...ya make your own hyper link...
posted by yodelingisfun at 11:25 PM on October 28, 2006


Oh my god my head... thank god for flirkr uploader... i don't even have to click any fucking thing. *urp*
posted by loquacious at 1:03 AM on October 29, 2006


filker? uploader? oh sweet cthulhu eat me now...
posted by loquacious at 1:03 AM on October 29, 2006


OMG, me faints.... Thank you, Jess and Matt, for the shoutout!
Thanks also to hyperlith for the pic!
posted by Lynsey at 9:45 AM on October 30, 2006


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