Portland Meetup Thread June 25, 2007 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Can we unlock this Portland Meetup thread?
posted by parallax7d to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:45 PM (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

It'd probably be more useful to start a new one, and Matt was talking about doing just that some time soon. I think we should just wait for that to come around instead of trying to hack the old one open.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:48 PM on June 25, 2007

I thought that was here.
posted by chrismear at 5:58 PM on June 25, 2007

No, no you can't. Start a new thread. Oh look, you just did.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:02 PM on June 25, 2007

Well, there's one complication that the building only holds 100 people, so we might have to throw a quick survey together to get a definitive RSVP list.

I'm not sure right now if 20 people want to go or 2000.

Lemme throw a quick generic surveymonkey thing together and publicize it a bit.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:15 PM on June 25, 2007

I plan to drive my RV up and camp in the parking lot.

I have extra bunks.

Just sayin'.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:46 PM on June 25, 2007

Consider this my RSVP. I'll drive down and crash on one of those bunks. Uh. Well, maybe.....
posted by Salmonberry at 9:30 PM on June 25, 2007

This is getting weirdly recursive.
posted by dersins at 1:36 PM on June 26, 2007

I'm planning on going as well, consider this another RSVP.
posted by blasdelf at 5:49 PM on June 26, 2007

I will certainly put the 14th on my calendar for a mefi meetup. I made it to one before and that was an absurdly drunken experience, although quite fun.

I can also host a person or two at my house I imagine. I'm close to downtown, but I do have a 6 month old baby and that means that morning time comes early, like it or not.
posted by afflatus at 9:38 PM on June 26, 2007

I intend to come. I would like to ride down with someone from the Seattle area, and preferably save money on lodging, perhaps by staying with a Portland mefite, possibly by sharing a hotel room with some other sort of mefite.
posted by !Jim at 10:02 AM on June 27, 2007

We will probably need a backup local bar location too since the capacity of the place is 100 people [blasdelf, it's also 21+ only, you have a convincing fake ID?]. Anyone know one?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:30 AM on June 27, 2007

I'll be there. RSV-to-the-P!
posted by Afroblanco at 11:35 AM on June 27, 2007

We should definitely hammer out the backup-venue stuff in greater detail, but the short of it is that Ground Kontrol is right near the center of the downtown bar-and-club district, and within a quick walk of some less noisy taverns and restaurants and such as well, so managing some flowover to nearby bars and such as necessary shouldn't be too tough.

Though Saturday night will make that a bit more of an effort. Heh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:53 AM on June 27, 2007

Give me a couple of days and I'll see if I can come up with a list of backup-venues. Yes, there's a ton of stuff nearby, but it would be nice if people could have some location names to start from if they want to plan satellite mini-meetups.
posted by Secretariat at 12:40 PM on June 27, 2007

Jessamyn: I'll be 21 in five days! Yay!
posted by blasdelf at 1:43 PM on June 27, 2007

Damn blasdelf, I'll have to find someone else to illegally give drinks to. Happy birthday!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:27 PM on June 27, 2007

Whoa! I'm gonna have to figure out the physical equivalent of lurking.
posted by myrrh at 4:45 PM on June 27, 2007

You just sort of walk around the perimeter of the dance floor glancing hopefully at some of the girls in the middle for a couple hours, hoping they'll for whatever bizarre and arbitrary reason decide to wander out and pay attention to you.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:07 PM on June 27, 2007

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