Portland, ME meetup? November 14, 2007 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Short notice Portland, ME meetup?

I'm going to be in Portland this weekend and I think I've gotten over my social phobia enough to want to go to one of these "meet-up" things. Any takers? I don't know the area at all, so suggestions would be welcome.
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:00 PM (19 comments total)

I'd certainly be game - our double whammy mod meet up was a grand ol' time, and I'd be very happy to attend another one. Maybe this time we will see JanetLand, Civil_Disobedient, anastasiav, and generally more of the Mainer contingent. Aaaand maybe Jessamyn again? *bats eyelashes*

Saturday will be best for me, personally. And I'd be up for Gritty McDuff's again, which was the consensus in March - or Flatbread, or anything Old Port.
posted by nelleish at 4:52 PM on November 14, 2007

Depends on time and attendance. If a bunch of folks will commit (Miko, I'm looking at you!), I will make the journey. I'm really busy right now (spending all my time between car shopping and holiday shopping, double ugh) but I love you all and wouldn't miss it for the world as long as I know more than a bare handful of people will be there. Oh, and weather matters, too. It's getting too frickin' cold to ride long distances in rain, esp. at night.
posted by Eideteker at 5:15 PM on November 14, 2007

Oh wait, Portland, not Portsmouth. Oh well, I'm still interested.
posted by Eideteker at 5:16 PM on November 14, 2007

I should really go so I can hit five of six New England states this week [I have been to three today and one more tomorrow] but I've done a ton of driving and will mostly likely not attend, though I appreciate the good thoughts and blinky eyelashes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:23 PM on November 14, 2007

Somebody have a sombrero this time and document it photographically, please. I beg you. You can't get them here.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:15 PM on November 14, 2007

Nerts, I'm starting a company up in Portland but I'm only there weekdays. Have fun y'all and I'll convene the next one on a Friday when I'm there. Or we could all meet out at Sunday River for a MeFi Mountain Sports Invitational...
posted by nicwolff at 9:36 PM on November 14, 2007

Did somebody say drinks in Portland, Maine?! I can do that.
posted by suki at 6:13 AM on November 15, 2007

Well, there's at least marginal interest... So I guess I'll make sure to have dinner at Gritty McDuff's Saturday night, and if you want to show up then show up.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:38 AM on November 15, 2007

I would love to join you, but sadly I'm working Saturday night and we have a Thanksgiving celebration with my husband's family on Sunday.

Some suggestions for things to do in Portland are here.

Have fun!
posted by anastasiav at 10:44 AM on November 15, 2007

Mayor Curley - would a pink cowboy hat suffice? That I can do.
posted by nelleish at 7:30 PM on November 15, 2007

So, Gritty's it is, which is perfect for me, but has anyone named a time?

I'm hoping against hope to make it to a meetup this time. For realsies.
posted by Elsa at 11:31 AM on November 16, 2007

The mayor is referring to the beloved-in-Maine Allen's Coffee Brandy, which, when combined with milk, is called a sombrero.

How about 7?
posted by theora55 at 1:15 PM on November 16, 2007

Seven works for me. See you there! If we can spot each other, that is --- is there a protocol for this?
posted by Elsa at 1:29 PM on November 16, 2007

I have a family obligation during the day but if I can break away at a decent hour I'll come down to Gritty's. At the last Portland meetup someone made a little "metafilter" sign for the end of the table.

Hope I can make it!
posted by suki at 2:49 PM on November 16, 2007

Sounds excellent - I'll be there with the proverbial tails on.
posted by backseatpilot at 4:37 PM on November 16, 2007

Well since I apparently fail at being a Maine drinker (it's not my fault, I studied in Canada!) I should order said sombrero for the Mayor.

I might perhaps wear the cowboy hat anyway, it's damned hard to miss. Hope to see you at 7pm!
posted by nelleish at 6:41 PM on November 16, 2007

If a bunch of folks will commit (Miko, I'm looking at you!)

In what appears to be my continual quest to be Biggest Meetup Flake-Out on MeFi, I have to miss this, too. Much to my chagrin, I'll be on a plane coming back from the Midwest. I really wish I could go, as Portland is my most favoritest stomping ground in New England.

If we can spot each other, that is --- is there a protocol for this?

People sometimes make little signs and such, but the funny thing is, you sort of know the MeFites when you see 'em.
posted by Miko at 9:32 PM on November 16, 2007

Oh, darnit. I just got a nice MeFi mail from Elsa alerting me to this. Next time I will make it! Hope you all had fun and didn't drink too many sombreros. Ick.
posted by miss tea at 4:50 AM on November 19, 2007

I am sorry I missed this, but a full day with four toddlers knocked me out!
posted by suki at 6:30 PM on November 20, 2007

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