Portland, Maine meetup? September 4, 2008 12:13 PM   Subscribe

Time for another Portland, Maine meetup?

I've never been to a MeFi meetup before, but I've sort of been in the mood. How many of us Portlanders are on here, anyway?

Unofficial / low-key / low-numbers is okay. An official / large meetup is welcome, too, but I get a sense from the last few that Mainers are far a few between on this site.
posted by mbatch to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:13 PM (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

There was just a Portland meetup in July, and I think a York Harbor "at the beech / skeeball" one in August.

There are a bunch of us (maybe 20-ish) in Southern Maine, though, so it could happen.
posted by anastasiav at 12:30 PM on September 4, 2008

I'd love to attend, but I'm pretty busy this month. Could do something early October, though. Portland is a delightful place.
posted by Eideteker at 2:36 PM on September 4, 2008

I'm flying up and I'll bring some wine.
posted by Zambrano at 5:19 PM on September 4, 2008

We could have a P-Town Beatdown!*

*local tradition
posted by dunkadunc at 5:59 PM on September 4, 2008

Saaaay, my band will be in Portland on October 2, playing at Space. We could have some music followed by a beatdown [not sure who will be receiving a beatdown].
posted by otolith at 8:04 PM on September 4, 2008

I just moved here, and I'd love to attend a meetup. I've been here for about a month, and I love the city so far. I've been lurking mefi for years, and its pretty sweet, too. (first comment)
posted by bzbb at 9:28 PM on September 4, 2008

Yes, Portland is wonderful. I guess we are at least in agreement on that one.

I guess I might suggest Oct. 2nd, since otolith will be in town that night. The date really doesn't matter to me one way or another.

What do people think about that? It's a Thursday night - still a work night but at least it is near the end of the week (who can't struggle through a Friday every once in awhile?).
posted by mbatch at 7:18 AM on September 5, 2008

Yes, Portland is wonderful. I guess we are at least in agreement on that one.

I think it's merely nice.
posted by Mayor Curley at 9:47 AM on September 5, 2008

jeez Mayor, up until this point we had a consensus.
posted by mbatch at 11:40 AM on September 5, 2008

An Oct. 2 music meetup looks good. We've had a number of great Portland, ME, meetups and there's a good MeFite community in this neck of the woods. I'd try to make it - school night and all, but I can definitely try. Any excuse to go to Portland!
posted by Miko at 7:36 PM on September 7, 2008

I'm out if it's a school night.
posted by Eideteker at 3:00 PM on September 9, 2008

I can do Oct. 2. I might have to work, but that starts at 1 am, so it won't be a big problem.
posted by bzbb at 2:22 AM on September 12, 2008

Actually, I may be able to do a school night after all.
posted by Eideteker at 11:06 AM on September 12, 2008

I'm down except for Monday nights.
posted by sully75 at 9:58 AM on September 15, 2008

I'm in!
posted by suki at 1:28 PM on September 17, 2008

Oct 2nd. should work fine for me. I guess we can say it's a go.. Perhaps a few drinks at the White Heart across the street, and then over to Space for the show? It's a shame the patio will be closed down by then.
posted by mbatch at 2:56 PM on September 17, 2008

Oh noes, we just discovered a conflict. Call me a political nerdgeek if you will - but October 2 is the night of the VP debate showdown between Biden and Palin. I've already promised some friends we'd host the watching with popcorn and champagne - we just didn't know the date until tonight. Sigh.
posted by Miko at 9:20 PM on September 17, 2008

Oh noes indeed. As a native son of Alaska, I probably have a certain responsibility to watch Ms. Sarah make us all look like idiots. Ah well, the show must go on....and it will be a good one, I promise! Actually, for anyone who is planning to come listen to the music, send me a me-mail and I'll see if I can put folks on the guest list (metafilter membership has many perks). Also, someone should sidebar this little puppy.
posted by otolith at 5:36 PM on September 20, 2008

Sarah Palin be damned, we had a mefi meetup of two! Well, four, counting bzbb's roommates. Music was enjoyed, beer was drunk, brisk autumn wind was shivered in, many topics were discussed, it was a meetup for the ages. I may actually have a photo or two to be posted soon-ish. Thanks, Portland! Hope to see more of you next time!
posted by otolith at 8:56 AM on October 6, 2008

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