Live in Oregon? Washington? Close Enough? (Updated and Bumped)

Filed under:Blogging,It's My Life — posted by Anwyn on November 1, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

Updated and bumped for the last time, Thursday 11-1-07.

Update: Okay, folks, it’s time. Let’s gather at McMenamins Kennedy School, Honors Bar, at around 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3. Here’s what I look like —————————————>

See you there!

Note: I’ll bump this to the top about once a week until the party.

Let’s all get together. I don’t have a fancy name like Ace-a-Palooza or the Yearly Kops or a fancy location like Karol’s NY blogger parties. What I do have is a decided lack of people I can chat with on even general topics without being afraid they’ll take offense at some opinion of mine. I know there are people all over the blogs that I read who are from Washington or Oregon … so let’s pick a reasonably quiet bar and go hang out.

Upcoming Saturdays are: October 20, October 27, November 3, November 10. Any farther out than that and it won’t be immediate enough to commit to. Possible areas are: Downtown Portland, west-side suburban Portland (Beaverton or Hillsboro), or, if there are more Washingtonians than Oregonians, I’m willing to consider the Vancouver, WA, side of town.

So if this sounds good to you, leave your preferred dates and location ideas in the comments. 1) The more dates you’re open to, the more chance we have of getting the highest number of people; 2) Quiet hangouts preferred! A McMenamin’s in the suburbs is nice and quiet, and yes, I know their service sucks and there’s better beer out there, but quiet enough to talk to each other is my major criteria.

Hope to see you soon!

Update: Probability is running strong for Saturday, November 3, and Portland’s McMenamins Kennedy School, which has the advantage of also being a hotel in case any out-of-towners need to crash instead of driving home. Leave comments about the advisability of the plan. And spread the word!

Update: Saturday, November 3, Kennedy School, 8 p.m. A. Weasel suggests either the Detention bar or the Honors bar. Anybody else got an opinion on that score?


  1. Think twice about this.

    Comment by nk — October 15, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

  2. Pretty sure that guy doesn’t live within driving range, nk, but I appreciate the concern.

    Comment by Anwyn — October 15, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

  3. So, are the times & places set, I’m trying to schedule a OLCC class the same day, & would like to book a room at McMenamins. Also, my wife would love to come to this, huge shock, she doesn’t like politics (no matter how many years you have been together, you learn something new everyday).

    Not trying to be pushy about any of this, I just need to make plans.

    Comment by A. Weasel — October 15, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

  4. Nov. 3, Kennedy School … exact time … ? Eight p.m. work for people? Anybody prefer earlier?

    Comment by Anwyn — October 15, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

  5. Thanks, we will be there.

    Comment by A. Weasel — October 15, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

  6. Ummm….I vote for the detention bar or the honors bar. Seems appropriate somehow.

    Comment by A. Weasel — October 15, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  7. I guess Ybor City is out of the question?

    Comment by docweasel — October 22, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

  8. Regretably I am going to be forced to miss this event. @#%$!!

    I have been summoned to an awards banquet that I had thought I would not be needed at.

    I hope someone will have the foresight to bring a camera and take lots of incrimminating photos so that they can share.

    Comment by Bill — October 25, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  9. Bill, sorry to hear that. If all goes well no reason why we shouldn’t have another sometime. Maybe we’ll see you then.

    Comment by Anwyn — October 26, 2007 @ 10:36 am

  10. Who all is coming from Seattle

    Comment by chad — October 26, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

  11. *grumble*

    The Fates have decreed otherwise for me, unfortunately…Red and I won’t be there.

    Comment by wg — November 1, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

  12. Sorry to hear that, wg. : (

    Comment by Anwyn — November 1, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

  13. So are we still on it looks like a lot of people are dropping out.

    Comment by chad — November 2, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  14. I’ll be there. If you guys aren’t, I’ll find somebody else to drink a beer with. : )

    Comment by Anwyn — November 2, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  15. I’m planning on coming and am trying to talk my husband into coming along, too. Even if he doesn’t, I still will.

    Comment by cardeblu — November 2, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

  16. Anwyn,

    You will be packing heat, won’t you? And have five strong guys also with CWs covering your back?

    Comment by nk — November 3, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

  17. About five, yeah. So many applied for the job that I kind of forget the exact number.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 3, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

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