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Portland bound!

OK, folks, looks like I will be in Portland [Edit: Portland, Oregon!] for the last week of January, where I hear it's cold. I'll be spending quite a bit of time with zaiah, and apparently there will be get-togethers at the home of edwardmartiniii on the 24th and 31st. But I will still have some unallocated time available as well, mostly on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (the 25th, 26th, and 27th).

I will not, however, have a car.

So, anyone fancy a meetup? What's a good thing to do in Portland on a weekday with no transportation?


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Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
kindredsgirl and I would be delighted to hang with you for a while, and perhaps provide transportation to/from Something, for whatever value of Something presents itself. And I haven't visited with the Monkey in far too long myself. By all means, let's do something.


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Dec. 23rd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that it impacts me in the slightest, but...
Good catch! Portland, Oregon.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Not that it impacts me in the slightest, but...
In this case, Oregon. Would be hard to get to Portland, ME, from Corvallis, OR.


Dec. 24th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Re: Not that it impacts me in the slightest, but...
Ah, I have done that. My sister-in-law used to live in Corvallis for many years (nice town!). And I live in Central Maine. A long trip, yes.
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
Do that again and I'll have no recourse but to invite you for dinner. Or I could do that anyway; don't need an excuse for it.


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Dec. 23rd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
And the technical book annex on burnside! ..and voodoo doughnuts down by third!

What sort of thing would provide the opportunity to get to learn a little about the different neighborhoods? Or is that too ambitious in too little days?
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Dec. 25th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
This pretty much covers precisely what I was going to suggest :)

I'm also a huge fan of a little diner called The Roxy. It's only a couple blocks from Powell's, too (1121 SW Stark St). They do delicious chili cheese fries, and very fun soda + Italian syrup mixes.

There's also no such thing as having "no transportation" in Portland. The city has an incredibly good public transport system, and their website (trimet.org) makes it very easy to get directions to/from pretty much anyplace :)

It's worth repeating: Powell's :D
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Jan. 2nd, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
You haven't been to the Roxy? I'd be happy to correct this sometime :)

"Dots" I am not at all familiar with, so I might well have to check that place out myself.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Seconding Powell's. If you're around southeast, I'm a fan of Mt Tabor, our resident extinct volcano with a lovely view of the city.

Looks like you'll just miss this, ho hum.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Absolutely thirding Powell's. One of my favorite places in the world.

Dec. 24th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)

and a vote number four for powell's.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I can probably make it down from Seattle for the 24th at Edward's!
Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'd LOVE to meet you in person, Franklin!!! Hooray!!!


I have to work during the week, but we could come up to Portland Sunday.

Hope to see you!

Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know where I'll be living by the last week in January, but most likely it will still be rural Oregon, or possibly Seattle. If it works out, I'd be interested in meeting you at some point. I've only been reading your journal for a few weeks, but I like it....
Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
No one can overestimate Powell's. It is the Holy Crap, Where Have You Been All My Life? bookstore.

It's a way of life.
Dec. 25th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
when we had friends visiting portland for 4 days, we strongly encouraged them to visit powell's. they spent three of their four days at powell's. maybe that gives a clue about the awesome-ness of powell's. smiles...

Dec. 24th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)

i'd recommend renting a bike, 'cause portland is super flat and an excellent city to bike in. but even if you don't, their public transportation system is good and you won't be held back by not having a car.
Dec. 24th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
Bah - we'll be in Las Vegas for part of that - but we'll wave when we fly over Portland ;-)
Dec. 24th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Boo. If you ever visit the original Portland (Maine), I'd be happy to take you around town and such.
Dec. 24th, 2008 09:39 am (UTC)
I live in Eugene. I have friends who live up in Portland. What kinda meeting up are we talking about here? I've got time and credit to kill on a much needed road trip...
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