Good morning Portland!
I'd like to pay some people to move a small apartment's worth of stuff to my new house.
Here are a few details, if necessary: the distance is about 5 miles, and there's only two rooms' worth of furniture, plus kitchen and bathroom. Everything but the furniture would already be boxed up, and I wouldn't need any disassembly or reassembly. I'd like the move to be done on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Can you recommend a local moving service, with whom you've had a good experience?
(Please note: I would, of course, much rather hire a few young, strong, and broke damnportlanders, but I've decided to go with a moving service just so there's accountability in case anything goes awry.)
I'm new in town (as I've said before on posts) but I'm going to be hanging out at the coffeeshop around Gladstone and 37th, if anyone's around and wants to say hi, I'm the girl with the black shirt, brown skirt, and red shoes. Cool!
I am in desperate need of medical attention (not life threatening but debilitating and could lose my job if I don't get it resolved soon) without health insurance. planned parenthood is packed until the end of august and i just waited for a walkin and they said they had no nurse available to check me out (what else would i be there for?)
does anyone know where I can go to get this checked out for under 100 dollars or free? i would be eternally grateful.
I'm turning 21 next Monday (yay, finally!). My family (including my 16 year old sister) is coming to Portland to celebrate and eat dinner with me. My question to you, damnportlanders, is what restaurant downtown has good food, will give me a free drink, and allows minors?
I was thinking the Rock Bottom Brewery, but I'm not sure if they would give me a free birthday drink.
So I was reading earlier today about one of the South Waterfront developments, the Alexan, and its application for a property tax abatement based on its plans to include "affordable" units in the building.
From what I gathered from the article in the Trib and elsewhere, there will be 48, small studios available for no more than $850/mo, vs around $2.2k for the penthouse units roughly twice that size. In return, the city will exempt the building itself, with a value of around $60 million, from any property tax for the next 10 years.
Now, even assuming the owners of the building will be losing $1k/mo by offering these affordable units (which is probably a generous estimate), you're looking at ($1k/mo * 12 months * 48 units =) $576,000 per year in potentially lost revenue. I'm not sure what the property tax rate in the area is like, but assuming it's around 1% (which is probably a conservative estimate) the tax break they receive in return will come to ($60,000,000 * .01 =) $600,000. Assuming maybe more-realistic per-month losses of only $500 and a property tax rate of 2% and you're looking at $288,000 in lost revenue vs. a $1.2 million tax break.
This isn't an area where I've much expertise, so I'm probably missing something. Anyone care to explain why the abatement is a good deal for the city?
Who offers training on developing Help files? (Especially context-sensitive help.) A RoboHelp platform would be espeically helpful.
The concert is Wednesday at 7:30pm, Clark Co. Amphitheater
2 available- section 201 row N
I just want the price I paid for them - $117.15 I accept cash or non-credit card paypal.
If you're interested, please email me and we can work out a time to deliver tickets :) marvinmartian79 at hotmail dot com
This may sound a little odd, but does anybody know any place around portland where you can ride an ostrich?
Edit: Small children and such can ride an ostrich without hurting them. I guess I should change it to "Does anybody know where there are ostriches near portland?
i've only watched seasons 1 and 2 but is anyone watching the end of six ft under? do they all die in the end? that show gives me chills...
I really need to get my hair cut today and I'm thinking of going to Bishops on 21st, but I've heard conflicting reports.
What’s your experience?
I am looking for suggestions to take some ballroom dance classes. I live in Hillsboro, so anywhere from Hillsboro to Portland is preferable. Any suggestions?
When people come to your door trying to get you to buy magazine subscriptions for charity, do you buy any? Some guy just came to my door to get me to buy magazine subscriptions. I felt really bad because I really can't afford any right now, but I swear if I got subscriptions every time someone asked me to, I'd probably have a subscription to every magazine in the country...but I AM a pushover.
What do you do when someone comes to your door and tries to get you to buy magazine subscriptions?
last night a handful of young children (grade school age) were out in front of my apartment making all sorts of racket until almost midnight. they not only screamed at each other right next to my open window all night, they zoomed their bikes down the driveway and doing skids, and even pulling one of those loud metal wagons around the building. keep in mind i didn't see or hear any adults all night long, so they were completely unattended. i was already be awake filling out paperwork but my roommate was in the other room sleeping. i can only imagine most everyone else in the complex was trying to catch a bit of sleep before work on monday. quiet hour in my complex starts at 10pm. so you could say i was just a little aggravated from all the noise.
i would go to the apartment manager to complain but i'm not sure who's kids were out playing. the kids were speaking another language so i'm not sure if its the hispanic family next door or the middle-eastern family above me. i've never heard the family next door after 10pm before and i'm constantly annoyed by the children above me as they don't walk, they jump from room to room. i haven't made a complaint yet but i'm at the end of my limits when there is noise after quiet hour. if i can tone it down after 10, so can everyone else. should i go talk with my neighbors to figure out who's kids is was? or just file a complaint to the manager even though i don't know who it was?
So, I have had it with Bank of America, and I'm going to close out my accounts and go somewhere else. What do you guys recommend? Wells Fargo? Washington Mutual? A credit union?
I'd just like a place that won't screw me over and actually seems to want me as a customer.
SO in preparation for my return to school I have been vacating my room of unwanted possessions and came across a bunch of old cds that are pretty lame. I am ashamed to have had such horrible taste. But seeing as some are in decent condition, I figured I could sell them for... money? And for this question, i turn to you:
Where can i get the most money for my used CDs?
Tonight, August 15, Underground Styles presents Bacon & Egg hailing from Mazula Montana. Along with Homewrecker, a kick ass all female heavy hard rock band out of Seattle.
The Tonic Lounge 3100 NE Sandy
Would it be tremendously uncouth to post a personal ad to this community?
I'm thoroughly sick of Craiglist.
Thanks to bettyxbrown for correcting my spelling of 'uncouth'.[/edit]
My parents and I saw this license plate in Portland tonight: LST TAG
Any idea what it means? My mother says the driver is old and this is going to be the last car he ever owns before he dies, thus this is the last license plate, or "tag," he will ever need.
Any other guesses?
My parents and I went to Jake's Famous Crawfish tonight, because it was listed in East Your Way Across the USA, which is a great travel resource. The book recommended not getting the crawfish, so we didn't. We sat outside because that meant we didn't have to wait for a table. My parents both got salmon baked on cedar (that's not the name, but I don't remember what it is), and I got the Dungeoness Crab and Bay Shrimp Cakes with Jalepeno-Ginger Sauce. Everything was delicious (though the service was kind of slow).