Hey all. i'm from b-lo NY
i'm visiting portland fri oct 28-monday night 31st with my friend Meg from san francisco. my purpose is to just check it out & try to see as much of the city as i can, as i'm thinking about taking a nursing job there in the spring. Meg applied to Portland state for grad school, and is looking to pretty much do the same. So, no real plan, just that we're going to hang around; & check things out.
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some insight on lodging. I looked into the 2 hostels. they seem great, but we want to be able to talk all night, etc. since we live so far apart & have so much to catch up on, plus the whole privacy issue. so instead of paying $32. collectively, we found the Days Inn City Center (1414 SW sixth ave) is only $59 per night. has anyone been there? the ad says it's 0.2 miles from the city 's center and that it's right on the light rail. I know sometimes hotels exaggerate on how close they are to things; I just want to stay somewhere where i can take the /trimet/MAX wherever i need to go, without having to take a cab, or get lost, etc.
also, any advice on where a first time visitor should go first, or not leave without seeing? i feel dumb asking, but i figure this might make things a lot easier for me with the limited time i'll have. anything will help. thanks so much!
Are we allowed to sell things here? Or put ads up for the selling of things not wanted anymore? It's not anything like animals, I'm keeping those.
And if I am, what's the policy of selling weapons? I have a pair of sais I don't use anymore.
at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot.....
what the hell is bubble tea?
I mean, all of a sudden it's everywhere, and I have no clue what it is. did I miss something?
Anyone else live up in Humboldt, around Killingsworth and Vancouver? This morning I woke up late because the power was out, and from what I could tell looking at the other houses on my block, it wasn't just me. On my commute, the K'worth/Vancouver intersection was blocked off with po-lice and utility vehicles.
Can anyone up there give me a heads-up as to whether or not power's been restored? I'd just like to know if I should plan on cleaning out my fridge tonight. :)
I already googled "north portland blackout," thanks! ;)
How about that rain???
Sure is wet.
Does anyone know if Old Market Pub has any vegetarian food??
There's nothing like driving over splattered road kill while eating a piece of turkey jerky to make you consider becoming a vegetarian.
OK, you know when the mouse to your computer feels like it's not rolling accross the pad as smooth as it used to and you turn it over and find that crud that collects on the surface of little raised bars? What's the crud called (aside from crud).
some friends of ours band, dengue fever, have a show tonight:
1905 NE. M L King jr. Blvd.
(it says they go on at 10:30--which we know is actually after 11 or so!)
and sunday night:
1 SW 3rd Avenue
(this one is at 9pm supposedly!)
they are awesome--i guess "cambodian rock" is technically what they are.
you can check out their website if you're interested:
it should be a great show! come on out if ya' aint got nothin else to do! :)
To better get in the fall mood with the first badass rain of the season, my friend and I have decided to get a cup of coffee before we go to a show tonight at the Meow Meow (aka Loveland. whatever.) Yeah I know I just sounded ultra-hipster, but can anyone offer some suggestions on Burnside (or a few blocks away from Burnside) between the top of the hill to the Meow Meow to get a good cup o' joe? Please don't say Starbucks.
*waits for someone to say Starbucks*
anyone going to the sexy pants show tonight?
My Perfect Playlist will be played at 5 on 94.7 knrk today :)
Lush - Ladykiller
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
Foo Fighters - The One
OK, so Portland is supposedly the finest place in America for a beer. Where can I find Old Peculiar? Those familiar with Theakston will recognize that it's not really from around here... it's from the UK... but I'm desperate, and would like to replace Guinness with that (or even a similar) ale for an ice cream recipe. And, of course, I would love to throw back a pint or five. Is there a place in Portland where this is possible? Thanks lovelies.
I just wanted to let you all know that my 1 bedroom apartment will be coming open next week. I am looking to move out on tuesday (October 4)or asap and we need to rent it asap. Please let me know if you are interested or know someone who might be. It is located in SE Portland between Division and Hawthorne. The rent is $600 a month and includes water, sewer, garbage, power, dsl, and access to a washer and dryer. All you have to pay is phone and cable. Local tv is included. Oh yes, there are also built ins in the bedroom closet and in the bathroom.
After many questions I realized that I forgot a lot of stuff. The owners said that they want someone who is single, quiet, and responsible. They don't allow pets except fish. The apartment is a basement apartment in a craftsman house and there is parking right in front of the house. You have your own private entry from the outside, which is around the back of the house. The apartment is quite large. I have lived in 2 bedrooms that had the living/dining/ kitchen the same size. There is also a small office area between the living room and bedroom. The house is located on SE 43rd. If you have any other questions please call Patrice at 503-236-1871. If you don't mind seeing the place with my stuff in it you are more than welcome to e-mail me and we can set up a time. I also forgot to mention that this apartment is not large couch friendly and someone who owns a futon or would be willing to get something along those lines would be best for this place. We has to get rid of our couch but ended up finding a great "futon" set at City Liquidators for only around $500. They look like the new high end couches and they don't lay down into beds. They just call them futons because they can be taken apart and moved.
Anyone super awsome at Excel?
I need to figure out how to do something with a graph and yeah
my dog doesn't want to pee outside when it is raining out. took him forever before he found a tree and lifted...heh.
what does yours do(or doesn't do) when the weather is like this?
So my sisters birthday is Oct. 3rd and mine is the 7th. We want to do something on the evening of the 8th (A Saturday). She will be turning 23 and I will be 25. I know some of you mentioned that you have birthdays around this time. Want to do something together? Like a mass DP October birthday shindig? Suggestions? Come on now! It will be fun :D
Is there anyone here that goes to Rocky regularly that will be going tomorrow night? I need a few more people to sit with, since every time I sit by myself I end up getting hit on by people who think it's okay to talk to me since I'm alone.
And I just wanna see who still goes since the new term started up. I was in last term's cabaret... a lowly Trannie.
So... anyone going?