Since everyone loves Trimet stories, I have one for you all. Enjoy!
Last night while on the MAX to go home, there was a drunk and belligerent man on board, sipping a Powerade bottle filled with some sort of yellowish alcohol. He was swearing and mumbling. Funny thing was that he was dressed pretty nice. Cowboy hat, jeans, sneakers, nice looking jacket. He kept slurring something about "You ever been to Arizona? You ever been to Arizona Jail?!?! It's like this (the MAX was filled with people) and I fucking hate it!"
He (and I) got off at Sunset TC and I went to the above platform and watched him for a few minutes. He reached into one of his bags and grabbed a beer can. Popped it open and poured it into his Powerade bottle. He then threw the can on top of the awning at Sunset. Two second later, he pulled his pants down to the ankles and started pissing all over the platform. Well, no one else did anything! They stood there and acted as if it wasn't a big deal. I called Tri-Met but they were closed. Well, so I called 911. Explained that it wasn't really an emergency, but told them what I was watching. The woman was incredibly nice and asked me to stay on the phone with her. I described the man as I was watching and informed her when he got on the next MAX train. She said the cops would pick him up at a nearby stop. He had mentioned (to no one...) that he was going to Fair Complex. He boarded the train, and that was it.
Crazy. What I thought was really crazy was the fact that people didn't even look up at the guy. Mother and Father with children and they just stood there while a drunk man is urinating two feet away. Now, I'm not saying someone should assault the guy, but come on. Hell, even what I did by calling 911 was something.
Looking for a home! 2 people plus cat - up to $1100 per month, any 'hood is fine as long as it's fairly close in! Seeking our own place. Great credit, refs, income, etc! Move by 11/1.
Yes, we are actively searching craigslist.org, the Merc, the WW, Oregonlive.com, and many prop. mgmt places. Thanks! :)
Does anyone live in the West Slope area? Are there any good restaurants and/or bars?
Hi! I just moved to SE Portland and love Oregon and have dreamed of living here for a long time. I'm glad to find this community and meet you lovely people. :) Anyone else want to read Elaine Pagels' book, Beyond Belief, about early Christianity, and discuss it at Grendel's or something? I have too much free time, I'm jobhunting and used to having a full life and am just getting started here. I'm about to drive myself and my boyfriend crazy. And if anyone needs a grantwriter, I'm your girl.
Right now, I only check email once/day since I don't have it at home. It may take me a day to answer.
First, where can I find wool tights? Sometimes they have them at Nordstroms but I haven't seen them yet this year. My feet get soooo cold. Any web sites you know of?
Second, what is there to do in Tacoma? I want to go to a museum there but is it worth staying overnight and hanging around a second day?
Anyone have any creative solutions to the transients/bums/beggars who frequent the overpasses and off-ramps around the city with their "Insert message here, GOD BLESS" signs?
There was an article in WW a few months back about the people standing there. For the most part these people aren't homeless as much as convicted fellons and drug addicts living "off the grid." I'm fed up of being assaulted and having people come RIGHT UP to my car at a red light asking for money.
Any inspired suggestions as to what we -as a community- should do about this?
Okay I've tried looking this online but I can't find much
I have a saliva drug test coming up (a swab is inserted into your mouth, left for two minutes, then off to the lab)
And I'm wondering how accurate (aka, how far back it will be able to detect drug use- i.e. marijuana) this test is compared to the urine test.
It has now been 2 weeks since I've smoked...if that helps any.
anyone here work/worked at a bank?
and how did you get the job? (by knowing someone or just applied)
Ok, so I've been keeping my eye on craigslist, oregonlive, even when I'm driving around, but I'm not finding a whole lot. I'm looking for a studio/1 bed, preferably SE area (I'm willing to go a little past 82nd), that will take a cat. Most I'm looking to spend is 450 a month. Can anyone recommend a possible real estate company or property management where I can get some listings? Does your building possible have anything available? Thanks for the help.
We are looking for a third roomate for our 3 bedroom duplex on NW 26th and Raleigh (close to 23rd) with hardwood floors, big basement, washer and drier, and offstreet parking. The front yard faces Chapman Elementary School. Rent: $388 + 1/3 utilities
Roomates are 23 & 25 male, Non-Smokers, Occasional Drinkers, straight.
For the Portland Police. They are actually looking for a bicycle thief in my neighborhood!
Does Portland have a poetry slam or anything that resembles one?