I've checked out quite a few spots to write at in Portland. Many I've liked in general, but for one reason or another they are just not suited to novel writing (I'm nanoing ... nanowrimo.org).
-Not open late enough (most of the nice quiet independent places)
-Too goddamn loud (Red and Black, Backspace, Tinys)
-Not enough places to plug in laptop (Palio's, an otherwise awesome place)
-Not enough tables/too crowded (Fresh Pot in Powell's)
-Too ugly and glaring (Fireside, diners and pizza places)
I'm looking for a place that's open quite late, is prety quiet, has lots of outlets, low lighting and decorated in a decent manner, and serves food and coffee, and is located in Southeast or downtown Portland. The closest I've come is the Bagdad Pub, which is pretty decent, but I'd like more options.
I'm currently temping, but still looking for my ideal job. I am trying to get a start on researching what types of companies in the Portland area would be great to work for.
My area of interest is in environmental restoration and urban planning. My skills are general office and administrative (working towards program coordinator/project leader eventually). Ideal companies would be:
-nonprofit preferred, but not necessary
-environmentally friendly urban development
-could be involved in urban restoration, public transporation, city parks and nature conversation
-community development, natural building, alternative energy, global warming solutions, etc.
I work with City Repair Project, which is pretty awesome, but they definitely can't offer me a job and I do need to make a living. Alas, it seems to be that way with most nonprofits! Any suggestions for companies in this general niche that would be able to PAY for positions are very welcome. Even if they're not offering jobs now (I'm not even expecting that) I would still like to know about them so I can compile a good list to go in for the kill! ::grins::
I felt that as I joined this community about 14 seconds ago that it would be proper to introduce myself.
Or at least say 'hello' in some sort of fashion.
And I also wish to ask the following question as I wish to find more late night havens, and this is slightly inspired from a post I just saw, though it is a bit different.
I wish to know of late night/all night places in either north or south west. Ambiance doesnt much matter as much as lateness. I can do just as well in a 24 hour diner as I can in a quaint coffee shop.
Does anyone know where I can get some Italian lessons here? I'm inbetween terms, so I can't go to one of the colleges, and I need to get some basics out of the way before I go back to England for my PhD.
i'd just like to remind you all that the second tuesday of every month (as in TOMORROW :)), zoo admission is only $2!
I need to hire an electrician for a small job.
Preferably someone independent, but still licensed and bonded, etc..
Does anyone know someone they have worked with and highly recommend?
Hello. I've been in Portland one day, most of which was spent under the influence of cheap vodka, expensive rum, and stuffing Italian food down my throat.
I've never been in this city and as of today and starting life here. I'm looking for a bit of advice/suggestions from locals in seeking the following:
- A smoke shop that is not uptight, yet offers an excellent selection of fine tobaccos.
- A bar where beer isn't too expensive and people don't try too hard to be hip.
- Best places to sit and "people watch".
- Areas of town to avoid for safety reasons (I come by way of Tampa, by way of Detroit. Places where on the wrong street you'll be naked, broke, shot, and police won't stop to help.)
Thank you in advance.
Did the law regarding bicycle lights change while I wasn't paying attention? Last night I heard two of my friends talking about solid headlights being required for riding at night and blinking headlights required during the day, with rear lights required at night (with tickets being written in North Portland). The City website still only says headlights and rear reflectors at night.
Anyone heard about this, or is this guy full of shit? Which would be the norm, but I'm checking just in case.
hey there gorgeous =)
i was wondering if any of you folks with image capturing capabilities at last night's they might be giants concert perhaps might share some of those sexy photos ...
i will trade good vibes and fuzzy thoughts.
the show was amazing i thought, but entirely not long enough.
There was a story on the news last night about "tornado's" in Portland and there was a really neat picture of a "water spout"(watery tornado thing)??? on the columbia river. I tried to find it online, but I couldn't. Does anyone know have a link to where I would get pictures of this? The news sites suck.
How much do we tip a taxi driver in downtown Portland when only going about a mile?
I can hear you saying, "JUST WALK--IT'S ONLY A MILE!!"...yes, I know, but it's also going to be 4am in the wintertime on a consistant basis. I just plain don't want to walk it.
Where's the best place (preferably near SE) for getting photos developed?
ALSO, tell me where I could find the best thrift stores.
Finally, in the Spring, I will be moving to Portland. I'm going to start out in a small apartment, and I'm wondering how strict most the apartment places are about having a job before letting you move in. I plan to be able to pay at least 3-6 months rent up front.
I gotta have a place before I can find a job, so I'm hoping there are a good number of understanding places.
Any other apartment advice anyone can throw my way would be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone here study linguistics at PSU by any chance??
I have a 1990 Toyota Corolla. She's a trusty little thing, and she hasn't given me trouble until now. The heat is not working, and thus my windows won't defog, and thus I cannot drive when it's cold, lest I run over one of those infamous cyclists out on the roads. I live in SE near 39th and Stark. Yes, I know how to find lots of nearby mechanics, but I need to go to a place where my lack of car knowledge will not be used to my disadvantage. And, obviously, affordable and within a reasonable distance from my humble abode are in order. Anyone?
If your favorite restaurants were Lovely Hula Hands and Second Story Bistro (R.I.P). and you wanted to go for a nice dinner with your honey for about $120 (without wine), where would you eat in San Francisco or Napa?
i'm making this post for my sister, who lives in Vancouver. her son is studying photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. he recently made her a cd of his work. she wants to have professional quality prints made of her favorites. she is new to the area so unfamiliar with the better shops and would appreciate your suggestions.
thank you Damn Portlanders :D
I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new here. Lived most of my life in the DC Metro area but also have spent time in Baltimore, San Diego, and now Portland of course. I am looking to make new friends on here since I am new to the area. I am a huge music fan of all kinds, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, ska, metal, old-school country. If you like bands like Motorhead, Rocket From The Crypt, Supersuckers, The Damned, Deadbolt, etc we will get along great. I love going out to shows and local watering holes to sample the adult beverage selection. Anyway, if you guys like the same thing drop me a line.
Anyone style themselves a bit of a tailor? I bought a new pair of slacks that's about an inch longer than fits me. (Hey it's nice, you try finding men's slacks for a stubby like me). Anyway, if anyone likes to play tailor I'll trade. Coffee, beer, what's your poison?
hey, great wonders that are the damn portlanders-
where can i find scraps of vintage wallpaper? it's for a friend's artwork, in case you're wondering.
much thanks in advance.