July 10th, 2007

Green Flip Flops

*Looking for friends*

Hello Portland. I'm 21, married, and looking for friends to do all the girly stuff I can't do with my husband. I'm starting school in the fall, and I know I'll meet new people there, but I'd love to get a jump start on meeting some new, interesting people.

I'm laid back and just like to have fun. I'm not into drugs. I like to hang out & have friends over, bar-b-q, go to coffee shops, visit downtown, shop, enjoy the weather while it's nice, yoga & working out, etc. I like to have all kinds of friends, as long as your honest and nice (funny is always a plus).

Let me know if you're interested. =)
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Mass transit + apartment + random infos.

My fiance and I are moving to the Portland area in about two weeks from Washington State. As a result, I am hoping for some information from you kind people. We are looking for a reasonably-priced 2 bedroom apartment in Hillsboro/Beaverton/Aloha as close to the Max Station as possible. Anyone know of some good places? What about bad places we should stay away from?

I would look on Craigslist but I don't know how to tell if something is close to the Max station. Any tips?

Also, we are really apprehensive about the whole mass transit situation in general. For example, when the Portland transit site lists a route number how do we know if its a bus, a streetcar or the max?

Thanks so much in advance!

(cross-posted to relevant communities)

A random list of songs to be re-done


I'm making a list of songs I would like to get cover versions of. Below is the beginning of the list. I'm open to other suggestions as well.

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burdon, Can't Always Get What You Want
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Bad Company - Bad Company
Aerosmith - Dream On
The Beatles - Come Together, Strawberry Fields
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
The B-52's - Love Shack, Rock Lobster

Anyone aware of good cover versions of these songs or suggestions for other cover versions that are absolutely rockin'?
Stoned SP

More Help Please!

I need to find a bowling alley in Portland, pref. a bit away from the centre. It has to be open on a Sunday, be relatively cheap, serve drinks and not be full of bowling leagues.

Any suggestions?

Thanking you in advance.
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Are you a carpenter or handyperson?


I have a large window air conditioner that is too heavy to be supported only by the window frame. What I don't have, at the moment, is any power tools. They were stolen in my garage break-in last year and I've been slow about replacing them.

I'm looking for someone to:
- build a mounting shelf that can support the unit and can be fairly easily removed and reinstalled through season changes.
- install the unit
- attractively fill in the gap between the unit and the side of the window.

Note - my siding is asbestos. I've drilled holes in it before, but a mask is a reallllly good idea.

I'll be posting this on Craigslist, but I thought I'd throw out a line to see if there's a DPer who might be a carpenter and interested in a small side project. Drop me a line if you're qualified and interested, please, and let me know what you think your rate would be. I live in close-in NE.

Thanks in advance!
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Date & Time: Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 PM
Location: Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi Ave

July's Q&A Cinema screening will take place tonight from 6pm to 8pm
with the film, "When the Levees Broke" - a Spike Lee documentary of
the Gulf Coast disaster following Hurricane Katrina.

This intimate, heart-rending portrait of New Orleans in the wake of
the destruction tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who
endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale of misery,
despair and triumph.

The film also looks at a community that has been through hell and
back, surviving death, devastation and disease at every turn. Yet,
somehow, amidst the ruins, the people of New Orleans are finding new
hope and strength as the city rises from the ashes, buoyed by their
own resilience and a rich cultural legacy.

Fot this evening we will be watching Acts 1 & 2 of the documentary.

Q&A Cinema presents free monthly screenings of informative independent
films at Mississippi Pizza. Q&A Cinema is brought to you by Bolivar
Media Exchange - a Portland group dedicated to fostering international
relationships between independent media makers.
little blue dog


The sign on the WaMu branch across the street from the Pioneer Courthouse Square says 94.


When I was a kid, it was 94 in the middle of the night, in the dead of winter! IS THAT ALL YOU GOT, SUN?!

No one's in the Square right now, probably because the bricks are so hot they'd bounce spit. Maybe I should redirect my afternoon coffee stroll down to the waterfront.

Keep cool, peeps.

By the way, just in case you haven't been reading DP for the past 20 minutes, Oregon lost to Vermont.

Thus concludes this totally pointless entry.
Oct 2010

Comcast telephone service

Does anyone have their telephone service through Comcast? We are considering going that route for a home telephone (currently we are only on our cell phones) but we haven't really heard any feedback about it.

Also, if anyone knows anything about the compatibility of the comcast phone service and tivo service, I would be interested in hearing that.

Thanks :D

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I need help! I don't really know anything about the HAP (Housing Authority of Portland). When I call them to ask questions, they are unusually unhelpful. My name should come up on the list by the end of summer and I have NO idea what to expect. They say that I can't even know anything about available properties until they are available. That being the case, I would really like to know if their properties are gross or not. Does anyone know?

Probably next Spring I will be eligible for the section 8 voucher for eligible property that I choose (Housing Choice Voucher). If I moved there to a unit I liked now and paid full price until I got the voucher, ow much should I expect the voucher to help?

Really, any information would be helpful.
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Cool coffee shops? In Beaverton?

Hey all,
I live sort of in beaverton, and sort of in Portland and was wondering if any of you knew of any neat coffee shops near or around the Cedar Hills road. I was looking for some but only found that poor Coffee People that is almost ready to be torn down and made into a Starbucks. I dont mind the Starbucks but I have this love of interesting independent shops and Im looking for more in my area to add to my list...know of any good ones?
Talkative Mark
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Where To Stay In Portland

I'm planning a visit to friends who live northwest of the University of Portland. They're new to the area, so they didn't have any suggestions for where to stay -- they mentioned a Motel 6 near their house, but they said it was kind of sketchy. I'd like to stay someplace relatively inexpensive ($100-$150 per night?) but in a fun area -- with nightlife and cafes in walking distance.

I'm considering downtown Portland, but it looks like a long drive from my friends' house. Any cool areas that are closer to the University?

I tried some online searches but didn't come up with much. Your suggestions would be very appreciated!


Green line takes first life

Man killed while working on light rail project

PORTLAND, Ore. - A 42-year-old construction worker was killed in downtown Portland on Tuesday while working on the Portland Mall MAX light rail project.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Southwest 6th and Alder.

According to a release from TriMet, the worker was doing underground water relocation work when a piece of equipment came loose and struck him.

The worker was a 42-year-old employee of Williams and Ryan Construction, which is based in Tigard.

The accident is under investigation and construction on the project was halted for the rest of the day through the swing shift.

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Free Couches?!

would anybody like to donate a used couch to the YMCA?

i work the summer program for the YMCA Breakaways (middle schoolers) and we are doing a reading program this summer.

the kids are complaining that they hate sitting on the tiled floor or steel chairs to read. so i promised them i'd put an ad out for some free couches.

so if ya want to drop off a couch at our site near Mt. Tabor please leave a comment and save our these young adults from bad backs and sore butts!


edit: i've already craigslisted it too!