My parents are coming to visit me for the first time in 5 years of living in portland. I need to parent proof my apartment. my parents are VERY clean and nosy. my apartment is clean for a college student. They are staying at my place... What do i need to remember to do before they get here... im looking for those little things that always get forgotten ( ie put away porn and pot etc....) or what do you with older children look at when visiting .....
On a related note does anyone have a carpet cleaner i can borrow before the 24th of august?
Ok, I know this has been asked before, but LJ seek is not cooperating with me, and dammit I'm in a hurry!
Does anyone have any recommendations for a GOOD shop to do a simple dress alteration (specifically, to be taken in a little), and quickly? "Quickly" would mean dropping it off this morning or Monday and having it done by Thursday of next week. I have no idea how much alterations cost, so price = meh. I just need it done, and if it's pricey but quality, so be it (but I would prefer that the seamstress/tailor be a vegan, kthx).
Any help would be greatly appreciated. While I'm sure *some* of the guests at this wedding would get a kick out of my dress consistently slipping off my chest, I'm not sure I would be so amused. :^\
Hey there. I'm new to the area and loving it...but now I need the assistance of the oh-so-snarky DPers.
I need clothes. And as I'm of the not-skinny variety of girl, I'm having trouble finding stuff that doesn't look like it was made for a 70-year-old dumpy farmwife. I've been to Walmart, bleh. Torrid I love but can't afford. Anybody got any tips for interesting/gothy/fantastic fat girl clothes in a WalMart price range?
Is Seattle really the nearest place to see a Simpsonised Kiwk-e-Mart?
Specifically, Concordia. Two male and one female Jehovah's Witnesses are canvassing in the Concordia neighborhood.
The men are a middle-aged, tall, stocky man wearing a white dress shirt and gray-silver tie, with a younger, tall, thin man with short hair, white dress shirt and red tie. Both are white.
The woman is a medium-skinned Hispanic wearing a flowered long skirt, in her 40s.
I'll be pouring beer at the Brewfest today starting at 4pm. Anyone else volunteering?
And any DP that says hi will be the recipient of a heavy pour! And I have a heavy pouring hand to begin with.
I'm cleaning out my room and I have tons of stuff that just isn't worht it for me to haul all over town trying to sell. So it's FREE! I'll be putting the box(es) out on Failing, between Vancouver & Williams. If it doesn't all get adopted, it'll go to the Free Porch over the weekend. Please stop by and recycle some cool, uh, stuff. Said stuff included lots of female clothing (smallish mostly), fripperies, flim flam and books. Enjoy.
Hey, I work and Wilsonville as a designer but would like to find something in Portland.
any word on some openings? Whats the buzz?
I can't believe the Red and Black is moving!!!! I love that place. They have the best vegan sandwiches and dragon bowl. I was told yesterday that the building sold and they have to be out by September. They had a jar for donations. I just really hope they do move and not disappear.
Ok I'm sad now.
Does anyone know of such a place in the metro area? I need to sell a nice ring and Craigslist didn't do the trick. THANKS in advance!
a store that carries water sports wear? I don't mean black latex or patent leather cat suits. I mean wetsuits, goggles, flippers, board shorts, rash gaurds, etc., the kind of stuff people wear to go wakeboarding, surfing, and scubadiving.
Also, what is your favourite sporting goods store and why?
An anecdote from yesterday evening that made me think:
I was riding my bike on SW Salmon (in downtown) towards the Waterfront Park. At the stoplight just before the park, I wanted to ride straight to the water fountain, so I stopped in the middle lane as the traffic light turned red. A shiny big, silver SUV pulled up to the right of me (in the right-hand turn lane), and the driver rolled down her window to say something to me.
I was expecting some unsavory comments about my riding (legally) in the middle lane, especially in the light of several articles alluding to "bikes-versus-cars" in the local press last week. I almost thought the driver was going to give me unsolicited hell for riding in the middle lane.
My jaws almost dropped when the driver kindly offered, "Would you like to turn in front of me, before I go?" I told her that I was going forward to the waterfront, but I appreciated the gesture and offer.
So much for stereotypes of SUV drivers. I learn something new every day....
So the latino community would like N Interstate Avenue renamed N Cesar Chavez Avenue. I'm not against renaming a street after him, but I have to wonder: Why North Interstate? Wouldn't Stark Street between 181st and Fairview Parkway or TV Highway west of Cornelius Pass be more appropriate, given that's where the big Portland latino enclaves are? Seems like enclaves are how streets are usually named in most cities and probably the only reason Rosa Parks got the old Portland Blvd instead of West Fifth and Sixth Avenues on the transit mall...
portland is the best city on the west coast.
do i hear a fuck yeah?
Hey gang, where's the best place to get a backpack that isn't too expensive and will hold a laptop that's 16 inches by 11 inches (it's a widescreen laptop)? I'm not interested in REI (because they're too pricey) and I'd like something that's durable as well.
,,,and GO! XD