Portland related because...
For all the pontifications concerning the rules surrounding deleting comments, it seems your typical Damnportlander continues to completely and utterly fail to grasp the concept that posts don't have to be Portland related.
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<b>This is a Portland LJ community. However, posts don't have to be Portland related.</b>
Is it that people have become so Lemminglicious that they can't concieve of ~not~ prostrating themselves to authority?
Or is it some kind of in-joke?
Seems like everyone's always asking for specific recommendations, so I thought I'd be pro-active and offer some instead.
Bellagio's Pizza is great for delivery and they have locations all over the metro area. I'm particularly a fan of their Mother Earth pizza which features gorgonzola cheese. I always add salami.
If you live in St. Johns / N. Portland, check out Tom's Pizza & Sports Bar. Lots of toppings, giant pizzas. Four guys in my office can share one extra large and walk away extremely full.
-Where is a good sewing machine repair shop? Getting a machine off of CL that needs tuned up.
-The SO and I are going to the Zombie Prom in a few weeks. Where can I find decent quality latex (for the face) and stage makeup?
Trying to find him a cheese-ball polyester suit. We're going to hit the bins, other charity shops, and perhaps Red Light. Any other places we should look?
Thoughts on Americorps? Anyone? I don't really know a whole lot about it, but I'm intrigued.
I am looking for a store that sells magic tricks, especially things that make big noises and explosions. Is there any such place around here? I don't know exactly what I want so I am hoping for somewhere with a big selection. Thanks!
Hello Knowledgeable Crafty People!
I am looking for good places to get beads. I am interested mostly in glass, wood or stone. Bonus points if the place has classes, doubleplus bonus if it is downtown or SE and Trimet friendly.
There used to be a nice, tiny shop on Alder downtown - anyone know what happened to it?
This seems appropriate after the bead post---
Where in the Portland area can I find a rubber stamp store? JoAnne Superstore just doesn't have the selection. The only local one I knew of was shut down and empty when I went there yesterday!
Specifically, I am looking for a "This Book Belongs To:" stamp. Maybe I will have to order it online. Any suggestions?
Does anyone have a landscape maintenance service to recommend?
I'm looking for something above and beyond the basics of cutting the grass and cleaning up the beds (which I can do). The prior occupants of my home installed an incredibly varied cottage garden that I, for the most part, lack the skills and knowledge (and, currently, time) to keep in tip-top shape.
So really what I'm looking for is a knowledgeable outfit that can come and maintain my yard every couple of weeks, and also teach me how to properly take care of it, in terms of when and how to prune, transplant, divide, etc. etc.
As communication is an important factor and I don't speak any language other than English right now, someone in the crew who speaks fluent English is pretty much a requirement.
Also, although I'd love to be in a position to offer employment to anyone looking for it, I'm not looking right now for responses along the lines of "hey my boyfriend knows plants and wants to do some side work." Rather, I'd like to hire a licensed, insured company to do this work.
So yep, I'm a little picky! Which makes any suggestions all the more appreciated!
Old school industrial dancing.
French synth rap/pop Yelle. Hmmm? Hipsters have hijacked industrial dancing and reinvented it in France. Anyone else got any insight into this french hipster dance shit?
Since Belly seems to be absent-minded this
lifetime week, someone asked me if there was a meetup tonight. IS THERE?!?!
Also this post is Portland-related!
I'd like to learn how to play the drum set, for jazz and rock. I'm a classically trained musician so I need drum-specific knowledge rather than general music knowledge, and I'm a fast learner so I'd rather have someone willing to really challenge me. Can anybody recommend a good drum teacher? I know I can find some in the papers or other sources- I am in fact looking for personal recommendations.
Given my work location and home location, I often take the exit off I-5 northbound that dumps onto Yamhill. From there I drive under the bridge ramp and cross MLK to Belmont. Anyone else take this route regularly and notice just how horribly unsafe it is? I've seen three accidents in the last 6 months and countless close calls. It requires crossing four lanes of traffic just before an intersection/signal that often backs up vehicles past the crossing point. Sometimes nice people on MLK will let you squeeze by, but the far lane can't often see what's happening and this is where I've seen two accidents originate. Not to mention how difficult it is for pedestrians and bicycles. Everyone gets so worked up at this spot during rush hour they're not even looking for pedestrians. And there's a bus stop right there.
My question to you, wise damnportlanders, is how does one go about getting an interstection looked into for improvement by the city? Start a petition? Call someone, write a letter? Anyone have any luck doing this? For now I think I'll pick a different route, even if it's longer. It's a bummer, this intersection is the main reason I ride my gas-saving motorcycle less.
Inspired by the massive case of road rage I saw today coming home that nearly led to another accident . . .
With the PA primary over with and looking like the lady Clinton came out on top, I have to give the oft-asked question a go-around. Hillary or Obama? With the Oregon primary coming up in May, it still looks like a battle royale with these two. Is this fight hurting the Dem's chances at winning in November? Should one just quit or become the other's VP? Should McCain be bothered by this conflict or is it just going to help his chances of getting in the White House?
So...How weird is it to attend a concert alone? I was "considering"(read as: will chicken out and not go) going out to see Yelle but I have never gone to a concert alone before. For some reason I have no qualms when it comes to going to a restaurant by myself but concerts kind of freak me out. If you have gone to concerts alone did you go home wishing you had just stayed home instead?
Sooo....I haven't lived at home since I was about fifteen, and therefore haven't spent much time around my brother for quite a while and don't know him very well. And due to some years at a boarding school for girls, I don't know anything about 17 year old boys.
He's coming to visit me for a few days next week, and I'm therefore in charge of keeping him entertained. What can I do with him? What are some good things to send him to do by himself while I'm at school? I'm already planning on giving him directions to Powell's and leaving him to go for a walk/explore in Tryon Creek State park, but what else? If you were a 17 year old boy, where would you want your big sister to take you out to dinner?
Thanks in advance!
(this will be an awkward visit...)