I ordered a party dress from David's Bridal a few weeks ago. When it arrives it will need some alterations and from what I have seen David's Bridal alteration charges are really expensive. It looks like the alterations could cost more than the dress.
Does anyone have a reliable seamstress/tailor that can help me with my dress. It will need to be shortened, a bow taken off the back, and the shoulder straps shortened a bit.
Oh wise and knowledgeable Portlanders of the Damned; What's up with all the "energy supplements" for sale everywhere. In more prosperous times the semi-legal speed market was restricted to convenience stores, but lately is seems like everyone (coffee shops, co-ops, etc.) has a a cheap cardboard display selling plastic tubes or paper pouches filled with a mysterious substance.
Is this stuff profitable? If so, for who? Are business owners buying it then trying to resell, or do wholesalers give them some kind of "can we rent counter space/profit sharing deal"? Is there a "get rich quick selling fake speed" infomercial that's targeting Portland? Tell me what you know, internet spy network!
I have a ring -- ex boyfriend's dead grandma's -- that I want to sell (yes I contacted him to see if he wanted it back first). I want it to be quick and easy, no ebay or anything. Something tells me a pawn shop is not the best idea, so what should I do? Do jewelry stores buy this kind of thing?
This weekend I am making plans with an old friend and want to go somewhere out of the city and out of Newberg, where she lives. I was kind of thinking we could go camp overnight somewhere within about 100 miles of Portland. Any favorites? Camp as in pop a tent, or maybe a cheap B&B.
Where could one find fairly traditional haggadot in Portland between now and next Thursday? I've been checking grocery stores for the Maxwell House ones, but so far, no luck...
I joined the ranks of the unemployed yesterday after my company eliminated my position. I was lucky enough to get a small severance package, but that money's not going to last for long. When I was unemployed in 2007, I had fairly good luck getting work through temp agencies. Does anyone know if the temp agencies are still doing well and sending people out on assignments?
And if that doesn't work, is there room for another cardboard box under the Burnside Bridge?
I am thinking of adopting a dog. I looked online at several shelters, rescues, and the Humane Society. Now I'm overwhelmed and I'm not sure where to start.
Has anyone had any experience adopting a dog in Portland? Advice? Warnings?
I know I need a smaller dog (small car + kids = small dog).
A dog that is good with younger kids and other animals (cat, rabbit).
I was thinking that a dog between one year and six years old would be a good match (older, maybe calmer, trained).
There is more to the list, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for - now I just need to figure out where to find the right dog for our family.
Does anyone have Ways of Reading that is used for writing classes at PCC? I cannot afford to buy even a used copy at the bookstore so I need to buy a copy from Half.com, but it is going to take a while to get here. The campus library does not have a copy.
I need to read something in it tonight.
I've given in. I really, really need to get an N64. New, used, refurbished, whatever. As long as it has all its parts and works, I'll take the cheapest one I can get.
Where online would I have the most luck? I'd like to avoid ebay, if possible, though it's looking more and more like I'll end up there.
I need close to the whole kit 'n kaboodle. Console, controllers, adapters. I don't need the extra memory or rumble packs, etc.
I'd also like to get a few games - the ones I have in mind are Mario Kart 64, Mario Party, Super Mario 64, Glover, and Yoshi's Story.
I'm actually at school in DC right now, not Portland, but you guys have a lot of internet knowledge so I come to you for advice. Help a girl out?
Does anyone know of a Chinese delivery place that will deliver to Interstate & Lombard (or, even better, a couple blocks past to the northwest)? Besides Delivered Dish, that is.
Are there any restaurants in the Portland metro area that serve breakfast-y foods after 4pm?
A friend of mine wants breakfast-y food for her birthday meal but she's forced to work til 3:30 so it's going to be a breakfast dinner of sorts. I do not want to take her to IHOP. I'd prefer to stay downtown, but as long as its not more than 30min out of Portland, we'll make the trip for good pancakes and such.