I have two friends coming into town next weekend and they really want to rent bikes.
Or better yet, a tandem.
Anyone know of good places to rent bikes?
I own a pet sitting business and have been suffering a lack in clientele due to the recession. Therefore, I'm kicking my advertising into overdrive before I end up homeless! So I'm curious, what dog parks in Portland tend to be quite busy on a regular basis? I'd like to go somewhere where lots of pet owners are congregated so I can personally pass out business cards. Beyond that, any suggestions of other places to try and drum up business?
I've been advertising through vets, pet stores, and online since I started this two years ago but now I think it's really important that I hand out my cards in person, as to make more of a positive impression.
*Edit: I DO offer dog walking services for regular clients. In fact, ideally I'd love to get some regular dog walk clients going for the summer since two of mine have decided to cancel services to save money. Also, if of you DPer's are interested in services, here ya go:
Right At Home Pets
(I'd be open to offering a DP discount too!)
Does anyone know what the opposite of flouncing is?
All those job interview suggestions have been great. But I have a quandary...
Amazingly, I have a job interview tomorrow! This place professes to be "casual." I've lived in Portland my whole life, so I'm fairly familiar with "Portland casual," but it has also been a few years since I worked (been a student) and I want to make sure I get it right.
I figure I can wear my khaki slacks and a long-sleeve shirt. But shoes....oh shoes. Would you call a nice pair of tennis shoes casual? No stains, no holes, no frayed laces.
What would you suggest?
Hi all! What are some nice book-oriented social events around town, such as poetry readings, book clubs, author visits?
Can anyone suggest a good one? I was using SoundLantern but it went under.
To expand, something like Youtube but only audio.
Where in town might I find an authentic Japanese-style Kimono?
Oh hay DeePee.
Query: Do pine cones make noise when they open? Specifically, popping sounds? I was out today and was walking past some pine trees (not sure of the exact kind, they're the ones with the really long needles) and kept hearing this popping sound coming from them. There were no power lines anywhere nearby, and it wasn't a woodpecker, as the noise seemed to be coming from all throughout the trees.
Someone solve this mystery!
I am completely uncaffeinated. No, that's not true, chocolate has caffeine. But I'm certainly not nursing a 2-cup morning habit like my honey, who, in great dismay, discovered we were out of beans. We're in the near SE, not far from Burnside & 28th, and there are a metric shitlood of coffeehouses around here, so I poo poo'd the whole thing and went to work.
Apparently, NONE of the coffee houses are open before 9. He ended up grumpily heading to the grocery and restocking the beans. And moaning about it. Isn't coffee for waking up? I know I'm a morning person (6am is a fine time for a bike ride and all), but isn't 9 a little late for your first cup of consciousness?
On further investigation, it seems that the local Starbucks may have been open, "but that doesn't count as coffee."
What time does your local caffeine pipeline open?
Okay, I hope this hasn't been posted a million times, but I swear I Googled and didn't find anything...
I would like to join a gym and I am looking for recommendations.
- I live in Hillsboro, so west side is ideal, but I take classes at PSU four days a week, so I will consider places reasonably near downtown.
- I would like someplace where the concept of customer service is not completely foreign to them.
- I am not really a workout-savvy person, so I need somewhere where someone will answer my questions about how to use the machines. A five minute tour of the facility does not qualify, and I would prefer not to pay $400 extra to get this information.
- Late hours are ideal, since I am a night owl. And by late, I at least need a place that is open until 9 or 10 most nights, but the later the better.
- Rock walls, saunas, pools, basketball, racquetball and the like are cool but not necessary.
- I am not rich, so reasonably priced is helpful.
- Also, the given stuff like: clean, safe, etc.
Am I dreaming? Or does anyone have any suggestions?
If you hate gyms (or I guess even if you don't), what do you do to keep in shape? And how do you stay motivated?