What are some more bars with Photobooths, I have only found one eeek!!!
Other important factors:
- Public transport/biking/walking -- I can't drive and don't plan to any time soon.
- Rent -- am willing to have 1+ roommates, preferably near a supermarket and the university I'm taking my classes. I don't want to live in a rundown place but currently live in China so am used to less than stellar conditions. Any estimates for rent? (is aiming for $300-500 realistic?)
- Don't care about sports teams.
- Do care a lot about delicious yet affordable food.
- Ease of getting to know others roughly my age (I'm 24) -- I've heard people in Seattle tend to be more closed off in their own little cliques, which makes it harder to get to know people well and break into a group of friends. Is this true? What about Portland? I literally do not know anybody currently living in any of the 4 cities (except a few from the corporate/consultant world, which I'm desperate to escape), so I'm both psyched to start from scratch, and a bit worried.
- Rumor is Portland is pretty dead on weekday nights and on weekends. True or false?
- Is the weather in Van, Portland and Seattle comparable? I picture constant rain, damp and chill, and dreariness...
Pros, cons, opinions of each? I would love to hear them, especially personal experiences and suggestions that are not easily google-able.
(Edited list to add Montreal, which I had previously discounted because I've clicked with only 1 French-Canadian of the many that I've met in China. Got to stay open-minded though...)
Thanks so much!!
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1. 2. 3. Go!
just in case you don't have 50 friends in the local bike fun community who've already talked it to death, this is your call to fun! you may have heard of the world naked bike ride from previous posts in this community in the past week seeking volunteer help or rallying folks to attend, but that naked ride is just the tip of the iceberg for bike fun in portland this month.
today marks the beginning of pedalpalooza, a festival of fun involving bicycles that lasts until saturday, 27 Jun, featuring over 200 events! nearly all events are free and volunteer run, and nearly all aimed at all levels of cyclists: we're not talking spandex-infused races or 100 mile tours, here. we're talking bike-in movies in your neighborhood, political or costume-themed rideabouts, rolling scavenger hunts and dance parties--a huge variety of event types and topics. there are family friendly (kiddical mass & father-son 24-hour camping trip by bike) and family unfriendly (bike porn! pub crawls!), activist (bike against the 12-lane CRC!) and smacktivist (santacon on wheels?), silly (splashdance) and educational (horticultural challenge) events. literally, something for everyone who bikes (except possibly misanthropes), and even stuff for people who don't bike: http://www.portlandbicycletours.com/ has some great beginner rides listed and can provide you a bike and helmet, and unicycles for n00bs offers you a lesson in one-wheelin', no experience or equipment required.
the calendar website for pedalpalooza is unfortunately not easily google-able, so i encourage you to bookmark it that you might find it with maximal ease in the coming weeks:
hope to see you out at some events! i'm the guy with bunny ears on his helmet, do come up and introduce yourself =)
So, I'm going to assume that there's a healthy number of folks on here to who travel frequently...and sort of know the in's and out's of cheap travel, or where all the good resources are to learn about them. All the international travel I've done has been in student groups and therefore...I've never had to plan my own trips.
To put it simply: I'm going to London next year...around August or September. The airfares are ridiculously low right now and I want to book a flight asap. However, I'm unable to do so online because the date of departure is too far away. I don't want to wait, only to find that the prices have risen...so I'd like to jump on this asap.
Does anyone know a way around this? Where do you go for cheap international tickets? Who do you trust if you go to a travel agent? Will I just have to suck it up, save more, and wait to purchase later? Why does "Lost" air their season premiers so frakkin late?????
I would appreciate any help...especially directions to the best resources for information...there is just so much out there.
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This is my first year in Portland, and my first year going to the Pride event this weekend. So I have a couple of questions.
The biggest one, how early do I need to be downtown to stake out a good spot to watch the parade on Sunday?
And secondly, can someone just give me an idea of what to expect while down at the water front on Saturday. I know it's free to get in, and I know there's some music and the pet parade. Speaking of the pet parade, is there a specific location that is held at?
Any information would really help ;) Thanks!
Asking on behalf of a friend not on LJ. Anyone know of any events going on the weekend of June 19 - June 21st that might be fun for a visiting parent (mother)? She's up for anything fun, especially outside. Portland-flavored, whatever that means to you. Along the lines of street fairs, parades, outdoor concerts. Good local theater productions, food events, etc. (Already got the Sat farmer's market on the schedule.) She would be totally into last Thursdays at Alberta, for example, but she's here too early for that.
I've got a fairly robust stable of local live music venues (Laurelthirst, Press Club, White Eagle, etc) and fun restaurants (Screen Door, Pambiche, Tin Shed, Pok Pok, Nicholas, etc) that I think she'd like, to recommend in general, but I'm looking for specific event recommendations for that weekend I might not have heard about. Thanks in advance!
Any LJ communities where I can find ringtone-ish sound clips? 'Cause I ain't paying for that shit when I can download something and make it by cutting and editing.
I'm not necessarily looking to download a whole song here (and even if I was, SoulSeek keeps asking me for a damned password to set up a username... the fuck?), I just want to make me a different ringtone for ze iphone. Apparently the one I have now is racist, according to my boss at work.
DP related because, fuck, I don't know.... make something up.
Is there any history book I can get that accurately explains world history from say 2000 BC up to the end of the 19th century?
I just want a general idea of what was happening in any significant population, anywhere on the globe in that date range.
"Except for a handful of 24-year-olds who ride funny looking bicycles, I don't think Portland is weird at all," Abbott says. "I'd call it sincere, earnest, outdoorsy, old-fashioned, and pleasant. If Portland were a person, you'd be delighted if your daughter said she planned to marry it."
Then there's the owner of the Velveteria Museum, who says:
"I've been here almost 30 years. This city is provincial. I don't care if you ride a bike nude."
It's this dress: http://www.gownsbysimpleelegance.com/gowns/Alyce6920.html
but in wine, a dark almost purple-y red.
Belmont/Buckman/Sunnyside/Laurelhurst neighborhoods STRONGLY preferred... Hoping to go no farther north than Glisan, no farther east than the mid-40s, and no farther south than Hawthorne; how far west we'll go depends on bus stops nearby, size/cost of apt., and crime maps. On/near 15 or 20 bus lines a big plus.
Both would-be tenants are employed full-time, non-smokers, grown-ups (34 and 40). Help?
I know your child has to be 5-years-old by 09/01/09 to be eligible for kindergarten this fall in Oregon.
But...does this apply to private schools too? My son doesn't turn 5 until Sept. 13. I am curious if he might be eligible for kindergarten in a private school. Are the private schools bound to the same mandates as the public schools when it comes to cut-off dates? Or is there wiggle room?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
The best guess has been the black and white is a male (nicknamed Sylvester) and the darkgrey striped one is female (nicknamed.. well, Fluffy). No guarantees made on gender! Let me know if you are interested in meeting them. They both seem to be pretty healthy happy kitties, though no shots or anything yet.
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awwww... sleepy eyes.
kitty paws! eek! how can you resist?? I can't, but we've got three already. :)
It has a large kitchen, big front windows and lots of storage. There is a coin-operated washer and dryer out back along with additional private storage space. You would also have use of a private parking space, since I am foot and pedal-powered.
I’m a 20 year old music, book and movie-loving homebody who likes to park my butt at home and just do whatever. I will be going back to school in the fall and currently work a mixture of mostly nights and some mornings. I’m quiet, but not shy and am fine with company coming over. New friends are good friends! :) I like to keep the living area fairly clean, and am open to sharing the grocery bill or just taking care of my own food.
Rent is $895/mo and includes water and garbage services. Your share of the rent would be $447.50. Electricity (pacific power) and wireless internet (qwest) accounts are already set up, and when your share is added to rent it averages to about $500 a month. You would be able to move in the first week of July. The lease is month-to-month and I don't have any intentions to move at the moment. If I ever do move, I will give you more of a heads-up than my last roommate.
The rental management company does not allow smoking inside the unit or pets. However, I do smoke outside and am alcohol and 420 friendly.
It really is a sweet apartment and I would love to be able to stay here. If you know anyone who is looking to move, pass this along and feel free to contact me for more information. :)