Thanks everyone for the suggestions on good places to look for a pet. After some research finding a reputable breeder, we found our new puppy Henry. Given our past experience with shelters (with our cat), we decided to not go that route this time.
Henry is a Cocker Spaniel who can hold his own with my mom's full-grown, albeit small, cocker. Henry is quite big for his age and will probably be a 30 lbs cocker at adulthood. I can certainly take him out for walks, but he loves being off his leash and I know he'd enjoy getting to run in an off-leash area.
Any suggestions for off-leash areas that cater to young and/or small dogs? He's not ready for the big time quite yet.
Must be on the west side and tri-met-able.
I am looking to get a friend of mine a flask for their birthday next week. I thought it would be nice to engrave a message on it. I know that "Remember This" in the mall does engraving but I have heard bad things about the quality of their work. Does anyone have a suggestion for a better place to go? It is my friend's 30th birthday so I want to get her something nice.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions
OH NO RUN FOR THE HILLS IT'S ANOTHER TIPPING POST
Anyway, I was wondering what the local custom is on tipping at all-you-can-eat buffet places. What I see right now is that my grammy does this ($1 per person) but my mother doesn't. Both are long-time Portlanders with generally similar ideas of etiquette (as you'd expect given that grammy raised mom), so now I'm curious what the norm is. Looking around on the other tables at the place where mom and I typically go, I never see anyone else leaving money on the tables either. These places do not have tip jars by the register as far as I can tell.
Is tipping at an all-you-can-eat buffet place typical, like in a full-service restaurant, or just kinda nice, like how I felt about kids bringing me holiday cards when I taught? (I don't plan on stopping grammy from tipping regardless, as she can afford it and I assume it's at least appreciated, but I'd like to know if I'm routinely being a jerk when I'm not eating with her.)
T-mobile texting down? I can't send or receive for the life of me. I can make and receive calls. Mofuck!*@
So I posted earlier about free flea markets in PDX, but after a lot of online and zine searching, I came to the conclusion that perhaps there aren't any! The point of this post is to see if anyone out there might be interested in helping to organize one? I'm not thinking anything really complex--just a community affair where people can get together without paying merchant fees and get rid of stuff they don't need. Buy, sell, trade, whatever. That kind of thing.
I'm guessing the main ingredients we'd need would be public interest, a space to hold it, and advertising. Anyone interested?
You can e-mail me, too, if you are! Thanks!