So a good friend of mine is moving away from Portland on Friday and I'm trying to plan a surprise going away happy hour for her. The problem is there will be around 10-15 people there i think and all the friday happy hours i've been to are normally pretty crowded. Most of these were happy hours downtown when I used to work down there - jake's grill, portland city grill, 3 degrees, gilt club - but we're lookin for a more laidback spot with a lot of room and good food or drink specials.
Any suggestions? Not too hectic, preferably either centrally downtown or close-in se so that's easy for everyone to get to.
I'm in need of some over-the-ear headphones. I don't necessarily need a noise-canceling feature unless you can talk me into the benefits thereof. However, I would like them to be engineered well enough so that there's no noise leakage audible to, for example, someone sitting next to me.
What are your best personal-experience recommendations, in both the under-$150 category and the over-$150 category?
Is there a store in the general Portland area that sells blinky LED lights. Not looking for bike lights or anything like that, mostly just those blinky lights with magnets on them and similar promotional items like that.
Thanks in advance.
I like trivial pursuit and I like drinking, so I keep thinking I'd like bar trivia of some kind. However, pop culture is not my thing at all. There are some specific, narrow categories (such as, say, Babylon 5) where I have trivia to spare, but I couldn't even tell you the names of 5 shows currently on TV. When playing trivial pursuit my categories are, in order of best to worst, (1) Science and Nature, (2) Arts and Literature, (3) Sports and Leisure (because that's where they stick probability and drinking questions, I know nothing about sports), (4) Geography, (5) History, and (6) Entertainment. I also occasionally play Global Pursuit, which is all geography and history questions of various kinds. Anyway, I'd love to find some kind of bar trivia that I might actually enjoy. Any suggestions?
Out of curiosity, are there advantages to using Chrome over Firefox? I've used Firefox forever, but the new bells and whistles on Chrome are exciting the look!shiny! part of me.
Thanks, oh wise and geektastic Deeps.
My significant other and I would like to take a class or workshop together as a way of creatively using some Xmas money I got. We'd be open to most things (erhu-making? combination partners Thai massage and white privilege workshop?), so let me hear any interesting suggestions for upcoming workshops/classes that you might have heard about.