And while I'm here... Any places you'd recommend I check out in the area over the next two weeks?
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in Tigard... right now.
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Other positions are listed on the company website.
Since we had so much interest last week, ivynova and I will be doing some co-working again this week from Satellite Cafe (located at SE 20th and Hawthorne). We'll be there at 9am this Thursday and stay until probably sometime around lunchtime.
Show up whenever and grab some food, coffee and meet new people. It'll be sweet.
Also here, have a picture of the Hubble. Related cause it's a satellite:
Any advice, tips or people you know (or you) would be great.
I currently live in Maine, and I've been here long enough to need a change.
I did see there was a wonderful list of places to visit and some great suggestions from you a few posts back (I've bookmarked and mentally filed it). However, I do want to get serious about the job hunt and relocation. So I ask you all:
Those of you who recently moved out to the Portland area:
- How did you search for employment?
- How long did it take for you to find a job?
- Did you have friends/relatives in the area that helped you along the way?
Those of you who are locals (living in Portland a few years or more):
- What's the best advice you feel you could give to newcomers? (Besides "stay off my land!!!")
- Where are the "best" areas to live?
- Why do you enjoy living in Portland?
I'm near downtown, so the nearest source for me was the Walgreens at 2521 Main Street in Vancouver. I tested two routes, one up and one back.
(1) Ride the yellow line Max up to the Delta Park/Vanport transit center. The C-tran #4 route picks up/drops off right there. The fare is $1.50 for adults. This bus runs every 15 minutes for most of the day, seven days a week. It goes farther up Broadway than the 105—my driver actually called out the stop as "Walgreens." The stop is at 25th and Broadway. You'll know you've just missed it if the bus turns right off of Broadway.
(ETA: C-tran #4 stops at Jantzen, too)
(2) The #105 is an express route that picks up along the bus mall downtown and shoots straight up to downtown Vancouver on I-5. It costs $3 each way for adults. It runs weekdays throughout the day, but not terribly frequently. Get off/on at 15th and Broadway. The Walgreens is on Broadway, east side of the street, about eight blocks uphill. The express buses are a little more posh than the regular ones, with thicker padding and reclining seats.
Everywhere in Washington that I know of keeps the stuff behind the pharmacist's counter. Just go up and ask. Both times I've been to this Walgreens, the pharmacy staff has been friendly and chatty and did not care one bit that I wasn't a Washington resident. They will need your ID and signature, though, and not just for the sales tax waiver.
You get bonus points by being interviewed by KOIN 6 News about the fact that Walgreens now has Oxycontin in time-delay safes. I'm the guy in the brown corduroy jacket in tonight's newscast. They shot some filler footage of me at the pharmacy counter making my purchase. They DID NOT indicate in the newscast that I was buying a big 96-count box of pseudoephedrine and then booking it across the border. Really, it was all I could do not to bust up laughing.
ETA: If anyone knows of a place one can go in Portland to get a cheap/free prescription for pseudoephedrine, please comment. That'd be damned useful information.
don't say walmart
I'm looking for 2 controllers, a game or two.
new not used/refurb.
A lot of places I've looked at only have PS3 bundles on backorder. HALP.