...I received a couple of gift cards for the Macaroni Grill, and haven't been there. Is it decent, even though it's a chain?
(In before posters complain about my "first-world problems" or bring up the Oregonian article that everyone's atwitter about.)
I need a tailor that does quality work but is quick and not too expensive. The kind of work I need done varies from simple pants hemming to taking in and mild alterations on casual dresses. I'm in Vancouver, but willing to go anywhere. Any suggestions?
As near as I can tell, Oregon law recently changed to make tenant pet fees illegal (thanks to SB 771*, effective January 1 2010). Cool. However, now that I'm in search of rental housing yet again, I'm seeing plenty of ads posted with either a) additional rent for a dog/cat or b) a "nonrefundable pet deposit."
OK, the additional rent, I understand. Even an exorbitant refundable pet deposit, I understand. However, is it legal to change the meaning of the word "deposit" by making it a contradiction in terms like that? Because, to me, a nonrefundable deposit = "fee." Which smacks of illegal.
Or, the real point: is there an organization/nonprofity sort of thing that would help enforce this? As satisfying as it would be to call these people and rant like a crazy beast at them...
*Also makes cleaning fees, or fees for "anticipated landlord expenses" illegal.