I've been spending some time recently at a new co-working and event space called The Outpost, a permanent offshoot of the XOXO Fest that been running in town the last few years. And we're having a big launch party for the space this Saturday starting at 7 p.m., and y'all should come on out! [more inside]
It occurred to me tonight that it has been nearly 5 years since our very first game meetup. [more inside]
Every cuisine in the world seems to have its own spice mix or mixes. I figure if we all get together and everyone brings a few spices, we could make a lot more spice mixes than if we each mixed them at home, and everyone could take home some of each variety. Here's a few common ones for a starting point. Let's get together and make some of them! [more inside]
We're throwing another potluck this Friday. It's last-minute, but y'all are invited! 5ish to 9ish! Chocolate not required this time. [more inside]
What say all you fine downtown work-and-or-school folk? Habibi at noon on November 4.
The holiday season is nearly upon us (say it ain't so!), so we are having a meetup before things get too crazy! [more inside]
By my calculations it's been more than a year since the last Portland, ME meetup. I see Askme questions all the time about our fair city with copious and quality answering, so why not? [more inside]
So it looks like the other meetup got canceled, but the wife and I will be in town this weekend! Anyone interested in Saturday dinner/drinks? [more inside]
The ketchup meetup reminded me that I wanted to throw a chocolate party! How about Halloween? OK! A Chocolate Potluck it is! [more inside]
Hi! Me and baniak will be in Portland at the end of the month! LET'S EAT DOUGHNUTS OR SOMETHING. EDIT: LET'S EAT DELICIOUS LATIN AMERICAN FOOD. [more inside]
Or is it catsup? I got some really great homemade ketchup a few years ago and thought it would make a pretty swell meetup opportunity, a la the marmalade meetup or the dilly bean meetup. [more inside]
Time for our semi-regularly scheduled day of board games! Join us! [more inside]
Tech and non tech mefites, meet up at OSCON for coffee, noms. [more inside]
For another meetup....
The Loyal Legion it is!
err.... Now it's the Leisure Public House!
Scratch that....now it's the Loyal Legion again, hopefully for real real. [more inside]
Time for another board game day! Lots of games to choose from, plus new addition Penny Press. Join us! [more inside]
Details added: Tryon Park, then lunch somewhere in Sellwood.My plan is to slowly amble through the nature center and the trees at a leisurely place. More ambitious hikers can charge ahead! Memail me if you need my number. (You're welcome to just join us at the restaurant, too.) [more inside]
Portland's 24-hour bike count celebration! This looks like SO MUCH FUN I just had to share. Super exciting. Official details inside. [more inside]
I'll be staying in Portland April 28th through May 4th! I'd love to have a beer or 3 with some mefites while I'm in town. [more inside]
Anybody want to do something? We're from New Orleans. We'd like to bicycle around and do stuff.
Having taken Seattle by storm the previous week, my west coast pre-nursing-school vacation continues with a stop in Portland from April 21st-27th. I haven't been here since I've been old enough to drink, and I gather you've got a lot of tasty beer. Can you show me some good examples? [more inside]
My fancy gaming table has finally arrived, and it's time to take it for a test... drive? There will be the usual assortment of board and card games to choose from (or bring your own!). Food details inside.
We've had meetups for Sunday brunch, we've had meetups for making things. Let's combine the two and have a meetup for making brunch!
Waffles! Juices! Maybe bloody marys! [more inside]
Waffles! Juices! Maybe bloody marys! [more inside]
One room for board games, one room for football-watching, owl appreciation everywhere! [more inside]
Let's go see They Might Be Giants when they come to Portland! [Insert clever lyrics reference here]
Due to the holiday flu, I'm afraid we have to cancel the party. Sorry, everybody!
Who's up for a post-Thanksgiving, pre-Xmas meetup? [more inside]
Last year's fruitcake and marmalade production was a good time with good results (if a little bit intense with the lime on that five fruit marmalade). Shall we do another group cooking/gift-making project? [more inside]
This New Englander will have some free time in Portland next month and I've never met the local MeFites. After some discussion we've settled on talk and drinks and food at The Mash Tun Brewpub on Alberta. We'll start around 6pm and stay there until we feel the need to walk the block to Salt and Straw or somewhere else the locals suggest. See you soon!
Hi! We'll be meeting up (some of us for the first time in Portland!) at Great Lost Bear on Saturday, 10/4, at 4 pm. We'll be bringing our one-year-old daughter, and hope you'll bring your young kids as well! (Of course you're welcome to bring your old kids but they probably don't want to be seen with the likes of us.) Food, beer, whatever...it's going to be superb.
myself and smasuch are in town for XOXO from September 10th to 14th. Let's hang out? [more inside]
I'm going to try and get to Maine on the last day of my New England Vacation trip with my grandson. Any meetup takers? I suggesting next Thursday or Friday the 21st or 22nd of August. Ideas? I've updated it to the Great Lost Bear on Friday. Changes are still possible, but I'll be on the road after tomorrow.
Hayrides, Farm Market, Farm Animals & Live Music! [more inside]
It's been too long since the last one. Come play board games! [more inside]
There will be: food! games! music! probably drinking! definitely fire on the beach! camaraderie! et cetera et cetera. Spreadsheet! [more inside]
Dim sum was awesome last time, does anyone want to meet up for it again? Maybe we could try a Saturday? Or get there around 10am since the line is CRAZY. [more inside]
I was thinking we should have a game day/evening here in Portland again. Any suggestions for days/times/locales? Just cards, like that one time that devolved into cards against humanity? Board games? Which also usually devolves into cards against humanity. How do we feel about just playing cards against humanity, or do we not want to do that at all? [more inside]
Howdy! I'll be in Portland on business and would be up for a meet-up in April. I'm arriving on 13th, but very late. But I'll be there until the morning of the 16th, which means I'll probably be available on the evening of the 14th or 15th. Anyone interested in having a beverage or two with an east coast Mefite? I'll have a car, so I'm flexible on venue. LMK, thanks!
It's been a while since we had a food oriented meet up. I think the last one was when we went to Podnah's for BBQ. Is anyone up for dim sum some night next month? Dim sum is usually eaten in a large group so why not! [more inside]
It's a new year and time for some new games! [more inside]
Good lord, I seem to have up and moved cross-country to a place where I know only one person! Help me feel like this was a good decision by meeting up with me and showing me what awesome folks Maine Mefites are. Anything West End or Old Port works for me, I know a few places for drinks/dinner but would love to try someplace new. I'm going to toss out Jan 23-26 as open days just to get things started. Edit: we've settled on Saturday 2/1, daytime.
I'm going to be visiting family in the Portland area between November 27th and December 3rd, and I would love to gather sometime toward the end of my trip. A few weeks ago in MetaChat, Lutoslawski told me about a bitchin' sounding men's underwear emporium called UnderU4Men in downtown Southwest Portland. While we don't have to all buy men's underwear at the same time, it would be cool to time that visit with some mefi-jam-packed local beers and cocktail magic drinkies out on the town. I've not been to Portland in a few years, so please suggest some fabulous places for our extended temporal collision. Suggestion of potential activities beyond mere ingression is of course also welcomed. Looking forward to it! [more inside]
Hey all, I'm gonna be in DC for a work conference December 3-7, and I'd be interested in meeting a few of y'all. Maybe the afternoon or evening of Friday December 6? [more inside]
JS Joust! K2! RoboRally! Card games! Board games! Wii U! Many options! All are welcome! [more inside]
As part of the XOXO festival, MetaFilter is sponsoring an afternoon of gaming at Ground Kontrol, the awesome 80s throwback arcade/bar. All the games will be on freeplay from 2pm to 5pm and the venue will normally be closed to all but XOXO attendees. If you're not lucky enough to be one of the ~500 attendees of XOXO, there should be room for MeFites to enjoy the space as well, just tell the doorman "I'm with the MetaFilter Meetup" to get in without a XOXO pass.
So, wallabear and I are going to be in Portland to see Pet Shop Boys on Friday, October 4. Let's meet up for happy hour drinks and gnosh! [more inside]