Portland OR this Thursday: both please!
posted March 19, 2013 10:48 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu March 21 at 7:30 PM, Victory Bar
3652 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm in Portland until Friday and would love to meet some of you people for an impromptu meetup on Thursday night. UPDATE: Victory Bar, 3652 SE Division Street, 7.30 pm.
I don't have a car and am staying in the SE Division area. Any suggestions for a good place to go that isn't terribly loud?
posted by iamkimiam to Meetup (36 comments total)

What part of SE Division? (It's a long street!)

Also if there's someplace in particular you'd like to go, we've got a few people in SE with cars who would be happy to drive.
posted by curious nu at 6:14 AM on March 20, 2013

oh right, it is! I'm on the 3500 block. And cars are good! I miss riding in American cars!
posted by iamkimiam at 7:13 AM on March 20, 2013

Yay woo!

Sounds like you're riiiiight near Hedge House on 34th; I haven't been, has anyone else? Lompoc certainly makes some tasty beer.

Lucky Lab isn't super far off and is nice but may be a bit on the louder side if they're busy at all.
posted by cortex at 7:54 AM on March 20, 2013

I've been to Hedge House a few times. It's small, and the menu is lackluster. Seating is just booths, so, not great for a large group. There are some larger outdoor tables in a patio area, but I don't remember if it's heated or not.

Have a bunch of studying to do today but will check in this afternoon with some suggestions if no one else has come up with something.
posted by curious nu at 8:03 AM on March 20, 2013

I will be with you in spirit!
posted by rtha at 8:12 AM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'll be away from internet all day today, but will check back tonight to hopefully settle on a place and update the thread.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:14 AM on March 20, 2013

Sounds like you're right next to Victory Bar (SE 37th & Division).

And reasonably close to Hawthorne.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 8:27 AM on March 20, 2013

In that area of Division there's also Victory Bar (3652 SE Division, Google/Zagat 23), Matchbox Lounge (3203 SE Division St, Google/Zagat 22), and Sunshine Tavern (3111 SE Division, Google/Zagat 21). Hopworks Urban Brewery (2944 SE Powell Blvd, Google/Zagat 23) is a little further afield.

I'm in the SE and have a car, and can carry 3 people.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:35 AM on March 20, 2013

Oh hey, I could be in for this, need to check with J and see if I can get a hall pass.
posted by iamabot at 8:36 AM on March 20, 2013

I'll be driving from the NE, and while I may not be able to stay late I can shuttle a bit (assuming I'm not conflicting with J's plans at all).
posted by iamabot at 8:37 AM on March 20, 2013

Victory has a good (according to my standards) selection of beers and drinks, and the spaetzle is yummy; but I would not describe it as quiet. Sunshine is extremely reverberant, also, meh.
posted by mimo at 9:26 AM on March 20, 2013

I haven't been to the Night Light in a while, but I have reasonably fond memories of it.

Also partial to the pleasant dive-y-ness of Reel 'm Inn and the Clinton St. Pub, though admittedly neither is known for its beer selection or well-crafted cocktails. (But oh man the chicken & jojos at the Reel 'm Inn...)
posted by dersins at 9:40 AM on March 20, 2013

There's also the Hophouse on (4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd) since we'll probably have enough cars to carry everyone. It might be more on the cozy side, and has a decent beer selection.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:58 AM on March 20, 2013

Oh gosh...I'm not going to be able to make this decision. I hope somebody else pops in and says, "Oh yeah, I'd be down for place X" And then, violas!

That said, I went for a walk and discovered that I'm practically across the street from the Hedge House, and just down the block from Sunshine.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:20 AM on March 20, 2013

Looks like Sunshine has a pretty limited draught beer selection, though their bottled beer list looks decent.

Currently my vote is either Victory Bar and deal with the "not quiet" atmosphere, or try out Hophouse on Hawthorne; but maybe someone else will come up with something before the day's out.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:55 AM on March 20, 2013

I would say Victory Bar since I've been once before, and want to go again. So, purely selfish reasons.
posted by curious nu at 4:59 PM on March 20, 2013

Hey, nu, we should totally go to the Victory again some time. I will share an order of spaetzle with you.
posted by mimo at 5:19 PM on March 20, 2013

spaetzle yessss
posted by curious nu at 6:57 PM on March 20, 2013

My goodness, you two - get a room! at the Victory Bar
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:41 PM on March 20, 2013

Well, this I gotta see...Victory Bar it is!

Let's say 7.30?
posted by iamkimiam at 8:02 PM on March 20, 2013

7:30 sounds good.
posted by curious nu at 8:04 PM on March 20, 2013

cool cool. I may be running a little bit late, appointment depending, but I shouldn't be more than 15 minutes if so, and I could probably update the thread if that's the case as well.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:10 PM on March 20, 2013

I'm sure we can find something to do in your absence.
posted by dersins at 8:39 PM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]

I believe in y'all, but am to this day baffled as to how Portland goes on without me. (Yes I'm awake at night worrying about such things. Or I may have jetlag.)
posted by iamkimiam at 3:26 AM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm teaching a class until 8pm, so I won't be there until at least 8:30. I won't notice if you are late.
posted by mimo at 5:58 AM on March 21, 2013

I enjoyed Victory Bar's Y2K compliant website, copyright 1977. Good FAQ. This place looks fun, and according to the pictures on their site, they serve some trendy bullshit.

I think we should be able to get there around 7:30-7:45!
posted by Secretariat at 7:35 AM on March 21, 2013 [2 favorites]

Hey, because my schedule changed, I can sometimes go to things now! Yay!
posted by maqsarian at 5:55 PM on March 21, 2013

I am headed over a bit early.
posted by curious nu at 6:48 PM on March 21, 2013

We are on the way, guessing it will take us around 30 min.
posted by Secretariat at 7:14 PM on March 21, 2013

We are here and have a table in the middle-ish of the (loud) room....
posted by dersins at 7:27 PM on March 21, 2013

I wish I was in shape to go to this. rtha and gingerbeer say hello!
posted by cgc373 at 11:24 PM on March 21, 2013

oh hey that was a good time
posted by dersins at 11:33 PM on March 21, 2013

Hi rtha, hi gingerbeer!

Yeah, that was fun. Good to meet you, Kim, and nice to see everybody else.

Cortex, I'm sitting here thinking about it, and getting more and more excited about your game. MAKE IT MAKE IT MAKE IT
posted by maqsarian at 12:03 AM on March 22, 2013

/waves back belatedly!

It's funny that mrzarquon was sitting in our living room while you guys were meeting up....
posted by rtha at 5:39 AM on March 22, 2013

My schedules changed and I'm sorry I missed meeting you.
Maybe if you come back to Oregon for the columnar basalt, iamkimaim.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 8:43 AM on March 22, 2013

What a fantastic time! Thanks for making the impromptu meetup a real thing. See you next time I'm around (which I hope is sooner rather than later).
posted by iamkimiam at 2:26 PM on March 22, 2013

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