Post-camping AND non-camping meetup!
posted July 24, 2013 11:01 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 21 at 7:30 PM, Victory Bar
3652 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Whether you made it to the MetaFilter Mt. Hood camping trip or not, how about we all meet up the week after? Victory Bar, 7.30 pm on Saturday, September 21st.
I'll be up in Portland again, for a few days in September…the 19th to the 22nd. Won't be able to camp with you all (other thread), sadly. But would love to see whoever wants to come out and say hi while I'm there. Hope you can make it!
posted by iamkimiam to Meetup (32 comments total)

Is this that same place we had the meetup last time you were in town? Sounds like fun!
posted by Secretariat at 11:11 AM on July 24, 2013

Yep, same place, same time. Keepin' it simple.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:24 AM on July 24, 2013

Definitely maybe.
posted by dersins at 1:02 AM on July 25, 2013

Drat, now looks like I will be heading out of town on that day.
posted by mimo at 6:19 AM on July 25, 2013

Woo ha!
posted by cortex at 7:31 AM on July 25, 2013

I am going to try to make this one.
posted by Errant at 10:13 AM on August 7, 2013

It has been suggested that we merge this event with this.

What do you (collectively) think?
posted by geckoinpdx at 3:03 AM on August 16, 2013

What are you suggesting...I'm totally confused. That meetup is a month earlier, yeah? Any reason we can't keep both? Besides, I'm only in town from the 19th-22nd. I just want to have drinks with people who can make it out. I don't care if it's just a few, or even me all by my whiskey lonesome.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:41 AM on August 16, 2013

The Enchanted Forest meetup is being rescheduled- so I think the idea is more like two meetups on one day. Enchanted Forest from noon to 6 or so, then beers at 7:30. So no change to the iamkimiam meetup, just an optional extra component earlier in the day!
posted by Secretariat at 10:56 AM on August 16, 2013

For context, Enchanted Forest is a weird homebrewed off-brand amusement park that portlanders have done a meetup at before, and intend to meet up at again.

I think combining these could work.
posted by Secretariat at 10:59 AM on August 16, 2013

Photo documentation of our trip a few years ago. It is a weird place.
posted by cortex at 11:01 AM on August 16, 2013

Oh, fantastic! That sounds great, yay.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:46 AM on August 17, 2013

Yeah, sorry I wasn't more clear. The idea suggested was exactly what Secretariat said.
posted by geckoinpdx at 6:35 PM on August 17, 2013

No worries, it's all good and a great idea.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:37 AM on August 28, 2013

I'll be in town for XOXO that weekend. Would love to meet some Mefites, I'll try to make it to this.
posted by frenetic at 3:39 PM on September 3, 2013

Hey, frenetic, that'd be awesome! I'm a fan. (Ok, casual fan. I mean, I listened to the meficomp...) And meeting people is fun.
posted by Secretariat at 7:48 PM on September 8, 2013

Oh, you are fucking right you should try to make it to this.
posted by cortex at 7:55 PM on September 8, 2013

Meetup post bump! Hope to see you all there.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:12 AM on September 21, 2013

Hey, I'm assuming there's no plans for Enchanted Forest today, since I haven't seen any recent discussion of it! Looking forward to tonight's meetup, at Victory Bar, though.

A note on site functionality- I think there is a way, as a meetup organizer, that you can essentially generate an IRL meetup reminder email (assuming attendees have IRL notifications turned on and that they have their mefimail set up so that they get notification at their email address). I don't have the screen in front of me right now, so I'm guessing a little- what you do is "update" the event. You probably need to update the text of the description or something a little. Then there's a checkbox that says something like "Send a mefi mail to notify attendees of changes?" Click this and finalize your changes to the meetup.

It was originally added to notify attendees about last minute changes of time or location, but it turns out to also be useful if you want to remind people that a meetup is happening, especially when it was planned a couple of months in advance, like this one! (Not that I'm saying that needs to happen- the "bump" comment just reminded me.)
posted by Secretariat at 8:37 AM on September 21, 2013

Another point about the "reminder email" function - I believe it goes out at midnight, so for best results you'd need to generate it the day before a meetup.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:42 AM on September 21, 2013

I think reminder/update emails actually get sent out more promptly—maybe an hour later?—but maybe I'll poke Matt and pb for a more definitive answer and make sure it ends up in the FAQ.
posted by cortex at 11:01 AM on September 21, 2013

I just changed three periods to an ellipse and clicked update, ticking the box to alert attendees. We'll see what happens! Cheap thrills!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:20 AM on September 21, 2013

Huh, I didn't get an email yet. So maybe it does go out at midnight?
posted by Secretariat at 1:19 PM on September 21, 2013

Not sure what the crowd's going to be like on a Saturday night, but I'm going to aim for 7ish in case anyone else is just killing time and wants to show up early.
posted by curious nu at 2:39 PM on September 21, 2013

I've got an appointment down the street which may end on the early side so I may join around 7 as well. We'll see.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:07 PM on September 21, 2013

Cool, I think me and Secretariat and mrzarquon will all be there around 7 as well.
posted by cortex at 6:15 PM on September 21, 2013

Seven us are here at a table at the side.
posted by cortex at 7:07 PM on September 21, 2013

We are occupying the corner area.
posted by nickthetourist at 7:12 PM on September 21, 2013

We are relocating!

To Toms, just two blocks east on Division on 39th.
posted by cortex at 8:21 PM on September 21, 2013

Well, Tom's Bar, specifically. Not the restaurant part.
posted by cortex at 8:58 PM on September 21, 2013

Well crap. I forgot about this.
posted by dersins at 11:28 AM on September 22, 2013

That's too bad! It happened, and it was fun. There even was a Canadian.
posted by Secretariat at 1:41 PM on September 22, 2013

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