PDX, are you up for a challenge?
posted July 28, 2013 11:18 PM   RSS

...the Challenge of Mondor, that is? It's been a few years since the last Enchanted Meetup, and figured maybe it was time for another.

This Saturday, 17th of August. We meet at Village Inn at Bridgeport around high noon, caravan down, do enchanted things, caravan back to $beerplace (TBD).
posted by geckoinpdx to Proposed (19 comments total)

I have no idea this morning if those dates would work but...Mondor...the call of Mondor...I can already feel a phantom aching in my trigger finger.
posted by cortex at 10:18 AM on July 29, 2013

I prefer the 10th.
posted by homodachi at 10:49 AM on July 29, 2013

The 17th would definitely work.
The 10th? Probably not.
posted by nickthetourist at 11:48 AM on July 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

This ... looks like a truly bizarre and quite possibly wonderful thing.

I'll be out of town the 10th, but I think I could do the 17th.
posted by duien at 3:20 PM on July 29, 2013

> I can already feel a phantom aching in my trigger finger

We should remember to bring our IR blasters this time.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:57 AM on July 30, 2013

They're open through the end of September, if that is any easier on everyone.

I only suggested August because of the longer hours and it's before the rain hits.
posted by geckoinpdx at 3:04 AM on August 1, 2013

The 17th works better for me.
posted by Tsuga at 10:38 AM on August 2, 2013

I say we make it so for the 17th.
posted by nickthetourist at 6:37 PM on August 2, 2013

OK, at this point it looks like the 17th is probably the best bet.

Now how about a rendezvous point/time? Keep in mind many of us are trimet dependent...

(For the record: the 76 stops literally across the street from the VI at Bridgeport; you can catch it at either Beaverton or Tigard TC as well as basically any point on SW Hall. From the westside; it's a long slog but the 12 will drop you right at Tigard TC)
posted by geckoinpdx at 3:06 AM on August 3, 2013

We live near Beaverton Transit Center, so we could pick up a couple people there. We could also meet at Tigard Transit Center since it's not too far out of the way.
You can also transfer to the 76 at Tigard Transit Center.

Our car has space for 2 people (or 3 if you're into that sort of thing).

As for a rendezvous point, the Village Inn in Tualatin works pretty well.
The food is decent, if you want breakfast or lunch.

Do we want to get to Enchanted Forest when they open? Or sometime in the early afternoon?
posted by nickthetourist at 11:05 AM on August 3, 2013

It looks like we need to make this official.

Here's what I am thinking:

Meet at Village Inn in Tualatin around noon.
We can eat, get coffee, or just occupy the parking lot.
Once all have arrived we can head down to Enchanted Forest and tour the park on mostly full stomachs.

If we are planning to carpool from Tualatin, we may want to take advantage of Trimet's Park & Ride lot across the street from Village Inn.
posted by nickthetourist at 10:34 AM on August 7, 2013

Putting myself in the maybe column....
posted by dersins at 1:06 PM on August 7, 2013

Anyone know the status of this?
posted by nickthetourist at 6:23 PM on August 14, 2013

Should I reschedule? I'm not sensing a whole lot of enthusiasm here.
posted by geckoinpdx at 4:15 PM on August 15, 2013

Yeah, I feel like the critical mass is not coming together this time around. How long is the season? Might be nice to try it on a more autumnal afternoon or something in any case.

We could go for the two-point conversion on this (that's a sports metaphor, right? I think I've heard of sports metaphors somewhere) and just make it the Challenge of Beerdor at Green Dragon this time or something to celebrate logistical collapses.
posted by cortex at 4:41 PM on August 15, 2013

Season ends 29 September, and it closes at 18:00 (as opposed to 20:00) next month.

Maybe Saturday the 14th?
posted by geckoinpdx at 6:18 PM on August 15, 2013

cortex: We could go for the two-point conversion on this

I think you mean a field goal which is what happens when you're within scoring distance but can't get the ball into the endzone. A two point conversion happens when you've already scored the touchdown, but decide to stretch your luck and do it again instead of Kicking a Point After Touchdown field goal.
Clearly I need to give you a brief lesson on sports metaphors which may also include when it's ok to cross the metaphors into different sports.
Since beer is required for this lesson, a meetup on Saturday at Green Dragon sounds like a great idea.


geckoinpdx: Maybe Saturday the 14th?

That is the weekend of the Metafilter Camping Trip.
However, the following weekend there is a meetup at Victory Bar in the evening.
Seems to me like an idea way to celebrate after the Challenge of Mondor.
posted by nickthetourist at 9:20 PM on August 15, 2013

I would be in favor of the Green Dragon.
Also, all sports metaphors are accurate so long as you pick the right sport. And the right sport is Calvinball.
posted by Tsuga at 12:16 PM on August 16, 2013

What time for Green Dragon?
posted by nickthetourist at 4:13 PM on August 16, 2013

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