Another Portland, Maine meetup!
posted August 18, 2013 1:30 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu August 29 at 6:00 PM, Novare Res Bier Cafe
4 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME, USA (Map & Directions)
Eideteker is blowing into town from The Big City. He'll be here from Wednesday, August 28 through Monday, September 2. Anybody for meeting up on one of those days?
Venue ideas gratefully accepted, especially if it's someplace where we can actually hear one another.
posted by JanetLand to Meetup (33 comments total)

It's a holiday weekend, so I understand people might be travelling. We're flexible!
posted by Eideteker at 1:38 PM on August 18, 2013

I have never attended one of these. I am going to try to make it!

I think, depending on the weather and the timing, El Rayo Taqueria could work?
posted by miss tea at 3:41 AM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

YAY! I would love to join you. I'm booked on Friday the 30th but might be able to make another day.
posted by Elsa at 8:02 AM on August 19, 2013

I didn't make the last one and have always wanted to go to a meetup! I will suggest Novare Res if people are interested in drinking a beer or two?
posted by unreasonable at 8:46 AM on August 19, 2013

Okay the 30th is out. Would people prefer during the week (Wednesday/Thursday) or some point during the weekend?
posted by JanetLand at 10:05 AM on August 19, 2013

If the 30th is the best date for others, then go for it! If I have to miss the meet-up, I'll toast you from a distance.
posted by Elsa at 10:12 AM on August 19, 2013

Oh, man! I'd love to, as it would be my first IRL MeFi thing, but that's the start of classes for me. I am not above stopping by without promises, though. Novare Res would be an excellent place, unreasonable.
posted by monkeymadness at 10:45 AM on August 19, 2013

I'm busy Sunday the 1st, available other days. El Rayo and Novare Res are both good if the weather is nice. El Rayo is noisy inside. Yay! Eideteker & MeFites!
posted by theora55 at 12:31 PM on August 19, 2013

Okay, how about Thursday the 29th, around 6, at either El Rayo Taqueria or Novare Res?
posted by JanetLand at 5:35 AM on August 21, 2013

The 29th works for me, either place.
posted by Elsa at 9:24 AM on August 22, 2013

p.s., unreasonable and monkeymadness, the meet-ups are SO fun and easy and welcoming, and Portland MeFites are hilarious. I look forward to meeting you both!
posted by Elsa at 9:26 AM on August 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think I can do this!

I'd prefer Novare Res.
posted by suki at 9:40 AM on August 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

And you'd get to meet me, too! I'm hardly in Portland all of the time!
posted by Eideteker at 5:50 PM on August 22, 2013

Okay, hearing no objections for the date, I'm gonna go ahead and make it for Thursday, at Novare Res, and please don't rain so we can stay outside!
posted by JanetLand at 7:36 AM on August 23, 2013

Excellent. See you there!
posted by Elsa at 10:06 AM on August 23, 2013

Me too!

I've never been to one of these-- how do we "know" who's a MeFite?
posted by miss tea at 4:33 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

There is a picture of me in my profile. I will make sure I am wearing that baseball cap, which looks gray in the picture but is actually light blue.
posted by JanetLand at 5:16 AM on August 25, 2013

Well, actually more gray than blue now that I look at it -- it's seen a lot.
posted by JanetLand at 9:58 AM on August 25, 2013

We are obviously MeFites. But you can always ask around for "Friends of Mathowie."
posted by theora55 at 4:37 PM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

I've never been to one of these-- how do we "know" who's a MeFite?

If it helps, there's a picture of me on my Twitter profile.

But when I asked that for my first meet-up, theora55 pointed out that you can kinda... just tell. I was skeptical, but it turned out to be true: I walked in, looked around, and spotted the table of MeFites right away somehow. For one thing, we'll be the table making eye contact with everyone who walks in just in case you turn out to be looking for us.
posted by Elsa at 8:14 PM on August 25, 2013

Thanks all! I'm looking forward to meeting you Thursday.
posted by miss tea at 1:10 PM on August 27, 2013

I'll be at Novare Thursday at 6! Looking forward to meeting everyone!
posted by unreasonable at 3:34 PM on August 27, 2013

PS I will be a little later, since I'll be driving down after my daughter goes to sleep about 6:00.
posted by miss tea at 12:57 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

So looking forward to seeing Eideteker and as many other MeFites as can manage to attend.
posted by theora55 at 9:35 AM on August 29, 2013

Hey, all, life kinda got in my way today. I'm hoping I can still make it tonight but I'm changing from yes to maybe.

I know you'll all have a wonderful time, and if I don't show, I'm sorry to miss meeting/seeing everyone. Have a great visit, Eideteker!
posted by Elsa at 10:24 AM on August 29, 2013

We are here, sitting outside. I have a big exploding bob-omb on my shirt.
posted by Eideteker at 3:02 PM on August 29, 2013

If you get really stuck, there are photos of some of us here!
posted by Eideteker at 3:14 PM on August 29, 2013

miss tea, we're sorry we missed you! Hope all is well with your little one.
posted by Eideteker at 8:16 PM on August 29, 2013

I'm sorry to say I came by, wandered about for a bit, and didn't see the table, I guess . . . so I came home and ate pizza with my husband. Next time, hats or something!
posted by miss tea at 6:10 AM on August 30, 2013

Oh, dang. Miss tea, next time, we'll post a sign or wear name tags or something. Sorry to miss you, and sorry that monkeymadness, suki and elsa couldn't make it. Was fun. Also, Novare Res has Japadogs.
posted by theora55 at 7:18 AM on August 30, 2013

Next time, I'll have to MeFiMail you my number so you can text us when you're lost.
posted by Eideteker at 11:39 AM on August 30, 2013

Yeah, I'm sorry I missed, too. I actually had the time but my wife had the car. Next time!
posted by monkeymadness at 6:59 PM on August 31, 2013

Definitely! I vote for special hats, but I suppose name tags would work too.

I hope we can try again soon.
posted by miss tea at 3:51 AM on September 1, 2013

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments