I am coming to Portland for the first time on June 17. Drink beer with me.
posted June 14, 2014 3:54 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue June 17 at 9:00 PM, Tugboat Brewing Company
711 Southwest Ankeny Street, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
I know there's already a Portland meetup this week! Nonetheless: I will be in Portland on Tuesday, June 17, to read at Powell's. My first visit. I only know one person there. And I know it's a MeFite-rich environment.
So I propose that if there is a good place to have a beer or two in the mid-evening in the neighborhood of Powell's, say at 9 or 9:30.... or near in the neighborhood of the Heathman Hotel... or (looks at map) I guess that's actually the same neighborhood? All I am trying to say is that I would drink a beer with a MeFite or MeFites after I read, if there is interest.
posted by escabeche to Meetup (19 comments total)

I don't know anything around there very well but am interested.
posted by curious nu at 9:32 PM on June 14, 2014

Bailey's Tap Room is pretty close to both Powell's and Heathman. Locally owned. Lots of interesting beers!
posted by sarah_pdx at 6:43 AM on June 15, 2014

I might be able to head down there after band practice that night! Bailey's has plenty of good beer, and right across an alley from it is one of my favorite quirky brewpubs in town, the Tugboat, so that makes for a decent Plan B sort of deal too in case one's full to bursting.
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on June 15, 2014

I just put your book on hold at the library! I dont know if I can stay out that late but I will definitely check out your reading!
posted by vespabelle at 10:24 AM on June 15, 2014


posted by dersins at 3:31 PM on June 15, 2014

OK, I'm calling it for Tugboat. Time slightly flexible since I don't know exactly when I'll be done at Powell's, but safe to say it'll be between 9 and 9:30 I think.
posted by escabeche at 10:39 AM on June 16, 2014

As an employee of said bookstore, and as a Metafilter member, I feel compelled to appear! I'll check out your reading, as well.
posted by redsparkler at 11:34 AM on June 16, 2014

Hey, maybe I'll try to make the reading too. The topic is close to my heart, having just grumpily completed calculus IV a few days ago based more on "follow the patterns, memorize the steps" than understanding. And this here says you're a Math-world superstar! Awesome!
posted by Secretariat at 4:25 PM on June 16, 2014

You are my target audience!
posted by escabeche at 9:48 AM on June 17, 2014

Tugboat was the first bar I would ever call a "nerd bar". Nothing but books and tabletop games and eccentric brews when I first visited it about ten years ago.

I'm going to hit up the reading, but probably skip the beers after, see you there escabeche.
posted by mathowie at 11:44 AM on June 17, 2014

I should be able to make it. My day tomorrow starts pretty early, so it's probably beer (vs. beers) for me.
posted by janell at 3:48 PM on June 17, 2014

I think I'll be wearing a dark grey sweater and blue jeans and glasses and a beard.
posted by escabeche at 5:08 PM on June 17, 2014

Cortex and I are dorks and will be wearing our Mefi shirts. And we're heading downtown for the reading now!
posted by Secretariat at 7:06 PM on June 17, 2014

Ive staked out a spot in the 2nd to last row. And spotted Mathowie
posted by vespabelle at 7:11 PM on June 17, 2014

We had a hunger emergency and so will be there as soon as we receive and consume a nearby little big burger!
posted by cortex at 7:25 PM on June 17, 2014

Woo hoo, thanks for coming out everybody, you made my very first IRL post a big success!
posted by escabeche at 11:48 PM on June 17, 2014

Great reading and a really nice meetup. Nice to meet some local mathy people and expose 'em to a bit of Metafilter, and a great big pleasure to meet you in person, escabeche. Good luck with the rest of our your book tour; come back to Portland some time!
posted by cortex at 12:03 AM on June 18, 2014

Yeah, good meetup! I'm looking forward to reading the book, and it was fun to meet some new people (and unexpectedly see some familiar faces from the PSU math department!)
posted by Secretariat at 12:09 AM on June 18, 2014

Posted a picture of some of the greatest minds of our times outside of Powell's.
posted by Secretariat at 10:51 AM on June 18, 2014

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