Green Dragon: It's been too long
posted July 5, 2014 8:39 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 20 at 5:00 PM, Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub
928 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
What the title says, just because hey, Green Dragon!
posted by Greg_Ace to Meetup (45 comments total)


Tomorrow is probably too soon to get a bunch of people.

12th/13th? 19th is out for us. 20th is possible (I think).
posted by curious nu at 10:15 PM on July 5, 2014

I'd be up for next weekend.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:30 PM on July 5, 2014

I'm iffy next weekend (12/13th), but could likely make any other weekend in July.
posted by Kpele at 7:58 AM on July 6, 2014

What curious nu said.
posted by mimo at 8:11 AM on July 6, 2014

Isn't there a metafilter anniversary soon? Should we plan around that?
posted by fiercekitten at 8:23 AM on July 6, 2014

It's this month I think, but I'm not sure of the specific day.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:47 AM on July 6, 2014

Judging by other events on IRL, it's someplace ranging from at least the 9th to the 19th! I always think of it as July 15th, but I'm not sure if that's the actual anniversary date. I think we could safely call this a 15th anniversary meetup.

(That said, we're busy on afternoon/evenings of both the 12th and 13th)
posted by Secretariat at 11:04 AM on July 6, 2014

I like the idea of the 20th.
posted by nickthetourist at 11:12 AM on July 6, 2014

Looks like Sunday the 20th is a possible target. Yea? Nay?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:14 PM on July 6, 2014

One vote for yea!
posted by Secretariat at 12:43 PM on July 6, 2014

posted by curious nu at 12:55 PM on July 6, 2014

20th yea!
posted by Kpele at 1:16 PM on July 6, 2014

20th it is.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:59 PM on July 7, 2014

According to a kindly gentleman I just spoke with, I can come if we sit in the bistro or patio area, but not the bar area, as I will have a (really cute) minor with me. Anyone know about the seating there?
posted by Specklet at 6:13 PM on July 7, 2014

The seating at green dragon is about 1/3 bistro, 1/3 bar area, and 1/3 patio (maybe the bistro is a little smaller than the bar room, but it also often has fewer people in it). They're each separate areas, but all open to each other through doorways. Personally, I prefer sitting in the bistro or the patio area rather than the bar area for meetups, since the bar area is a larger echo-y cement room that can sometimes be hard to hear conversation in.

My guess is we'll try to sit in the patio area if we can find a spot that's not in direct sun. Seems like we could aim for the bistro area if the patio doesn't work out?
posted by Secretariat at 6:22 PM on July 7, 2014

Some patio pics
posted by Secretariat at 6:36 PM on July 7, 2014

I think this meetup was in the bistro area (I don't remember- do they still have chalk tables?)
posted by Secretariat at 6:43 PM on July 7, 2014

That's the bistro but those tables are long-gone, alas.
posted by curious nu at 7:28 PM on July 7, 2014

Great, thanks! We'll swing by and if you guys end up in the patio or bistro areas, my kid and I will join you.
posted by Specklet at 8:07 PM on July 7, 2014

The last couple of times I've been there I noticed they have additional covered seating outside - they've roofed the inner corner of the courtyard across from the quonset hut. Which of course increases our chance of getting outdoor seating out of the reach of the nasty horrible Day Star. It burnssss us!
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:11 PM on July 7, 2014

And I concur with Secretariat, the bar area is my least favorite, but it shouldn't be a problem getting outdoor or bistro seating.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:13 PM on July 7, 2014

Also I only recognize a handful of people from those photos. Where did they goooooo
posted by curious nu at 8:48 PM on July 7, 2014

Off the top of my head: rtha and gingerbeer were visiting from SF, Kat Allison was down from Olympia (she came to the canning meetup last year too), Caduceus moved out of town I believe, bhance is around but hasn't hit many meetups recently (I assume likewise bunnycakes), kamokino is mrz's friend who I see at BBQs now and then, pb lives in goddam Corvallis, Rhonda's a friend of mrz's who I don't think is a mefite, churl's around, and I still have no idea who that man in the frilly dress was.
posted by cortex at 8:57 PM on July 7, 2014

That's an impressive memory. I sometimes have trouble remembering the names of non-regulars who came to the last meetup!

Where did they goooooo

Indeed. Not that I'm tired of the people who come to every meetup, by a long shot; but it's always nice to meet new folks too.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:02 PM on July 7, 2014

Where did they goooooo

Well, you live with one of them.
posted by mimo at 10:44 PM on July 7, 2014

Oh my, how we have I need a drink.
posted by nickthetourist at 11:10 PM on July 7, 2014

I'm still around hey guys
posted by maqsarian at 10:12 PM on July 10, 2014

i didn't mention you because i consider you still around though you really should come to more meetups man who am i gonna talk to about deep space nine they're all a bunch of squares
posted by cortex at 10:45 PM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

but it's always nice to meet new folks too.

Hey, I'm one of those! I'm going to see if I can make it to this meetup. I've got another that afternoon, but maybe it'll work out anyway. Count me in for some DS9 talk, too.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 12:41 AM on July 19, 2014

Hey knuckle tattoos, that would be swell!
posted by Secretariat at 2:36 PM on July 19, 2014

Yes indeed! If you have an available device, keep your eye on this thread as people tend to update when they start arriving. If not, look for a big chattering group with probably at least one person wearing a Metafilter-themed shirt.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:02 PM on July 19, 2014

hello i am new folk also.
posted by thug unicorn at 4:03 PM on July 19, 2014

Yay, new folk!
posted by cortex at 4:04 PM on July 19, 2014

I'm old folk who are always late to sign up, but I'll be there in an hour or so!
posted by Tsuga at 4:47 PM on July 20, 2014

It doesn't look like anyone is here yet? Finding a spot outside.
posted by Sibrax at 5:01 PM on July 20, 2014

Yes we are outside!
posted by curious nu at 5:04 PM on July 20, 2014

En route. Be there soon.
posted by nickthetourist at 5:11 PM on July 20, 2014

We are severally here, out on the patio!
posted by cortex at 5:44 PM on July 20, 2014

hey guys I was at Ground Kontrol earlier and I was going to head over there after. but I spent too much time on robotron 2084, so now I'm home. but I'll see you all later! at another meetup! I miss you guys and I have gotten drunk AND ETC. in your honor.

love, maq
posted by maqsarian at 6:45 PM on July 20, 2014

cortex I will hit you up on the DS9 yo. at the next meetup!
posted by maqsarian at 6:46 PM on July 20, 2014

Oh, man, I so wish I'd gone down to Portland today -- but I thought I should take advantage of the cool pleasant weather to get some work done in the garden, in the course of which I inadvertently whacked my mattock into a hitherto-unknown yellowjacket nest, and thus spent the evening flumped on the couch, my various stings daubed with baking soda paste, swilling straight gin, and fantasizing about drenching the entire goddamned back yard with gasoline and setting it ablaze.

(Which I would not do, of course, but if the grass weren't so dry, damned if I wouldn't take the Weed Dragon, point it down the opening to the nest, and let 'er rip. Imagining all the yellowjackets perishing in slow, writhing, incendiary agony is at least making me feel a bit better.)

Hope you all had a wonderful evening -- I'll catch you another time.
posted by Kat Allison at 7:40 PM on July 20, 2014

Kat and Maq, what thrilling comments to read post-meetup. It's too bad you guys couldn't make it, but what adventures you've respectively had! Next time.
posted by Secretariat at 8:33 PM on July 20, 2014

Good meetup

And good beer recommendations, too! Looking forward to more of these type things in the future.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 8:58 PM on July 20, 2014

There will be more, oh yes indeed...
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:16 PM on July 20, 2014

Pics are up!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:25 PM on July 20, 2014

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