New to Portland, OR
posted March 3, 2015 7:48 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat March 14 at 2:00 PM, Paymaster Lounge
1020 Northwest 17th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Um, hi. I've been in Portland for two months now and will probably be staying here. I'm taking a javascript course at Portland Code School and I don't know anyone here besides my classmates. I live in the Pearl District right now and am looking to meet people to hang out with, drink beer with and just generally do stuff with. I love local lore, local adventures and meeting new people. Want to meet up?
posted by bendy to Meetup (36 comments total)

Sounds good, there are some good places to meetup in the Pearl. My first thought is Bridgeport Brewpub.
posted by nickthetourist at 7:05 AM on March 4, 2015

Where about in the Pearll? If we do a daytime meetup we could go to Breken Kitchen.
posted by fiercekitten at 7:11 AM on March 4, 2015

Welcome to Portland! Hanging out and drinking beer is kind of our whole thing, meetup-wise.
posted by cortex at 7:51 AM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'd definitely be up for this! I'm a software dev (primarily Ruby and JS) and I live in the Pearl, so this is particularly relevant to my interests.

Bridgeport sounds like a good spot to me, but there's probably lots of other good options too.
posted by duien at 12:59 PM on March 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Bridgeport is my goto bar so far and your thing is my thing too. I'm in class daytimes and would be great with a Friday evening, Saturday afternoon or evening. How about 3/13 or 3/14? Pi day!
posted by bendy at 3:56 PM on March 4, 2015

Welcome to Portland!

For the Pearl, I'd actually suggest the paymaster lounge (Previously known as "Balls the Cat, Moonshline Liquor and Kitchen" which they changed to Paymaster, because apparently no one could find a place called "balls the cat" when the sign said "paymaster" out front and they didn't want to change the sign), they have a great patio if the weather holds and good happy hour. Also great burger selection and veg options. It was a local spot for me when my office was around the corner. And most importantly for a meetup - you order drinks and food at the bar, so each person/couple maintains their own tabs which makes ending the evening less chaotic.

Also I have a handy list of things you should put on your todo list.
posted by mrzarquon at 4:58 PM on March 4, 2015

But...but...I live for that chaos!
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:04 PM on March 4, 2015

Paymaster appears to have an entire section of their menu dedicated to tots. I am so in. I've walked by there but never actually been in, and it's always fun to try out a new spot.

Either the 13th or 14th works for me. I'd mildly lean towards during the day Saturday (bonus: happy hour from 2-6!) but any of them work.
posted by duien at 9:13 PM on March 4, 2015

Maybe you'd also like to consider coming to a game day? (I'll make sure we have it on a different day.)
posted by Sibrax at 10:00 PM on March 4, 2015

an entire section of their menu dedicated to tots

I'm hoping this means tater tots.

Thanks for all the welcoming and stuff. I'll set this up for Saturday the 14th @ the Paymaster. W00t!
posted by bendy at 5:42 PM on March 5, 2015

I'd like to come to this and talk JS but can't make that day. I'll keep my eye out for another!
posted by curious nu at 10:30 AM on March 6, 2015

I'm hoping this means tater tots.

Definitely tater tots, yes. Cheesy tots, chili tots, nacho tots: I will eat all the unhealthy things on top fried balls of potato. And I will be so happy about it.
posted by duien at 3:03 PM on March 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh bummer, I'm out of town this day.
Another time maybe.
posted by nickthetourist at 3:10 PM on March 7, 2015

Hey Bendy, are you aware that your separate event got deleted? That's because you can just edit this "proposed" event to make it "confirmed" and add a specific date and place.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:08 PM on March 7, 2015

Greg_Ace... yeah, I couldn't figure out how to create the real meetup but after the deletion I did. I learn something every day!
posted by bendy at 7:59 PM on March 7, 2015

I'll already be downtown that afternoon; depending on timing and personal energy level I'll provisionally plan to be there.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:57 PM on March 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah, Saturday afternoon should work for me too; look forward to meeting you!
posted by cortex at 9:18 PM on March 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

I forgot that we had early afternoon plans. Hopefully we'll be able to catch up with the group later.
posted by Sibrax at 4:23 PM on March 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yay! Meetup tomorrow! Yay! I'll be there enjoying the (tater) tots - my pic is in my profile. I'll add my txt number temporarily for txting. Are you psyched??!! I'm psyched!!!
posted by bendy at 8:31 PM on March 13, 2015


I'm a little psyched!
posted by cortex at 10:11 AM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

My computer's broken! So I guess I'll have to hang out with Mefites in real life to get my fix in. I'll probably be there around 3.
posted by Tsuga at 11:30 AM on March 14, 2015

I got here early but I'm cruising around trying to find parking that isn't 1- or 2-hour limit.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:33 PM on March 14, 2015

I'm headed out now, should be there right about 2 in my tl;dr t-shirt.
posted by cortex at 1:37 PM on March 14, 2015

I'm leaving home now - should be there right at 2. Black rain jacket, blue jeans.
posted by bendy at 1:37 PM on March 14, 2015

We've migrated to the back room if you're looking for us!
posted by bendy at 2:44 PM on March 14, 2015

There's a photo booth.
posted by bendy at 3:15 PM on March 14, 2015

Apparently bacon is a vegetable that grows inside of pigs.

- 0bs01337
posted by bendy at 4:31 PM on March 14, 2015

Now we've migrated to the patio.
posted by bendy at 5:31 PM on March 14, 2015

Thanks everyone for coming out, cortex, Kat Allison, Greg_Ace, Tsuga, knuckle tattoos, 0bs01337, mingo_clambake, dacoit, duien (who am I missing?). I feel very welcomed to Portland and will look foward to other PDX area meetups. cortex may have some photos of our shoutouts and possibly other embarrassing shots.

Thanks for letting me call all of you Matt.
posted by bendy at 8:49 PM on March 14, 2015

Great meetup! That's a great little place, and the covered outdoor area was a breath of fresh air. So to speak.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:07 PM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Eeeexcellent meetup! We should do this in the NW more often! It's hard for me to make it up to Vancouver, but there are so many excellent humans here in Portland! I posted a couple dumb photos from the day.

If anybody happens to be downtown around lunchtime some time, let me know! I work at Big Pink at 5th and Burnside, and am always happy to meet up at the food-carts in that general vicinity to grab food, and there's plenty of space up on our 29th floor lunchroom to hang out, and the view is awesome. iMessage or Twitter DM is probably your best bet to get in touch with me on short notice -- you can message the email in my profile, or my twitter. I can't figure out a private way to share my phone number, but if you're thinking you might be downtown and want to hang out, MeMail me.
posted by duien at 9:45 PM on March 14, 2015

duien, just FYI one of your photo links goes to a 404 page.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:37 PM on March 14, 2015

got some photos up!
posted by cortex at 6:18 PM on March 15, 2015

Awesome photos! We sure point at things a lot.
posted by bendy at 8:06 PM on March 15, 2015

Crap I totally forgot about this in the middle of weekend house projects. Hopefully we can do a downtown meetup again sometime, maybe a weekday happy hour?
posted by mrzarquon at 8:24 AM on March 16, 2015

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