Thanksgiving dinner potluck for PDX "orphans"
posted November 6, 2010 1:00 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu November 25 at 1:00 PM, my (or possibly someone else's) house
1700 SW Moss St, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
I figure since I consider Thanksgiving to be a great excuse for me to go nuts cooking anyway, I'd see if there are any local Mefites who are - like me - at loose ends family-wise and have no other plans for Turkey Day. My apartment can probably accommodate about 8 people comfortably, but if the response is greater than that and someone has the means (and willingness) to host a larger gathering, that's cool too. We can figure out the exact logistics and time but what I had in mind was an afternoon+early evening potluck sort of thing.
posted by Greg_Ace to Meetup (13 comments total)

P.S. My kitchen is open for anyone who'd prefer to bring ingredients and cook here. NOTE: I don't own a microwave oven.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:03 PM on November 6, 2010

> I don't own a microwave oven.

Derail: do you want one? I had two for a little while, think one's still in storage.
posted by churl at 5:07 PM on November 7, 2010

Sounds good to me. Otherwise it'd be my first Thanksgiving without (at least) access to a kitchen. And that just wouldn't feel right.
posted by mingo_clambake at 10:56 AM on November 13, 2010

Indeed. That happened to me my first Thanksgiving here in Portland, and I vowed then and there that as God is my witness, I'll never be hungry on Thanksgiving again!
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:37 PM on November 13, 2010

A few more thoughts:
- Though I don't have a microwave oven, I do have a large slow-cooker.
- No Orphan Left Behind: anyone who would like to attend but doesn't have the resources to make a dish is welcome to contribute by bringing wine or chipping in on grocery expenses.
- It would probably be a good idea to know of any food restrictions or intolerances ahead of time...
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:13 PM on November 13, 2010

Between extended family obligations and Das Ich later that night, I won't be there. Totally down for something that weekend, though.
posted by geckoinpdx at 1:28 PM on November 16, 2010

Now that you mention it, geckinpdx, I'm not so stuck on tradition that I'd object to having the dinner on another day if that works better for people - and/or pulling together a more typical pub-based meetup on the weekend, for that matter.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:53 PM on November 16, 2010

I'd be up for a weekend meetup.
posted by nickthetourist at 9:28 PM on November 18, 2010

I could be up for a bar-based weekend meetup as well. Perhaps someone should start a new "proposed meetup" thingy?
posted by dersins at 5:19 PM on November 19, 2010

I'd swallow the shatters of my pride and attend it!
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:33 PM on November 19, 2010

Perhaps someone should start a new "proposed meetup" thingy?

umm, ok, here ya go.
posted by nickthetourist at 9:29 AM on November 20, 2010

i can get behind a weekend bar type deelybob. i mean, there's free admission at the zoo and then a free dinner at the cheerful tortoise on that day anyways, so it's not like i (or any other 'orphans' that might be reading this) are put out at all.
posted by mingo_clambake at 8:37 AM on November 23, 2010

Okeydokey then, see y'all Saturday at Bridgeport Brewpub!
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:58 PM on November 23, 2010

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