posted August 24, 2016 2:11 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri August 26 at 11:30 AM, Dutch's
28 Preble St, Portland, ME, USA (Map & Directions)
I know this is ridiculously last-minute, but I'll be at a loose end in Portland, Maine this Friday.
(Edited to add upfront that we're meeting for lunch at Dutch's).

I've never been there before. I'm staying near the airport but intend to do some exploring.

If anyone's up for meeting up -- late lunch, dinner, random walk/coffee/drinks/whatever, l'd be delighted to meet some Portland Mefites. You'll have to suggest a place, though, because I haven't the faintest idea (yet) what to do or where to go.
posted by tangerine to Meetup (17 comments total)

What time do you arrive? I'd be up for something but I'm only free until about 1pm. I'd love to have coffee and give you a town rundown if morning works for you.
posted by donnagirl at 4:59 AM on August 25, 2016

Wish I could make it. I live an hour away and husband will be working late on Friday. Last meet-ups I attended were at Gritty McDuff's, a pretty decent pub, and the 10th year Metafilter anniversary at Novare Res (which has a very extensive line of microbrews, outdoor seating, but it's pricier than Gritty McDuff's, fyi).

Check out MaineToday, an online magazine, for event listings. Here is the one for this weekend, click the grey arrows at the top right to see the next event. The first one is a peepshow. So Maine has some interesting things going on, ha-ha.

Sorry can't make it, have a good time! Maybe some other MeFite(s) will join you.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:02 AM on August 25, 2016

I love meetups, am around until @5.
posted by theora55 at 10:28 AM on August 25, 2016

I have to work tomorrow but if it ends up being a lunch meeting I am around in the Old Port @ noonish.
posted by selfnoise at 10:34 AM on August 25, 2016

Hey, thanks! I didn't expect anyone to see this in time.

Theoretically, assuming no missed connections &c, my plane gets in at 9:30 am. I'm not renting a car. I guess I'll take the hotel shuttle, stash my stuff, and then venture into town, however long that takes.

I've memailed my phone to donnagirl, theora55, and selfnoise.

(I've really only got the one day -- Saturday I'll be at a wedding, and then I leave on Sunday.)
posted by tangerine at 12:19 PM on August 25, 2016

How about lunch in Old Port, then? Blue Rooster maybe? 11:30? Tangerine, this would put you central for afternoon Portland wandering/sight-seeing, and right on the waterfront. If your hotel is by the airport, you're probably not far from where I live. I could pick you up, and you'd have no trouble getting ├╝ber or a cab back.
posted by donnagirl at 12:47 PM on August 25, 2016

Does Blue Rooster have seating? I've never been there but it looks tiny from the street.

I was going to suggest Dutch's but I'm up for whatever.

I probably won't be able to appear before say 11:45 but I don't mind being late.
posted by selfnoise at 12:59 PM on August 25, 2016

Oh, fantastic. I'll be at the Days Inn, donnagirl.
posted by tangerine at 1:00 PM on August 25, 2016

Dutch's is awesome, great idea! 11:30, see you then. Tangerine, I'll pick you up at 11:15ish and text you when I get there.
posted by donnagirl at 1:50 PM on August 25, 2016

See you all tomorrow.
posted by theora55 at 5:39 PM on August 25, 2016

Ack, I have confused my dates and see that I have a non-optional appointment today that overlaps with the meetup. I'm so sorry! Hope you all have a great time.
posted by donnagirl at 6:50 AM on August 26, 2016

Since Donna's not coming, I'll have to figure out who you are! I'm a short sturdy person with shoulder-length brown hair, tan canvas jacket, olive cargo skirt.
posted by tangerine at 8:01 AM on August 26, 2016

I have a beard, I'm wearing a green plaid shirt and a Carhartt cap (good lord I am a Maine cliche today apparently). My name is your name except replace the ultimate A with a W.
posted by selfnoise at 8:15 AM on August 26, 2016

I've arrived and am sitting very conspicuously at the corner of the big wooden table near the entrance.
posted by tangerine at 8:33 AM on August 26, 2016

Great to meet both of you!
posted by selfnoise at 12:08 PM on August 26, 2016

thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both.
posted by theora55 at 12:56 PM on August 26, 2016

That was lovely. Thank you both for company and lively conversation, and extra thanks to theora55 for the driving tour. (Btw, theora, later in my travels I met that Irish wolfhound we saw. He's only 6 months old and his name is Chap.)

Good choice of city, people. And thanks again!
posted by tangerine at 4:13 PM on August 26, 2016

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