MeFi @ XOXO'18
posted August 28, 2018 7:58 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu September 6 at 3:00 PM, Ex Novo Brewing
2326 N Flint Ave, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
XOXO is happening this week in Portland – we're going to meet up at Ex Novo Brewing on Thursday before the festival opens!
Per cortex:
Let's meet up at Ex Novo Brewing, which is a half-mile or so north of the Memorial Coliseum, starting at 3pm, which is when they open.

They have beers; they have food; they have what should be more than ample seating especially for an early crowd. I'll aim to be there at 3, and to hang out until we variously disperse to get down to the Coliseum for the opening remarks and such.

And Friday being a big open freeform thing, I'm happy to participate in a second-helping MeFi meetup if we want to cobble one together then as well.
posted by schmod to Meetup (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

We should absolutely do this, yes! I haven’t thought through venue options yet; with the new location this year Green Dragon would have been a little more out of the way anyway I suppose.
posted by cortex at 8:20 PM on August 28


I’ll be volunteering and attending XOXO this year, so for once I can attend this meetup as a true XO-er! For those coming in from out of town- what areas are you staying in, and/or what kinds of food or drink are you interested in?
posted by Secretariat at 8:20 PM on August 28


I’m arriving Thursday afternoon and staying at the Canopy! There’s a keynote Thursday night, are we doing this after that or Friday during social time?
posted by Phire at 9:00 PM on August 28


Hey ! I’ll be there too - I’m landing on Thursday and leaving on Monday. Super excited to meet you all !
posted by motdiem2 at 10:53 PM on August 28


I would love to meet up if possible! Staying with a friend in Beaverton, should be generally available. Thursday pre-keynote would be easy for me but will try to make it where/whenever.
posted by j.edwards at 11:53 PM on August 28


I'll be attending this year, not staying anywhere in particular since I'm local but that means I'm pretty flexible, so I'll try to meet wherever works for everyone else.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 12:09 AM on August 29


I'll be there with a pal! Open wrt days, local/ inner NE. Coffee, pub, bar snacks, cheap eats, all good!
posted by fritillary at 12:23 AM on August 29


I'll be there all days, all times, except for a 3-hour window on the first day when my garage door is being replaced. Looking forward to hanging with mefites!
posted by sninky-chan at 1:02 AM on August 29


I'll be manning the StreamPDX podcast trailer at these times (Stop by! Say hi!!) but I'm open to Mefi meetup any other times!

Thur 6th: 11-4pm
Fri 7th: 12-4pm
Sat 8th: 9-10am
Sun 9th: 9-10am
posted by churl at 9:02 AM on August 29


I'd be up, preferably Thursday!
posted by KTamas at 11:03 AM on September 4


Hey, so, yes, this is nearly here it turns out! I'm not sure there's anything that's gonna accommodate everybody's schedule but it sounds like several of y'all are available Thursday pre-event, so I'm gonna propose we pin it down like so:

Let's meet up at Ex Novo Brewing, which is a half-mile or so north of the Memorial Coliseum, starting at 3pm, which is when they open.

They have beers; they have food; they have what should be more than ample seating especially for an early crowd. I'll aim to be there at 3, and to hang out until we variously disperse to get down to the Coliseum for the opening remarks and such.

And Friday being a big open freeform thing, I'm happy to participate in a second-helping MeFi meetup if we want to cobble one together then as well.
posted by cortex at 12:12 PM on September 4


Thanks for figuring out the final details, Cortex! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!
posted by schmod at 12:32 PM on September 4


I'll be doing the charity D&D thing then, so I'll catch you all around. Have fun!
posted by ewagoner at 12:37 PM on September 4


(As far as potential Friday micro/sequel meetup, I've got a bunch of stuff starting around 2 but would be happy to catch up with anybody earlier than that.)
posted by cortex at 1:01 PM on September 4


Oh, *Thursday*! I never could get the hang of Thursdays. Yeah, I think I can make it!
posted by ewagoner at 1:06 PM on September 4


I can be there for about 30-40 minutes, then I have a volunteer shift that starts. But I highly approve of this plan!
posted by Secretariat at 1:11 PM on September 4


I'll head to this from the airport!
posted by potch at 1:25 PM on September 4


I’ll be by after 4:00 unless I can bail early! Looking forward to it
posted by churl at 1:35 PM on September 4


Thanks for organizing this cortex ! I'll be there sometime after 3 assuming my plane lands on time.
posted by motdiem2 at 1:08 AM on September 5


Steve and I aren't totally sure when we get into town on Thursday (it's a six-ish hour drive from Vancouver, and then there's the hotel to check into and such) so we're also going to be on the late side.
posted by heeeraldo at 2:58 PM on September 5


Oh shit, my first Portland meet-up!
posted by adrianhon at 10:17 PM on September 5


For real, adrianhon? And yet I've (very briefly) met you at some point in the past. Maybe... the one time I went to SXSW?
posted by Secretariat at 8:29 AM on September 6


I plan to drop in! Although realistically it'll be around 5pm for me. If someone could post here when the group leaves to go to XOXO that'd be a kindness.
posted by Nelson at 9:06 AM on September 6


Super excited to see y'all later today!

Also in case any non-XOXO-attending MeFites were wondering: you are 100% welcome to, this isn't an exclusive thing. It's not a sclusey. No sclusin'.

For stragglers: I'm gonna plan to hold down the fort as long as is reasonably possible and don't expect to leave Ex Novo before like 6pm at the earliest. Will absolutely update thread with details when things do get around to shutting down.
posted by cortex at 9:36 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


Oh yeah it’s possible I went to a SXSW way back when!
posted by adrianhon at 12:21 PM on September 6


@jignomer & I will be there ~4!
posted by fritillary at 12:32 PM on September 6


We are here at a table inside!
posted by Secretariat at 3:09 PM on September 6


Hi folks I was running late so figured I'd go straight to the venue. Would still love to meet some MeFites so if you see a chubby white guy in a there-is-no-cabal T-shirt lingering on the periphery, please come say hi or wave or something.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 6:22 PM on September 6


Heck yes cabal shirt!

We are donezo here and heading over to VMC. Thanks everyone for coming out, it was rad and I can’t wait to chat more this weekend!
posted by cortex at 6:29 PM on September 6


It was super fun to meet you all and ease my way into XOXO while being jet lagged !
posted by motdiem2 at 5:29 AM on September 7



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