Board Game Night in PDX
posted March 15, 2011 10:08 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 2 at 5:00 PM, Cascade Brewing Barrel House
939 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Cascade Brewing Barrel House. Games include Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Zombie Dice, Fluxx, Set, 1000 Blank White Cards, Trivial Pursuit, Bananagram, etc. Beginners welcome!
posted by Specklet to Meetup (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

As I mentioned before, I've got a typical M-F day-job so any evening and any weekend day after noon is fine with me.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:56 PM on March 15, 2011

Also, re: locations, anywhere I can get to by bus/Max is fine, though Beaverton, Hillsboro, or Gresham would be a depressingly long ride.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:58 PM on March 15, 2011

I would never suggest Hillsboro or Gresham. Beaverton might be a consideration, if there were a place in Beaverton that would suit us, but there is not. At least not that I have found.
posted by nickthetourist at 1:38 PM on March 15, 2011

I can only do late (9, 9:30) week nights. Anything with in a block or two of a blueline stop would be great. Saturdays, I can be in town by 5. I know there was discussion about keeping weekend evening open, but I don't know if people's evenings start at 6 or more like 8.
posted by 0bs01337 at 11:49 PM on March 15, 2011

Green Dragon near SE Belmont and 8th? That's pretty close-in, and I think it would be suitable.
posted by mingo_clambake at 10:49 AM on March 17, 2011

I should say we had the first board game night at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and it worked quite well. We chose that location over the Green Dragon because of noise, table size, and beer quality.
posted by Specklet at 12:32 PM on March 17, 2011

There's nothing wrong with Cascade Brewing.
It did work well.
posted by nickthetourist at 12:04 PM on March 18, 2011

There's nothing wrong with Cascade Brewing.

Ehhh, I dunno, I was a bit repulsed by the exact shade of tan the walls were painted....

No, seriously, Cascade's fine. It's somewhat echo-y, but nowhere near as noisy as Green Dragon. And the lighting's good. Don't know how crowded it is on Saturday nights but maybe if we get there before the rush and claim our space....
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:51 PM on March 18, 2011

Hey, y'all, I'll be in Portland in April and I'm so excited to set up a meetup! I just don't know the exact dates yet. Sometime between April 15 and 30. I'm guessing it will be the weekend of the 23rd!

(This has nothing to do with a game night, but I figure Portland people will see this!)

OMG so excited.
posted by Stewriffic at 7:09 AM on March 19, 2011

Does anyone know anything about The Hop and Vine? It's close to the Yellow line and looks like it could be promising.
posted by fiercekitten at 12:05 PM on March 20, 2011

Judging a book by its cover, I'll proclaim that it looks ok based solely on the website fiercekitten linked to.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:14 PM on March 21, 2011

Okay, so do we want to try a Saturday evening and see how it goes? Say starting at 5.00?

April 2nd, 9th, or 16th? There's a meetup on the 22nd, so let's not consider the 23rd. (Stew, it looks like you won't make a game night, but I'll see you at the meetup!)

Hop and Vine or Cascade Brewing?

Personally, I prefer the 2nd at Cascade.
posted by Specklet at 1:21 PM on March 23, 2011

Specklet: Personally, I prefer the 2nd at Cascade.

You're in charge here, make it so.
posted by nickthetourist at 5:57 PM on March 23, 2011

Okay then! I'm in charge! Let's do it!

By the way, I started a 1000 Blank White Cards deck and played with friends last night. It was really fun and I can't wait to play again.
posted by Specklet at 10:37 AM on March 24, 2011

O hey, Specklet, I haven't played 1000 Blank White Cards in forever and would definitely be up for that. The outoftowners who have been visiting are leaving tomorrow so I may actually finally be able to show up!
posted by ugf at 10:50 PM on March 24, 2011

Sadly, I have house guests this weekend and won't be able to make it. Next time!
posted by dersins at 10:37 AM on March 29, 2011

Maybe I can drop by for a round of Dominion or something quick.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 6:17 PM on April 1, 2011

Checking in a little early, things seem pretty packed.
posted by 0bs01337 at 4:14 PM on April 2, 2011

Wikipedia entry for "1000 Blank White Cards": The game consists of whatever the players define it as by creating and playing cards. There are no initial rules, and while there may be conventions among certain groups of players, it is in the spirit of the game to spite and denounce these conventions, as well as to adhere to them religiously.

Holy crap - It's CalvinCards! Why have I not heard about this before?? Oh yes indeed, I'll be there with my party socks on...
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:18 PM on April 2, 2011

En route!
posted by cortex at 4:20 PM on April 2, 2011

We're inside at the side of the bar, drinking beer and watching for a table to open up.
posted by cortex at 5:07 PM on April 2, 2011

Update 5:32:

We are/have moved to the Green Dragon.

Cascade was loaded with soccer louts.
posted by nickthetourist at 5:34 PM on April 2, 2011

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