PDX are we ready to meet in person?
posted April 25, 2022 11:57 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 4 at 5:00 PM, bit house
727 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
I'm looking forward to IRL meetups - I'm proposing this one to test the waters.
Testing IRL.

I remember I used to talk to people and I'll bring whatever I have left of my conversation skills.
posted by bendy to Meetup (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

May 21st. 5PM. Bit House? Back patio?
posted by bendy at 12:04 AM on April 26, 2022

I notice there's been a slight (or a bit more than slight according to the NYT) uptick in Multnomah County COVID cases lately, which I'm not thrilled about and will be watching for further developments. Also I may be out of town that weekend though my plans haven't finalized yet. I'll put myself down as a "maybe".
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:01 AM on April 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

Wait, in-person people talking? How does that work?

But seriously, I’d like to but I’ll be overseeing a Warhammer 40k tournament at my game store all day.
posted by nickthetourist at 7:03 PM on April 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

I have houseguests getting into town that night, but I'm getting comfortable with in-person plans again as a rule (and considering my overall exposure / setting up a home testing plan as part of this).
posted by momus_window at 9:27 AM on April 28, 2022 [1 favorite]

The last meetup I hosted only one other person showed up. I'll see if she can make it this time.

It's OK. I've been eating only meals that have been delivered to me for the last two years and I can't remember how to take the bus.
posted by bendy at 10:03 PM on April 28, 2022

Well, that particular weekend doesn't work for me because all of May is ?????? right now. But I'm moving to Portland (from Albany) in (hopefully?) May, and I'm excited to be closer to events and meet-ups and such-like!
posted by dorey_oh at 11:02 PM on April 29, 2022 [3 favorites]

I look forward to meeting up when you get here dorey_oh!
posted by bendy at 3:09 AM on April 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

I changed the date on this since several people said that date was bad.
posted by bendy at 7:14 PM on May 2, 2022

I'm a maybe for the 4th!
posted by momus_window at 12:37 PM on May 10, 2022

Also a maybe! It'll be the first Saturday after starting a new job, so will mostly depend on if I'm totally wiped out by then or not!

I've been working swing shift for years, new job will have me on a day shift for training. I'm more nervous about the 8am start times as any other part of the job. The work, I can handle. The mornings? We'll see!
posted by dorey_oh at 4:42 PM on May 13, 2022

I've started at 8am for most of my career, and it still grits my oyster. Good luck anyway!

My aforementioned plans settled onto a weekend this month, so - assuming another unwholesome spike doesn't dissuade me from public life - I'm looking forward to the 4th.

(also, I haven't had fresh oysters in ages, dangit)
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:42 PM on May 13, 2022

Added myself as a maybe... I'd really like to, but there's about a zillion things that might make it not possible.
posted by stormyteal at 9:00 PM on May 15, 2022

I am extremely likely to still be in Cottage Grove (to which I have made an unexpected trip) on that day, which is (for a Californian) not really all that far from bit house. It's shorter than my commute to my office. Life circumstances, however, may not permit it and I might not know the answer to that question until I am or am not on the I-5 on-ramp. IRL does not permit a "NFI" answer for RSVP.
posted by majick at 9:14 PM on May 30, 2022

I'm going to be out of town (for the first time in.. two years?!) this weekend so gonna miss it, but looking forward to the next one. :)
posted by curious nu at 5:47 PM on May 31, 2022

It looks like tomorrow's going to be pretty wet and chilly, which would make the patio not a fun place to linger and socialize. I'm not ready to hang out unmasked indoors in public, so unfortunately I'll have to bow out of tomorrow's meetup.

Maybe we can reschedule it/schedule another one later in the month when it's warmer and drier - and the COVID rates are lower (it's started to trend downward, at least)...
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:03 PM on June 3, 2022

I’m waiting for my Lyft ETA is 5:05. I have blonde hair and am wearing a white shirt with birbs on it. :)
posted by bendy at 4:51 PM on June 4, 2022

I'm here, short hair, teal raincoat, red glasses.
posted by dorey_oh at 4:56 PM on June 4, 2022

Pride events are slowing down traffic but this driver is committed to the journey and the destination.
posted by bendy at 5:03 PM on June 4, 2022

Yay for committed Lyft driver! Are we still thinking patio, or inside? I'm good with inside, dressed for outside if that is the general preference.
posted by dorey_oh at 5:06 PM on June 4, 2022

Either one I’ll find you. I can’t remember if the patio is covered or not.

The driver is very stressed and I’m trying to soothe him by singing along with the 70s music on the radio.
posted by bendy at 5:19 PM on June 4, 2022

Oh, I imagine that's helping a ton!
posted by dorey_oh at 5:21 PM on June 4, 2022

Well, I thought I'd go in, they are closed. I don't know this area at all to suggest another place. Will wait outside, we'll come up with a new plan.
posted by dorey_oh at 5:23 PM on June 4, 2022

Oh no! I’ll be there ASAP.
posted by bendy at 5:29 PM on June 4, 2022

It looks like BH opens at 6 - My Father’s Place is close by and open.

We’re literally zip-zagging through gridlocked streets downtown.
posted by bendy at 5:33 PM on June 4, 2022

Just shelter somewhere and post your location.
posted by bendy at 5:34 PM on June 4, 2022

Slow Bar is next to My Father's Place, looks like another decent option. I'm still at Bit House, though. Just got apologized to and called ma'am after a lady walking by swore at her dog. It's the little entertainments.
posted by dorey_oh at 5:43 PM on June 4, 2022

We’re moving now but in the opposite direction.
posted by bendy at 5:45 PM on June 4, 2022

Hahahaha! It's just that kind of day, isn't it?!
posted by dorey_oh at 5:46 PM on June 4, 2022

On the freeway now. We have maps.
posted by bendy at 5:50 PM on June 4, 2022

Perfect timing, you'll be here by the time Bit House opens! I'll go in and get a place when they do.
posted by dorey_oh at 5:53 PM on June 4, 2022

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