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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-22-06 04:30 PM
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DU MeetUp for April.... Venue thread
Saturday falls on the 1st of April - time to get to it!

Our only requirements are outside covered tables, easy access from Public transportation and tasty brews.

Chime in everybody!

:bounce:

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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 12:05 AM
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1. Lucky Lab on Hawthorne has been the best place so far, IMHO
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

We might want to try another place on Hawthorne, like the Barley Mill, but we don't have to be creative. Lucky Lab is fine by me.

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 12:38 AM
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2. Goosehollow was nice...
but yea, so far Lucky Lab is my favorite too. :)
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 12:37 PM
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3. Horse Brass on Belmont?
It's got darts and such. It's a Brit-pub model.

Didn't someone mention wanting to try someplace downtown? I vaguely remember discussing the idea that we should try new places/neighborhoods each time.
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pdxbecca Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 05:39 PM
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4. NW maybe?
I just heard Lucky Lab opened a new place in NW @19th and Quimby. I don't know whether or not it has outdoor seating but it might be fun to try the new place.
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 06:46 PM
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5. parking is a pain in the NW, but I'd be willing..
The pub on belmont sounds fun as well. Just keep me posted as to the date and time. I'm ready to get out and active!

Thanks.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 10:48 AM
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9. Go to the New Old Lompoc in NW, if that's the area you're looking for...
better brews, better variety of brews. Great outdoor patio.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-24-06 07:27 PM
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7.  we have non-smokers
who unfortunately wouldn't be able to breathe. :(

Sounds like a great pub though, I had no idea it was there.
If they have an outdoor area it would work. I can't find anything on the website.. do you know?

http://www.horsebrass.com/itsapub.html

Now I'm craving a pastie!! damnit!!

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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-24-06 10:12 AM
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6. Can't make it this time
Spring break plans. Hope to see you all next month! :hi:

Jen
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 10:45 AM
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8. Okay, tonight I throw all the choices in a hat and pick one

Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Lucky Lab on 19th
Goosehollow Inn

If you have any more ideas, toss them in now....
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 10:50 AM
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10. I can't go, and won't be able to for, well, a long time.
But if ya'll haven't been to the Moon and Sixpence (outdoor patio on a nice day), you haven't been to Portland yet.

Also, I keep hearing great things about Roots Brewing. Oh, and Amnesia Brewing on Mississippi is wonderful, too, with covered outdoor seating.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 10:56 AM
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11. Thanks for the Ideas!
If/when circumstances change, we'll met ya then.

I hope all is well with you.

:)
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pdxbecca Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-26-06 12:09 PM
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12. Another suggestion
Edited on Sun Mar-26-06 12:09 PM by pdxbecca
on the westside there is the Raccoon Lodge on the Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (near Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer) they have outdoor seating, are on a major bus line and there is a parking lot!
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 02:03 AM
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13. Hey Miss B ....
I love all them places ....

Has anyone been to the newly re-opened Bridgeport yet ? .... Would it be appropriate for a large group ?

I suppose this is one I may have to investigate on my own ....
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:10 PM
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20. Thread is up in GD!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Everybody please help keep it kicked till Saturday. :)
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 11:15 PM
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14. What time do you all usually meet?
I have plans in the evening...is this an afternoon meet up?
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 10:39 AM
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15. 4pm
Edited on Tue Mar-28-06 10:48 AM by Viva_La_Revolution
:)
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 10:47 AM
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16. Okay, this month its the Goose Hollow Inn.
Edited on Tue Mar-28-06 10:51 AM by Viva_La_Revolution
Great suggestions this month, and in between brews we seriously need to discuss some of them further. Summer weather will open up a lot of options too. :)


Goose Hollow Inn/Pub
1927 SW Jefferson
Portland, Or.
http://goosehollowinn.com /

4PM

:)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:35 AM
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17. Is Bud Clark still around? (Read about him at Good Hollow Inn link!)
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 12:37 AM by Radio_Lady
If not, too bad. I love this poster!



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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 06:11 PM
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18. He's there several times a week
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 06:13 PM by depakid
according to the people tending bar....

I know I'm showing my age, but I remember well the night he got elected!

http://www.wweek.com/html/25-1984.html

Clark.... was a tavern owner, not a political heavyweight. He hadn't run for office since his campaign for sophomore class president at Lincoln High School in 1947. The bearded barkeep was chiefly known outside his Goose Hollow neighborhood for flashing a statue in a controversial "Expose Yourself to Art" poster. His idea of dressing up meant dusting off the lederhosen. His favorite mode of transit was bicycle or canoe. He was a foul-mouthed, 52-year-old ex-beatnik and "born-again pagan," a registered Republican who threatened to vote for Jesse Jackson.

In short, he was the consummate outsider. But while Clark's trail to the mayor's office was unlikely, it was no accident.

By 1983 Ivancie had so infuriated Portland's progressive political mafia that a handful of henchmen went looking for a challenger. "We wanted someone who was unconventional, had a history of community service and solid business sense," says veteran City Hall staffer Dave Kish.

<snip>

"Ivancie took us as a joke," says Tim Hibbitts, Clark's pollster and campaign consultant. "We didn't want to give him reason to do anything otherwise." Hibbitts and Padrow proceeded to pull off Portland's first stealth campaign. Padrow, whom Clark paid in packs of Tarreytons, would "confide" in City Commissioner Mildred Schwab, telling her what a shambles the campaign was in, knowing that the news would reach Ivancie.

"It was basically a sandbag job," says Hibbitts. In reality, the campaign had rounded up nearly 400 volunteers who blanketed the city for Bud.

-------------
Here's the story behind "The Photo:"

http://www.photographicimage.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=620...
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 07:24 PM
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19. Depakid, thanks so much for the two links. What a story about that
poster! Maybe I'll get to talk to Bud Clark in person! That would be fun.

We're kind of newcomers in Portland, and of course, lack the historical and political insight we would have had over the decades. (Ask us about the Boston, Massachusetts, political scene, 'though and we'll spout afresh.) Moved here in 1998, leaving Sudbury, Massachusetts, where we had lived for almost 30 years. My husband is from Brockton, Mass. and I was brought up in Miami, Florida. We followed a daughter and son-in-law to the west -- my doctor son-in-law worked for Intel for seven years, but is now with OHSU. Already had one son in Salt Lake City from 1990 and a couple of stepdaughters in the Seattle area. Out of five kids, four of them moved west...

So, we've been kind of forced to school ourselves in history, geography, and climatology in a new location. I was pretty homesick at first. I arrived here on April 4, 1998, with no car and no job, and stuck in a one-bedroom apartment my husband had rented the preceding December -- and had to experience one of the hottest summers on record. We built a new home with Legend and now live out to the west of Murray Boulevard. We're comfortable now and having a good time in retirement.

(My husband was working when we moved here as a contract software engineer; however, he got caught in the technology downsizing in 2001 and we were forced to retire early.)

We travel a lot and have two wonderful grandkids here, plus a lot of other people I know from volunteering at OPB and elsewhere.

Perhaps we'll be at the DU meet-up. I have hand surgery scheduled on Monday morning so not sure if we can make it.

In peace,

Radio_Lady

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 11:00 AM
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21. Kick to the top cause it's TODAY
:beer:

:bounce:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 09:42 PM
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22. Hi -- missed it today because I'm preparing for surgery on Monday.
Wish I could have been there. Take care, Radio_Lady and spouse, AL
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 12:22 AM
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23. Carpal Tunnel surgery?
I've been meaning to ask you... my mom went thru the same thing a few years ago.

The price you pay for typing over 100 words per minute for 20 years.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 12:23 AM
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24. Thanks everyone! Great Conversation and Bonding!
:)

See ya next month! :hi:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 11:35 AM
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25. Viva, I had both hands repaired in 1983. This is --
Edited on Sun Apr-02-06 11:38 AM by Radio_Lady
"stenosing tenosynovitis" or "trigger finger" -- I've had several of these operations, including one in 12/2004 with the same doctor.

If you are so inclined, I've posted it in my journal, if you scroll down a few top posts on the page. Nice textbook picture there, too.

www.journals.democracticunderground.com/Radio_Lady

PS. What's the scoop on Skinner leaving? I just caught a little blurb on it last night.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 01:42 PM
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26. good luck and fast healing!
I had no idea about Skinner! I did a search. all I could find is that he is either leaving for a few months to spend time with the family :) or that he is selling his part of DU and going to work for Salon. :shrug:

Let me know if you hear anything else. :hug:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-02-06 05:58 PM
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27. Yes, that's what I heard, too.
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doubleplusgood Donating Member (810 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 12:33 AM
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28. good luck on your surgery, RL
I had that condition about 8 years ago with my right thumb and remember it was extremely painful just trying to bend it. Best wishes for a good outcome.
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