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Save the Date, Portland: October 2

From your cohost, dokuchan: "This meetup sponsored by Portland 'pin commenters dracula's ghost, claire, and dokuchan. Shy persons/lurkers encouraged to attend. If it's nice out we'll probably be on the patio. There will be some sort of sign." Short and sweet! May it be nice out, so you can be on the patio.

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dracula's ghost

LETS DO THIS Y'ALL

the octo is one of my guardian sea spirits
the octo, squid and shark will watch over our watery gathering
and bless it with many fancy drinks because there are such good fancy drinks at Produce Row!!!!!

S dog your flier is tremendously good, have you thought about selling your work in a new york art gallery????

dokuchan

@dracula's ghost HAHAHAHAHAHA you are hilarious. I am ready for fancy drinks! I am ready for meeting new 'pinners! Currently attempting to papier mache yard long hairpin....

claire

@dracula's ghost AAAAAAH! I too am ready for fancy drinks, or maybe just bourbon, cause that's how I roll. I've got it!! Bloody mary's with pickled celery!!! Srsly, yesterday was the one and only time I've ever wanted a smartphone with hipstamatic (thumbstamatic?). Can't wait to meet you all!!!

dokuchan

@claire hey ya'll, claire just bought a celery yesterday that was FOUR FEET LONG! It was, no joke, bigger than a 9 yr old. The farmer dude told us they were even sweeter-tasting than usual. We both wished we had smartphones for the first time ever. Hopefully she will bring the pickled results to the meetup.

wakeshakecake

@dokuchan bring the child-size celery please! great conversation starter.

TreatYoSelf

@claire I was seriously just looking on yelp to see where I can get the best Bloody Mary in this town. Yay!

claire

@momentisaflower Have you ever had a BACON bloody mary? First, cook some bacon strips till crisp (but not too crisp...like, medium well?) then, make a bloody mary. Garnish bloody mary with bacon strips and various pickled things. The bacon freezes and gets all shattery like bacon glass and it's the best thing EVER!

TreatYoSelf

@claire my taste buds are quivering in anticipation.

Trilby

What a cool poster!

boyofdestiny

Is this Maine or Oregon?

NeenerNeener

@boyofdestiny Whenever someone refers to Portland, they mean Oregon. Unless they say Portland, Maine.

boyofdestiny

@NeenerNeener I figured. I was just trying to stir the pot a little. The octopus pot, apparently.

notandersoncooper

@boyofdestiny: You know what would really stir the pot? Nashua! I would totally make the drive from nyc.

cocokins

@boyofdestiny I just LOL'd at Nashua. Ha. In everyone in NH's dreams. I'm currently staring out at Amherst Street thinking, "Sigh! Work sucks! Wish there was a cool gathering somewhere in Nashua I could go to!" Alas. There is not.

cherrispryte

@boyofdestiny "stirring the octopus pot" has to mean something inappropriate. I am not sure what, but we should come up with a definition.

Bittersweet

@notandersoncooper: All over Nashua. There are some pretty good restaurants on Main St, and there are several of us Boston 'pinners not too far from the border...

dracula's ghost

OREGON SUCKER

!!!!!!

MAINE IS FOR LOBSTERS

dokuchan

@dracula's ghost I said PDX so there wouldn't be the Portland issue (I lived in Maine for a while) also
CEPHALOPODS RULE also SO GLAD YOU LIKE MY POSTER

sox
sox

In addition to those valentine's day cards I requested, can we also get a 'Pin Up calendar of all the posters?
Please & thank you!

joie

hey PDX, if you do a pinup November 11 I will totally be there!

mites

Baltimore started a Pin Up Poster Arms Race. WHAT HATH WE WROUGHT

dinoterror

Oh man, will I be able to brave MEETING STRANGERS enough to attend this? I mean, y'all do have fabulous tastes in internets, but STILL.

dokuchan

@dinoterror please! we are all anxious and dorky, you can just read your book at the table if you like.

The Widow Muspratt

@dinoterror ME TOO.
Can we be brave together?

Also I drink when I'm nervous, will this be a problem?

TreatYoSelf

@akapocalypse No, this is reassuring to me.

Lumpy Space Princess

@dinoterror OH God, dino, I will tell you, my heart jumped seeing this post - both from excitement and terror. "What if we have nothing in common in person and it's sooo awkward and I over/under-dress??" is what I thought first. Can we all be shy together? And laugh about it later, when we're drunk and having fun?

dinoterror

@Lumpy Space Princess I think that's the best plan ever. And also, this is Portland, is it possible to be over or under dressed? I suppose drunken critiques of wardrobe choices will be the tell on this...

nomegusta

@dinoterror I actually think it is very possible to overdress in this town. Oh man, what to wear now . . .

dinoterror

@nomegusta Good point. I mean, if casual is key, I'm just gonna come straight from work, all covered in pancake batter and syrup. At least I'll smell nice.

nomegusta

@dinoterror You work at the hotcake house?

dinoterror

@nomegusta A work at A hotcake house, not THE hotcake house. I've cleverly code-named my workplace the Slappery.

conley

@dinoterror I know exactly of which place you speak, and I love it! I live not terribly far away. I must come soon for zucchini pancakes! If they're still there. Sweet potato pancakes now?

dinoterror

@conley Oh, the menu changes on the 7th. You've got six days of zucchini left. And can I mention that this is why I'm terrified of coming to the meetup? Because I 'meet' a lot of people via work daily and OHMYGOD what if someone caught me in an off moment and I was like the worst waitress they ever had? UGHHHH.

Lumpy Space Princess

@dinoterror That place is cute and so are you! If someone doesn't understand that dealing with the public and being 100% perfect all the time is HARD, then they are not really your friend anyway. (Looks like I'll be wearing my mom jeans to the meetup!)

Lily Rowan

Of COURSE A Pigeon lives in Portland.

....Portland.

SuperGogo

@Lily Rowan As does Madison, judging by the number of Sigma brushes. "I really love it."

madamvonsassypants

@Lily Rowan PUT A BIRD ON IT.

It's the city's new motto.

Shahnnen Knox@facebook

Bah! I've been waiting for a pin meet-up in PDX for months, and of course, I'm out of town when it happens. I'll have to be obnoxious from a distance.

sbizzle

I've been waiting for this forever except I hate octopus so now I'm torn

dracula's ghost

@sbizzle WHO DARES??????

dokuchan

@dracula's ghost to be honest I prefer a cuttlefish to an octopus but it's hard to get ms. pigeon to balance on the frill. I am interested if she hates octopus as an animal or hates eating octopus?? Or is just scared by their weird abilities (walking on the sea floor, escaping aquariums to eat sharks in another case then returning home) and smarts...

nomegusta

I have also been waiting for this, so much that I decided to use/waste/honor you all with my first first-ever comment on this post. That's right, I created an account just for you. Crap, now I'll never get any work done.

cosmia

Toronto meetup! What's the status? I know someone was looking into venues but I can't remember who...

phlox

@cosmia Still working on it. Poster to come soon! Is Thursday October 20 good for everybody? Someone expressed a preference for Thursdays.

redheaded&crazy

@phlox Thursday october 20th! its in my calendar already! :D

cosmia

@phlox Thursdays are actually kind of terrible for me, I have a college class early the next morning :(

redheaded&crazy

@cosmia ooor another day! I'm easy :)

phlox

@cosmia I just got October 20 confirmed with the Victory Cafe at 7 - you don't have to stay too late!

cosmia

@phlox Actually I may not have class that week since it's an in class/at home combination course, so in that case, yay!

phlox

@cosmia OK, I just sent the poster to Edith. We are on.

jstar

o hai, A Pigeon!!!

madamvonsassypants

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I've been meaning to holler at Produce Row for a while now too. Sitting down with a group of relative strangers all because of the internet is slightly scary, but should be on every Hairpinner's bucket/life/mighty list, right?

TreatYoSelf

@madamvonsassypants Given my history with dating through okcupid, it has a much better chance of being really awkward than slightly scary. Luckily it's Hairpin folk so it shouldn't be either!

That said, everybody tell somebody in real life where you are going in case you never come back.

madamvonsassypants

@momentisaflower Oh girrrrllll, I have a long and checkered past with internet dating. We should likely trade stories. I'll leave the roofies at home.

null

Awwwww, I've been hoping for one of these but the timing sucks. Next time!

Brunhilde

What? No Triple Nickel? Was the Sandy Hut all booked up?

wakeshakecake

@Brunhilde The Handly Slut!

dokuchan

@Brunhilde we figured that Produce Row was (sort of) centrally located, plus it has a large semi-covered patio. I have been to the Triple Nickel a billion times but somehow I have never been to the Handy Slut???? Even after 7 years of visiting and 11 years of living here...so weird. Mary's Club, on the other hand....

Brunhilde

@dokuchan The Handy Slut is great. Jello shots, Mickey Avalon on the jukebox, usually a couple of drug dealers near by... But really I was joking. I used to go to P-Town to visit my BFF pretty frequently when she lived there and we would always end up at the Triple Nickel or the Handy Slut. Usually both.

Brunhilde

And Mary's has the best steak.

dokuchan

@Brunhilde This one time? At Satyricon? I told the DJ if he played Sabbath I would dance on the bar? And so he did and the bartender poured a shot of 151 in a line and lit it on fire and I climbed up there and danced?

Too bad (thank god) there were only four other patrons.

wakeshakecake

@dokuchan ahh RIP Satyricon

anchorite

@Brunhilde ahhh I live within walking (stumbling?) distance of the Triple Nickel and I have never been. What is wrong with me

dokuchan

@anchorite You have hit up Pine State repeatedly though, right?

Brunhilde

@dokuchan That's the best story I've ever heard.

anchorite

@dokuchan the reggie deluxe is like a dream sandwiched between two nightmares. but yes, I am intimately familiar with Pine State.

madamvonsassypants

@Brunhilde Oh no way, Acrop nailed the best steak and stripper combo in town. Even when you go on the 4th of July and the C team is on deck, you still have that delicious, ridiculously cheap steak to comfort your mouth and eyes and wallet.

dokuchan

@madamvonsassypants Portland is sooooo Portland that the strip club has a farm/ranch where they raise their own cattle!

Julita

Yay PDX! First comment ever in honor of the occasion.

wakeshakecake

Yes! Finally! I am going to this alone, will I still make drinking business partners for life here with other Portland pinnerz?

madamvonsassypants

@wakeshakecake Um, YES? I'm purposely going solo and not including any of my lady PDX friends so I can branch out a smidge and drink with a sense of digital abandon.

wakeshakecake

@madamvonsassypants PERFECT.

micalala

@madamvonsassypants I like that! And because I like that, imma do the same. See yaaaa next week!

anonymass

Is anyone bringing the crAZy on The Hairpin? By which I mean--any Arizona hairpinners?

madamvonsassypants

So if there isn't a sign, do we know who the Hairpinners are by brandishing some Jane-inspired 'do? I call dibs on the drunken Anthropologie bee's nest! And fierce brows.

wee_ramekin

Austin Pinners: We're planning a Crafternoon & Beer Swap for October 20th! Probably also pumpkin carving will ensue.

E-mail me to get on the e-mail list. I'm at austinpinup at gee mail punto com. I will be sending Edith some deets very soon.

PS - PDX, that there is a gorgeous poster!

hairdresser on fire

So! Close! But so very far. Maybe I should start hitching from Seattle now.

Phlomis

There'll be a sign? Like of the apocalypse? [This lurker will brave an APOCALYPSE and be there!]

atipofthehat

@evilmilkpudding

Y'all need name tags. VERY important!

dokuchan

@atipofthehat We will have name tags! I just found my pile of them when my copy of photoshop crapped out and I thought I was going to have to make the meetup poster with construction paper and stickers...

TreatYoSelf

@dokuchan Fabulous :) Let me know if you need me to bring anything.

dracula's ghost

I'M GONNA GET A VEGGIE BURGER

kpants

@dracula's ghost Oh dear no, for vegetarians, I'd recommend the grilled caesar salad instead: tasty and filling, but light enough to enhance a drinky evening. AVOID THE DRY-ASS MACARONI & CHEESE, OMG AVOID! (And possibly avoid the falafal, but only because it's not a dish entirely conducive to socially acceptable behaviour by an alcohol-soaked stomach. Um, allegdly. I heard from a friend.)

dracula's ghost

@kpants It's true, the veggie burger there is surprisingly not that good!!! I never even heard of the grilled caesar salad, what's its deal? What's grilled about it if it's veggie? TELL ME MORE

kpants

@dracula's ghost They grill the actual intact head of the romaine, which makes it all warm and roasty-tasting BUT DOESN'T RENDER IT INTO AN INEDIBLE WILTY/LIMPID PILE. It stays crispy!! Also, it has what appears to be homemade croutons rather than those awful rock-like things that I find are served all too often even at what should be "nice," e.g. spendy, restaurants. The croutons are all light, air-filled, puffy bites of crunchy perfection.

TreatYoSelf

@dokuchan Fabulous :) Let me know if you need me to bring anything.

dokuchan

@momentisaflower just your awesome self.

BishPLZ

Vancouver/Victoria BC Pinheads!!!! I'm interested in doing a meetup in Vancouver in the New Year, the Cascade Lounge and the Waldrof hotel are both fab and pin-worthy venues, let me know if this is something you want to see!

MissArgentina

@Brunhilde i realize this is two days late but liesss, i say. acropolis steak bites forevah.

dokuchan

@Crockita we should do a review of Strip Club Steaks of Portland...Sassy's has a decent one too???

Lumpy Space Princess

GUYS I'm really sad right now because I want to come and drink and have fun but I have way too much homework and it's not getting done fast enough for me to justify blowing off the rest for fun times :( :( :( Can we have another meetup that isn't near midterms or finals?? More frownies to show my displeasure :( :( :( :(

TreatYoSelf

Woo! So much fun was had, and it seems like we'll be doing it again soon. I made a FB group as I thought that might be a good way to connect about future events. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehairpinportland/

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