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Title: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: BikesAreTheAnswer on April 22, 2012, 02:41:44 PM
I have been loving MMM, and I'm wondering if there are any sympathetic souls in Oregon.  I'm in Eugene, but I'm sure Corvallis and Portland have some Mustachians as well.  Anybody out there interested in a hike/bike/paddle/beer/coffee?  My wife and I would be happy to host a meetup at our place.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: AJ on April 23, 2012, 11:32:18 AM
I'm in :) I live near Mt. Pisgah, if folks were up for a hike/picnic?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: velocistar237 on April 23, 2012, 01:27:16 PM
I went to an ERE meetup out there. We had about ten people, several who came down from Portland. You might consider cross-posting over there.

http://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/topic.php?id=1339
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: BikesAreTheAnswer on May 06, 2012, 03:12:46 PM
AJ--a hike/picnic sounds great (sorry for the slow reply).  You wanna propose a date/time?

Velocistar--thanks for the tip.  I will look into cross-posting on ERE.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on May 28, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
Vancouver, WA here, and would be interested in meeting up if people aren't too far away (can't be spending all kinds of money on gas and such!).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Zoot Allures on May 28, 2012, 11:11:47 PM
I'm in Portland and would certainly be down for a mustachian meetup.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on July 10, 2012, 05:36:19 AM
I'm in Portland and would love to get to know other mustachians!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on July 10, 2012, 07:31:45 PM
It looks like the numbers are increasing for the Portland area.  I looked up Mt. Pisgah, and it is about as far away as Bend, which I just drove to a few weeks back.  Seems like it might be a little too far for me to be mustachian!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on July 10, 2012, 08:51:17 PM
I'm in Portland and would love to get to know other mustachians!

In Portland for the summer?  I thought I read you were in Boston?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Zoot Allures on July 10, 2012, 11:46:57 PM
How about meeting up in a park in PDX some weekend day? We could potluck it for maximum mustachianism.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on July 11, 2012, 07:33:03 AM
I'm in Portland and would love to get to know other mustachians!

In Portland for the summer?  I thought I read you were in Boston?

Good catch - I'm moving back to my homeland of PDX in 2 short weeks to fix up my NoPo rental investment! Bye Bye Boston!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on April 15, 2013, 05:34:29 PM
Just thought I'd check to see if there were more in the area or not.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ncornilsen on April 16, 2013, 06:34:21 PM
I'm in SE Portland as well! I'm in for a meetup some time when the weather gets a bit more reliable!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MBo on May 03, 2013, 03:27:06 PM
I'm here in Hillsboro, long time reader (MMM & ERE), recent to the forum. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: malexreed on May 10, 2013, 11:02:47 PM
I'm also in SE Portland and would be down for a picnic or hike or something else fun!

Alex in FoPo
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: NWstubble on May 11, 2013, 12:39:42 AM
Tigard here. I know there are at least a few other Oregonians kicking around the forum.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: jscott2135 on May 28, 2013, 03:50:28 PM
Just joined.  We are in Forest Grove, just south of Portland and are down for some Mustachian fun!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: teamzissou00 on May 28, 2013, 09:20:28 PM
I'm in vancouver- hey to all NW finance junkies!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on May 28, 2013, 10:15:43 PM
I'm in vancouver- hey to all NW finance junkies!

Uh oh!  That's at least 2 of us here then!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: OregonGal on May 29, 2013, 01:34:05 PM
Brand new to MMM but am loving it, and I have a long way to go to get totally MMM-compliant.   I live in Albany, and would love to meet fellow Mustachians in the Willamette Valley. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: jscott2135 on May 29, 2013, 08:57:42 PM
Hey I have family in Albany and Eugene!  The next time we ma a not mustachian friendly trek down there, we'll have to try and get together...more visits on the same route make it more Mustachian friendly I do believe!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: OregonGal on May 30, 2013, 05:04:21 PM
Sounds great!  My son and family live in Eugene so I'm down there quite frequently.  I would love to get together to talk MMM etc.   Thanks!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: anholt on June 01, 2013, 12:29:38 AM
SE Portland here, and I'd enjoy a meetup some time.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Emg03063 on June 02, 2013, 10:19:46 PM
I'm not in Portland, but will be there June 9-16, visiting a friend and deciding if I want to move to Portland.  I'd love to meet so e local mustachians if anyone's available.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on July 18, 2013, 12:12:49 AM
What do you think, folks?  A Mustachian gathering before the summer is over?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: OregonGal on July 18, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
That sounds great!  I would love to meet my fellow Willamette Mustachians.   
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on November 04, 2013, 01:37:17 PM
Hey all --

I want to revisit the idea of a Portland Mustachian meeting. Even a few people getting together to grab a beer would be awesome.

I'd even be glad to host at my house to keep the costs down :) Or recommend a killer happy hour.

How many people would be interested in doing something in mid November or early December?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on November 04, 2013, 02:19:07 PM
I am.  If we had it at someone's house, we could even turn it into a potluck.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on November 04, 2013, 02:29:59 PM
Great! The two dates I'm seeing are the weekend of Nov 22nd or the weekend of Dec 6th.

Will anyone who is interested please specify which date/time works best for you?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on November 04, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
If it is on a Friday or Saturday, for me, it'd have to be after work (6 or 7).  I could do anytime on Sunday.  Right now either weekend works for me.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on November 05, 2013, 12:25:35 AM
The December date works for me, and I prefer Sunday too. Any time from 10 am through 3 pm would be my ideal, but I could do other times too. Thanks for offering to host, elincolnp. That sounds good to me, or perhaps we could meet in a central location if that's easier for the people in areas beyond city limits. You can bring "light refreshments" into Multnomah County Library meeting rooms, so we could do a finger foods potluck in a free meeting room at any of these library locations (https://multcolib.org/public-meeting-rooms).

Are you guys blown away by the fall color? It's been especially gorgeous this year! As I was looking at my neighbor's lion maple today, I realized that it must be utterly lovely at the Japanese Garden right now. The reason I mention this is because, speaking of libraries, I'm going to borrow a Cultural Pass for the garden this week. Do you guys use Cultural Passes? It's a wonderful benefit of having a library card. Here's info for a few counties:

Wa Co (http://www.wccls.org/lending_library/cultural_pass)

Clack Co (http://www.clackamas.us/lib/cultural.html)

Mult Co (http://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1332990068). Multnomah only offers one pass (CM2), so it's well worth getting a card for the other counties since they have many more choices (and less of a wait list for their CM2 passes).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on November 05, 2013, 01:11:07 PM
elincolnp was kind enough to alert me to this thread.  I'm in Oregon City and I'd love to meet you guys.  I've got two little ones so sometimes my weekends get filled up, but with a month's notice I should be able to make that first weekend in December work. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on November 06, 2013, 12:59:29 AM
Alright, it sounds like Dec 8th, around 2PM, would be ideal for everyone.

As we get closer to the date, I can send out details about potluck stuff.

Just so everyone knows, my house is located off of I-5, 0.4miles from the Kenton max stop in North Portland.

Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on November 06, 2013, 08:30:10 AM
 Fantastic! Thanks for hosting.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: OregonGal on November 06, 2013, 08:39:10 AM
Is anyone south of Portland interested in carpooling to this event?  I'm in Albany, but can meet others wherever.  Please private message me if interested; we can all save some gas and have a chance to meet at the same time.    Thanks. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: SoniaPDX on November 22, 2013, 10:23:00 PM
Just stumbled upon this thread today, is the Dec 8th potluck still a go?

My boyfriend and I started reading MMM about a month ago and now we're hooked. A potluck to meet like-minded people in the Portland area sounds awesome, so count us in. =)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on November 23, 2013, 12:35:05 AM
Hi Everyone!

The potluck for the 8th is still on.

Can whoever is interested send me a private message with their email and potluck dish preference so that I can start compiling a group email with the address and potluck info!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: elincolnp on December 07, 2013, 04:49:58 PM
Hi -

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday. If there's anyone who wants to come but hasn't gotten an email, let me know!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on December 08, 2013, 08:35:33 PM
Hi -

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday. If there's anyone who wants to come but hasn't gotten an email, let me know!

Thanks for hosting!  It was nice to see some fellow Mustachians.  Great food, great conversation, great people.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on December 09, 2013, 03:15:27 AM
... and thank you for the pie. :)

I really enjoyed meeting you all today too. Thanks so much for your hospitality, elincolnp.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: SoniaPDX on December 17, 2013, 10:00:05 AM
Hey all, since the last Portland meet up went so well, we are talking about another one in the start of the New Year. Two dates have been proposed: 1/19 and 2/9. If you are interested in coming and are not already on the email list (or haven't replied yet), let me know your preferred date and I'll send you the details! We'll be meeting at my house in Southwest Portland for a potluck meal.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on January 08, 2014, 04:13:32 PM
Just found out about this thread.  I'm in Hillsboro right off the max line.  Let me know what date is decided, I could probably do either.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: SoniaPDX on January 24, 2014, 11:59:10 AM
Just realized I haven't posted the set date yet.

The next potluck will be on 2/9 at 4pm at my house (and Tim's) in Southwest Portland. Anyone is welcome - message me for the address and phone number, and perhaps what food or beverage you plan to bring. =)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 01, 2014, 07:38:46 PM
Hi all I'm in Corvallis,

I was working in Hillsboro until 3 weeks ago when I walked out the door... Now retired..:)

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 01, 2014, 11:43:05 PM
Hi Frank!  Congrats on the recent retirement (which sounds a lot like a "F You!").  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 05, 2014, 03:16:00 PM
Well it was close. especially with an 80 mile one way commute... But thankyou...:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on February 08, 2014, 10:36:42 AM
Shall we reschedule (http://www.localconditions.com/weather-portland-oregon/97201/traffic.php)?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 08, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
I've been wondering about that too.  I heard you need to have chains to go on the freeway, but I don't know if that's true or not.  I've just been staying home!  My daughter was invited to a party tomorrow but I just got an email that they've canceled it.  Good thing because they live in West Linn up a big hill that I was NOT going to brave.  Unless on a sled.  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: OregonGal on February 08, 2014, 03:22:23 PM
We have two feet of snow with freezing rain falling today in the central Willamette Valley . . . so I won't be able to come for sure.  Sounds like it's emergency travel only, and I'd rather not "create" an emergency for myself.   
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 08, 2014, 06:31:57 PM
I was going to suggest that last night but thought I'd wait to see the accuracy of the forecast.  Looks like they were correct, so I vote for reschedule.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 08, 2014, 08:27:51 PM
Yeah I'd have to agree.. its pretty nasty down here in Corvallis.

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: SoniaPDX on February 08, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
Alright folks, sounds like rescheduling is a good idea. Tim and I could host it next Sunday instead if that works for people. Thoughts? Feel free to email the list about it (I find that to be easier than posting here, but either is really fine).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 09, 2014, 08:23:45 AM
I emailed, but I thought I'd post here as well since we're kind of planning in two places.  I just wanted to say that next Sunday works for me.  And that I'm planning to bring potato leek soup.  And maybe I'll make biscuits to go with it.  Soup needs biscuits!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 09, 2014, 11:57:21 AM
Works for me.

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on February 10, 2014, 08:02:08 AM
I'll be out of town next Sunday. Ironically, we'd planned a trip months ago to go snow camping! We'll catch you all next time.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on February 13, 2014, 09:46:13 AM
I'm new to the MMM community and would love to join ya'll. Can't make next weekend though (darn!). I'd be very interested in any future events. I'm in Salem.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 14, 2014, 07:35:49 PM
We're still on for next Sunday 16th...

Is it still happening?

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on February 16, 2014, 01:11:09 PM
We're sorry we missed it - just found out about it today!  We live in SW Portland also & hope there is another potluck soon as we'd like to meet other people with the same goals...
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 16, 2014, 01:36:14 PM
We're sorry we missed it - just found out about it today!  We live in SW Portland also & hope there is another potluck soon as we'd like to meet other people with the same goals...

You haven't missed it.  It is today at 4.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on February 16, 2014, 01:41:47 PM
Would it be OK if we attended on such short notice?  We'd love to come & we'd bring a dessert (or something else if it's needed)  Thanks!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 16, 2014, 01:54:54 PM
I'm checking with Sonia right now (since it is at her place) but I don't see why not.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on February 16, 2014, 02:42:45 PM
OK, thanks for checking.  If Sonia agrees, please let us know where it is by sending an email.  This is the first forum we've ever joined so we're not quite sure how it operates - maybe it would be helpful to give a short description so people won't fear some weirdos are trying to crash the party!  :)  We are in our forties, somewhat nerdy (an engineer & entomologist), married 24 years & using Quicken almost that long with the goal of early retirement.  We really like the philosophy and attitude of MMM and hope to find other like-minded people.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 16, 2014, 02:51:33 PM
I am going to send you her email via private message so check your messages! email.

Weren't you two at Emma's?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on February 16, 2014, 03:28:04 PM
Thanks for the invite!  We'll be there with freshly made oatmeal creme pies.  In regards to your question, Will, we were not at Emma's, as this event will be our first.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 16, 2014, 09:57:47 PM
It was awesome to see such a large turnout!  All kinds of great food and even better people.  Good conversations too!  Thanks Sonia and Tim for hosting. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 17, 2014, 02:35:31 AM
Yep, what Will said.  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on February 17, 2014, 09:39:58 AM
We really enjoyed this potluck and meeting everyone who came - it is so inspiring to hear about the roads other people take to financial independence.  We are not alone!  Thank you Will for inviting us and Sonia & Tim for hosting - we hope for another gathering soon!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 18, 2014, 03:13:09 PM
This was a great event, very low key and got to meet some really nice folks.

No weirdo's at all...:)

Great to meet you all.

Frank (and Marci)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on February 18, 2014, 03:21:31 PM
It was absolutely a fantastic time.  The food, the atmosphere, and especially the people.  There was great conversation going on the whole evening, the saddest part was having to go home.  My wife and I look forward to hopefully seeing everyone again soon.

Mr. & Mrs. Oh
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 18, 2014, 04:09:29 PM
It was absolutely a fantastic time.  The food, the atmosphere, and especially the people.  There was great conversation going on the whole evening, the saddest part was having to go home.  My wife and I look forward to hopefully seeing everyone again soon.

Mr. & Mrs. Oh

Bring Rebecca down to Corvallis when the weather turns nice and we'll give her a ride on Marci's thoroughbred..:).. Seriously you'd be welcome.

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 18, 2014, 07:53:12 PM
Your wife is really cute and sweet and funny, David.  I hope we get to see more of both of you and that I can talk with her more and be a good influence in the improving-her-English department.  (Because I don't think my Mandarin is going to improve! Sonia can work on that part.)  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 24, 2014, 08:39:40 AM
Uh oh!  A MMM blog post about a family wanting to move to the Pacific Northwest!  From the comments, it looks like a lot of mustachians are recommending our area.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 24, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
Shall we raise an army, Will?  Defend our turf?  Perhaps even fart in their general direction?

;)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 24, 2014, 09:21:09 PM
Shall we raise an army, Will?  Defend our turf?  Perhaps even fart in their general direction?

;)

As long as they don't cross the river, it is all good!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 25, 2014, 01:33:48 PM
Oh don't get me imitating the entire Monty Python movie sketches...:)

"new go awway or I'll taunt yew a secoond teime"...:)

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 25, 2014, 03:05:54 PM
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on February 25, 2014, 09:11:30 PM
and how do you tell if she is made of wood?... Build a bridge out of her!...:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on March 03, 2014, 10:45:28 PM
Have we decided on when and where for the next one yet?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 04, 2014, 07:23:44 AM
Anyone live in Salem? I'd appreciate some help thinking through a FI scheme I'm developing, but don't want to post the whole shebang on the forum. Would rather have some conversation time with someone like-minded. Perhaps meet in Bush Park or somewhere like that?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 04, 2014, 10:50:38 AM
I'm not in Salem, MarciaB, but good luck with your FI planning.

Have we decided on when and where for the next one yet?
As you wish. (I had to work a Princess Bride quote in to to keep the Monty Python company.) Sunday, March 30th, 3-5 at my place. Sound good or inconceivable!? :)

Who has the latest email list with everyone's contacts? What say I use that list to make a private google group so no one has to keep track of email list changes?

Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 04, 2014, 10:56:35 AM
I'd love to attend (if this is open to folks like me you don't already know).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 04, 2014, 11:00:39 AM
Open to one and all Willamette Valley Mustachians. Children welcome too. We can even make room for Marci's thoroughbred should the need arise. ;)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: griffin on March 04, 2014, 02:21:23 PM
Hi! Will was kind enough to point out this thread to me. I'm living in NW portland and working out in Hillsboro (I suspect we might have worked at the same place, Frankh). I have a funky work schedule (no sundays for me) but it would certainly be a pleasure to meet some other mustachians! I'll keep following this thread :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on March 04, 2014, 02:39:21 PM
Hello Griffin,
    I used to live in Vancouver and work in Hillsboro, now I live in Hillsboro and still work here, same place as Frankh used to work (probably a different location, so many out here).  Look forward to meeting more Mustachians.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 04, 2014, 03:04:52 PM
I have a funky work schedule (no sundays for me)
Not to muddy the water, but Saturday 3/29 would also work for us to host. We'd have to shift the time to 3-6. Any day/time we choose will have conflicts for someone probably, but if it's just as easy for folks to do either day, it works for us too.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mikeandterri on March 04, 2014, 05:48:50 PM
We'll be sorry to miss another Mustachian meet - the last one was so fun (& tasty, too)!  Alas, we are out of town for a few weeks beginning the last week of March...but we'll keep an eye out for the next one.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on March 04, 2014, 08:54:53 PM
I have a funky work schedule (no sundays for me)
Not to muddy the water, but Saturday 3/29 would also work for us to host. We'd have to shift the time to 3-6. Any day/time we choose will have conflicts for someone probably, but if it's just as easy for folks to do either day, it works for us too.

I work on Saturdays, but if that is what works for everyone else, that is fine.  It's not like I have to go to ALL of these things!  ;)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 05, 2014, 02:33:21 PM
Yes, you do. We need pie. We need you there every time. ;)

I will indeed muddy the waters. Something just got added to my schedule, and now I have to change the time on Sunday anyway. So the two options so far are:

Saturday 3/29 3-6 pm
Sunday 3/30 3-6 pm

Either day is fine for the host, and so majority rules. Which day can most people make it to?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 05, 2014, 03:34:43 PM
Sunday 3/30 works best for me.

You're in Portland?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: griffin on March 05, 2014, 04:52:07 PM
Ah, I believe I will be out of town on that Saturday and at work on that Sunday, but I'll be keeping an eye out for the next one!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 13, 2014, 04:29:50 PM
Looks like one more person can attend on Sunday 3/30 3-6 pm than on Saturday 3/29 3-6 pm. Anyone else want to weigh in before we lock down the date?

MarciaB, I PMed you info about my location.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on March 13, 2014, 04:47:05 PM
Sunday would be preferable for Mr. and Mrs. Oh.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 14, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
OK, that's enough to tip the balance. Apologies to griffin - I hope we can meet you soon.

Sunday 3/30 3-6 pm

If you've never been to a Willamette Valley Mustachians get together, then I probably don't know your email. PM me your name and email address, and I'll add you to the group email with address and directions.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on March 20, 2014, 06:10:25 PM
Hi all,

Marci and I will be travelling on vacation starting Sunday so we won't be able to make this one.. We are still open to hosting in April if that helps.

Have a great Spring Break if you get it off work and we'll try not to spend too much this coming week..:)

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 26, 2014, 09:37:57 PM
So - are we on for this weekend?

Please (someone!) send me some date/time/location details. I'd like to attend.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on March 26, 2014, 10:16:09 PM
So - are we on for this weekend?

Please (someone!) send me some date/time/location details. I'd like to attend.

Thanks!

I just doublechecked my email and I don't see anything about location yet.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 28, 2014, 01:21:31 PM
Sorry for the radio silence - my husband got sick last weekend, and we were waiting to get the all clear from his doctor. It's fine. I'll send address info this evening.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 28, 2014, 11:50:51 PM
Alright, you all should have received one email from me and one invitation to join our new gGroup. If you did not receive these, please IM me and I'll remedy the omission. If you would like to be invited to the gGroup using a different email, please IM me with both your current and your preferred email.

I'd like to have at least two more gGroup managers so that no one person is responsible for administrating the group. The all powerful Google Group pop up feature wants us to know, "Only users with Google accounts can be managers."
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 29, 2014, 08:07:44 AM
Thanks for your good work on this Pistacheo! Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on March 29, 2014, 02:27:42 PM
Marci and I won't make it this time.. I got really sick last week and am on death's door it feels like.

We even had to come home early from our Spring Break vacation..:(

We'll catch up with you all next time though..

Frank
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on March 30, 2014, 12:08:08 AM
MarciaB, I'm happy to have done it. See you tomorrow.

frankh, sorry we'll miss you. I hope you're on the mend soon.

Thanks to Will and elincolnp for stepping up to help manage the group. If anyone wants to be added to the group in the future, PM all three of us, and one of us will get it rolling for you.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Erik Y on March 30, 2014, 06:23:26 PM
Hello,
I've been reading MMM pretty much since the beginning.  We moved to Portland almost two months ago and I'd love to get in the mix with some other Mustachians.  We're in the SE/Milwaukie area.

Erik
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on March 30, 2014, 07:58:11 PM
Hey Erik,

Looks like you just missed today's potluck, there were about 15 adults and a handful of really nice children (and good food and beer!). It was a lot of fun and a nice chance to meet other Mustashians.

Pistacheo started a google group for all of us, if you PM her you should be able to join in (and hear about future events).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on March 31, 2014, 11:41:33 AM
Just thought I'd hop on to thank our hosts for hosting yet another fun gathering of Mustachians!  Such a great group of people!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ChoicesChoices on April 17, 2014, 11:50:28 AM
Greetings Oregonians!  Pistacheo kindly recommended I post this here...it is a wee bit early (that's just how I roll)...I would love to connect if at all possible while I'm in Oregon in June:

I will be in Portland June 22 or 23 to June 30.  My teens will be on the coast at a music camp, and since I am retiring on May 30, I will get to just hang out in Oregon for the week.  So I've chosen to relax in Portland, with my beau joining me mid-way through the week.  He and I are both avid MMM followers.  If you are having any of your social gatherings during that time, do let me know.  It would be so nice to meet some kindred spirits in person.  We are from Boise, Idaho, but consider Oregon our favorite place to call "home away from home".  Feel free to post me with a personal message or here in the thread.

I'll post again closer to my travel date also.

Thanks,
Catherine
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Suit on April 20, 2014, 08:35:48 PM
Hi! I just signed up for the forum and I live in Portland and I'd love to meet up with some other Mustashians in the area so I'll keep checking back here to see what gets set in the area :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Pistacheo on April 28, 2014, 02:36:14 PM
You could hear a pin drop in here. We must all be out working on our stache.

ChoicesChoices, I'm always up for a happy hour, food cart crawl or park concert. When it gets closer to the date, give us a heads up and let us know what sounds fun to you.

Suit, welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: vern on May 02, 2014, 01:26:03 AM
Pistacheo, or anyone else in Portland, I'll be in town Monday and Tuesday nights (5 and 6 May) if y'all want to get together and talk about FIRE over some beers.

Give me a heads up on a recommended happy hour if you're interested.

P.S.  My kindle didn't like the google group invite for some reason, but I can be reached here.

Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Digital Watches on May 08, 2014, 01:26:13 PM
Turns out I'm one of these too. I don't have a whole ton of free time, but I like meeting new and interesting people, so I'll try to keep track of this thread and come out when I can.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: JustFuR on May 30, 2014, 02:19:58 PM
Glad to meet some of you at the MMM meetup last night!


...
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: echilidog on June 04, 2014, 02:49:59 PM
Hi Everybody,

I live in NW Portland, work in hillsboro, went to the recent three blog night event.  One of my friends there said he heard about a "monthly meetup" so I came here to look.  I see that potlucks are involved?!  I'd love to join and meet you.  Can anyone send/PM me a an invite to the group?

Side note - is anyone else here partaking in the pedalpalooza activities this month?  Which ones are you going to?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on June 04, 2014, 02:58:11 PM
Welcome and salutations.  We met a lot of Portlanders at the 3 day Camp Mustache.  There are at least two of us who live out in Hillsboro.  I find Hillsboro to be a fairly Mustachian city in as far as biking around gets you.  I live in a 5 mile radius of work, Winco, Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, Target, Marshalls, Safeway and the Library.  Hopefully one of the admins of the Google group gets on and invites you to the group.  We are currently planning for a June meetup.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Suit on June 04, 2014, 07:51:32 PM
If one of the admins sees this, could I also get into the google group? I'd love to come to the June meet up.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on June 04, 2014, 07:57:27 PM
If one of the admins sees this, could I also get into the google group? I'd love to come to the June meet up.

I am one of the Google group admins.  For those of you wanting to join, just send a message to one of us with the email address you would like the invite to be sent to.

The other admins are Pistacheo and elincolnp.  Feel free to message one or all of us.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on June 30, 2014, 11:47:32 AM
Another successful meetup/potluck was held yesterday afternoon.  A lot of great food and conversation.

One topic that came up is the timing of the meetups.  In the email group it was suggested that we have a set date, such as the 4th Sunday of the month, or the last Sunday (which may or may not be the 4th Sunday).  We discussed how that might conflict with some holiday plans that people might make as there are a few that occur near the end of the month (Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, for example).  We were thinking maybe going with the 2nd Sunday.  Anyone here wish to chime in on this?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Suit on June 30, 2014, 07:57:06 PM
Another successful meetup/potluck was held yesterday afternoon.  A lot of great food and conversation.

Ahh, yes. The people at the place with the host, it was wonderful ;) Thanks Freckles for hosting!

As for when we meet, I'm up for anytime!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on July 02, 2014, 03:40:18 PM
Haha.  Cute.  You're welcome!  I loved having you all over.  But darn these pseudonyms.  Suit, does your not-spy name start with a V or with an A?

I can't figure out what's best about the potluck dates.  I say, let's just pick one and try it out.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on July 03, 2014, 01:27:17 PM
We're saddened that we had to miss this one, they are always so great.  My sweetheart came down with a cough the week before and was still coughing a bit so we had to skip.  Hope to see ya'll in July.

I'd be fine with any week, but the second Sunday/Saturday would make sense since few holidays fall around that time.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: theknitcycle on July 04, 2014, 04:49:54 PM
Hooray!  I just found this thread and am so happy I did.  I'm in NE Portland and would love to get in on the fun.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on July 07, 2014, 06:52:00 PM
Hi theknitcycle,

Our next potluck is on Sunday, July 27.  Send a message to one of the Googlegroup moderators listed up thread somewhere to add you to the group so you can get all the info.  We'd be happy yo have you join us!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: JustFuR on July 09, 2014, 05:10:35 PM
Aw, sorry I missed the June meet up. I'll be out of town the 27th of July as well.


For anyone who was at the 3blog meetup - I met a woman from NYC who had recently
moved here and was job hunting, we exchanged info and then I promptly lost it... If you
are here, message me?



Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: davef on July 15, 2014, 10:49:30 AM
I'm in Wilsonville! and would love to come to the July 27th meet up sending a message now!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on July 25, 2014, 08:30:58 PM
I'll be there.  I even have my potluck item already!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: missj on August 16, 2014, 12:12:06 PM
hello. new to this thread and this website.

I'm in Boring/Portland/Mt Hood area.

also, if anybody loves fresh figs we have 3 trees with the really really good and tasty juicy red ones.  there are about 1 million ripe right now and rotting faster than I can eat them, dry them or give them away.  So, if you're interested you can have as many as you pick.  At farmer's markets they go for about 2 or 3 for a dollar.  more expensive in the stores.  and ours taste better than most of those store bought ones.

if you're a cyclist you can get pretty close to our house via the Springwater trail/40 mile loop which ends in Boring.  we are about 5 miles from the end of the springwater trail.

By car, we are about 5 minutes from the town of Sandy (east of portland on your way up to Mt. Hood).

Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: davef on August 26, 2014, 01:38:47 PM
Thanks for the Offer missj! Is a long drive for me to make a specail trip but if I find myself out that way I may stop bye!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on September 08, 2014, 01:08:27 PM
Just a quick heads-up for everyone who isn't in the Google group:

We have decided (after the survey results) to have the monthly gathering/potluck on the first Sunday of each month. 
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: RockinLife on October 21, 2014, 11:40:40 AM
I'm so excited to find this group!!  Are people still gathering around the Portland area?  My husband and I would love to join and chat with some like minded badasses.  ...seems most of our friends are still stuck in the consumer debt cycle.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on October 21, 2014, 12:53:58 PM
I'm so excited to find this group!!  Are people still gathering around the Portland area?  My husband and I would love to join and chat with some like minded badasses.  ...seems most of our friends are still stuck in the consumer debt cycle.

From Pistacheo's signature:
Quote from: Pistacheo
Are you a Willamette Valley Mustachian (Oregon) who wants join us for local meet ups? PM your email to Will, elincolnp and Pistacheo to request an invitation to our planning group

This month we are meeting at my house in Hillsboro on November 2nd.  Time and address will be announced this week, which is looking like it will be mid afternoon.  We'll be very glad to have you and your husband over.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on October 26, 2014, 10:53:38 PM
Just a bump in case there are any new local Mustachians not aware of our fine little group and our meetup next Sunday...

I will be revealing my exciting (at least to me!) new plan for retirement!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on November 24, 2014, 08:12:02 PM
Monthly bump!  December 7th is the next one (and I just might have another big announcement).  If you want the details (which are still TBD at this point) be sure to join the Google group by emailing one of us (elincolnp, pistacheo, or me) for an invitation.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on January 01, 2015, 09:18:33 AM
I remember when people used to post to this thread.  I mean, just because we have a gathering pretty much every month (with this month's being this Sunday, January 4th) doesn't mean we shouldn't post and try to find more local mustachians!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on January 03, 2015, 10:59:24 PM
HEY, ALL YOU GUUUUUUUUYS!!!

Does that help, Will?  :)

See you tomorrow!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on January 16, 2015, 02:10:53 PM
After our last meeting we went through our budget and I created a yearly report similar in style to MMM's.  As he has released his report today, I'll release mine.

CategoryTotalComments
Household Items$14,151.76
Interest$7,047.11
Insurance/Tax/PMI$5,796.78FHA loan
HOA$1,304.08
Other$3.79Not sure what this was for, but it was filed under mortgage
Supplies$789.33Toilet paper, razor blades, laundry detergent, etc
Clothing$750.04
Personal$9,798.14
Dream$3,917.03Includes installing French Doors for about $2k
His$2,556.42
Hers$2,284.44
Fun$1,040.25Vacations, including eating while on vacation
Food$5,581.18
Groceries$4,220.11
Restaurants$1,361.07
Utilities$3,478.03
Utilities$2,114.55Water here is very high, at $120+ a month, while $100 of that is base fees
CallCentric$28.40VoIP line I keep active, useful for filling out internet forms with phone numbers that start spamming me
T-Mobile$1,335.08I pay for 5 people at $108/mo
Car$1,746.61
Gas$856.30This included weekly trips to a city 30mi away due to a family situation which is now resolved, also includes bus passes
Maintenance$890.31This includes all my biking gear including rain jacket, bike trailer, and car tune up
TOTAL$34,755.72
Less Mortgage$9,945.50Still paying property tax and insurance
Less Mortgage TOTAL$24,810.22
Less Dream$3,917.03
Less Personal Funds$4,840.86
Less T-Mobile$735.08Assuming we found something for just the two of us at $50/mo
Less Frills TOTAL$15,317.25

Looks like we are about $1,000 more badass than Mr. Money Mustache :-D
Edit: After making this statement I realize that we are one kid short of comparing apples to oranges, so we could also assume that the cost of having a kid is roughly $1,000 and our badassity is equal.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 05, 2015, 04:16:26 PM
I probably missed it skimming through this forum, but do Portland meetups still happen? When and where? I'm on the west side.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: ohyonghao on February 05, 2015, 04:34:21 PM
I probably missed it skimming through this forum, but do Portland meetups still happen? When and where? I'm on the west side.
Yes they still happen.  There is one this Sunday, the 8th, in the afternoon (or maybe it's at noon), Terri and Mike will have more details on when and their address.  Skimming further up you can find our google mailing list, the admins for it, and we have both google and Facebook.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 05, 2015, 04:35:47 PM
I probably missed it skimming through this forum, but do Portland meetups still happen? When and where? I'm on the west side.
Yes they still happen.  There is one this Sunday, the 8th, in the afternoon (or maybe it's at noon), Terri and Mike will have more details on when and their address.  Skimming further up you can find our google mailing list, the admins for it, and we have both google and Facebook.

Thank you! I did miss it skimming then. Missed my nap today ;) lol.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Marian on February 08, 2015, 09:47:13 AM
I'll be moving to Eugene soon- should be there the beginning of April!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 08, 2015, 10:10:36 AM
Well, we generally have our potlucks the first Sundays of the month.  Except like this month, where it was Super Bowl Sunday, the April meeting will most likely be pushed back a week since the first Sunday in April will be Easter Sunday.  We have a Facebook group now, and a Google Group, so that is where we share the details of exact time and place.  See you in April!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on February 09, 2015, 12:40:10 AM
And now, with games!  :D
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: resy on February 09, 2015, 02:10:04 AM
I remember when people used to post to this thread.  I mean, just because we have a gathering pretty much every month (with this month's being this Sunday, January 4th) doesn't mean we shouldn't post and try to find more local mustachians!
OMG YES! Lol I am a portlander that needs to meet other mustachians and would have really appreciated seening this thread before lol
already sent my email request, yay! Although kinda intimidating as I'm still very new to MMM lifestyle and I know some of you guys are total badasses at it!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 09, 2015, 06:46:47 AM

Although kinda intimidating as I'm still very new to MMM lifestyle and I know some of you guys are total badasses at it!

That's where I am too. 100% not as badass as others, ready to be out of my depth majorly.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Marian on February 09, 2015, 04:44:15 PM
Well, we generally have our potlucks the first Sundays of the month.  Except like this month, where it was Super Bowl Sunday, the April meeting will most likely be pushed back a week since the first Sunday in April will be Easter Sunday.  We have a Facebook group now, and a Google Group, so that is where we share the details of exact time and place.  See you in April!

What's the name of the Facebook group?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 09, 2015, 10:55:24 PM
Well, we generally have our potlucks the first Sundays of the month.  Except like this month, where it was Super Bowl Sunday, the April meeting will most likely be pushed back a week since the first Sunday in April will be Easter Sunday.  We have a Facebook group now, and a Google Group, so that is where we share the details of exact time and place.  See you in April!

What's the name of the Facebook group?

The Facebook group is a closed group, so if you want in you would still need to send Emma, pistacheo or myself a message with your email address.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Wolf_Stache on February 19, 2015, 02:03:17 PM
Hey all. I just moved to Hillsboro a few days ago. Wondering about getting into the facebook group.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on February 19, 2015, 11:08:43 PM
Hey all. I just moved to Hillsboro a few days ago. Wondering about getting into the facebook group.

Sure.  Shoot me your email in a PM.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Clairellen on August 20, 2015, 10:57:06 PM
Is this group still kicking around the Portland area?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on August 26, 2015, 12:22:30 AM
It is.  We've kinda taken the last couple of months off (due to weather and schedules).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on January 26, 2016, 10:53:34 PM
Monthly Meetup/Superbowl party pot luck at my house, February 7th, 2pm and on.  You can watch the game or ignore it, people are bringing board games as well, bring your kids if you have them.  I posted about it on the FB group page.  If you're not a member, request to be or send me a PM for the address.  Hope you can make it!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: RedHotLama on February 16, 2016, 06:41:54 PM
Looks like this is the active group around here, will be PMing my email for the facebook group.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on February 16, 2016, 06:59:03 PM
Looks like this is the active group around here, will be PMing my email for the facebook group.

Welcome to the community!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: davef on July 08, 2016, 10:47:17 AM
Are these groups still happening?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on July 08, 2016, 10:55:52 AM
Yes! PM me and I'll figure out how to share/invite (or whatever?) on FB so you're in the loop.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: lhamo on December 06, 2016, 03:34:55 PM
Posting so replies to this thread pop up in my unread replies feed.  I hope to make it to an OR event at some point, if y'all can tolerate an interloper from Seattle.  Probably not the February one, but who knows....
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on December 06, 2016, 04:08:55 PM
I feel like an interloper too even though I live only 80 miles South of PDX. I have only been to one meetup in 3 years (My RE "anniversary" is Jan 10th).

So I will have been to one PDX mtg and one Seatac mtg.. At least I get invited back..:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on December 06, 2016, 09:41:49 PM
Has it really been three years?  Geez.

Willamette Valley claims you all!  We'll just call ourselves the Cascadian Mustachians and then we're all good and included.

I'm looking forward to meeting MonkeyJenga on Feb. 26!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: MarciaB on December 07, 2016, 02:59:11 PM
Hi! I am going to be visiting Portland in Feb 2017 and want to do a meetup on Sunday, Feb 26th. If you're interested in coming, let me know! And if I could get added to the FB group, I can post this there too.

Hey MonkeyJenga it would be super fun to see you! I've asked our Facebook group leader to add you...although now that I think of it we don't know your real name! Do a search for "MMM Potluck Group" and you'll see a closed group. Send a message to the organizer and ask for entry.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on December 08, 2016, 03:38:52 PM
I feel like an interloper too even though I live only 80 miles South of PDX. I have only been to one meetup in 3 years (My RE "anniversary" is Jan 10th).

So I will have been to one PDX mtg and one Seatac mtg.. At least I get invited back..:)

At the risk of exposing my super secret location and identity, maybe I'll host a "mid valley" meetup, for those folks a bit further south.

Would there be interest in that?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: omega13 on December 08, 2016, 03:58:05 PM

At the risk of exposing my super secret location and identity, maybe I'll host a "mid valley" meetup, for those folks a bit further south.

Would there be interest in that?

Another Oregon MMMer here. I'd be able to make it whether close to PDX, Salem or even Eugene :).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on December 09, 2016, 10:58:15 PM
I'm in Corvallis so count me in.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: sonjak on December 12, 2016, 07:46:12 PM

At the risk of exposing my super secret location and identity, maybe I'll host a "mid valley" meetup, for those folks a bit further south.

Would there be interest in that?

Another Oregon MMMer here. I'd be able to make it whether close to PDX, Salem or even Eugene :).
Me too.  I'm in PDX but would drive farther south, for sure. 

And I'm not on Facebook so it would be nice to have a time/location posted here and not just there.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on December 12, 2016, 09:51:30 PM

At the risk of exposing my super secret location and identity, maybe I'll host a "mid valley" meetup, for those folks a bit further south.

Would there be interest in that?

Another Oregon MMMer here. I'd be able to make it whether close to PDX, Salem or even Eugene :).
Me too.  I'm in PDX but would drive farther south, for sure. 

And I'm not on Facebook so it would be nice to have a time/location posted here and not just there.

I think part of the issue posting it here is we've had some member issues in the past. No way to prevent them from seeing things posted here, and showing up. Also, people often host at their private homes, and would be loathe to post their address on such a public forum (vs the FB group where you have to be a member to see the events)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: sonjak on December 14, 2016, 07:57:08 PM
I understand!  Concerns about privacy is a large part of why I don't use Facebook.  Certainly, supportive of not posting private member's addresses here but if it's somewhere public, it would be nice.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: dreamsunlimited on May 23, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
Hi, I am new to the forum.
Does anyone know about details meetup tomorrow at Treehouse? Is it paid or can we just walk in?

Thanks in Advance!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on May 23, 2017, 11:48:16 AM
I don't know the details, but I can't imagine you have to pay. That doesn't sound like Pete/MMM at all. I can't go, but if I could, I'd just show up!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: dreamsunlimited on May 23, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
Thank you Freckles! I will just show up then :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on May 23, 2017, 12:46:55 PM
Have fun!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 13, 2017, 11:51:00 AM
Hey all!

We're passing through Oregon mid-to-end of next week. Anyone up for a meetup?

Maybe we could do something Saturday the 23rd?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 13, 2017, 01:45:39 PM
Hey all!

We're passing through Oregon mid-to-end of next week. Anyone up for a meetup?

Maybe we could do something Saturday the 23rd?

We have a wedding the 23rd, but we could do the couple days before or the day after =)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: omega13 on September 13, 2017, 01:47:08 PM
I could meet the 23rd.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 13, 2017, 02:00:31 PM
We have a wedding the 23rd, but we could do the couple days before or the day after =)

Cool!  Before works better for us, I was just trying to pick a weekend since lots of people have jobs. The 24th could work, too.

Where (what city) do you all usually have your meetups?

PM if sensitive.

I could meet the 23rd.

Awesome! What's your freedom before/after that date? Hopefully we can find something that works for a majority, whether that's the 23rd or otherwise. :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: omega13 on September 13, 2017, 02:03:23 PM
I can meet the 21/22 or 24th as well.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 13, 2017, 02:19:24 PM
We have a wedding the 23rd, but we could do the couple days before or the day after =)

Cool!  Before works better for us, I was just trying to pick a weekend since lots of people have jobs. The 24th could work, too.

Where (what city) do you all usually have your meetups?

PM if sensitive.

I could meet the 23rd.

Awesome! What's your freedom before/after that date? Hopefully we can find something that works for a majority, whether that's the 23rd or otherwise. :)

The most active meetups are Portland, but there have also been meetups in Salem and Eugene. Really any I5 corridor city would work for us. =)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on September 13, 2017, 02:29:36 PM
Yup I'm pretty flexible too.. anywhere on I5..:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 13, 2017, 03:44:57 PM
Yup I'm pretty flexible too.. anywhere on I5..:)

So is Seattle or San Diego better then?  ;)

Cool, I wasn't sure if you all from further south made it up to Portland. 

If you do, maybe Portland on the 24th, to try and get all of you plus all of Portland people?

Wasn't sure if we'd need to go down to Eugene and Bend and stuff to see everyone.  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on September 13, 2017, 10:54:59 PM
Portland is not a problem for me.. Heck I have even made it to Seattle twice..:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 14, 2017, 02:48:33 PM
Oh, you retired people and all your freedom!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 18, 2017, 07:20:44 PM
So is current plan Sunday then? When and where?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mamagoose on September 19, 2017, 09:28:40 AM
Do any southern Oregonians attend these meetups?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 19, 2017, 09:38:42 AM
Do any southern Oregonians attend these meetups?

What are you counting as southern? Like Medford/Ashland/Grants Pass/Klamath Falls? I haven't met any that I'm aware of, that would be one hell of a drive. It's like 5 hours from Medford to Portland.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: mamagoose on September 19, 2017, 09:48:37 AM
Ashland yep.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 19, 2017, 10:11:20 AM
So is current plan Sunday then? When and where?

That is a good question. There hasn't been much interest, so maybe we'll try to just stop by and see anyone who wants to hang out on our passing through.  :)

Is there a Portland MMM Facebook group or forum thread? How do they organize meetups?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 19, 2017, 10:34:19 AM
So is current plan Sunday then? When and where?

That is a good question. There hasn't been much interest, so maybe we'll try to just stop by and see anyone who wants to hang out on our passing through.  :)

Is there a Portland MMM Facebook group or forum thread? How do they organize meetups?

Facebook group. I'll send you the link over on facebook messenger. I think you might already be a member, haha.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 19, 2017, 12:33:02 PM
So is current plan Sunday then? When and where?

That is a good question. There hasn't been much interest, so maybe we'll try to just stop by and see anyone who wants to hang out on our passing through.  :)

Is there a Portland MMM Facebook group or forum thread? How do they organize meetups?

Facebook group. I'll send you the link over on facebook messenger. I think you might already be a member, haha.

Thanks for the link!

I am not a member yet of that one. I'm like 95% sure I found the group the other day and requested to join (when I also found the Willamette Valley group, and joined that), but I know one of the admins and she's out of town in Hawaii right now, and the other admin doesn't know me--I'm wondering if my "passing through" answer to where I live in Oregon didn't pass his test so he denied my request to join.

/shrug

I'll try again.  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on September 19, 2017, 01:08:09 PM
ARS.. Tell them you are a visiting Mustache dignitary...:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: omega13 on September 19, 2017, 04:13:27 PM
Southern Oregon would be too far for me unfortunately. But I'm happy to meet somewhere closer. How about Salem?

Also, my plans have changed and I can't meet Fri 9/22 but can still meet Sat 9/23 or Sun 9/24. Would prefer Sat but Sun works too.

@arebelspy: let me know what you decide. It would be great to meet you all.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 09:03:51 AM
I'm sure there is interest, Rebs, we just haven't gotten the word out very well yet.

I'm happy to host. I was going to suggest a park but it's hard to say if the weather will be cooperative or not. But I have a patio and backyard so if the weather is nice we can be outside, and if it's not there's plenty of room inside. Would that work? I can post it in the Facebook group for Sunday afternoon. Perhaps I'd do better to send you a PM. But everyone else who sees this and is in the general Portland or not-too-far-to-travel area, how about Sunday at my house?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 09:31:24 AM
I'm sure there is interest, Rebs, we just haven't gotten the word out very well yet.

I'm happy to host. I was going to suggest a park but it's hard to say if the weather will be cooperative or not. But I have a patio and backyard so if the weather is nice we can be outside, and if it's not there's plenty of room inside. Would that work? I can post it in the Facebook group for Sunday afternoon. Perhaps I'd do better to send you a PM. But everyone else who sees this and is in the general Portland or not-too-far-to-travel area, how about Sunday at my house?

Sounds great to us coming from the south! Easier than getting to NE or something. (Also I want to pet your dog).
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 09:46:25 AM
:)  She really wants you to pet her. She'd probably like to curl up in your lap, too, if you'll let her.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 09:49:09 AM
:)  She really wants you to pet her. She'd probably like to curl up in your lap, too, if you'll let her.

Oh, I will absolutely let her. =) She is a good tiny thing.

Are we doing this pot luck style?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 10:00:34 AM
Yes? I need to post about it on FB. What time should I say? 1? 2?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 20, 2017, 10:06:35 AM
I'm sure there is interest, Rebs, we just haven't gotten the word out very well yet.

I'm happy to host. I was going to suggest a park but it's hard to say if the weather will be cooperative or not. But I have a patio and backyard so if the weather is nice we can be outside, and if it's not there's plenty of room inside. Would that work? I can post it in the Facebook group for Sunday afternoon. Perhaps I'd do better to send you a PM. But everyone else who sees this and is in the general Portland or not-too-far-to-travel area, how about Sunday at my house?

That's awesome! Thanks Freckles! We're in!  :)

Any time works for us.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 10:25:49 AM
Whatever works for you! Earlier afternoon obviously is best for us vs evening, since we have to drive home after, but 1 vs 2 doesn't matter to us! Yay! I'm excited to see everyone again.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 10:42:51 AM
Yea, fun! I'm glad you guys can make the trip. Too bad monstermonster is out of town.

B_J, if you guys want to stay the night so you don't have to do the drive up and down in one day, you are welcome. We don't have an official guest room, but we have the family room and I have a blow up mattress. We can figure out something. Either the night before or Sunday night, whatever would work better for you guys.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 10:45:40 AM
Yea, fun! I'm glad you guys can make the trip. Too bad monstermonster is out of town.

B_J, if you guys want to stay the night so you don't have to do the drive up and down in one day, you are welcome. We don't have an official guest room, but we have the family room and I have a blow up mattress. We can figure out something. Either the night before or Sunday night, whatever would work better for you guys.

I appreciate the offer. It isn't too bad of a run. Besides, we're both used to 300+ miles in a day for work upon occasion =)

Be sure to let me know if you need us to bring anything specific! Otherwise it'll probably be like chips and hummus or something.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 10:58:13 AM
Bring whatever you like. :)

OK, I created an event on the Facebook group. My house, Sunday the 24th at 1PM. Potluck if you can, and if you can't, no worries. No one will starve. If you want to come but you're not in the FB group, send me a PM and I'll send you my address.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 20, 2017, 11:03:21 AM
Just realized this will be at the same time as the Seahawks game, so make sure everyone knows no spoilers if they check their phone for the score! ;)

(IDK if any of you watch football, but had to say just in case.)

Freckles, if it's okay with you, we'll park on your curb Sunday night?  Then we'll head down to your place BJ on Monday and park there Monday night, if that works for you two*? Then we can head out to meet Russ on Tuesday?

I haven't mapped it, but I think that seems like a reasonable route?  :)


*too also works here, funny enough.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 11:07:24 AM
Just realized this will be at the same time as the Seahawks game, so make sure everyone knows no spoilers if they check their phone for the score! ;)

(IDK if any of you watch football, but had to say just in case.)

Freckles, if it's okay with you, we'll park on your curb Sunday night?  Then we'll head down to your place BJ on Monday and park there Monday night, if that works for you two*? Then we can head out to meet Russ on Tuesday?

I haven't mapped it, but I think that seems like a reasonable route?  :)


*too also works here, funny enough.

Definitely a reasonable route =) Pretty easy drive times all around, and skipping most of the boring parts ;) Although between where we live and where Russ lives there are some neat sights, depending on what's still on fire and all that.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 11:10:52 AM
You're welcome on our street or in the driveway any time!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 20, 2017, 11:20:09 AM
depending on what's still on fire and all that.

Oh sheesh, I forgot about that!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 11:26:36 AM
depending on what's still on fire and all that.

Oh sheesh, I forgot about that!

Yeah =( Right now we need to check the fire map before going anywhere. The rain has helped a lot though, and opened a lot of evacuated zones.

Here's a map, although it's being updated right now so it's not currently working. https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx (https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx) Should be back up soon though.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on September 20, 2017, 11:47:50 AM
I will be there with a pot o chilli..:)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 20, 2017, 12:02:49 PM
I will be there with a pot o chilli..:)

Awesome!  :D
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 12:17:05 PM
Yea! It's so cool of you guys to make the drive up here.

Now, where's Meowmalade?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 20, 2017, 12:20:28 PM
Yea! It's so cool of you guys to make the drive up here.

Now, where's Meowmalade?

You have her on facebook right? If not, let me know and I'll message her.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 20, 2017, 12:20:54 PM
Yes, good point. :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Meowmalade on September 20, 2017, 12:44:35 PM
Sorry guys, can't make it!  This weekend is crazy.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 20, 2017, 02:28:22 PM
Sorry guys, can't make it!  This weekend is crazy.

D'oh!  Next time. :)

I messaged Emma about it, they get back on Sat, so might be able to make it.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: LateToTheParty on September 23, 2017, 04:36:41 AM
Hi. I'm in. Looking forward to it. I was also surprised not more responses yet. I was only aware because I am friends with B_J on FB and saw her post in my feed. I otherwise would have missed it entirely. I am not very FB active/literate.  Maybe lots of people not even aware? 

Anyway, I am looking forward to it; DH and I have Asheville on our short list for FIRE locations, so can't wait to hear more about it from you ASR.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 23, 2017, 08:10:47 AM
Hi. I'm in. Looking forward to it. I was also surprised not more responses yet. I was only aware because I am friends with B_J on FB and saw her post in my feed. I otherwise would have missed it entirely. I am not very FB active/literate.  Maybe lots of people not even aware? 

Anyway, I am looking forward to it; DH and I have Asheville on our short list for FIRE locations, so can't wait to hear more about it from you ASR.

Yay! I'm extra glad I have you on facebook then =)

Everyone in the group *should* have been notified when Freckles created the event, but FB can be weird sometimes =\
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 23, 2017, 08:30:05 AM
 I'm not really sure how else to get the word out. Glad you can come, LateToTheParty!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: LateToTheParty on September 23, 2017, 10:03:39 AM
Yes - got the notification, so it's there. With a bunch of others I have overlooked. Wish I could prioritize FB notifications like I do my outlook email.
I'll bring cornbread and a salad.
A little chatter should help. The link to the business insider article was a great idea.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Optimiser on September 23, 2017, 11:32:58 AM
I just found this thread (I got the FB invite a while ago, but I don't use FB anymore) and can't make it on the short notice. But posting to follow.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 23, 2017, 02:53:14 PM
We're bringing a pumpkin pie. Its a giant one from Costco.

Ali said it's too early in the season, but I said it was delicious, so here we are.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 23, 2017, 03:47:08 PM
We're bringing a pumpkin pie. Its a giant one from Costco.

Ali said it's too early in the season, but I said it was delicious, so here we are.

I side with you. It is never too early for a costco pumpkin pie.

Did you get whipped cream?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 23, 2017, 06:46:38 PM
We're bringing a pumpkin pie. Its a giant one from Costco.

Ali said it's too early in the season, but I said it was delicious, so here we are.

I side with you. It is never too early for a costco pumpkin pie.

Did you get whipped cream?
Not yet, but it's on the list to get before we show up.

What kind of person do you think I am, madam?
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 24, 2017, 08:20:39 AM
We're bringing a pumpkin pie. Its a giant one from Costco.

Ali said it's too early in the season, but I said it was delicious, so here we are.

I side with you. It is never too early for a costco pumpkin pie.

Did you get whipped cream?
Not yet, but it's on the list to get before we show up.

What kind of person do you think I am, madam?

Oh right. Pixie sticks straight from the tube, right? I shouldn't have doubted you =P
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 24, 2017, 12:15:22 PM


Pixie sticks straight from the tube, right?

So good. Those giant plastic tubes.

:D
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Exflyboy on September 24, 2017, 07:44:48 PM
A great afternoon had by all I think.. Lots of great food and pumpkin pie..Yum.

Thanks to Freckles and Hubby for being great hosts.. To Flower for sitting on my lap for some love and to all those for not laughing at my impromptu striptease.. I was convinced a wasp flew down the back of my shirt!

If your a fan of the movie Galaxy Quest you can say in your best Alan Rickman voice "I see you managed to get your shirt off!"

Good Luck to Bracken Joy's other half on his Professional Engineering exam in October.. Its a tough one, I've done it!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Bracken_Joy on September 25, 2017, 08:51:50 AM
Thanks EFB! (Hoping he won't need much luck, pure skill! lol) I was glad you could make it, and everyone else too! Great combo of new faces and established friends.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: arebelspy on September 25, 2017, 09:04:05 AM
That was a lot of fun! Very good conversations, thanks everyone for coming, and Freckles for hosting!  :)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Freckles on September 25, 2017, 09:10:55 AM
So glad I could do it. You all are lovely.
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Russ on October 01, 2017, 02:36:34 PM
Hey Portland folks! Does anyone know of anyone with a room for rent? B and I are looking for a place to stay late October - mid April. We are on a tight budget, but we are both very handy and happy to do /help with any maintenance or construction you might need.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: JLE1990 on January 04, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
Hi has anyone thought about doing another meet up? It would be awesome to meet some of you guys in the PNW!
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: WillametteValleyMMMMeetup on January 04, 2018, 01:34:39 PM
Hi has anyone thought about doing another meet up? It would be awesome to meet some of you guys in the PNW!

Yes indeed! I started a facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1955521104688487/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1955521104688487/) That being said- it needs meetups! Feel free to organize one =) We just need to get the ball rolling.

Portland specifically also has a group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/706232302826090/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/706232302826090/)
Title: Re: Willamette Valley Mustachians (Oregon)
Post by: Will on January 10, 2018, 01:28:44 PM
Hi has anyone thought about doing another meet up? It would be awesome to meet some of you guys in the PNW!

Yes indeed! I started a facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1955521104688487/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1955521104688487/) That being said- it needs meetups! Feel free to organize one =) We just need to get the ball rolling.

Portland specifically also has a group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/706232302826090/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/706232302826090/)

Hi!

Yes, we do have a Facebook page for the Portland area.  No meetups currently in the planning stages as far as I know.