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Great local lineup for Inner Southeast Get Together

Posted by on July 22nd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Just a reminder to stop by our Get Together this Thursday the 23rd from 5pm to 7pm at the Green Dragon (928 SE 9th Ave).

We have a great lineup forming of folks who do business in inner industrial Southeast Portland, or who can speak to citywide issues. Ellen Vanderslice from the City of Portland will update us on the progress of the Bike Master Plan; Chris Smith of Portland Streetcar will be on hand to discuss progress in planning future streetcar lines in this area and in the city as a whole; Edwin Skaug will talk about building up his bike-based mobile convenience store business; Jed Lazar from Soupcycle will update us on the current status of the Bicycle Business League; Todd Fahrner from Clever Cycles will talk about their upcoming events; and there may be a few more, so stay tuned!

This Get Together is particularly close to our heart, as it is only a few blocks from our office — we’re really looking forward to meeting up with all you neighbors, coworkers, commuters, and the many, many others of you who ride, work, live, and play in this area.

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  • peejay July 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    If you’re going Thursday, also go today, where there’s a special selection of Green Flash brews. The IPA is pretty excellent.

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  • YOUR-INN.COM July 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Don’t forget about the KNOG party at rontoms on WEDNESDAY night either!!! Free product giveaways and a small riding area as well!

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  • Serviceburo July 22, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Too bad, I’d go if it weren’t being held somewhere alcohol oriented.

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  • bhance July 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see folks there. And peejay’s dead right about the IPA. :) See you all there tomorrow

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  • k-dub July 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Sorry, I’ll be at the Timbers’ game (BTW an unrepresented segment of the PDX bike community on this site) I bike to most matches at PGE park, and, when I come out afterwards, there’s bikes locked to everything in sight.

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  • peejay July 23, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I’m sorry that some people cannot tolerate other people enjoying alcohol. Is it the fabled “second-hand-buzz”? Or am I missing something here, #3?

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  • Elly Blue July 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Peejay, sometimes being around alcohol can be a slippery slope. Got to respect that.

    Also, when you aren’t drinking it can be a bit hard to have a satisfying conversation with someone who is. Diminishing returns apply.

    We’ve been thinking about having a coffeeshop Get Together at some point — would folks be interested?

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  • peejay July 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Elly:

    Point made. But, you can always show up early before people have a chance to overdrink, if any of us would.

    Good idea on the coffeeshop, but I guess same problem applies to caffeine use, huh?

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  • Matt Picio July 24, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Last night was great – thanks Jonathan and Elly for putting that together!

    It was exciting to see how many people are setting up shop in Activspace, and to learn about a couple bike businesses I haven’t already met. Oh, and to get the chance to talk to Officer Pickett again, and to Rex Burkholder.

    Terrific event, and I look forward to the next one!

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