Jump to content

Portland area get together


Recommended Posts

Just wondering if anyone in Portland area and surrounding as far out as anyone can come, would like to have a simple meeting at a restaurant for lunch or dinner? I have thought of this off and on for awhile and thought I'd throw it out there for discussion.

My thought it to keep it simple. Pick a restaurant, pick a day, most likely a weekend day, pick a time and then get an estimated number of who's coming, reserve a space or table and waaalaaa....we meet!!

So who wants to come and all input is welcome. I am thinking of doing it before thanksgiving and when it gets busy for the holidays. Something like November 8 or 9? I work every other weekend so would like it to be on a weekend I have off of course. Others???

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 93
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Guest CaraMBA09
Just wondering if anyone in Portland area and surrounding as far out as anyone can come, would like to have a simple meeting at a restaurant for lunch or dinner? I have thought of this off and on for awhile and thought I'd throw it out there for discussion.

My thought it to keep it simple. Pick a restaurant, pick a day, most likely a weekend day, pick a time and then get an estimated number of who's coming, reserve a space or table and waaalaaa....we meet!!

So who wants to come and all input is welcome. I am thinking of doing it before thanksgiving and when it gets busy for the holidays. Something like November 8 or 9? I work every other weekend so would like it to be on a weekend I have off of course. Others???

I think that would be lots of fun. I am only 3 hours away. I have been debating going back down there for my first fill and still have not decided. tentatively count me in!

C

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My sister owes a restraurant in Clackamas area, we would take over the whole place. She wouldnt mind. Business is slow for her and the food is good. I could make a map and everything. You just need to let me know the date. In November hubby and I would be able to eat too.. What do you think. She has good food. It is right off the freeway so it would be easy to find.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

count me in, I need to come visit my mom and brothers anyway, weekend day would be best, I would come down on a friday and come back on a monday. A girl named carolyn was banded the same day as my self and she lives in portland, I will try to get in contact with her, she goes by caro on the forum, but hasn't been on for awhile. this should be fun

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My sister owes a restraurant in Clackamas area, we would take over the whole place. She wouldnt mind. Business is slow for her and the food is good. I could make a map and everything. You just need to let me know the date. In November hubby and I would be able to eat too.. What do you think. She has good food. It is right off the freeway so it would be easy to find.

That sounds GREAT!! I think we have the location for sure. I am glad people are wanting to do this, I know I sure do. I really think I would just like to make the date November 8th and set it. This way we all have enough time to put it on out calendars and take care of any necessary plans so we can come... I'm excited. The only other date before thanksgiving would be October 25th and that's pretty soon or the 22nd of November but that is the weekend b-4 thanksgiving and I know alot of people will be preparing for the holiday. So let me know if this November 8th date is good for most hopefully and it's a done deal. This will happen!!

Now should it be a lunch thing? That may be best like around 1:00 or so. Or if more people want dinner just give some input. If it's lunch I want it to be late enough for those that have to travel to not have to get up at the crack of dawn. My vote is for a lunch thing but if others want dinner just let us know. I am flexible either way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nov. 8th would be great, I agree lunch would be best then we can take our time and not be in a rush because it gets late, I will see if my son, who was banded in January wants to come with me.

thanks for doing this Julie.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest CaraMBA09
That sounds GREAT!! I think we have the location for sure. I am glad people are wanting to do this, I know I sure do. I really think I would just like to make the date November 8th and set it. This way we all have enough time to put it on out calendars and take care of any necessary plans so we can come... I'm excited. The only other date before thanksgiving would be October 25th and that's pretty soon or the 22nd of November but that is the weekend b-4 thanksgiving and I know alot of people will be preparing for the holiday. So let me know if this November 8th date is good for most hopefully and it's a done deal. This will happen!!

Now should it be a lunch thing? That may be best like around 1:00 or so. Or if more people want dinner just give some input. If it's lunch I want it to be late enough for those that have to travel to not have to get up at the crack of dawn. My vote is for a lunch thing but if others want dinner just let us know. I am flexible either way.

Just a thought. I do not know where Clackamas is. Is it close to I-5? The date and time sound great. Maybe Lisal or Queenie would want to come down with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just a thought. I do not know where Clackamas is. Is it close to I-5? The date and time sound great. Maybe Lisal or Queenie would want to come down with.

Good question. Yes Clackamas is accessed from I-205. I do want Stormy to maybe give us ideas of what kind of food they serve and where it is. I think we do need to get something easy to find for out of towners. I had forgotten about that. Stormy? What's the name of it also?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It used to be called the Medium Rare. Now it is called Anita's Diamondback Grill. It is an old place but the bar is the busy part. The restaurant, if I let her know how many we have, she can save the tables for us. During the day, she doesn't have much business in the restaurant part. She has things like, steak, salads, chicken, french fries, hamburgers. But for me and my crew, I bet she will cook up about anything we want. I think she has fish too. Hey and Julie, we could get you that bloody mary. HA! I just need to let her know the date and about how many so she can be ready. It is off of I-205, Estacada exit, then about two stop lights and it is on the left, it is so easy to find. Let me call her. I want to make sure she is there on the 8th if that is the date we are looking at. I want good service. HA!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got a hold of my sister, we can have the whole dining room for Nov 8th at 1:00 if that is what you would like. I told her if anything changes I would let her know. The address is : Anita's Diamond Back Grill.10287 SE Hwy 212, Clackamas OR The restaurant # is 503-656-2432.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest CaraMBA09
I got a hold of my sister, we can have the whole dining room for Nov 8th at 1:00 if that is what you would like. I told her if anything changes I would let her know. The address is : Anita's Diamond Back Grill.10287 SE Hwy 212, Clackamas OR The restaurant # is 503-656-2432.

well shit if you are serving bloody marys, I am sleeping on one of your wenches couches!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

well shit if you are serving bloody marys, I am sleeping on one of your wenches couches!

I was just letting her know that she can get one there, HA!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey Cara, I will be getting a room for that night, You can bunk with me if you like, I just talked to carolyn who was banded the same day as myself

and she lives in Portland, she would love to come as well, so this should be a good time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

should we invite other people who have been banded or just people on this site?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just a thought. I do not know where Clackamas is. Is it close to I-5? The date and time sound great. Maybe Lisal or Queenie would want to come down with.

I WAS JUST THINKIN HERE, I KNOW THE HUSKIES ARE IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND BUTTTTTTTT MAYBE I'LL THINK ABOUT SKIPPING OUT ON THAT BEING THEY'RE REALLY SUCKIN IT UP THIS YEAR ANYWAY LOL. THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND WE HAVE TO BE IN PORTLAND FOR THE NW KNOCKDOWN, ROLLERDERBY BUT WHAT THE HECK :)

I COULD JUST MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT, MY BRO LIVES CLOSE TO THE CLACKAMAS MALL OR A DAY TRIP WOULD BE GREAT

Link to comment
Share on other sites

should we invite other people who have been banded or just people on this site?

I think the more the Merrier :rolleyes: ... And good for your sisters business as well :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I sent out another message on the other site, there may be people on there that want to come. I let them know nov 8th at 1:00 I hope that is still right? We didnt change did we? I will keep on my sister so she can get some extra goodies there at the restaurant. by then I will be able to eat, thank goodness.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Julie,

I would LOVE to attend your gathering. I was banded July 21st and read the forum daily. You are always so sweet and understanding while still being supportive and informative! It would be so nice to meet ya in person. Just one question, is Clackamas close to Portland? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would fly in/out via Southwest on the same day...just unsure if this is a 6 hour drive or 45 minutes.

I'm going for my 2nd fill at the OCC tomorrow. After hearing of your experience I've been considering finding an alternate fill location. At my first fill I asked them to be conservative as I feared being overfilled. The Dr. filled me with 2 cc (4cc band) and said he could still add more, I declined. It's so frustrating because I can eat just as much as I could before. Your explanation in regards to esophageal erosion when we overeat was great. Like many things in life, just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD...sigh...

Wish me luck tomorrow and hopefully we'll meet in Clackamas!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Julie,

I would LOVE to attend your gathering. I was banded July 21st and read the forum daily. You are always so sweet and understanding while still being supportive and informative! It would be so nice to meet ya in person. Just one question, is Clackamas close to Portland? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would fly in/out via Southwest on the same day...just unsure if this is a 6 hour drive or 45 minutes.

I'm going for my 2nd fill at the OCC tomorrow. After hearing of your experience I've been considering finding an alternate fill location. At my first fill I asked them to be conservative as I feared being overfilled. The Dr. filled me with 2 cc (4cc band) and said he could still add more, I declined. It's so frustrating because I can eat just as much as I could before. Your explanation in regards to esophageal erosion when we overeat was great. Like many things in life, just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD...sigh...

Wish me luck tomorrow and hopefully we'll meet in Clackamas!

IT'S LESS THEN A 30 MIN DRIVE FROM THE AIRPORT :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Think there is a motel called the Hampton Inn, that is down the street from the place. This place is just an old Pub but it will do the trick cause we will have the whole dining room for just us. It is dead on Saturdays. YAHOOO

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×
×
  • Create New...