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Old 01-12-07, 10:32 PM   #1
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I moved to Portland

Where my ninja's at??

Lil help?

Alleycats?

BEEERRRR?

Anyone going to see Glitchmob at the Fez tomorrow???
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Old 01-12-07, 10:45 PM   #2
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Congrats, man.

I almost made the same move before I was run over by a truck last year. Talk about your extreme body modifications!
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Old 01-12-07, 10:47 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm staying downtown at the moment a few blocks from Powell's... Have to run to/from Seattle once more and then I am done.
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Well I just learned from a friend who learned from the boyfriend of one of my housemates that my house might be splitting up so I may be looking for roommates. God, communication is awesome here.

Anyways coolio on moving down here, I am looking forward to getting back down (been spending the last few weeks at my mom's house on Vashon Island).
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Old 01-12-07, 11:06 PM   #5
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Captured by Porches... learn it live it love it. Some parties you can spot like 100 fixies parked outside...

Stumptown Coffee, there's a mandatory spot for caffeine fanatics and fixie riders alike...
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i may be moving out there in october, if all goes well
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Old 01-13-07, 09:33 AM   #8
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this is my brother's house.
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Man...where have you been? Good to see you back.
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thanks serendipper. i'll be at monstertrack with the aforementioned brother for those of you in the hood.
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Captured by Porches... learn it live it love it. Some parties you can spot like 100 fixies parked outside...

Stumptown Coffee, there's a mandatory spot for caffeine fanatics and fixie riders alike...
Also really good for coffee is half n half, it's a lot smaller and different atmosphere than stumptown so it can be a nice break.
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half n half now serves courier coffee. no longer stumptown. I work at the half n half on side jobs. courier coffee is this dude who locally roasts in his back yard and delivers by bike...stumptown is good coffee, but their ethics are a lot different than they say.
on a side note, welcome to portland. hope to see you at alpenrose!
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Old 01-13-07, 12:27 PM   #13
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this is my brother's house.
oh wow, that's your bro's house? i remember a huge party there... best beer i had in my life and it was homebrewed, sold from the tap... if it's the house i'm thinking of (N. Prescott & 9th corner). good times.

on the half n half note: hmm, haven't had a chance to check it out but i'm always down to try some other locally roasted coffee. i'll have to go there in the next week or so.

was that guy in that williamate weekly issue on baristas / portland coffee? i swear hearing / reading something along that lines before, a guy that roasts coffee on his own property and then delivers via velo...
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yup that's the dude. It's really good coffee.
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Old 01-13-07, 12:50 PM   #15
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thanks! Yah, I saw one group of kids on track bikes riping through downtown near the Morrison st. bridge but that so far has been it.
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click on the animation in my sig for info on MiniBikeWinterIV, coming up in Feb. Races, dances, other fun and craziness...
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damn, that's the same day as the "stairway to hell" race. but this one does have whiskey as a prize...
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Old 01-13-07, 02:37 PM   #18
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I finally got replacement cups for my BB so I should be there one way or the other.... Either that or be racing on a bmx.
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Seems like nobody really reads the "portland thread" so am posting here,

Just found out today I'll be moving to Portland. I'll be heading up from Salt Lake Utah as soon as I have a job and apartment locked in. Have some friends in the Laurelhurst area so am thinking that might be a good place to look. Also Dad lives in Lake Oswego, not so appealing but I'm thinking I might apply with PCC and their RN program and thats pretty close. Looking to work in an area hospital doing nurses aide stuff like I'm doing now while working on that nursing license. Anyways, I hope to meet you all and would like to join up for some group rides and what not. I have been to Portland several times before, never with bike, and I'm gonna need some showing around.
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Check out University of Portland, and Linfield. Both are very good nursing schools located in Portland. Linfield is in NW (literally right on 23rd. st.) and UofP is out in NoPo. I've got a couple friends that go to both of them and it sounds like they are quality programs.
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What about the red and black? I've got some friends from portland who lived in portland who like that place, plus some kids from there firebombed a starbucks in construction i hear.
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Check out University of Portland, and Linfield. Both are very good nursing schools located in Portland. Linfield is in NW (literally right on 23rd. st.) and UofP is out in NoPo. I've got a couple friends that go to both of them and it sounds like they are quality programs.
Thanks! I'm looking at University of Portland and OHSU right now.

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There is a chance that I'll be out there soon. Everything I know about that city is culled from internet bicycle forums. It sounds good.
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I am moving back at the end of June, after graduation. First time living downtown; should be nice. Anybody currently looking for a graphic designer? =)
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