We have a time and date for the first ever Portland Transport real-world gathering: 6pm on Thursday, December 14th.
It was the first choice in the survey, and the Columbia Crossing folks have confirmed their availability.
But we don’t have a venue yet. The Lucky Lab in SE was the number one choice, but it’s booked that night. It’s also $100 for the room.
The other brewpub locations are even pricier. Who’s got suggestions for low cost venues?
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If the CRC Task Force is the primary presenter, ask them for the $100 or what ever the cost is for a space. This would not even be pocket change for this organization as they have spun through over $40M to $60M, at least that is my understanding of what they have spent.
Is the Lucky Lab in NW available? Its a nice space. Paul’s right, CRC might just as well pick up the room tab (and beer tab?) as its their agenda.
I understand the back room at LL – NW costs $150 to rent.
CRC must have an incidental fund. This seems fair to me if they are going to be the “lead” presenter. I wouldn’t mind chipping in for the cost, though, if others (like Chris) are doing a lot of organizational work to put this together.
Just don’t ask them to buy drinks, or we’ll all feel like legislators. :-)
– Bob R.
I am reluctant to ask the CRC for funding because I would like this to be OUR meeting, of which they are a part, not THEIR meeting with our participation.
So I’m looking for suggestions for free to cheap venues where someone can get a beverage or a snack.
Can I suuggest, Chris, maybe having this meeting AFTER the Holidays, when finding a place would be easier?
Alternatively, I’ll even offer up my house for the 14th. I’m hosting our HAND Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, the 12th…they’ll probably even be left overs! :-) At 23rd & Stephens, between Division and Hawthorne, I’m not far from the Lucky Lab.
Frank, that’s very generous. My hope is that we can find a public location, but I’ll keep it in mind.
How many of us is there actually? Just a 100-150 bucks. That’s my normal bar bill – so I’ll get the room and somebody can buy me a beer. Who do i need to call?
Try the Redwing Cafe at 6th Avenue SE and Harrison(?). Its a couple blocks south of the Multnomah Building not far from the Lucky Lab.