Reconfirming July Meetups: Next Fri, July 6, in Chicago; Sun July 8 in Green Bay; Sat July 14 SF; Wed July 18 Portland, Thurs July 19 Seattle

Making sure all interested NC readers have our coming meetups in your calendar if you happen to be near enough by to join in!

All meetups are 5:00 to 8:00 PM, although they often go longer, save for Sunday in Green Bay, which will be a brunch (locals please advise if you want to start at noon or 12:30 PM).

Closer to the date, we’ll post reminders with maps. As a general rule, bring cash. Some places are willing to run individual tabs, but it’s easier at those that don’t to pay for your drink when served. Hopefully I will remember closer to each meetup date and check if the venue in question will run individual checks.

Chicago Friday July 6 (the owner graciously e-mailed us at the instigation of Russell D and seems very accommodating:

D4 Irish Pub & Cafe
345 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312 624 8385

Green Bay Sunday July 8 (Brunch, precise time TBD soon! Please pipe up in comments)

The Cannery (thanks reader Steve)
310 N. Broadway, Suite 110
Green Bay, WI 54303
920 432 3300

San Francisco Saturday July 14

Press Club
20 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 744-5000

Portland Wednesday July 18

Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub (thanks reader Scott B; our OregonCharles said his niece’s wedding was held there, always a good sign)
112 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
503 227-4057

Seattle Thursday July 19 (thanks reader Alison)

1510 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
206 325-8263

See you soon!

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  1. DJG

    Yves Smith, you are down in the calendar in ink.

    Chicagoans (and those who don’t work downtown): The nearest subway stop would be Grand on the Red Line, although that is about five blocks west of D4 Pub.

    The 146 bus is handy for getting to Streeterville. It runs on Michigan Avenue at that point. So does the 148.

    And as NC loyalists know, we don’t use Uber.

    We’ll debate all of this over a Tullamore Dew.

    1. Louis Fyne

      For any infrequent downtown Chicago visitors, summer Friday pm rush = be conservative about travel times and pack plenty of patience if you’re driving!

      if it’s an option, consider a train/Metra.

      And the 125 (Water Tower express rush hour bus) goes from the two Metra stations to Michigan and Ohio, two blocks/0.25 miles away.

      Also there is the water taxi from the train stations to the Wrigley Building, 3.5 blocks/0.4 miles away.

      1. Jeff N

        yes, inbound summer Friday pm rush = train conductors get totally strict about bicycles on Metra trains. Even though folding bicycles are always allowed on all Metra trains, conductors won’t let you on with one.

        1. georgieboy

          The owner of D4 is indeed a very gracious gentleman from Ireland, hence the name, which is a reference to an Irish postal code.

  2. Bee

    Delighted to hear about the Sunday brunch in Green Bay! Looking forward to it. Either time.

    1. Arizona Slim

      Organize a Boston/Cambridge meetup, El Gordo. I’ve organized two in Tucson, and it isn’t that difficult.

      One of these days, I hope to welcome Yves, Lambert, or Jerri-Lynn as the guest of honor.

      Need meetup organizing tips? I’d be happy to write a guest post.

      1. El Gordo

        Somerville would be good, too. (Geez, how do I change settings so that I get email alerts on Comment threads I’m in??)

  3. Lee

    Google maps photo of 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco raises a question. If we get past the cyclone fence, which dumpster do we meet in? Searching maps for Press Club at that address produces a more inviting image. Now I’m worrying about what to wear.

    1. cynician

      It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the Press Club, but it’s not that dressy, unless you want to. I’d prefer a more casual place too but it’s fine.

      How do we find each other? The last time I went to a meetup (DSA) there was no clear tell in the crowd and that made for missed connections.

    2. Yves Smith Post author

      I put a map up closer to the date.

      It’s in an open plaza you can see off Market Street. If you are coming from Market Street, there’s a ramp on the left to the entrance.

      This is San Francisco! Everyone is casual. I wear jeans and usually a sweater because cool (as in temperature).

    1. Arizona Slim

      Sure, Steve. Organize one!

      Seriously, I’ve organized two in Tucson, and it’s not terribly difficult to do.

      Need meetup organizing tips? I’d be happy to write a guest post.

  4. Lord Koos

    For the Seattle meet, be aware that parking is very hard to find in that area, especially at that time of day.

    1. neo-realist

      Fortunately, for people that work or live close by, e.g., downtown, Capitol Hill is easily accessible by bus or light rail. Barca should be a short walk from either one of those transit options.

    2. tegnost

      sadly I will be gone for the seattle meeting with a with a very outside chance of making portland, enjoy all, and hope for a report…maybe seattle can get a arizona slim or a katie who is willing to shoulder the load as local organizer. Barca is an easy walk from the capitol hill light rail, lots of parking at the uw station at husky stadium, and also local bus routes esp the 49 which travels from downtown through capitol hill to the u dist.

  5. Jonathan Holland Becnel

    I feel like im beating a dead horse here but COME TO NEW ORLEANS!!!

    Yes, AZ, i know how to organize a meeting, but Yves n Lambert have our emails everytime we comment and they dont seem interested in going anywhere save Birmingham and Atlanta.

    The poor live in the South, not Seattle, Portland, West Coast/East Coast.

    1. Arizona Slim

      Persist with those invitations, Jonathan! Because a Southern Exposure NC tour could happen. And, of course, I’d be delighted if it became the West by Southwest tour.

  6. Ed Miller

    Portland Meetup will be at 5PM I assume since it is on a Wednesday. Is there a room reserved or how do we find each other? I have never been to one of these NC meetings and don’t know anyone in person.

  7. Oregoncharles

    Actually, it was the wedding RECEPTION at Kell’s, but that’s even more relevant. Food was good, IIRC.

    Good to have the time, I’d missed that before. And you already answered my next question in responding to Ed.

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