Meetups Coming Soon! San Francisco This Saturday, July 14; Portland Next Wednesday, July 18 and Seattle, Thursday July 19

Calling West Coast readers! Hope you’ll be able to make one of our upcoming meetups. Participants have enjoyed the lively conversation and potables.

All meetups are 5:00 to 8:00 PM. We’ll provide maps for Portland and Seattle closer to their dates.

San Francisco Saturday July 14

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

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Portland Wednesday July 18

Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
112 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
503 227-4057

Seattle Thursday July 19

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

See you soon!

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  1. Janie

    To those in Eugene area: I am 5 miles from I5 in Salem. We have a spare room, queen bed, and room in the back seat for two. If you don’t fancy the long drive home after the meetup, ride in with us, spend the night and drive home Thursday. We may be able to make arrangements for more.

      1. Richard

        I know; I’m picturing something Keseyesque! But I will be happy to see Yves up here in Seattle, along with the rest of you, up here in Seattle.

        1. Oregoncharles

          “Further” may still be available.

          We actually got to see it, years ago. Encountered Kesey and his grandkids at a park near Springfield, and the kids invited us in.

          1. Will S.

            Further is still alive and kicking, though Keseyless. It makes an annual appearance at the Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout outside of North Plains, OR (which begins but one day from the NC meetup in PDX). So it may actually be closer than we expect…

    1. Will S.

      That’s very kind of you, and though (living as I do in the Portland city limits) I have no need of your offer, I appreciate it on behalf of those who may. I wish I could offer the same, but I fear my tiny one-bedroom apartment wouldn’t be very comfortable, especially given that we’ll be leaving the next day at around 6 AM. I’m tremendously excited to meet everyone at the PDX meetup next week!

  2. Gaius Publius

    Just a note. I’ll be at the meet-up in Portland on July 18, likely earlier than later. Please drop by and say hi if you’re in the area.


    1. Yves Smith Post author

      I was going to tout your participation in the next announcement (the one with the map), but thanks for letting readers know now, since you coming is an a big draw (although you may be asked to hold forth on Dem politics)….I probably should have included it in this announcement.

  3. Lord Koos

    It looks like I won’t be able to make the Seattle meet on that date, as much as I would love to be there. Hope to get a full report from those who are able to attend.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      Oh, so sorry! If I had more frequent flier miles (American), I’d go to the left coast more often (hint for donations from readers who are particularly long miles….)

  4. Andrew Watts

    You can expect to see me on the 18th in Portland. Unfortunately, the whole “I’m going to meet some people from the internet” didn’t go over well with either my girlfriend or sister so I’ll have a +1 as a babysitter. They’ve already conspired to nix my plan to hand out “I spotted the Fed” t-shirts. It’s a tradition among certain circles.

    Anyway, I have some questions. Are we going to be occupying the private dining area at Kells? Even more important question, will I get my copy of ECONned signed? It might seem stupid but it would mean a lot.

    1. Ruby Furigana

      I’m bringing my copy of ECONned to the San Francisco meetup which I hope to get signed . . .

    2. Yves Smith Post author

      Oh, yes, managed to neglect to answer your question.

      The Kells people were very nice and are giving us a side dining area they normally don’t open up on Wednesdays. So I don’t picture this as a private dining room but I could be wrong. Anyway, they expect us.

      And OF COURSE I will sign your book. I’d be honored.

      You have awfully protective women to need a chaperone!!!

  5. seabos84

    Oops … is this a dupe? seabos84 is Robert Murphy is me.
    in Seattle –

    Need a chauffeur?

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      That is so kind!

      I am flying in that PM, and unless you happen to work or live near the airport, going out to drive me in is an awfully big ask.

      I’m staying at the Ace Hotel…which it turns out is further from Barca than I realized. So if it would not be too much trouble for you to give me a lift from the hotel to Barca, that would be very much appreciated!

      1. seabos84

        you have my email address ??? ;)

        we can figure out stuff through it –

        I’m a teacher, so, summer is “free” ;) airport pick up isn’t out of the question.


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