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a town that's planning a building this hot deserves its own thread

http://chatterbox.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/bside6.jpg

jergins, Thursday, 3 May 2007 09:24 (twelve years ago) link

http://chatterbox.typepad.com/photos/downtown/stark__11th.jpg

this building is for sale and has been for more than a year. kdk and i want to buy it. 11th and stark, right across from the mark spencer, mere footsteps from powell's, etc. it's a beautiful building that looks better than this photograph indicates.

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

the pictures are all enormous so i'll just post a link to the Portland City Storage towers that you gave me the tip on a few weeks ago:

http://portlandcitystorage.com/_wsn/page2.html

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

and this seems like a pretty good blog about portland architecture:

http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture/

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

i can't believe that one looks better in person. pretty hot as is

jergins, Thursday, 3 May 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

i know!

lxy, Thursday, 3 May 2007 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

i <3 holocene

lxy, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:04 (twelve years ago) link

glad to finally see your building. what a place

jergins, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 07:38 (twelve years ago) link

SOUTH WATERFRONT: FUTURE BOONDOGGLE OR INSPIRATION/ASPIRATION

jergins, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 07:40 (twelve years ago) link

i think portland can make this work. my vote is for the latter.

lxy, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

it was not a perfect experience, but this building / bar (rocket) is v v beautiful:

http://www.portlandfoodanddrink.com/wp-images/SE/rocket.jpg

lxy, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

apotheke is another beautiful bar in po-or:

http://www.mikroknytes.com/images/northwest/6848_sm.jpg

lxy, Thursday, 2 August 2007 18:22 (twelve years ago) link

so many nice wide open spaces. sometimes i think they're doing the new venue/bar/building thing better than seattle

jergins, Thursday, 2 August 2007 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

i think you may be correct.

lxy, Thursday, 2 August 2007 20:59 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

Adrian Ryan gets something right about Portland along the lines of what we were talking about yesterday

jergins, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 01:41 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

let's go

jergins, Friday, 7 March 2008 07:13 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

in many ways you are an american idyll except your newspaper SUCKS

jergins, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 04:41 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

hi from

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 02:06 (eleven years ago) link

shanti's hair turned into one dread so he had to cut it

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 02:07 (eleven years ago) link

we ate sandwiches in the park and exchanged harrowing cop stories

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 02:08 (eleven years ago) link

also, M.A.N.D.Y.!

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 02:09 (eleven years ago) link

jasmine was on the phone all afternoon with the [controversial namedrop edit] guy and he invited her to reno tonight so we sent her off to the airport to try standby. all she had was a purse and a little dress

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

funny town

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 21:36 (eleven years ago) link

bunch of drugged raver dudes and a good number of hoochies
and then me and shanti

jergins, Monday, 28 July 2008 21:37 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

shanti's lily? does that have a ring to it or not

jergins, Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:05 (eleven years ago) link

yes, it sounds like lilting.

estela, Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:09 (eleven years ago) link

enchanting lilting.

estela, Saturday, 23 August 2008 11:10 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

tonight i feel like dancing

h.i.m. (jergins), Thursday, 9 October 2008 20:13 (eleven years ago) link

oh portland

h.i.m. (jergins), Friday, 10 October 2008 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

so we do not forget, years from now:
shanti and scott at mt tabor, with a six pack, three in the morning on a thursday, tripping out about the rent a cop, arguing like a married couple about who should pack a bowl

h.i.m. (jergins), Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

shanti stopping at home to put on his hiking boots despite the fact that i (in my dancing shoes) was assured it was just a stroll on a path.

lxy, Sunday, 12 October 2008 04:05 (eleven years ago) link

"we'll take turns watching. 5 minutes each."

lxy, Sunday, 12 October 2008 04:06 (eleven years ago) link

"ostensibly"

lxy, Sunday, 12 October 2008 04:07 (eleven years ago) link

"ostensibly"

i think i thought of max during this conversation, as in he'd be like "wow you guys hang out with retards"

qwarie (jergins), Sunday, 12 October 2008 06:49 (eleven years ago) link

but what would be the best way to define the word ostensibly to someone that's eaten a pot brownie?

qwarie (jergins), Sunday, 12 October 2008 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

nah, more like drunk-and-stoned-tards. also, not-so-much-for-the-vocabulary-tards.

lxy, Sunday, 12 October 2008 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

PORTLAND are you ready?!

lxy, Saturday, 29 November 2008 19:40 (ten years ago) link

I want to go

tehresa, Saturday, 29 November 2008 21:15 (ten years ago) link

hey have fun there lxy and report on this thread if you get the chance

jergins, Saturday, 29 November 2008 21:33 (ten years ago) link

what r u doing there

Lingbert, Saturday, 29 November 2008 23:48 (ten years ago) link

i think she is helping her sister look for a house

jergins, Sunday, 30 November 2008 19:44 (ten years ago) link

i'm not sure but maybe they stayed here last night
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd118/embarchie/jupiter.jpg
it's like the hippest travelodge ever

jergins, Sunday, 30 November 2008 19:47 (ten years ago) link

that's exactly what i did and exactly where we stayed. that middle part with the chairs has a tent over it now, and is decorated prettily with white/blue/silver christmas-ish stuff. it's "the smoking lounge" and it made me very happy.

lxy, Monday, 1 December 2008 23:40 (ten years ago) link

did you find a house? or a neighborhood?

jergins, Monday, 1 December 2008 23:44 (ten years ago) link

i think she liked the area around reed. looking at neighborhoods was the main objective, not finding a specific house, so no to that part. not many for sale, though. we were surprised.

lxy, Monday, 1 December 2008 23:56 (ten years ago) link

could totally see her living down in that area. light rail is going to go through holgate down to milwaukee in the not so distant future.

jergins, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:09 (ten years ago) link

perfect then! expensive though, considering where she'll be selling and where she'll be buying. huge difference in cost of living.

lxy, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:16 (ten years ago) link

cost of living concerns are for wussies

jergins, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:17 (ten years ago) link

hey mac you're talking about my sister

lxy, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:23 (ten years ago) link

(who is maybe a tiny bit of a wussy in this regard but still)

lxy, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:23 (ten years ago) link

go big or go home

jergins, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:33 (ten years ago) link

of all the semi-regular l&j board readers gr80's cost of living has to be the highest, yeah?

jergins, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 00:34 (ten years ago) link

Surely.

LOL cost of living is one of the reasons I'm considering Portland!

tehresa, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 03:51 (ten years ago) link

yes of course, tehresa.

i'm not making a statement about the COL in pdx so much as commenting on how much more expensive it is there than where she's coming from.

lxy, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 04:13 (ten years ago) link

yes. it's all relative.
(esp because she is your sister!)

tehresa, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 05:31 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2630442632_82ed15161c.jpg?v=0

lxy, Sunday, 18 January 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.draplin.com/pics/021909_port_of_portland_sign.jpg

lxy, Friday, 20 February 2009 03:14 (ten years ago) link

the city that works

jergins, Friday, 20 February 2009 16:03 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...
three years pass...

on the bolt bus listening to double dutch bus. hi portland.

lxy, Saturday, 16 February 2013 18:42 (six years ago) link

my little sis applied for mfa school in pdx and i hope she goes so i have more excuses to travel west!

tehresa, Saturday, 16 February 2013 19:22 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

portland meet-up details reposted here, in case the outage continues through tomorrow:

saturday nov 22
7 pm
momo
725 sw 10th

lxy, Friday, 21 November 2014 16:32 (four years ago) link

still coming! not sure psychgawsple knows about the sandbox, we'll see

sleeve, Friday, 21 November 2014 17:54 (four years ago) link

good! maybe he recalls the details of the plan.

lxy, Friday, 21 November 2014 17:58 (four years ago) link

I'm on a train to Portland!

jaq, Saturday, 22 November 2014 19:00 (four years ago) link

Wjsh I was there!

tehresa, Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:53 (four years ago) link

we do too!!

lxy, Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:01 (four years ago) link

hi

spite n ease (harbl), Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:29 (four years ago) link

hi<3

estela, Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:21 (four years ago) link

It wasn't a competition (ok, it sort of was), but Portland won my heart over th'holidays.

William (C), Saturday, 6 December 2014 00:39 (four years ago) link


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