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Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
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Translators in Portland, Oregon May 23, 2007

What about a get-together in Portland, Oregon on July 23? I'll be in town for a couple of days and it would be great to meet translators living in the area.

I'm staying at the Red Lion hotel, across from the Convention Center, and we could meet for lunch or dinner at the hotel or at one of the restaurants at the Lloyd Center.

If you're a translator living or just passing through Portland and you're free on July 23, sign up and let's share our professional experiences during an informal lunch/dinner.

I look forward to meeting you!


 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Great! :-) Jul 6, 2007

It's great to see more people showing some interest! I'm really excited about meeting you and exchanging some ideas about our crazy (but passionate) routines!

Do you have any recommendations as far as venues? I'm staying at the Red Lion hotel and I'll have to count on my two feet for transportation... Does anything in the area come to mind? I know there are some nice restaurants and a mall nearby, but you locals should know a lot more than I do!

Let me know so I can make the reservations!icon_smile.gif


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Portland! Jul 7, 2007

Thanks for organizing this meeting, Rafa! It will be so much fun in our beautiful Portland. There are so many places to recommend! My husband would like to attend, too. There will be space for 3 additional persons in our car. NW Portland is gorgeous, so is sitting outdoors at the Marina by the river. Maybe you should start some kind of survey (smokers / non-smokers, local beer and wine / cocktails, local food / exotic)
I am looking forward to meeting colleagues!


 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
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Spouses/Friends welcome! Jul 7, 2007

Hi, Nicole!

Sure your husband can come! Mine would like to go too, but it will depend on what time we'll meet. To tell you the truth, I'm only going to Portland because he has a Linux convention to go to, so I decided to organize this get-together so I'll have something fun to do as well.


 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Ideas Jul 7, 2007

I'd love to hear more ideas. As Virginia told me by email, the public transportation system is great there, so I'll try to look into it depending on at what place we decided to meet. However, I have to tell you guys that I get lost very easily! LOL

Anyway, my ideal place would be a nice, laid-back pub or restaurant where we could sit down to talk, have some drinks, and maybe something to eat without being hurried by waiters. I sure like talking a lot!icon_biggrin.gif As I said, you guys will have better ideas than I do, so keep them coming!

Thanks!


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Nice, laid-back pub? Jul 13, 2007

Then I can recommend the Rose and Thistle Restaurant and Pub. Great beer, very decent food, beer garden, very nice staff.
Here is a link:
http://www.nwbrewpage.com/orpubs/RoseThistle.html
Here's more:
http://www.altportland.com/eatdrink/beer/rose_and_thistl.shtml


 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Perfect! Jul 13, 2007

I just googled the location suggested by Nicole and it's pretty much a walking distance from my hotel (5 mins by car.) It sounds perfect, 'cause that's exactly the atmosphere I like. If everybody else agrees, I can call them on Monday or Tuesday and make reservations.

Guys, please confirm that you definitely wanna go grab some lunch at Thistle Restaurant and Pub on Monday. However, if a weekday is not good for you, we can definitely do it on Sunday, July 22nd.

Let me know what you prefer by Monday, July 16th, so I can make arrangements on Tuesday, at the latest.

I'm so looking forward to meeting you guys!icon_biggrin.gif


 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Will you attend? Jul 13, 2007

Please edit the "Will attend" field on the right to let me know if you're definitely going to attend. If you can, drop by a line here if you intend to bring a friend or spouse. Thanks!icon_smile.gif

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Great! Jul 13, 2007

When are we going to meet? Noon, 1 pm or later? If we meet on Monday, my husband will be there at 7 pm. Regarding Sunday or Monday, I am flexible. Starting Tue, I am booked for a monstrous job, though.

 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Sunday then?! Jul 15, 2007

>>> Nicole: FISH AND CHIPS!icon_smile.gif

>>> Lori: Sunday @ 12pm. If you and your boyfriend show up a little later (1-1:30pm), I bet we'll still be there!icon_biggrin.gif

If Sunday is okay with who has confirmed, let's do it so we can get the "maybes" on board as well!icon_smile.gif

I'll call Rose and Thistle Restaurant and Pub (2314 N.E. Broadway, Portland, Oregon) on Tuesday then and make reservations for ten people at NOON. If you don't agree or if you have anything else in mind, PLEASE speak now or forever hold your peace!icon_biggrin.gif

I'm looking forward to seeing you all there!


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:05
English to German
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Sunday @ noon it is! Jul 15, 2007

We will be very hungry and thirsty. The weather is supposed to stay beautiful, too!

icon_smile.gif)))


 

Lori Larsen-Hoff  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 02:05
Member (2009)
German to English
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Middday not so great. Jul 15, 2007

Noon is a bit early for me, but if thats ok with everybody else I will clear my schedule!

 

Lori Larsen-Hoff  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 02:05
Member (2009)
German to English
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Sounds good. Jul 15, 2007

Sunday it is. I may have an addition of my Latin translator boyfriend, if he gets back from LA in time.

 

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 17:05
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Hey, everybody! Jul 17, 2007

I'm calling the pub in a bit to make our reservations for *** Sunday, July 22nd, at noon ***. I'll mention it's a Proz.com's meeting, so they'll know to which party you belong when you get there.

Looking forward to seeing you there!icon_smile.gif


 


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