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Spring 2019 Meetup

I was thinking it would be fun to have a Portland Meetup sometime before Summer (that gives us until June 20-ish). When would be a good time to get together--and where? I'm thinking of sometime in mid-May. I work in Beaverton and live in Tigard, but it's not too hard for me to get downtown.


Your thoughts?



Davin Studer Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

I would totally be up for an event. I wonder though if mid-May may be too close. You may not get much of a turn out due to people's schedules. Unfortunately, I don't have a great idea for where. I could probably get space at my organization to host it, but I'm in Vancouver and that would probably limit turnout as well.

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AyBee Atlassian Team Apr 25, 2019

Spring is my absolute favorite season here in Portland. I highly recommend doing it at an indoor/outdoor venue - moreso outdoor if anyone knows a good place.  Maybe the Japanese Gardens at the top of the hill in downtown? The International Rose Test Garden there is becoming beautiful this time of year, too. I'd be interested in joining this meetup, Karen. I look forward to hearing what you decide. 

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I wasn't sure where most people work/live. There is also a beautiful garden in SE: It's the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. One of the prettiest places in PDX. Another good one is the Elk Rock Garden at the Bishop's Close:

Both of these can be reached by bus and have plenty of parking.

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AyBee Atlassian Team Apr 29, 2019

I've  heard a lot about Crystal Springs, but have yet to go. So, that'd be great too!

I'm interested in joining!  I'm in the Canby area, and it's easy enough for me to get to all the places mentioned so far (except Vancouver... *traffic-fueled shudder*)

I especially like the garden ideas!  It's so pretty this time of year!


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I like the idea of meeting at a garden. I imagine we might want somewhere we can sit and visit--and knowing that weather is highly changeable this time of year, somewhere that has an indoor space seems like a good idea.

Both the Japanese and Chinese Gardens have such spaces.

May 15 - October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Free — Members
  • $12.95 — Adults
  • $11.95 — Seniors (age 62 & over)
  • $9.95 — Students (age 6-18 and college students with I.D.)
  • $37.95 — Family Pass (two adults, two students)
  • Children five and under are free

Summer Public Garden Hours (March 11 – September 30)
Monday: Noon-7pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-7pm
Last General Admission is at 6:30pm

Adult: $16.95
Senior (65+): $14.50
Student: $13.50
Youth (6-17): $11.50
Child (5 and under): Free
Members: Free

What do you think?

A paid park may be restrictive for some folks. Perhaps a public park with a covered picnic area would work? 

We're open for suggestions.

Just joined the group, wondering if anything has been scheduled officially?

Davin Studer Community Leader Jul 10, 2019

It would be cool if the Portland group could get the back from the dead award for Summit 2020.

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