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Anyone here from E. Oregon?

Started by hlthy1. Last reply by Jayson Feb 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi All,Just found this group and was wondering if there's anyone here from Eastern Oregon (La Grande)? I have a meetup group in this area and am considering changing it to an exmo or post-religion…Continue

Jenny needs friends

Started by LITH. Last reply by Late Bloomer Feb 16, 2016. 20 Replies

I would like to get a core group of women together who have left the mormon mindset behind, and meet up with these women every six months for a weekend retreat.  I want to grow old with these…Continue

New to Group

Started by Shawn Parks. Last reply by Kathy Mar 21, 2013. 6 Replies

I just joined this group pretty recently.  I live in the Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR area.Continue

New to the group

Started by cheryls23. Last reply by LessMon Feb 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi :)  I am new to the group and looking for others in my area that have gone through similar experiences. I live in the Vancouver area. I look forward to getting to know all of you!- CherylContinue

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Comment by LessMon on July 6, 2010 at 9:34am
Missed the 4th weekend, but was planning on a get-together at Blitz Ladd this coming Sunday (July 11), sort of our 'normal' monthly meetup. If no objections, I'll get announcements up tonight and call the Ladd in case they have conflicts.

I had figured the 4th (first sunday) wouldn't work well.
Comment by Kathy on June 30, 2010 at 7:45pm
I have plans already. Can't wait to get a chance to meet you though!
Comment by Susan G. Emmett on June 29, 2010 at 9:59pm
I'm interested, and my huge backyard is available if you're also looking for a place. If you decide to go ahead with this, I'll put an invite out to the NWExmo list also. I think there's a lot of us single and don't often do much on these holidays -- but the invite would be open to couples also, right?

Sue
Comment by Pinklilly on June 29, 2010 at 8:12pm
Hello all you PNW'rs out there! I am interested in getting the summer started off with a bang! Are any of you interested in pulling together to have a BBQ over July 4 weekend?
Comment by LessMon on June 5, 2010 at 5:51pm
Thanks everyone who came to the movie and get-together yesterday. The movie, "8: The Mormon Proposition" was fantastic and I highly recommend it. The meetup was outstanding. Thanks to Sue who got us the venue and to the ca. 25 people who came!
Comment by LessMon on May 31, 2010 at 7:03pm
NEXT MEETUP - This Friday, June 4. Going to 8: Mormon Proposition movie.
Details here: http://www.exmormononline.net/events/portland-exmormon-meetup-fri
Comment by Kathy on May 5, 2010 at 11:20am
Drive in this weekend is How to train your Dragon and IronMan 2!!!! Anyone wanna go?
Comment by LessMon on April 28, 2010 at 10:40pm
Meetup May 2!
http://www.exmormononline.net/events/portland-or-meetup-sun-may-2

Tentatively at Blitz Ladd. May change to Sckavone's if Blazers are still playing.
Comment by Kathy on April 14, 2010 at 11:26am
Well, I am open to whatever anyone wants to do. I am definitely not "invested" in Skavone's other than the fact that of the places we tried it seemed quietest. Hmmmmm, it is a thinker!
Comment by LessMon on April 13, 2010 at 5:32pm
I liked the couches at the Ladd and more 'group' atmosphere. It's close enough to Sckavone's that it wouldn't matter between them for most folks.

My $0.02 on the other issues:
Food - I thought they were about the same, but that's me.
Noise / conversation: if the Ladd were quieter, I think it would have worked. But it was noisy enough, even after many folks dissipated, that I could really only hear the 2-3 people sitting next to me anyway. So it ended up being equivalent (for me) to Sckavone's, for me. (Sckavone's doesn't have a working TV, so it has no chance of having the sports-bar vibe.)

We asked before at the first place we tried - they have a room that can be reserved, but it costs $. (Like $150 or something.) If we regularly had like 30 people, that would be good, but otherwise...

One challenge is food v. mingling, I think. For eating, it's nice to sit at a table. For mingling and talking, the table gets in the way. We might want to consider either arranging tables differently at more restaurant style - or skipping food so mingling is easier? Just spitballing.

I'm happy to manage directions and invites, but I _really_ don't know places and don't get to central/east Portland hardly ever. So I would still love suggestions.
 

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