Mal: Zoe, why do I have a wife? Jayne: You got a wife? All I got is that dumbass stick sounds like its raining. How come you got a wife?

'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


F2F5: I forget that everyone isn't us

Plan what to do, what to wear (you can never go wrong with a corset), and get ready for the next BuffistaCon.


Shir - Apr 13, 2024 7:25:42 am PDT #12533 of 12684
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Hello, all! And thanks, JenP!

I'm going to add to Jen's post that I'm also free for dinner in NYC on 5/2.

Seattle and SF localistas: I'll be in Seattle from 5/6-10/6, and in SF from 13/6-20/6 (flying back home on that day). Happy to start group emails on where and when to meet those who'd like to meet, but for that I'll need to know where do you live. So if you're not already there, please either share where do you live here, or add it to the document in my profile.

And last, a disclaimer. Things here are still wari-sh and getting hot and cold in ways I can't predict, so I'm following my flights status and flight companies' decisions. There's a risk that they'll be cancelled. I'll share updates once I have them.


Java cat - Apr 16, 2024 5:28:39 pm PDT #12534 of 12684
Not javachik

Sorry to log in this hypothetical but if I don't do it now, I'll get busy again & won't get it out there. This is for hypothetical F2F at the end of May, 2025, at McMenamin's Edgefield, just outside Portland, OR, in the town of Troutdale, OR. My first inquiry, at the bottom, netted a result thinking I meant a one-day thing in one of the meeting rooms. The hotel room info, at the top, was forthcoming after clarifying that a block of rooms would need to be reserved, variously, for one, two, three, or more nights. The hotel has private rooms and a men's and women's hostel.

----- I would be able to reserve 6 hotel rooms with a catered event space for the night of the event and the night prior. I’m not able to reserve hostel rooms.

You would need to reserve additional room nights, hostel rooms and any additional rooms online one year prior.

Did you want to move forward and reserve the event space and six rooms for 5/23/25 at this time?

---- HOW TO BOOK THE SPACE:

To book an event with Edgefield, we require:

a credit card number upon booking to guarantee the booking. a signed contract within 2 weeks. 50% of the Minimum is due 2 weeks after booking. Menu selection(s) along with event details are due 45 days prior. Final head count is due 7 business days prior. HOTEL ROOMS:

Depending on availability, we can block up to 6 rooms and hold those till 45 days prior to the event.

Majority of our hotel rooms are European style with a shared bathroom down the hall and not in the rooms.

Hope to hear from you soon!

-----

Thank you so much for your interest in McMenamins Edgefield for your event!

The following event spaces are currently available on 5/23/25.

Here at Edgefield, our event spaces work on Hosted Food & Beverage Minimums. Which means that so long as you spend that dollar amount on hosted food and hosted drinks during the event, then you won’t owe anything to rent the space.

I’ve attached our current Catering Menus so you can see our menu selections, including our dessert options. Service Charge is above and beyond the Minimum and is 21%. Beer & Cider prices currently range from $7.25-$8.50/pint. Wine prices currently range from $10.75-$16/glass. You can handpick which beers and wines you want to have available at the bar.

Mt Hood Room:

-can seat up to 24 guests, depending upon how it is set

-3 dining tables of 8

-one conference table for 16

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $600 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $800 + 21% service charge

Barley Room:

-can seat up to 40 guests, depending upon how it is set

-4 dining tables of 10 for 40 guests

-U-shape for 22 guests

-hollow square for 28 guests

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $1000 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $2000 + 21% service charge

-360 tour of the Barley Room: [link]

Attic:

-can seat up to 80 guests depending upon how it is set

-Meeting Rounds for 40 guests

-U-shape table for 15 guests

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $1000 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $3000 + 21% service charge

-360 tour: [link]

-I do want to make note a couple of things about the Attic, it is located on the third floor of the Power Station building. There is no elevator available, so it is walking up flights of stairs. The public restroom is located on the ground floor.


Java cat - Apr 16, 2024 5:32:52 pm PDT #12535 of 12684
Not javachik

About: [link]

Concert schedule for 2024 just for info: [link]


Pix - Apr 17, 2024 3:16:57 pm PDT #12536 of 12684
We're all getting played with, babe. -Weird Barbie

It sounds lovely, but it wouldn't be possible for us. The end of May is beyond busy at school.


Laura - Apr 17, 2024 4:41:35 pm PDT #12537 of 12684
Our wings are not tired.

In theory, May '25 is great for us, but my life isn't structured for planning that long in advance. Too much in my life is subject to change.


JenP - Apr 18, 2024 12:09:19 pm PDT #12538 of 12684

Are you polling for interest, Java? I think I have the same prob Laura does.

My other general thought is that it sounds complicated WRT arrangements, honestly, but I know I have a reduced tolerance for planning en masse as I get older, ha!


Pix - Apr 27, 2024 5:04:19 pm PDT #12539 of 12684
We're all getting played with, babe. -Weird Barbie

My other general thought is that it sounds complicated WRT arrangements, honestly, but I know I have a reduced tolerance for planning en masse as I get older, ha!

Yep, this is my feeling, too. I think we may have moved into an age where large Buffista gatherings only happen with major events — happy ones, like weddings or visits from UnAmericanistas like Shir — or sad ones, like JZ's memorial.


Jessica - Apr 28, 2024 8:07:01 am PDT #12540 of 12684
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Shir is in my house! We are heading into the city to walk the High Line (hopefully will meet with Tom) and then go to The Strand, will share pics on FB!


Steph L. - Apr 28, 2024 8:10:45 am PDT #12541 of 12684
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

Shir is in my house! We are heading into the city to walk the High Line (hopefully will meet with Tom) and then go to The Strand, will share pics on FB!

Hooray!


DavidS - Apr 28, 2024 8:19:34 am PDT #12542 of 12684
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Shir is in my house! We are heading into the city to walk the High Line (hopefully will meet with Tom) and then go to The Strand, will share pics on FB!

Fun!

I always send people to Tia Pol, the Spanish tapas restaurant that's near the end of the HIghline. Great croquettas.