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Pizza time

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by McLovin, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. McLovin

    McLovin portland Member

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    Anyone up to going out for pizza and telling some stories on the 4th or 5th.
    In s.e portland. If so let me know and I can set something up at a place.
    Kind of late notice. Maybe a diffrent date would be better.

    Thanks
     
  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like pizza.
     
  3. s_ribs

    s_ribs Tigard, OR Member

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    There should definitely be another NWFA dinner meet. I missed the last one. :(
     
  4. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    I also like pizza and will attend if the decided on date and time works with my schedule
     
  5. s_ribs

    s_ribs Tigard, OR Member

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    I should mention that this week does not work for me. But sometime in the coming month would be cool!
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe something around the 8th, 9th, or 10th? We could do Izzy's again or go somewhere else...
     
  7. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Just a suggestion......

    In other groups I've been involved with, the head guy (that's you Joey) picks the time and place. Those that can attend, do. Those that can't, don't. You'll burn out your keyboard trying to pick a date, place and time that will work for everybody!

    What it has also done, is brought out different people to each gathering.

    Just a thought.
    Frog.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 For Frog's suggestion. We should make this a monthly thing, i.e. first Tuesday (or whatever day). Should require RSVP no later than 1 week prior to event. If extra folks show up they take their chances about being seated with the main group, but will try to accommodate if the venue is flexible. We should spread it out, i.e. East Side, West Side, Portland core, etc. Folks around Seattle or other major metro areas might want to do their own thing.

    The other option, during good weather would be a BBQ at a local park. I held an OpenCarry.org event in a park near my house last year and we had a great time.
     
  9. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like get togethers. I am often spent after work. A weekend lunch would be great.
     
  10. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Ya, the East Side/West Side idea is good, Cougfan2.

    During the dinner hour, (4 - 7 ) can be a pain. Driving home from work in rush hour traffic, maybe taking a shower, getting re-dressed in clothes that don't smell, picking out the right gun to wear, and then fighting traffic to the other side of town IS a problem! :D

    Frog.
     
  11. XdM

    XdM Vancouver Member

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    Count me in. I work in SW Portland, and live in WA so basically anywhere works for me.
     
  12. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    :laugh:

    So are revolvers the new black?
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to maybe kick this off, but I have a question for you all. Given that many of us may be carrying concealed, or some may be open carrying:

    1) Should we approach the venue beforehand to make sure they are firearms friendly?

    2) Should we ask people to conceal carry only if they have a permit or not carry if it is a city that bans open carry for non CHL holders?

    3) Should we just make a reservation for a group of "friends" and not say anything about NWFA?

    4) Other opinions/suggestions?

    I'm not trying to start any kind of debate here about open carry, concealed carry, or anything else. Just trying to see what the group thinks would make the most enjoyable get together for everyone without creating a hassle for us or the venue we choose.

    I appreciate any and all constructive input.
     
  14. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If everyone that does carry does so concealed, then no one else is going to know so it won't matter to management at any establishment. I would not advertise it. If those attending plan on open carry, I would like to know in advance.
     
  15. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Cougfan2,

    I personally think that any get-together we have, is bound by the laws regarding firearms. Those with a CCL, who wish to carry, will; And no one will know about it.

    I, and again this is a personal option, would not want to be making any 'open carry firearm statement' at a pizza joint. If an individual wants to open carry, then I think it's that persons responsibility to follow the law, and do whatever they feel is appropriate. If this means contacting the restaurant management beforehand to discuss it, great. If not, deal with the circumstances as a individual, and not as part of NWFA.

    Further, I don't think that a pizza joint is the right venue to use to get into a legal discussion with a restaurant manager, staff or other patrons.

    I suggest the group just eats, drinks and be merry! :D

    Frog.
     
  16. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Frog Personally, I agree with you. Let's just get together and have a good time. If this were an Opencarry.org event, I might feel differently. Just wanted to get other's opinions.

    As far as day of week, I personally would vote for a Friday or Saturday night, but that's just my preference. I could live with a weeknight meeting as well.

    I'm not a big fan of Izzy's, but on the West side there's a Mexican restaurant called Lupe's Escape in Aloha on TV Hwy near the Aloha Intel Fab. Looks like a hole in the wall, but good Mex food and reasonably priced. They have a kind of back dining room that could accommodate a fair sized group
     
  17. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Right on, Cougfan2!
    If NWFA wants to do a Open Carry Event, I'm there!

    I've been to Lupes's. Great little place. Lets just do it! No Nike pun intended!

    Frog.
     
  18. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I think a barbecue at a park would be pretty cool. Although we might be running out of good weather for that pretty soon!
     
  19. McLovin

    McLovin portland Member

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    I didnt want to strep onanyones toe's. Just was looking to go out and eat and tell stories with like minded people.
    Maybe as was stated joe should set this up.
    No harm no fowl.
     
  20. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Pick a time, pick a place (during the week is preferred for me...) and assuming more than one or two people say they will come then I will show!

    Doesn't have to be a formal event... keep it simple!