Wikipedia:Meetup/Portland/Wiknic/2013

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Portland "Wiknic" 2013
Picnic basket 01.jpg
When and Where
Date June 22, 2013
Time 11am to 4pm
City/State Portland, Oregon

The Portland Wiknic will be held at Laurelhurst Park in southeast Portland on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11am to 4pm, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the United States. Further information will be posted on this page as it becomes available (OR you can help with organizing on the Discussion tab!). Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

Invitation

Wiknic logo.svg "WIKNIC" 2013!
You're invited to the upcoming "Wiknic", scheduled for Saturday, June 22.
In typical Wikipedia fashion, you can help decide the location. Details and signup here!

What to bring

  • food and snacks, enough to feed yourself and a few of your fellow Wikipedians (salads, lunch meats, breads, condiments, etc.)
  • blanket
  • sunscreen; maybe a hat
  • beach umbrellas
  • water and ice
  • frisbee/softball
  • board games
  • friends
  • portable wiki and free culture awesomeness

Feel free to share what you're bringing!

Where

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap · Google Maps
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX

So far, Portland is the location, but that isn't quite sufficient for it to actually be one wiknic. Some suggestions:

Omitted Willamette Park because there is always a scheduled picnic or event in the table area on summer Saturdays. Let's decide this by Friday! —EncMstr (talk) 21:49, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions, Enc. My vote is for Laurelhurst Park, though I am biased as it's my favorite park in Portland! --Another Believer (Talk) 22:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Also vote for Laurelhurst Park. Note that those lettered table cluster sites run on a permit process, too. But there is always plenty of good lawn. Just make sure you have a lawn chair or waterproof tarp to put under your blanket because the ground is always saturated there. I will make a flag with a big "W" on it. Excellent! Thank you to organizers for this! Here.it.comes.again (talk) 00:20, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Based on consensus, let's go with Laurelhurst Park...! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:50, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Solo picnic table near group picnic area in Laurelhurst Park
I took a picture of the most likely place for us to meet (right). My original idea of the NE corner is foiled by a total absence of tables and paucity of lawn at the NE corner. I have deemed this table to be suitable, but those who can should bring lawn chairs. The table is west of the group picnic area, but I believe this solo table is not reservable. It is located about 45 metres (148 ft) north of the curb across from 3400 SE Oak Street (map). This is 290 metres (950 ft) SE of Classical Music Millenium and 117 metres (384 ft) south of Bitar Mansion.
To drive there, exit I-84 (The Banfield) at 42nd westbound or 39th eastbound and go south on 39th. Beware the traffic circle at NE Glisan Street (about 7 blocks south of I-84) in which one must be in the left lane (of two) to not be forced westbound on Glisan. After the roundabout, the 7th right is SE Oak Street. Go 2.5 blocks west and park.
The nearest mass transit is Trimet route 20 stop 768 and 769 at 32nd and E. Burnside. Walk south on 32nd one block. Turn left (east) on SE Pine and continue straight across SE 33rd into the park where there is a trail entrance. The trail splits in a few hundred feet: the table is in the middle of the split trails. —EncMstr (talk) 23:28, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the description and image, Enc. --Another Believer (Talk) 03:15, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

When

Is this a lunch or dinner type of a wiknic? Suggested choices for hours:

  • 11 am to 4 pm
  • 3 pm to 8 pm

I vote for the 11am to 4pm window. --Another Believer (Talk) 14:48, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Another vote for 11am - 4pm Raymond King (talk) 16:42, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • In the hopes of confirming this in advance, I also vote for 11am-4pm. Andrew5oh5 (talk) 16:43, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Based on consensus, let's go with 11am to 4pm...! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:51, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Interested Wikipedians

Likely attendees

Possible attendees

  • Joe Hubris - Is there a location?
  • Jensenr629 (talk) 05:37, 22 May 2013 (UTC) As of 21-May-2013, I am planning to attend.
  • Popegrutch (talk) 20:52, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Visitor7 (talk) 06:51, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • PastorDIC (talk) I live up in Battle Ground, WA but may come down for this depending what time and where in the Metro are it will be located.
  • Ellemckay (talk) 05:17, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Regrets

  • Leitmotiv (talk) 19:34, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I miss Portland! Sorry, I am out of town. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:10, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I'll be camping! In the deep remote wilderness! Well, Lake Sylvia State Park, but still. Pfly (talk) 20:13, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks but no can do. Finetooth (talk) 17:19, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  • can't make it, sorry, sounds like fun Hobsonlane (talk) 18:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the offer, but alas can't make it. Epistemophiliac (talk) 01:12, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Mea culpa -- Unfortunately, as per a corollary to Murphy's Law, 'anything that can be planned for, will be preempted by things not planned for,' I am unable to attend this year's Wiknic. I will attempt to have "bright thoughts" (and anti-rain prayers) for those of you who can attend, while I deal with "unforseen work complications." Jensenr629 (talk) 01:53, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Have fun! Valfontis (talk) 02:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
  • This is adorable! I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow, and I hope you all have loads of fun.

Report

Wiknic 2013 participants

We had a great turnout, with the added bonus of beautiful weather. There were more than a dozen attendees, including one from Brooklyn attending the Open Source Bridge conference. I saw some familiar faces, and many that were new. Thank you, all, for attending. Looking forward to the next meetup! --Another Believer (Talk) 00:31, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

It was great to meet everyone! Thanks to Another Believer and everyone else who helped organize the event. Tdslk (talk) 01:42, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

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