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#1 ExtraMSG

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:33 AM

So, the Alba event, which is limited in numbers, looks like it will fall at the beginning of the month. There's been talk of doing a winery crawl as we did in the past. I'm certainly willing to rent the van and play designated driver. I think one of the large vans holds 12 normal people, or 9-10 of us. If we got enough people and had another designated driver, we could do even more people. As the weather turns cold, this might be just the thing to warm people up.

Or another idea.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:17 PM

I'm all for this.

Thank you Nick for getting this on track. And even though I know you already don't drink, thank you also for offering to be designated driver. It's greatly appreciated, at least by me.

I am going to be off the board for the next 2.5 weeks, but please count me as "in" no matter what is decided.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:19 AM

I'm all for this.


Me too.
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 02:41 PM

Brian and I would love to go to this event, too, as long as it's not Oct 21st - Oct 25th, when we'll be out of town.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:44 AM

This sounds fun!!! But I need to know a date, as October has adventure and commitment in store for us. I know the 14th is out for sure. Toss out any other dates and we'll see! We both enjoyed the last time we did the winery tour and are all for it again!

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

Depending on dates, Jill-o and I are in for this.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 11:51 AM

I'm in.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 11:59 AM

I'd love to go but the 7th and 21st are out for me. If it's on one of those dates, I won't be able to make it, otherwise I'm in.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:08 PM

Is it going to be on a weekend day? We work every Sat-Sun, but are willing to ask for a day off to swill some pinot. Otherwise, Tues and Wed are great for us.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:25 PM

What about Sunday, October 15th?

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:37 PM

What about Sunday, October 15th?

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That works for me.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:45 PM


What about Sunday, October 15th?

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That works for me.


Out of town but don't worry about me. I'm getting plenty of portlandfood these days.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:31 PM

What about Sunday, October 15th?

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That works for us.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:43 AM

I'm interested with a possible +1.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:58 AM

Quick tally for October 15th:

Extramsg
Cat
Calabrese
Jill-O
Kristi
Leonardo
Amanda
LadyConcierge + 1
LoofahGirl + 1

That might max us out unless we can get a second designated driver.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:25 AM

I've already scheduled a vacation day on the 16th in case we have too much fun!

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:27 AM

btw, we should think about a place to eat. I assume that we'll want a bite. I also assume that people would prefer somewhere not too expensive since we'll already be spending money.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:39 AM

btw, we should think about a place to eat. I assume that we'll want a bite. I also assume that people would prefer somewhere not too expensive since we'll already be spending money.


I was just thinking the same thing. I guess part of it will depend on which wineries we are visiting and where we'll be. Do we want to bring snacks for lunch and eat dinner somewhere, or do we want to eat lunch somewhere and be home by dinner? Either one works for me. For food I've been interested in Bistro Maison and the tapas place in McMinnville. What are some other options in the area that aren't too expensive?

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:59 AM

What's the tapas place in McMinnville? I've been to Maison once and my meal was acceptable, though judging from that meal there are better French bistros in Portland. But it was only one meal and it certainly wasn't bad.

A couple useful links:

http://www.winetouro...restaurants.htm

http://www.willamett...com/toeat.shtml

http://portlandfood....hl=wine country

http://portlandfood....hl=wine country

http://www.chowhound...e...&board_id=4

We could always hit Stockpot Broiler on the way back. I hear they do everything the best!


PS: We should try to figure out which wineries, too. Perhaps one or two of the best from last time and then new ones? Not my forte. Here's the last trip:

http://portlandfood....hp?showtopic=77

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:14 AM

The tapas place is La Rambla, http://www.laramblaonthird.com/.

I know very little about the different wineries so I'll defer to someone with more knowledge.