A small group of us in the Portland Oregon area have set up a monthy "meeting" at a local pub on every second Saturday of each month. We bring plants to give away/trade or just to show off and enjoy the hospitality of our host establishment. This is all very informal but provides an opportunity to converse and share with others who share our particular fascination with CP's. It would be nice to have members of this forum attend and all are welcome. Sometimes we also have photos to show around of what we are growing at home so consider bringing some of your plants if you attend. The get-together begins at 3:00 PM, when the pub opens at:
The Moon & Sixpence British Pub, 2014 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR.
The pub is open to those under 21 until 9:00 PM and features wonderful food in the british tradition. They offer non-alchoholic drinks and they also feature an amazing menu of brews from around the world as well as better domestic offerings.
This next meeting will be on Saturday, October 12.
Sometimes people straggle in so you might want to have a bit of patience if you arrive at 3:00 but just look for people carrying pots of carnivores (or carry some yourself as a calling card.) On nicer days we might be in the outside area around the back of the building. When you spot another CP enthusiast just step up and introduce yourself. We are friendly bunch!
The way we started out, Paul, was three of us were trading plants and casually met up at a local coffee house one day. We had such a good time we decided to do it again following that with opening it up to others in the area. I suspect that a mere two people could get such a thing going merely by announcing it and showing up.
Saturday's get-together was a total success with twelve people attending, not to mention the interest of other pub patrons and our servers. I want to warmly thank Jacob and Jeff from Sarracenia Northwest for bringing a plethora of plants to hand out and just for hanging with us. I hope everyone had at least half as much fun as I did.
If you considered attending and didn't make it this time we will meet again in November. We meet at the same time and the same place on the second Saturday of each month. 'Hope to see you there.
'Just a quick notice that our carnivorous plant group will meet again at the location stated above at the same time next Sat. Nov. 9, 2013. If you've considered coming but didn't make it last month we really do have a good time.