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# Whitni Watkins (@nimblelibrarian; Wednesday)
# Whitni Watkins (@nimblelibrarian; Wednesday)
# Julie Hardesty (@jlhardes; mostly Wednesday but Thursday OK too)
# Julie Hardesty (@jlhardes; mostly Wednesday but Thursday OK too)
# Erin White (@erinrwhite Wednesday)
== Local Food ==
== Local Food ==

Revision as of 00:29, 10 February 2015

The Social Activities Group is working on several events and social opportunities for after conference hours. We will be adding more events as they come along. Watch this page!

Also, if you find a cool event to go to, and want to share the wealth with others, feel free to add the event to the page. :)

Planned Events

Newcomer Dinner, Monday, February 9th

First time at code4lib? Join fellow c4l newbies and veterans for an evening of food, socializing, and stimulating discussions about demonstrations of the many uses of bacon XML EZProxy LibGuides alternatives.

Code4Lib veterans, you're invited too. Join us in welcoming the newcomers!


  • When: Monday, February 9th
  • Time: 6 PM (ish) or whenever you can get your group together
  • Mastermind (if you have any questions): Becky Yoose


  • Max of 6 per group
    • Please, no waitlisting
    • Some restaurants can hold multiple groups of six. It is up to you to investigate the venue to see if this is possible.
  • ID yourselves so we can get a good mix of new people and veterans in each group
    • New folks - n
    • c4l vets - v
  • One leader needed for each location (declare yourself! - Vets are highly encouraged to lead the group)
    • Leader duties
      • Make reservations if required; otherwise make sure that the restaurant can handle a group of 6 rowdy library tech type folks
      • Herd folks from hotel to restaurant (know where you're going!)
  • See a restaurant that's not listed? Feel free to add one, but please make sure that it is open that Monday evening.

Restaurant list and dinner sign ups posted on Google Docs

LibTechWomen Meetup, Tuesday February 10th

When: Tuesday, February 10th - 5:30pm - 7pm

Where: The Veggie Grill -- 508 SW Taylor St. (One block from the hotel.) Menu is here.

An informal meetup for women and their friends in library technology. No need to RSVP. I'll try to make sure there's an announcement ahead of time, and will be in the hotel lobby at 5:15 to point people in the right direction.

Questions? Sarah Simpkin

Craft Brew Drinkup, Tuesday February 10th

When: Tuesday, February 10th - 7pm - 10pm (ish)

Where: eBay Offices - 1400 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

The Craft Brew Drinkup at Code4lib 2015 is all about sharing and enjoying good beer with fellow conference attendees. The idea is to bring bottles of your favorite beers or non-alcoholic drinks.

While you're not obligated to bring local brews from wherever you're from, participants are definitely encouraged to bring brews that you think is special and might be somewhat hard for others outside your area to find. Homebrew is especially welcome as are non-alcoholic beverages. Hot water will be provided for those who want to bring tea blends.

This year, eBay has agreed to host the Code4Lib Drinkup at their offices in downtown Portland, a 6 block walk from the conference hotel. Attendees should expect to bring something to share, either drinks or snacks. Cups will be provided by the host.

Please Note: The space must be cleaned up and all folks gone no later than 11pm.

Space is limited to the first 200 people who register for the event!

Please sign up on the Craft Drinkup wiki page to share the brews and bottles you're thinking of bringing along and special requests can be made, but don't expect that your wishes will be granted.

Run4Lib, Monday-Wednesday, Feb 9-11th

When: Monday-Wednesday (February 9th, 10th & 11th) leaving at 6:30AM

Where: Meet in Conf Hotel Lobby, see routes below.

Running Distance: 5k-ish

Run4Lib is about providing an easy opportunity to get your run on with other runners. We decided to alternate between two routes, both similar in distance.

Mon/Wed route:MapMyRun Run4Lib Mon/Wed Route

Tues route:MapMyRun Run4Lib Tues Route

Questions? : Whitni Watkins

OCLC Developer House Meetup, Wednesday February 11th

When: Wednesday, Febraury 11th 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30 and figure out where we want to go (or stay?) for a drink, depending on the will of the group and the whim of the weather.

An informal meetup for alumni and anyone interested in OCLC’s Developer House event. No need to RSVP.

Drop me a note if you have any questions: Shelley Hostetler

Game Night, Wednesday February 11

Games sign up on the Game Night page
Where: ballroom/meeting room(s) at the Hilton.
When: February 11, 6pm

Social Map - Places of Interest


Want to see a specific event? Add your own ideas here...

Karaoke, Wednesday or Thursday (February 11 or 12)

Interested in singing your face off, and/or enjoying others doing the same?

Sign up below and contact @anarchivist or @mbklein on Twitter or IRC to express your Wednesday/Thursday preference and we can start talking about venues!

  1. Michael Klein (@mbklein; either Wednesday or Thursday)
  2. Mark Matienzo (@anarchivist; either Wednesday or Thursday)
  3. Whitni Watkins (@nimblelibrarian; Wednesday)
  4. Julie Hardesty (@jlhardes; mostly Wednesday but Thursday OK too)
  5. Erin White (@erinrwhite Wednesday)

Local Food

  • Portland Food Carts - Several in Pioneer Courthouse Square (2 blocks away from conference) and a huge pod off SW 10th & Alder. "Pods" are locations with multiple food carts and a good choice for a large group with different dietary needs, preferences, and budgets. Most meals are under $10. Pod Map. It's rare to find a place to sit, so once you've got your meal check your map for the nearest green square in downtown.




  • Euphoria Chocolate - Sold by many gift shops, including the Made In Oregon at PDX Airport. Local chocolate, good stuff.
  • Moonstruck Chocolate Company - Local chocolate. Locations off SW 6th & Alder; NW 23rd between Hoyt and Glisan. NW 23rd also has a number of shops, bars, restaurants, and is good for people watching. Accessible by the Portland Streetcar.


Local Drinks



The breweries listed above are a few blocks' walk from Tri-Met MAX or the Portland Streetcar lines- which are easily accessible from the host hotel.

Bottle Shops and Taprooms

Portland Events

Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8

Monday, February 9

Tuesday, February 10

  • Carmen, 7:30 pm, Keller Auditorium

Wednesday, February 11

  • Nederlands Dans Theater at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 pm; Already purchased a block of tickets for those who indicated interest early on. Anyone else buying a ticket late in the game and interested in joining us before the show for a bite to eat contact Andy Mardesich <Andy.Mardesich at ucop.edu>.

Thursday, February 12

All days

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