Active Rainers Meeting Up In Portland At 50 Plates in the Heart of the Pearl

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Active Rainers Meeting Up In Portland At 50 Plates in the Heart of the Pearl

It was such a pleasure to go to the Portland Meet-up yesterday.  Fun to meet people in person!! 

50 Plates is a GREAT resturant.  One that I will add to my rotation of GOOD PLACES in the Pearl.

Here are a few pics of our group having a nice time at 50 Plates:

(left to right) Newbie Susan, Debb Janes and Mary Stewart



Gayle, Mel & Debb -------->




Cindy yaking it up with Patrick

So I leave the party and see the nice yellow envelope on the windshield of my car.  A $40 parking ticket.

Notice at the bottom of the "Parking Violation" it's says Photos: 4.  They took PHOTOS?? 

Yeah, well meter reader D. Thoreson you obviously didn't take a photo of the inside of my car -- where the FREAKING thing FELL.  It fell down.  And I PAID until 1:55 PM . . . the ticket was written at 1:53 PM. 

Oh the joys of life . . .





























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50 Plates

333 NW 13th Ave Portland OR 97209



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Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Carla, I'll bet it was a great meet up. I'm too far away to attend, but I'd love to. I hope you can avoid paying the unfair parking ticket.

Sep 07, 2011 08:37 AM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, crap, Carla!!  Your life is about to turn around, I just know it!  It's GOT least you had some great (and free) food before you had to "stomach" this...I'm so sorry, GF...

But your hair is FABULOUS--like we all told you!

Sep 07, 2011 08:42 AM #4
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Brenda . . . worth it!!

Hey Barb -- there's come fantastic Rainers in Chicagoland, hope they show up!!

Hi Donna . . . It was FUN!  A very pleasant afternoon.

Hey Gayle -- no worries.  I'm going to send in my "bail" and ask for a court hearing. HA HA HA.  I'm downtown a lot and they used to have self-sticking receipts that DIDN'T happen to fall off.  CHEAP bastards probably going for the less expensive non-sticking receipts.  I'm sure I'm not the only who had the damn receipt drop to the floor.  I think it's funny.  The head of the parking meter "division" is under investigation with the FBI for brides, kick backs, etc.  HA HA HA  Ellis McCoy sucks to be him. 

Sep 07, 2011 08:59 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Carla, I would have loved to make the meeting in Virginia, but am recovering from a gall bladder surgery. I don't blame you, I would ask for a court hearing as well. Hope you beat it!!

Sep 07, 2011 09:07 AM #6
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Glad you had a good time Carla...the MeetUps are sounding lke they're quite successful!  Get that ticket taken care of, I'm sure you will!  I remmber seeing your court tv video segment....get 'em tiger! 

Sep 07, 2011 09:46 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Okay - that's not right. I noticed yesterday that they did away with the sticker to help keep it on the glass. Glad you're taking it in stride and plan to fight's the principle of the issue (as well as $40).

And, as Gayle said, your hair is marvelous. I'll bet Ellis doesn't have good hair. :)

Sep 07, 2011 10:00 AM #8
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

You know the evil SOB's will probably make you pay anyway because it was not in the right place for them to see it.

Sep 07, 2011 10:56 AM #9
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Oh My Gawd Carla... too bad you weren't out there waving your beauitful red hair to Mr. Officer and saying... My Give a Damn's Busted!  (You remind me of this chicky).  I'm grateful I didn't get a speeding ticket this time... as last summer I got snagged for 75 in a 55 zone in Salem on my way to AR Camp... that was one pricey ticket!  I'm so glad we got to meet... you're an absolute hoot and someone I would hang with anytime!  Call me if you're ever in my neck of the woods.

Sep 07, 2011 11:56 AM #10
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Hi Carla, We did have a great time and the moment I saw you I knew who you were.  Fabulous time, sorry about the parking ticket, but I think that parking meter person was very busy.  I got one as well and they sited me like at 11:54 and I paid for 3 hours at 11:47. I am going back and take photos of my parking place because they also said there were signs of a loading zone and I clearly did not see anything.  I think my tail (to the car) was over the line by a couple of inches.  We shall see. Bummer, but it is what it is.  Maybe that person needs glasses. Great time can hardly wait for another.

Sep 07, 2011 12:08 PM #11
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
Sounds like fun....except for the ticket. Our meet up is next week....looking forward to it.
Sep 07, 2011 01:25 PM #12
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Carla, OMG what a bummer about the ticket..Mary..your's as well! I guess it paid to park in the parking garage..only costs me $9 for less than two hours...crapola. At least no ticket. It was much fun to see you again and really glad you came. Man..everyone got such great pics..mine came out ....but not many faces in them. You can tell who the photographers are in the bunch!

Sep 07, 2011 02:13 PM #13
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

great photos.  I hope you can get that ticket dropped. 

Sep 07, 2011 03:54 PM #14
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

WOW !! THis sounds like downtown White Plains - you breathe one too many times and there's a ticket!   Hope you enjoyed the meetup as much as I enjoyed the two I went to.

Sep 07, 2011 04:14 PM #15
Susan Harding, HomeStar Video Tours
Portland, OR
Showcasing You and Your Listings, 855-579-6284

So sorry to hear about the ticket!  But not surprised - I also parked around there and I thought it was weird it didn't have a sticky thing on it like usual and when I tried to put it up for display, it kept falling...someone is making some money off this!  Anyway, it was really great meeting you Carla and thanks so much for offering to help this newbie with my blog.  Really appreciate it.  Enjoy the rest of your week - and let us know when you win the falling parking receipt case!


Sep 07, 2011 05:48 PM #16
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Rebecca . . . speedy recovery to you my dear!! 

Hey Kerrie -- thanks!! 

Hi Gene . . . oh I'm sure that will be the case.  The receipt was in the proper place when I left, it fell.  I'm sure the court will find against me for having it fall!  But, the beauty of going to court is that they traffic officer will have to be there to testify as well.  So that's one Meter Maid's time being pissed off . . . to me $40 it's SO worth it.  LOL

Hey Mel -- a speeding ticket!!  WOW, and yet you still didn't let that stop you this go round ;-)  Thanks for the My "Give a Damn's" Busted link.  Great song! 

Hi Mary . . . OH NO!! Not your too!!   We'll have another "meet up" . . . at the traffic court!!  LOL  Meter Maids are tools.

Hey Christine -- enjoy yours!!  And hopefully it's in the "grace" period of those lousy meters!

Hi Cindy . . . They get you coming and going don't they.  $9.00 does sound like a Portland Parking BARGAIN now. :-)

Hey Tammy -- oh, I probably won't.  But it's fun to waste time over $40 . . .

Hi Ruthmarie . . . you went to two -- two times the fun!!  I did have a very nice time.

Hey Susan -- so nice to meet you!!  I really admire that you came out to join the fun.  Let me know if you want to start blogging for business!  Don't you think it's odd that the "instructions" don't "allow" to have the receipt on the FREAKING DASHBOARD were it won't FALL OFF!!  Notice it reads: "Valid only if properly displayed in curbside window this side out."  What if . . . it's on the dashboard?!?  We'll get a ticket because they can cite "the code" about the receipt not being "properly displayed" -- I'm telling you, someone IS making money off this.  Alice in Wonderland had it EASY with the Queen of Hearts.  At least she never had to deal with the METER MAIDS!

Sep 08, 2011 07:02 AM #17
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

Carla - you crack me up!! I went to the local meet up yesterday as well and it was so nice to met up with people face to face (although some I had already met).

Your parking ticket fiasco is a bummer, and hope you will dispute it. But it is hilarious you added that part . . . 

Sep 09, 2011 07:42 AM #18
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Carla - It sounds like everyone is having a great time at these meet ups.  Hopefully the city will "wavie" your $40 ticket.

Sep 09, 2011 01:17 PM #19
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

You are WOMAN, hear you ROAR (or at least gently protest the ticket...).  Couldn't tell if this was Members Only-or Public-post...hope this Ellis guy doesn;t have Google Analytics....HA!

Sep 09, 2011 03:55 PM #20
Peter Michelbach

Carla -- looks like you all had a great time -- my apologies for not having responded yet to the other mail....keep it's awesome,  fabulous and mysterious!

...well, at least here in my neck of the woods in "down under", there's grace at around 10 mins for parking tickets....well I'm really worried now coming over if the Americans are so strict....

...please keep us

Sep 10, 2011 01:58 AM #21
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Sharon . . . I'll dispute and waste even more of the tax payer's money.  I think the meter maid has to be present.  They took "pictures" HA HA HA HA HA HA

Hey Michelle -- I hear some meet-ups fall a little flat LOL

Hi Marie . . . the mouse that roared, more like it :-)

Hey Peter -- That 10 min. grace period make sense.  I love that!!  Give people the benefit of the doubt.  Sounds like folks in Australia are treated like ADULTS.  And here, it's as if we're all children not keeping track of time, or doing something so terrible.  We tend to be a little Alice in Wonderland here . . . punitive on parking tickets and yet . . . some professionals get away with . . . butchery with impunity.

Sep 10, 2011 07:39 AM #22
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