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mikedtran

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Hi Everyone,

I've been chatting with a couple people and we are generally interested in having another WCG. Was looking to get some input on where people would like to have it/be able to make it out to.

Would people be more interested in something in the Bay Area/Napa or the Portland/Washington area?

Cheers,
Michael
 

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Well I like Portland better but only because I'm in that area.
 

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Tampa. The west coast of Florida....
 

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I'm in Portland, but am from the bay so either would work for me. You're probably more likely to get more maker to come through if it's in the NW
 

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If Portland is selected one suggestion would be to all go and crash Ian's place. We could cook some (sous vide) short ribs / steaks in his forge (>2000 degrees is perfect for a nice 5 second 'sear') and then, since we are all his "guests" and I know he is the generous type I don't think it would be too much to expect that he could make everyone "invited" a personalized set of custom damascus Haburn knives while we hang out eating & drinking him out of house & home ... I would even bring a small bottle of hot sauce because I'm just that sort of generous kinda guy! We probably should keep this a secret though since Ian loves surprises!!! ROAD TRIP!!!!!!
 

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If Portland is selected one suggestion would be to all go and crash Ian's place. We could cook some (sous vide) short ribs / steaks in his forge (>2000 degrees is perfect for a nice 5 second 'sear') and then, since we are all his "guests" and I know he is the generous type I don't think it would be too much to expect that he could make everyone "invited" a personalized set of custom damascus Haburn knives while we hang out eating & drinking him out of house & home ... I would even bring a small bottle of hot sauce because I'm just that sort of generous kinda guy! We probably should keep this a secret though since Ian loves surprises!!! ROAD TRIP!!!!!!
Don't forget the bourbons. :knife: :shots::shots:
 

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San Francisco or Oakland would be wonderful.
 

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Hey Michael - saw this get some attention / any thoughts on this again? Hope this finds you well ...
Hi Everyone,

I've been chatting with a couple people and we are generally interested in having another WCG. Was looking to get some input on where people would like to have it/be able to make it out to.

Would people be more interested in something in the Bay Area/Napa or the Portland/Washington area?

Cheers,
Michael
 

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Perhaps we split up the get togethers into Oregon and Northern California get togethers?

I know there are a couple people here who live in San Francisco. Even 4-5 people could be a fun hangout. I just want to try some top grade razor and knife whetstones and have some brews.
 

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With ECG in full flight today, digging up this thread to see if theres any WCG in the works?
 

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Holy crap, I did not even look at the 2017 date on the prior responses. If anything gets going, remember that SD or So Cal in general has quite a showing.
 

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Good to bring it back up again. Someone poke MontezumaBoy -- he really want to have one in the PNW area, just needs a venue. Poke. Poke. :p
 

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Hard to believe a WCG could rival the ECG, which just completed another all-around terrific success. (But I guess they could try, despite the high bar you've established in all respects.)
 

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West Coast of Florida?
 

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Last WCG in the northwest I remember reading about on KKF had Bob Kramer stroll in and hang out for a bit. I think they had a pretty big turn-out, too. The Wisconsin-area people had a pretty wild one once; pretty sure they drank way, way more than we did yesterday (and that was a bit!) with a few less people. They are hearty stock up there :cool:

Long and short of it is someone volunteer a venue, start with a handful of people, some food, and have an enjoyable day. Bring forum members together who live in the same region but have never met. There's such a wide variety of experiences on this forum there are always interesting stories to hear and friendships to be, uh, well, forged (sorry about that...).
 

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Last WCG in the northwest I remember reading about on KKF had Bob Kramer stroll in and hang out for a bit. I think they had a pretty big turn-out, too. The Wisconsin-area people had a pretty wild one once; pretty sure they drank way, way more than we did yesterday (and that was a bit!) with a few less people. They are hearty stock up there :cool:

Long and short of it is someone volunteer a venue, start with a handful of people, some food, and have an enjoyable day. Bring forum members together who live in the same region but have never met. There's such a wide variety of experiences on this forum there are always interesting stories to hear and friendships to be, uh, well, forged (sorry about that...).
@JBroida maybe? Definitely not in my shoebox apartment 😂😭
 

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I think the last gathering was when my buddy borrowed my car and got a flat tire.....unfortunately true. Other than Tom, I have never met forum members.
 

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Times have really changed since this thread started back in 2017. I would suggest it not be in Portland proper. One of suburbs close by might work or out by the airport maybe. Portland has been too much of a war zone lately.
 

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I can think of at least four members offhand that live in King County.
 
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