If you plan to party hop tonight, here's all the info you need, and I'll update this list if I hear of other parties.
Our party starts at 6 (but the doors are opening at 5, if you want to get in an stare at a television as some of the first East Coast polls are closing). Super genius Steve Novick will be holding our collective hands right away, and possibly calling the election very early should Obama take Virginia. Mayor-elect Sam Adams will join us at 7 pm, which is perfect timing: That's the earliest the entire election can be called for Obama, as enough polls will have closed--including New York, with its 31 electoral votes--for him to snag 270 electoral votes.
Then we'll keep updating the electoral map until we've got a winner, at which point we'll turn up the music and get to partying.
The Oregon Convention Center is where the political geeks will be. There, the Democratic Party is hosting a shindig for Jeff Merkley, Ben Westlund, Kate Brown, John Kroger, and other Ds in exhibit halls A & B. (You need a ticket to get into the halls where they'll be giving the speeches, but the vast Convention Center hallways are open to the public). Elsewhere in the Convention Center, you'll find parties for both sides of Measure 65, plus Defend Oregon, which is fighting against Measures 58-64.
Also at the Convention Center: Planned Parenthood and Basic Rights Oregon, in room C123.
There's a Convention Center after party across the street at American Cowgirls Bar & Grill, from the folks at Progressive Happy Hour:
We'll be at American Cowgirls Bar & Grill, across the street from the Convention Center at 500 NE MLK Blvd. They'll be open until 2 a.m. We'll be getting started at around 11 p.m., though they've agreed to open up early tonight and to have election results on the TVs - just in case the line for the bar at the Convention Center is too long. (That's right, they're not even normally open on Tuesdays - that's how good your PHH crew is!)
Looking forward to seeing you at the Election Night bash tomorrow night. It's at the Greek Cusina, SW 4th and Washington [look for the giant purple octopus]. There'll be food and a cash bar.
The event starts at 5pm--and the earlier you get there the better, since a several large battleground states will stop voting shortly thereafter.
Mike Delman for County Commissioner:
Its been a long campaign and thankfully its coming to an end. Please give me the opportunity to thank all of you Tuesday night at our party at Sparkys 839 SE Belmont, adjacent to Central Bowl (and not too far from the Convention Center for those headed that way), starting at 7:30.
Amanda Fritz for City Council:
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th/Irving,
2nd floor conference room
(accessible by elevator; streetcar and parking nearby)
7 - 9 p.m.
Speech at 7:30, party ends promptly at 9 p.m.
Two projection screens for local and national results
Pizza, cake, soft drinks provided
Please come and celebrate the final moments of our citywide campaign!
Charles Lewis for City Council:
Just because the race for Portland City Council is nonpartisan, doesn't mean parties aren't involved. Join us on election night as we watch returns from around the nation, listen to live music and celebrate Charles' campaign.
We'll be gathering at our campaign headquarters (8 NE Killingsworth St), starting at 7:30pm. It's a potluck, so if you can, bring some snacks. Music will be provided courtesy of Earl and the Reggae All Stars!
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