Archive for the ‘Happy Hours’ Category

Board Meeting and Happy Hour at Dig a Pony

Please join us for our next Board Meeting and Happy Hour:

Wednesday, March 7
5:30pm board meeting (all welcome)
6:30pm happy hour
Dig A Pony
: 736 SE Grand Avenue (map)

If you have never attended a Board Meeting please join us!  Your contribution of two or more hours PER YEAR would greatly enhance our organization’s ability to host events for everyone to enjoy.  Your help is needed to make our local alumni chapter successful!

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Dinner & Lecture with Prof Rodriguez: A Question of You and Me

We invite you to join us for a special evening with Brown University Prof Ralph E. Rodriguez for dinner and lecture featuring a “lyrical criticism on the relationship between culture and identities”. The evening is our first event this academic year in an ongoing series bringing Brown faculty to you, sponsored by the Brown Club of Oregon with support from the Brown Alumni Association.

Guests will enjoy drinks, appetizers and northwest cuisine while engaging in a conversation about the nature of our identity and the influence of race, gender, culture and sex. See below for menu details.

Friday, Dec 9 2011
Noble Rot / 1111 E. Burnside / Fourth Floor / Portland (map)
6:00 pm drinks & appetizers
7:00 dinner & lecture
$35 all inclu

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REGISTER by Sunday Dec 4:*
>> Attendance is strictly limited to 30 people, so reserve your space soon!
Dinner Menu
Appetizer: Goat cheese mousse with caramelized squash & escarole
First Course:Endive salad with hazelnuts, blue cheese & beets
Second Course(choose one):
Beef short rib with whipped potatoes;
Market selection fish with roasted white roots & shrimp sauce; or
Leek & chanterelle tart, roasted carrots & parsnips
Third Course: Chocolate torte with dulche du leche
Wine and non-alcoholic drinks

Lecture:Life in Fragments: Reflections on Culture, Society and the Self

A Question of You and Meis a manuscript of lyrical criticism that examines how we inhabit, enact, and represent our racialized, gendered, and sexualized identities. I analyze how culture not only represents our multi-form identities but also helps produce the very identities we inhabit or might be interested in inhabiting. Culture, that is, is as richly productive of our heterogeneous, protean selves as it is reflective of them. Since the project is historically interested in the postmodern notion that our lives have become increasingly fragmented, I pursue my argument in a series of associatively related fragments rather than in a traditional linear argument. Fragment as form is a style that has long interested writers and readers. Thus antecedents for my project can be found as far back as Pascal’sPensees, Nietzsche’sBeyond Good and Evil, and more recently in works such as Roland Barthes’sPleasure of the Text, Kathleen Stewart’sOrdinary Affects, and Jed Perl’sAntoine’s Alphabet, to name but a very few of the rich books written in fragment form. The topics engaged in my argument range from literature, to critical theory, to music, to film, and I have also written a few as micro-fiction.

Happy Hour at North 45

We invite you to join us for our quarterly Brown Club of Oregon happy hour at North 45 in NW Portland.

Wed, October 5th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
North 45 Pub

517 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland (map)

* The Club will provide a limited supply of appetizers, no-host bar
* You are welcome to bring guests
* Dress is casual

Happy Hour and lecture: A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change

What can the earth’s climate 100 or 1,000 years ago teach us about what is happening today? What can geological studies tell us about how much of today’s climate change may be natural, and how much due to human activity?

Come hear from one of the country’s leading scientists in the field, Brown’s Professor of Geological Sciences, Tim Herbert, on a topic called, “A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change.”

This event is being underwritten by the Brown Club of Oregon and the Brown Alumni Association to keep the cost at $10 per person, including hearty seafood appetizers and drinks. Space is limited to 25 participants on a first-come basis. Please see details below.

“A Geologist’s Look at Climate Change”
Featuring Brown University’s Chair and Professor of Geological Sciences Tim Herbert

Wednesday, January 12
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Newport Seafood Grill at Riverplace, Portland (map)
Lecture, appetizers, beer or wine
$10 per person

>> Register Here* by December 20, 2010


Happy Hour Aug 5th at Departure

We invite you to join us for a warm summer evening happy hour on the deck of Portland’s most unique bar: Departure.  Soak up their space age ascetic, imaginative cocktails and stunning views of downtown Portland from the 12th floor of the Nines Hotel.

Thursday, August 5th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Departure Restaurant and Lounge —  at the Nines Hotel

525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

The details:

The Club will provide a limited supply of appetizers, you purchase your own drinks
You are welcome to bring friends/lovers over 21
Dress is casual