Welcome Steve look forward to having you join us. If there are some things you would like to try in the area please look at the calendar and add your suggestion with a date and time maybe a few others may tag along. Enjoy the group
Uptown Social is not specific to any particular age or hobby, its about providing a fun and social atmosphere doing activities people enjoy. This can be a wide range of activities from indoor, outdoor, travel, cooking, exercise, foodie type events and many others. Most of events are free, some may have a cover charge or fee for the event.
There are many other similar meet ups in Portland and surrounding areas. What makes Uptown different is the organization of events planned, member RSVP's and the interest to bring members together without making a profit.
In order to provide a fun and active group for all, please read the below requirements for joining this group:
Members are welcome to become event planners in the group after attending 3 events. Business marketing events, or events that profit the event planner (such as speed dating events) are not allowed in this group. This keeps the activities friendly without commoditizing the members.
Uptown Social is all about inclusion and providing a positive atmosphere for members to attend events. One of the common complaints we hear about meet up groups is the flakiness of members, false advertisement of members and organization of events. As a result, people who make the effort and time to attend events are left with a false expectation of the activities they like to enjoy.
For this reason, Uptown Social has a policy regarding RSVP within the group.
In an effort to keep a positive experience with activities for people to enjoy, there are no "Maybe" RSVP options with events.
New Members who have not shown up for any events and repetitively do not show up will be removed from the group.
Members do have the option to change their RSVP for events from a Yes to No in an effort to keep the attendee list current. We just ask you change your RSVP if you cannot make it.
If you have a desire to attend events we encourage you to join our group!Feel free to invite friends or people you know to join! We only ask that you use a real name (no nicknames or false descriptions) and provide a accurate pictureof yourself on your profile so we know who you are when attending events.
This Group is free to members, there is a yearly fundraiser event in the summer to help keep the group going and pay for fees associated with the meet up website.