Backspace is a pretty cool internet cafe and it is very large. It is a comfortable environment with large chairs, couches, and tables and it is relatively quiet given its size.
I thought we'd have an open forum for anyone who would like to share their poetry, bring some poetry you admire to read, or just come and listen. Since this is downtown, it is somewhat close to the SW park blocks and I will be walking up to the Portland Art Museum after this to check out Apollo Poetry's outdoor poetry "picnic." Should be a lot of fun. Hope you can join us!