• Making a Difference (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Here are the Food For Thought videos for this event: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/making-a-difference.html Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 41st event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive. What are the different ways that we can make a real difference in this world? How can having a cause bring us new sources of meaning, purpose and community? Together we will share our experiences to inspire and motivate us. This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/ Thanks to our sponsor: PlanMaster - the easiest way to plan social activities with friends. https://planmaster.org

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  • The Lost Art of Conversation (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Here are the Food For Thought videos for this event: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/the-lost-art-of-conversation.html Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 40th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive. How can we make small talk more interesting? How can we become more comfortable discussing taboo subjects? How can we improve our conversations with our friends, family & coworkers? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/ Thanks to our sponsor: PlanMaster - the easiest way to plan social activities with friends. https://planmaster.org

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  • Understanding Hate (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Here are the Food for Thought videos for this event: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/understanding-hate.html Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 39th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive. How can we better understand the nature of hate? How can we create more safe spaces for healthy dialog? How can understand where the seeds of hate grow and spread? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/ Thanks to our sponsor: PlanMaster - the easiest way to plan social activities with friends. https://planmaster.org

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  • Understanding Love (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Here are the Food for Thought videos for this event: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/understanding-love.html Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 38th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive. How can we be bring more love into our lives? How can we better understand the nature of love? How can understand the different ways that love is expressed? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/ Thanks to our sponsor: PlanMaster - the easiest way to plan social activities with friends. https://planmaster.org

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  • Rethinking Work (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 37th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/rethinking-work.html How can we become more fulfilled in our current jobs? How can we prepare ourselves for automation and artificial intelligence? Do you believe in the idea of a universal basic income? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

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  • Demystifying Creativity (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 36th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/demystifying-creativity.html How can we better understand the nature of creativity? How can we be bring more creativity into our lives? How can we be more open to the creativity expressed in others? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

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  • Loneliness, Friendship & Community (dinner & discussion)

    Caldera Public House

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 35th event in Portland! :) Please be sure to ARRIVE ON TIME since everyone will be divided up to tables of 6 people at the start time. Also, please remember to watch at least one of the Food For Thought videos before you arrive: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/loneliness-friendship-community.html How can we reduce loneliness for ourselves and others? How can we build stronger connections that last? How can we get better at building community? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

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  • Dating & Solitude (dinner & discussion)

    Location visible to members

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 34th event in Portland. Here are the Food for Thought videos on this topic: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/dating-and-solitude.html What are the best strategies for dating in our modern world? How can we keep the dating spark alive when in a relationship? How can we learn to strengthen our relationship with ourselves? This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food for Thought videos and one discussion facilitator at each table with discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since we will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please bring exact change for the small fee when you arrive. The small fee goes towards paying the Meetup fees and also helps to make these events possible in cities around the world. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

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  • License to Parent (dinner & discussion)

    Location visible to members

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 33rd event in Portland. Here are the Food For Thought videos for this topic: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/license-to-parent.html Do you believe that people should require a license to be parents? What kinds of qualifications would be involved with such a license? How can we balance the right to procreate with right to protect society? As always, this event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food For Thought videos, discussion facilitators at each table and discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since I will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please remember to arrive on time and bring exact change for the small fee. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event but you are encouraged to arrive hungry in order for us to keep up a good relationship with the venue that hosts our events. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

  • Demystifying Depression (dinner & discussion)

    Location visible to members

    $4.00

    Meaningful Discussions events take place in 11 countries and this will be our 32nd event in Portland. Here are the Food for Thought videos on this topic: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/depression.html One of the benefits of meaningful discussions is to give us a deeper understanding about the nature of depression, to share our strategies of dealing with it, and to reduce the stigma related to this condition. This event will provide the opportunity for a thoughtful, respectful and engaging discussion with Food for Thought videos and one discussion facilitator at each table with discussion questions provided. So if you're looking for open-minded, friendly and intelligent people then you've come to the right place! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS: 1. All members are asked to watch at least one of the Food For Thought Videos prior to arrival in the interest of stimulating your own thoughts and opinions on this subject. 2. Don't be afraid to sign up first to this event since we will cancel the event if less than 5 people sign up. If the event is full then please add yourself to the waiting list for the event. 3. Please bring exact change for the small fee when you arrive. The small fee goes towards paying the Meetup fees and also helps to make these events possible in cities around the world. Meaningful Discussions is operated under the Meaningful Events Association which is a not-for-profit society registered in BC, Canada. 4. Your meal is not included in the price of this event. For more information please visit: http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org/

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