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Stumptown Travel Group meeting Aug 19

did i suck you in to ask where Stumptown is? Portland, Or of course!

10:00 am Panera Bread on Nyberg rd in Tualatin

Bring us your travel hopes, dreams & failures. As shoulder season is upon us expect the next few meetings to be less well attended. The lovely Sara with an H & I will be off on our adventure in September... All the paperwork is in & submitted.

We will see you all in 2 weeks

Posted by
329 posts

Huh? Confused. Clarity please.

if you know you know ;-))

Portland was nicknamed Stumptown in pioneer days...1965. The town was growing so fast they did't have time to pull up stumps after cutting down trees for lumber. I'm just changing things up so I'm not cut & pasting our meeting time & place which is boring

@roubrat we will allow honorary membership.

Posted by
2461 posts

Hey Mark, I'm pretty sure it was more like 1865...I think 1965 is about when we switched over to "Keep Portland Weird" ;)

Portland was nicknamed Stumptown in pioneer days...1965. The town was
growing so fast they didn't have time to pull up stumps after cutting
down trees for lumber.

Unfortunately I am out in the Oregon woods so can't join the meeting, but I hope you get a good turn out.

Posted by
8808 posts

Ah. Now i get it.

Alas my great uncle is one of the lumberjacks who created Stumptown.

Posted by
11439 posts

Hey Mark, I'm pretty sure it was more like 1865...I think 1965 is about when we switched over to "Keep Portland Weird" ;)

Good one, CL!

I am going to try to attend. We leave on our annual junket on the 22nd so depends on my state of readiness….

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Here I was all these years thinking the town was named for all those great lumberjacks who came too close to their axe blade, severing a digit or two in the process, fondly called “stumpies”. Hmphf.

Hey Gunderson, with our gray, rainy winters we do breed a particular stout physique in the NW. Not necessarily short but prone to lots of plaid flannel, facial hair, and a couple chromosomes suspiciously Bigfoot like. We like forest bathing. Can tell you what kind of salmon are currently running in the rivers. And would never ever dream of passing someone on a hike without a cheerful hello. And if you meet one of us missing a finger or two, chances are we worked in the forest products industry back in the days when they called it Stumptown. 😉