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Re: Beaverton, Or. Maintenance report
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #960914 by BrockBrood
Jun 6, 2018 10:45pm
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I really need to do those!
Re: Beaverton, Or. Maintenance report
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Reply to: #960923 by BrockBrood
Jun 7, 2018 7:04am
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Thank you.....now all I need to do is figure out which of our suppliers is closest so I can go audit them and get these!
Re: Beaverton, Or. Maintenance report
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Reply to: #960932 by Public Hand
Jun 8, 2018 4:48pm
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BTW... You will have to go back to Shafter Calif. for my Beloved Nana box. I have now added Papa's stamp. They are finally together again. :-)
Limited Time box!
Board: State: Oregon
Jun 28, 2018 8:58pm
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Just planted a new “Limited Time” box in Albany today. We are here for a short time to attend a Fiber Festival. I hope some of you boxers in the area will have a chance to get out and find it. Happy boxing!!
Re: Limited Time box!
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Reply to: #961821 by Homecraft
Jul 2, 2018 8:24am
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Just updated the clue...this box will be available until July 5th, 2018. Happy boxing!
4th if July at Independence Days
Board: State: Oregon
Jul 4, 2018 4:12pm
Probably too late to catch anyone, but Stormwind and I are going to Independence for the 4th for the first time and would love to meet up with other boxers. Anyone around? I'm wearing a Snoopy fireworks blue tshirt and have long dark brown hair; Stormwind is wearing a Flash tshirt and has long dark red hair. Hope to see you!
Re: Limited Time box!
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Reply to: #961959 by Homecraft
Jul 7, 2018 11:27am
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Sadly, no one was able to get out and find this box while it was visiting Oregon. Maybe one day it will be able to return. ツ
Inviting the neighbors to our Escape Room
Board: State: Oregon
Jul 15, 2018 3:57pm
Cameras clicking as a beautiful, short letterboxer sporting a bicorn hat enters the rooms. The room erupts into shouting voices.

Reporters: Captain Slick Kitty! Captain! Captain Slick Kitty

CSK steps up to the podium. Smiling, she takes a quick drink of water. CSK: Good Morning, Oregon!

Reporters laugh. CSK points to the first reporter she sees, she nods her head.

Reporter: Captain Slick Kitty, it's been 3 years since your last event. How do you feel?

A tight but sincere smile blooms on the Captain's face. CSK: Nervous. Extremely nervous. There's a lot of moving parts and we have never done this type of event, so extremely nervous.

The room erupts into laughter. Then pointing to a reporter in the back, CSK nods her head.

Reporter: Capt'n! Murder in Sleep Hollow is an escape room event. Can you please elaborate more on that?

Stepping up to the mic, CSK: Sleepy Hollow is a two in one event. It's a competition and a non-competition. It will be a standard letterboxing event for those who wish to simply letterbox and an escape room, in addition to simply letterboxing, for those who wish to compete. It's completely up to those who sign up if they wish to compete. But I highly recommend competing. It will be fun, memorable, and definitely be worth it. We asked for people to sign up as a team of two. Working together as quickly and quietly as possible, they have to unravel the true mystery surrounding the murders of Sleepy Hollow. They will be given an amounted time to "escape". Failure to do so will result in their death. First team to escape with the correct solution, wins.

Suddenly the reporters call out CSK. Pointing, CSK indicated the reporter in the middle.

Reporter: Yes, um, is there anything special that these teams need to do? To compete, I mean?

Nodding, CSK: Yes. If a team wants to compete, they absolutely need to contact us via AQ by between now and August 1stto let us know that they are definitely competing. This is a must. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP! Even if you have told us you are competing, do it again! I can not stress this. Also, if you wish to compete but do not have a partner, please contact us. It's fine if you are your own team but if want us to help you find a partner, we can ask the other single sign ups. Teams also need to bring their own writing utensils. Pad of paper, pens, pencils-whatever works for them. As it's set in 1790, there will be no cell phone use, not that it would help them anyways. I strongly recommend reading everything that has already been provided. While there are NO clues or hints, it does better prepare you for what's in the room.

Continuing CSK: And we do encourage team solidarity. We love seeing matching T-shirts or costumes-festive stuff like that. But it's not required. Also- be advised we will have a Photo Booth for all of the attendees. Yes-a photo booth.

Reporters begin to shout out again. Pointing to a reporter in the front, CSK nods.

Reporter: Okay, escape room, competing teams needs sign up by August 1st. Are there any changes or anything of great significance the event goers need to be aware of.

Smiling CSK: Good question. Thanks for asking. There is a fee change. For the ones who are simply letterboxing, we are asking $5 dollars a person. A awesome event book and clues will be provided to you. For the teams, we are asking $15 per team. Those who compete get a second event logbook and will have get extra stamps associated with the escape room, even if they die in the room. Non-competitors will not have access to the escape room stamps. But your $15 covers all of the letterboxing event, so you will get access to all stamps and both logbooks.

Continuing CSK: Competitors absolutely need to check their AQ mails for any subsequent emails. We will be sending their escape room start time and other vital information to them before the event.

A tall reporter from back shouted: Got any tips or suggestions for the competing teams or participants in general? Should they watch the movie?
Giggling CSK: You mean the "moving play, with an actor named "Johnny" and who lacks depths"?

The room erupts into laughter.

CSK: While it is not necessary, it's still a great movie. It's a fun, family night movie. It will get you in the mood. Obviously we are using this version and not Irving's original version where Ichabod Crane is a school teacher. For good Halloween fun, the book is a wonderful read too.
Continuing CSK: We recommend teams work together as quietly as possible. You don't want to give away a solution that another team can overhear. Also, be prepared to think outside the box to solve what you need to solve. Consider every potential solution for the task before you.

Again from the tall man: What about bribes?

Chuckling, CSK tilts her head. CSK: There will be no need for bribes. Each team will be given the opportunity before they enter the escape room to buy 3 hints for $3. Not after.

Continuing: To sign up and to read everything, click on the link below: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?eventId=3918. Please remember to send an email to let us know you wish to compete!

Waving her hands, CSK: Thank you for coming. AQ mail me or funny if you have further questions. That is all.

CSK exits stage left to the sounds of cameras clicking.
New Box Listed in Salem
Board: State: Oregon
Aug 9, 2018 6:07pm
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Hello fellow LB's! I just listed a new box (sorry about the short notice!) but it will only be available in the Salem area for one day, Sat, Aug 11, 2018; from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It's called the Englewood Forest Festival because it can be found at the festival.
Next year, I plan to put a different stamp in the same box.
This event is to celebrate art and nature stuff, too. Good for families. Hope some of you can make it!
Thanks!
Re: New Box Listed in Salem
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Reply to: #963676 by Evermore
Aug 10, 2018 10:54am
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I saw the listing last night and was bummed I'm out of town. I'm very happy to hear I'll have another chance next year!
Re: New Box Listed in Salem
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Reply to: #963708 by Maiden
Aug 11, 2018 4:33pm
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I saw it and said "Oh, cool! I'm headed there!" (Wrong Salem) hehe ;)
Best Pizza/food in Portland?
Board: State: Oregon
Aug 20, 2018 10:15am
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Hi all! We're traveling to Portland (one of our favorite cities) in October. Haven't been there in a couple of years and just KNOW there're new Lbs to find. Another of our favorite things to do up there is EAT! So, what are your favorite pizza parlors and eateries up there?

Thanks!

DoubleSaj & Old Blue
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #964115 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Aug 21, 2018 7:05am
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Wall Street Pizza in Gresham or Flying Pie, pretty much anywhere.
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964115 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Aug 21, 2018 8:12am
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It's not pizza but the food is excellent:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=67942
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964115 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Aug 21, 2018 10:51am
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Sizzle Pie, Blossoming Lotus, and Homegrown Smoker are some of my favorites.
Congratulations Jolly Mon!
Board: State: Oregon
Aug 26, 2018 8:51am
Box of the Week! Whoo Hoo! Looking forward to finding this.
Shameless plug
Board: State: Oregon
Aug 26, 2018 6:58pm
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I'm just gonna leave this right here...

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?boxId=296476

;D
Re: Shameless plug
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Reply to: #964499 by kudichan
Aug 26, 2018 7:19pm
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Oh, I wish I lived in CA
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964115 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Aug 28, 2018 11:16am
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Blind Onion is one of my favorites. They have several locations around Portland and Vancouver.
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964581 by Midnight Flamingo
Aug 29, 2018 2:30pm
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Thanks, MF!
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964166 by Mu
Aug 29, 2018 2:30pm
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Thanks, MU!
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964148 by Public Hand
Aug 29, 2018 2:31pm
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Thanks, PH!
I finally got my....
Board: State: Oregon
Sep 2, 2018 3:56pm
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First blue diamond box!!! Super excited.
Re: I finally got my....
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Reply to: #964788 by BrockBrood
Sep 2, 2018 4:10pm
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Congrats! Good job. I’m sure it’s well deserved.
Re: I finally got my....
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Reply to: #964788 by BrockBrood
Sep 2, 2018 7:02pm
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Congratulations!
Re: Best Pizza/food in Portland?
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Reply to: #964166 by Mu
Sep 3, 2018 3:42am
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I have to agree about Blossoming Lotus and Homegrown Smoker are a couple of favorites! My favorite Portland pizza place is Rudy's! But I also really like Dove Vivi and EastBurn Public House.
Help with finding a lb on AQ
Board: State: Oregon
Sep 16, 2018 5:10am
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Hi,

We were out looking for lb's along the Oregon coast =) We were trying to locate a box, but wasn't able to find it, but there was another one in it's spot. I'm not able to find it.

The stamp is of a Unicorn and *I think* the owners are Thompson Phantoms.

Any help would be appreciated =)
Re: Help with finding a lb on AQ
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Reply to: #965395 by purplerose froggyking
Sep 16, 2018 5:28am
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It is possible that a geocacher who happens to know about letterboxing found it and exchanged the original stamp for the unicorn. I've seen this happen at hybrid letterbox/geocache plants that are listed on both web sites.
Re: Help with finding a lb on AQ
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Reply to: #965395 by purplerose froggyking
Sep 16, 2018 7:30am
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We have also seen this happen with some Girl Scout troops. I think they find the box is missing, and so plant their own in its place. The “replacement” box might not be listed.

Although “Thompson Phantoms” doesn’t sound like a troup name, it could be a family thinking along the same lines.
It's the weekend
Board: State: Oregon
Sep 22, 2018 8:20am
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Good morning, Oregon. The weekend is here. Does anyone have any fun planned, letterboxing or otherwise?

I'm helping some friends work on a playhouse, and I will probably do some stamp carving.

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