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I'm in Portland. The nearest one to me is the Gateway location. Anyone else? Or another in the pdx/vanc area?
 

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Yes I want to go.<br>
I live in Hillsboro but can come to any Portland area Applebees.<br><br>
For people who don't know the story:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=739358" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=739358</a><br><br>
and here she tells about the nurse-out going national:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=740877" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=740877</a><br><br>
According to the database that was linked by Brooke, we don't have anything organized in Oregon yet.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=741745" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=741745</a>
 

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Sorry if I sound like a broken record, but we should really get something going in Portland. The Gateway Applebees would be great. It is walking distance from the Gateway Transit Center (MAX and busses), it is an exit off I-84, and flows onto a busy street (NE Halsey) and it has a public sidewalk (on Halsey) about 10 feet from its front door. It is in the Gateway shopping center, right next to the Fred Meyer that harassed Chris Musser (the reluctant lactavist), and by a Starbucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I am not PR or media savvy, and have only participated in one nurse-in (delta) but I have a 15 mo and a 3.5 yo that are tandeming.<br><br>
If there's no nurse-in in Oregon (Portland) my DH has said we should go get a table, I should "whip out the girls", have both kiddoes latch on, and order some 2 dollar sodas, and sit there forever and drink gallons and gallons. Oh, btw, like a pp, he calls it "crapplebees" also. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyone? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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I always love me a Nurse-In!<br><br>
The closest one to me is the Lloyd Center one...I've only eaten there once, at my teenagers request, and I did have some stare-downs as I nursed my toddler, and then again saw several kids getting shamed and/or spanked.
 

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Woo hoo! That's three of us! Anyone else?
 

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snugbugs have you considered entering the Gateway location into the database Brooke linked to so that it can be the official Portland area location?<br>
It appears nothing is yet official so you would get to have your proposed location. . . it sounds like you have thought of a great place. I don't know where that is but it sounds really good with the sidewalk and proximity to freeway/bus.
 

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Does Applebee's have a bad attitude about nursing??<br><br>
My parents eat there like, twice a week (the Bellingham, WA location). I'd love to stage my own personal nurse-in once I'm lactating again
 

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I would join in
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does Applebee's have a bad attitude about nursing??<br><br>
My parents eat there like, twice a week (the Bellingham, WA location). I'd love to stage my own personal nurse-in once I'm lactating again</div>
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I would be in. Which location? I can drive to either although Lloyd Center is closer.
 

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Dh says that if you are organizing a portland nurse-in, someone contact him at work (he works for KATU) so he can let the media know.<br>
PM me for his work email.
 

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Ok I have a very stupid question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I know at an airport or store how a nurse-in would work, but at a restaurant...does everyone gather in the waiting area or in the restaurant? If you're seated, are you supposed to order something?<br><br>
When is this being planned? (Time/date). If you want extra support I may be able to come and bring my husband ...still TTC so no baby/child to nurse yet. If an additional west-side location is happening, that would be even better.
 

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Ok Mamas! I am totally willing to go to Yahoo and *try* and plan this- but I have NEVER done anything like this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Do we need permits? What do we do about the media? Do I notify Applebees of our plan? What do I need to bring (besides my breasts and my nurslings, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br><br>
The only thing I have ever done is the Delta nurse in, and I just showed up.<br><br>
Can someone <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PLEASE</span></b> PM me or give me info on where to start. I will look over the yahoo site's files. We are going to a picnic for most of the afternoon, but I will check in this evening.<br><br>
TIA!!! Julie<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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I will totally be there. Give me date, time, location... We might even make a sign or two this time.<br><br>
It pisses me off more and more something like this happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">.<br><br>
Damn Applebees.
 

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Here's Julie awesome email!<br><br>
I will be there today with boobs on!<br><br><br><br><br>
September 5, 2007<br><br>
Dear Family-friendly Portland Organizations,<br><br>
My name is Julie Poirier. I am organizing a nurse-in in coordination<br>
with Birth Without Boundaries (<a href="http://www.birthwithoutboundaries.com/" target="_blank">http://www.birthwithoutboundaries.com/</a>)<br>
to protest the illegal treatment of a Kentucky woman and her family at<br>
an Applebee's Restaurant in Kentucky. There are approximately 60<br>
nurse-ins being held around the country at various Applebee's.<br><br>
The local nurse-in will take place at the Gateway Applebee's (10004 NE<br>
Halsey) on Saturday, September 8, at 12:00 noon. We are peacefully<br>
gathering to bring about a change in Applebee's corporate<br>
breastfeeding policy, and to spread the message that breastfeeding is<br>
normal and natural.<br><br>
Attached you will find a copy of the press release. I have also<br>
attached a flyer. Please print the flyer and display it in your place<br>
of business or hand it out. They are in a pdf, so they should be<br>
relatively easy to download.<br><br>
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at <a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Thank you so much for your support.<br><br>
Julie Poirier<br>
phone number available upon request
 

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Savvy, does Bill know about it?<br><br>
Here's a youtube clip of another news story on it:<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BiyrNqFvqQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BiyrNqFvqQ</a><br><br>
See you all this afternoon!!
 

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It was great! Thanks for organizing Julie, and it was fun to see you Jen and Ellie and Steph!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 
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