Stumptown Crawlers is a FUN Santa Convention in Portland, Oregon. IN 2011 over 650 Santa's attended. In 2012 over 1,100 Santa's. We love all Santa conferences. Santa is not a hater.
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The crawls are FREE to attend and NO bar covers. We have a rolling DJ to keep the music pumping between bars. We offer crazy (legal) antics between bars. Each bar may offer live music, DJ, dancing, performers, shows, vendors, etc for your entertainment.
We encourage full costumes however you are free to attend in regular dress. Want to create your own? Plenty of 2nd hand stores in and around Portland. Portlanders love to make their own. The Hawthorne / Belmont areas and two big costume stores: Lippman Co (downtown) and Halloween Warehouse (Beaverton) open year round.
We host many conferences, (Santa, Leprechaun, Superhero, Zombie, etc). A conference is a meeting of people who "confer" about a topic. Our free and fun conferences are all held in costumes and at bars!!
WHAT DO YOU BRING:
The parties are made by the masses bringing their own creativity. We provide a simple framework, but you RAISE the party, and make it great by bringing your creativity that we could not have dreamed of, or imagined.
PUB CRAWL EDIQUETE:
Our crawls start at noon and/or mid afternoon, but all crawls go to last call. Remember, you can come at anytime or leave at anytime: you set your fun around us.
We stop at bars, pubs, and lounges, those who wish to drink may, however, please be responsible. Always hydrate, eat, and never drink and drive. Please use public transportation.
OUR PHOTO ALBUMS:
Be respectful. We may delete certain comments or remove photos, and yes we're all adults, but like Vegas, what happens on our crawl stays at our crawl.
We do not allow or post photos that are risqué or deemed not work place acceptable. Please ask someone before you take their photo -- thank you.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Plan ahead if you drink.
Eat, drink water and never drive buzzed.
Taxi or light rail.
Obey all crosswalks and laws.
Take lots of photos or videos -- post or tag us on our event wall.
Be polite to others and patrons not on our crawl.
Obey the police and/or security.
Bring cash -- cards go slower.
Each costume pub crawl supports a local charity. By attending you now support a charity. Question we get -- how can you help? First, by inviting all your fun friends to the event, as you have a direct impact now to increase the amount given to the charity: a win-win for local bars and charity.
The final donation is posted after the event, as the unseen volunteers work hard and give their time freely to ensure you all have FUN.
Q: Is this some kind of political statement?
A: No. It is fun and for charity.
CONVENTION, CONFERENCE, OR CON USEAGE
Con a word abbreviation for conference or convention. A conference is a meeting of people who "confer" about a topic, as we do, some dressed in costumes.
(reference of year: on October 22, 1936, a group of six or seven fans from New York City, including David Kyle and Frederik Pohl, traveled by train to Philadelphia, PA, where they visited for several hours with a similar number of local fans at the house of Milton A. Rothman, declaring that event the first "science fiction convention.
Or like in 1939, American fans had organized sufficiently to hold, in conjunction with the 1939 World's Fair, the first "World Science Fiction Convention," in New York City.
Or like the San Diego Comic-Con International, as it was founded as the "Golden State Comic Book Convention" in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, from 1974, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC".)
Reference: a pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tour, bar crawl or bar-hopping) is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking ('Pub Crawl' as both a noun and a verb, with the noun (dating from 1915) being defined as "a drinking session that moves from one licensed premises to the next, and so on", and the verb (1937) meaning "to move in a group from one drinking establishment to the next, drinking at each."