6:00 p.m. 
Social Hour at Pizzicato

1708 SW 6th, Portland

Join us for delicious pizza and salads and beverages for social hour and MeetUp at Pizzicato. 

View Pizzicato menu.

PSU Has Discontinued Free Evening Parking 

GSOC has just received a communication from the Portland State University Geology Department office that stated “Please be advised that beginning Monday, September 19th, all PSU parking facilities will require payment or valid permit at all hours, all days, except for university holidays. Vehicles found on campus without proof of payment or valid permit will be subject to citation.” This means that we will no longer be able to park for free in the PSU parking garage on Friday nights. 

For Drivers 

The cheapest option is to look for nearby on-street parking. If you find a spot it's $2.00 per hour until 7:00 pm and free after that. For people willing to walk a few blocks, either PSU Parking Structure 3 at 12th and Mill Street or the Shattuck parking lot at Broadway and College Street will charge $2.50 per hour. The structure we have been using, PSU Parking Structure 2, will now charge a flat $7.00 for the evening, with no hourly rate.  A useful map is at the PSU website.

For People Using Public Transportation

Look for a convenient park and ride near a MAX train or bus stop. The #19 bus and the Orange Line MAX drop you off within a block or two of PSU. The bus gets scarce after 9:00 but MAX runs pretty frequently.

7:30 p.m.
Lecture in Cramer Hall

1721 SW Broadway, Portland

Join us for lectures on topics of geologic interest. All GSOC lectures are open to the public. A $3 donation is requested. (Free for students.) Snacks are available after the lecture in the Geology Department Office, 17 Cramer Hall.

Lectures are in Cramer Hall, Portland State University, 1721 SW Broadway; between Montgomery and Mill. Room assignments vary, so check our latest announcement. For additional information contact Rik Smoody


GSOC lending library  

The Lending Library  is open before and after the Friday evening meetings in Room 69. Our librarian is Diana Gordon.