My husband and I will have the chance to visit Portland OR in a couple of weeks for about 4 days (Saturday through Tuesday) as part of an in-person interview I have with a company up there. I am fairly confident of getting offered the job, but less confident on whether we want to move from the SF Bay Area to Portland or not. What should we do/see/experience in Portland over these four days to help us make this decision? What should we know about Portland before moving there? [more inside]
Boyfriend and I-- a non-engineer and an engineer-- moving to the Bay Area for a job offer. I don't know many people out there, so trying to get a realistic picture. [more inside]
FoodFilter: A dear friend of mine just moved to the Bay Area. He happens to be absolutely crazy about Reubens. But where can he get one now that he has moved?! Bay Area MeFites—can you hook a Reuben connoisseur up with your favorite spots for corned beef in the Bay? San Francisco preferred, but he works in Palo Alto.
What are the bars/live music venues in San Francisco and Oakland that have real, acoustic pianos on their stages? [more inside]
Is it possible to find a studio in SF proper for ≤$1650/mo? Where (and how) should I be looking? [more inside]
I just graduated from a web development bootcamp and am starting to look for my first job in the field in the Bay Area. I'm getting wildly different advice about how much money I should try to get paid. [more inside]
My girlfriend's birthday is next weekend, and I'd love to surprise her with an hour or two or seven of playing with a corgi in a park, somewhere in SF. [more inside]
I teach math to high schoolers in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'd like to get them out of the classroom on a field trip to a local math-themed destination. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am looking for suggestions for spots in San Francisco or East Bay, public transportation accessible, for folks to meet up for a small, professional meet-up group. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations of a good plumber in the Bay Area, ideally SF [more inside]
I'm looking for the San Francisco equivalent of Australia's UniLodge - basic student housing without tons of frills. Do they exist? [more inside]
Recommendations for singing/vocal coaches in the SF Bay area that work well with a rock/pop/punk energetic vibe? [more inside]
How do I meet 2nd generation Chinese women in the Bay Area? (Not as creepy as it sounds... I hope) [more inside]
So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
What are the best online resources for finding non-engineering and non-design jobs at tech companies in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Help me decide where to move in SF/east bay that would allow for an easy commute to Cal. [more inside]
I have a bunch of friends coming to visit me at the bay area. I want to be the perfect host and I've done my research on what fun things to do to make sure they have a good time. I have two remaining doubts though: how to get all of us around in the city using public transportation, and the nightlife. [more inside]
Where are some fun 1-hr activities I could surprise my boyfriend with in the bay area? [more inside]
Bay Area-centric/Bike-centric question: I love to go for bike rides with my 7 year old. She's usually up for about 5 miles, but is interested in going farther and so am I (with breaks). She gets discouraged if there are a lot of hills or if the road is rough. So far the best routes have been on the completed chunks of the Bay Trail because they are flat, paved, pedestrian/bike only (no cars) and have nice views. Can you suggest any other spots for this kind of low-key but long-lasting bike ride in the greater Bay Area? Are there websites or books I should look to for more ideas?
A coworker and I will be in SF from August 17-29th to meet people, look around, and in general get a feel for the area. What should we do? [more inside]
A friend is considering going to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for "Web Design and New Media" with the goal of becoming a web designer. Questions are (a) Is this school well-regarded by potential employers and (b) is it a good value for the tuition? They have zero interest in doing straight programming without design work involved.
How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco? [more inside]
I want to buy a gift certificate to a day spa for a twenty-something gay man with upscale conservative taste. I'm looking for a place that's sleek, sophisticated and oriented towards men, with good massage and other services, high standards for service and cleanliness, and ideally also offering lunch and cocktails. The kind of place where someone could lounge around all day drinking a mimosa and reading the paper, wearing slippers and a robe. It needs to be in San Francisco proper, not elsewhere in the Bay Area. [more inside]
Summer housing in San Francisco: is it totally crazy to fly down and start looking only two weeks before my job starts? [more inside]
Where between Oakland and SFO can I have sex in my car during the day? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Where in the Bay Area should a couple with one person commuting to the Embarcadero BART station (not Caltrain - this person works literally above the station) and the other person commuting to Menlo Park near the Dumbarton Bridge live? [more inside]
San Francisco Bay Area: Looking for new running routes/paths in the Bay Area again...but this time, I have a car! [more inside]
Good online resources (particularly videos) that explain the seasons of the San Francisco Bay Area?
Where can I play squash in San Francisco? (And would optimally be able to bring guests?) [more inside]
Superbowl agnostics: What's an ideal activity to do during the game that would otherwise be too crowded?
Superbowl agnostics: What's an ideal activity to do during the game that would otherwise be too crowded? [more inside]
I'm looking for a veterinarian specializing in orthopedic surgery in or near San Francisco, CA. [more inside]
Need a wedding officiant in the sf bay area. I've looked through google ads, craigslist, and celebrantsusa.com listings but haven't found anyone who seems sane yet has a sense of showmanship. We're not interested in deputizing a friend.
Where could we get a kitschy, Old-West-themed group shot taken in the Bay Area next week? [more inside]
How easy is it to find apartments in the Bay Area that would welcome our three dogs? [more inside]
Where are the best places/sites/calendars/listings/oracles to find out about art shows in San Francisco? [more inside]
I just moved to San Francisco and I am looking for good places to work that have either free WiFi or cheap WiFi. [more inside]
Fine art digital photo printing in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
I would like to have a suspension(Warning: talks about some things that are probably NSFW) done in the Bay Area. [more inside]
BAY AREA FILTER: Hey everyone... one of my best friends and his wife are moving to San Francisco, and I offered to help them figure out where they may want to move. If you live there, or have lived there, where would you recommend? They'd like an active lifestyle, and safe. Aside from that, he's making 50k and needs easy access to Mission Bay for work. They also really want public transit.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
GourmetFilter: Anyone know of a store in San Jose/SF Bay Area that sells Quail Eggs and/or Flying Fish Caviar? Also, is Flying Fish Roe the same thing as Flying Fish Caviar?