The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.
Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.
Notice: This page has all the information you’ll need to know about attending our Commodore Computer Club meetings. Please look it over completely before you ask questions.
Meeting Times and Location:
Since early April 2010 we started getting together every Friday between 6:00 pm PST and 7:00 pm PST in Vancouver, WA at my home depending on when people get off work, etc and we go well into the night… sometimes until 1:00 am PST or 2:00 am PST.
However, as of June 25, 2010 we now meet at Pied Piper Pizza, a local pizza place in Vancouver, Washington which is approximately 20-30 minutes from Portland, Oregon:
We get to use one of Pied Piper Pizza’s private banquet rooms free of charge. All we have to do is order food or drinks and believe me, they have something on the menu for everyone. The prices are pretty good too.
Pied Piper Pizza is really awesome for the Commodore meeting because the room we use has a lot of tables, plenty of available electrical outlets, free WiFi internet and an arcade with video games, dart boards and pinball machines.
July 2010: We will only have meetings on the first Friday of every month (no more every Friday). Meetings typically start at 6:00 pm PST and go until midnight (closing time). The first meeting with the new schedule (first Friday of every month) was on Friday July 2, 2010.
December 2011: We now meet in the larger banquet room #4 which is across the hall from banquet room #3 (previous meetings). Also, we no longer have the back alley door to use, but we do have a side door for easy access from the parking lot for loading and unloading. Come into the room first to see where this door is to know where to park, etc.
Our Next Scheduled First Friday Of The Month Meeting:
People from Portland, OR typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST with potential traffic crossing over the 5 and 205 freeway bridges. Please allow for a little extra drive time.
When entering Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore “Stuff”. If you can’t find it, ask at counter for directions
Once in the banquet room, we can open a side door to allow you easy access to bring in your Commodore Computers or anything else you plan on bringing to the meeting.
What To Expect:
You can expect to see various Commodore VIC-20, C64, SX-64, C128, C128D, PET and Amiga computers and accessories at the Commodore Computer Club meetings. Take a look at this video that shows a few highlights from past meetings:
We try and have some sort of official presentation at our meetings as well. Presentations can be on Commodore related hardware and/or software or other vintage computers or video game related consoles and games too.
At our meetings members and guests help each other out with needed repairs or modifications to our Commodore computers and accessories (aka tinker time), play disk and cartridge based games, show off graphics and music demos, work on projects and of course talk.
Usually there will be a nice selection of Commodore magazines (RUN, Commodore, Compute Gazette, Ahoy, etc.) from the 1980′s and 1990′s on hand to check out as well.
We also buy, sell and trade various Commodore hardware, software and magazines. Do you have some extra Commodore “stuff” you would like to unload or maybe you are looking for something yourself? Let us know as it’s always nice to share the “Commodore love” with others.
As a side note, we also discuss the Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit computers, Apple II computers, Vectrex consoles, various homebrew games, hacks, video modifications, etc. When the mood strikes, we even play video games on other retro systems and computers.