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  • I know your out there
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    How close to Portland are you Jonathan?
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    Nesika Beach (6miles north of Gold Beach OR)
    300 miles from Portland.
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    Are there really only 4 of us on here? I'm in Lake Oswego.
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    I'm in Portland. Taking delivery tomorrow!
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    Congratulations, Joshua. I am sure you will enjoy your new car. I just finished my first "annual" service and like mine more and more very day.

    There are at least two of us in Eugene. There is a Portland Tesla Club at pdxtesla.com with now many members. I suggest you check it out.
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    Eugene. Just took delivery of my 60 Model S last month- metallic silver. Love it!
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    I see this event on July 20th in Eugene.

    http://www.teslamotors.com/event/model-s-tech-talk-–-eugene

    Is there any value or purpose for current Tesla owners to attend this event at "The Inn"?
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    I'm in Salem and I have seen 5 around town now. 10000+ miles of pleasure so far!
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    I just learned that the car becomes much faster (and a bit more dangerous) when the traction control is turned off!

    I won't be driving much with it off in the future, but it is fun to break the wheels loose once in a while! Got some nice squeals from the passengers in the back!
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    Friday, July 19: How 'EV' Will Someday Mean 'Everyone's Vehicle' – Presented by Industry Insider Paul Scott

    Join electric vehicle advocate Paul Scott for an inside look at the electric vehicle market. Scott will offer his insight into why EVs will continue their successful rise as the most significant, sustainable answer for the transportation needs of today and the future. Will Price, EWEB energy resource analyst and EV-owner, will also speak about EWEB's commitment to assisting customers in making the switch to electric vehicles and preparing the grid for the future.

    The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in EWEB's North Building, 500 E. Fourth Ave. The free event is co-sponsored by EWEB and the City of Eugene ePark program.
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    I think there are quite a few Teslas in Oregon at this point. Certainly a few hundred (the Portland SC has delivered about 300 so far). It would be nice to have our own category :-)

    Quick question - is there better data than "staring at the map" when it comes to the SuperCharger locations in Oregon? It looks like by fall (my guess is late fall, so November) Medford / Ashland, North of Roseburg, between Woodburn and Salem, and somewhere around Stayton on Hwy 22? That last one seems odd... why so close to I5?

    Then Eugene by Winter / January. Pendleton and Baker City by end of next year. And nothing beyond that...
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    A fantastic Tesla event last night in Eugene. Over 100 people showed up at "The Inn at 5th" to hear the latest Tesla news, which the Tesla reps claimed was the largest turnout ever (beating Boston with 60 people).

    We had at least 6 Model S cars which showed up and all were valet parked in front of the hotel. My metallic silver Model S gleamed very nice next to all those other Model S dark colors! :-)

    Time to start, as Phil Barnhart suggested, a Southern Willamette Valley Tesla club!
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    We've seen that construction on a supercharger has begun in Woodburn. Anyone know about SCs near Roseburg or Medford?
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    The Tesla guys I talked to at the Eugene Tesla event last month said it would be Ashland or Medford after this fall.
    john
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    I took delivery of my Tesla on December 19th. Really excited and happy with my purchase.
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    Does anyone have any idea how many model s cars are here in the Eugene-Springfield area?

    Maybe we should start a poll?
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    Does anyone have any idea what it would take to get Tesla to open service center here in Eugene?

    According to the Tesla people, the Eugene turnout in June(?) at "The Inn" had a record number of people show up (over a hundred compared to the next best which was Boston with around 60 people).

    I suspect that Eugene is ripe, but many people don't appreciate how little maintenance the car requires, and instead feel insecure about the lack of a local "dealer" service center...
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    I'm gonna chime in here because I'm an Oregonian through and through, even though I now live near Seattle. Third generation Portlander, practiced in Salem for five years before moving up here. Our son lives in PDX and we visit frequently, so having local contacts seems like a good thing. (Don't mean to intrude, though.) My aunt was on the Portland City Council for years, Dad on the school board and, later, the Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. There's a family home at Cannon Beach (now squatted by my sister and pretty much inaccessible) and we love the Oregon coast, traveling on which would seem to be a bit of a challenge, EV-wise.

    Anyhow, I'll try to remember to check this forum once in a while. Getting my car this week: S85, gray/gray, most of the goodies.
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    Sid.....I live on NW Portland, right of off NW 23rd. If you ever need a charge just let me know. I have a secure place to park and a 14-50 plug-in. Also, if your son needs an apt in NW PDX I am the guy to talk to. Also, my cousin is a Multnomah County judge.
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    Thanks, S-P. Great part of town you live in. Our son used to live on Vista just south of Burnside, so pretty much NW; and we've stayed at the Silver Cloud many times. Clost to St Honore which is a good thing.

    Our son just had a 14-50 installed (on my dime) so we should be good if we need juice before heading back to the Centralia supercharger.
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    Help!

    We're planning a trip from Portland to Florence this summer but a quick glance at PlugShare.com doesn't show many charging stations on Oregon Hwy 101 at all. There's 2 free 30 amp chargers at Driftwood Shores in Florence, but we didn't see any hotels in Astoria, Newport, etc along the coast Hwy with decent overnight charging.

    Does anyone know of nice hotels with 30 amp charging along Hwy 101 in Oregon?
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    Once Tesla has the CHAdeMO adapter on sale instead of "coming soon" traveling the Oregon coast will be more fun. Seems there are a few of these in Oregon and on the coast. I suggest the Casino in Lincoln City be asked why the do not have EV charging a couple of HPWC & a few for the less fortunate volt and such owners.

    Bet they might like the obvious benefit of having such a set up.
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    FYI the Riverhouse in Bend has installed two HPWC charging locations .. they let me charge up (no cost) this afternoon for 4 hours before I head back south to SoCal .... nice of them -- brand new to them .. you have to connect with the front desk then Engineering as they switch the chargers off so they aren't accessible 24 hrs ... and they are working on reserved parking signage.
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    The Oregon DMV does not maintain a database of Oregon custom license plates, so trying to figure out a custom plate that is not taken is very inefficient. It would help if Oregon Tesla owners with a custom plate would post their plate (simple text would be sufficient) on this bulletin board to help new Tesla owners figure out a unique "message" for their own cars.
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