Alumni & Parents

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Reed Diaspora Pizza


Good arguments don't end at graduation, the debate will always continue. You may defend that deep dish rules with thick, layered taste. Or, you may find heaven in a slice of thin, folded in half. You can believe that ketchup is the best thing on pizza, or prefer goat cheese and artichoke hearts. Is your bacon Canadian? Pepperoni dry? Tomatoes cooked or fresh?

Since the Class of 2010 has joined the Reed diaspora and spread out around the world, it is time for our sixth-annual pizza night to welcome them into the alumni fold! Come out on Thursday, September 16 in a city near you (start times vary by location) for Reed Diaspora Pizza. As is our tradition, we invite new alumni to eat for free; wizened alumni (not in the Class of 2010) divvy up the check among themselves.

RSVP, if you can, and please indicate your year. Hosts really appreciate knowing how many people are coming, so they know how many seats to save, but if you're not sure, come anyway.


California (2)* Illinois* Louisiana* Massachusetts* Missouri* New York*Oregon* Washington* Washington D.C.* United Kingdom*

You can also see this schedule on the alumni website.

California: Los Angeles, San Francisco

Los Angeles-special date: Sunday, September 19, starts at 7 p.m.

Join us at Buca di Beppo in Santa Monica to catch up and to welcome the new grads! The best parking is the City of Santa Monica parking structure #6, right across the street. If that lot is full, there are a few more lots on 2nd Street in either direction.

Buca di Beppo
1442 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA

RSVP to Terrill Burnett '74, or 310/318-3304

San Francisco-starts at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome to the Bay Area! Look for us in the private room upstairs (please let Jeff know if you or someone in your party has a disability that prevents the use of stairs so we may accommodate as needed).
Nearest BART: 16th St. station

Pauline's Pizza
260 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

RSVP to Jeff Whitehead '94,


Chicago-starts at 6:30 p.m.

Come welcome new Reed alumni to Chicago!

Piece Pizzeria & Brewery
1927 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL

RSVP to Greg Clarke '88,


New Orleans-starts at 7 p.m.

Welcome young bloods! Come get down on some pizza at Theo's with a host of Reedies à la NOLA. Newbies can dine on us Olde Reed folks (who will split the bill).

Theo's Pizza
4024 Canal
New Orleans, LA

RSVP to Paul Hightower '08,


Boston-starts at 7 p.m.

We want to welcome all our new neighbors to Beantown in style at the Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Class of 2010 eats for free, the rest of us cover your pizza! Come join us for the best pizza outside NYC--we did all the research to make sure we'd bring you to the best place in Boston, so trust us, you're going to love it. We can't wait to hang out, eat some pizza and, oh yeah, have a little healthy competition. There will be a prize to compete over, so bring yourself and all your Reed knowledge.

The Dogwood Cafe
3712 Washington St.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Take the Orange line to the Forest Hills stop and the Dogwood Cafe is located across the street from the station on Washington St. If you are taking a bus to Forest Hills the same directions apply. If you're driving, you may park in the lot next to the cafe for free after 7 p.m. Google map.

RSVP to Emma Rowe '06, or 617/515-9276


St. Louis-starts at 6:30 p.m.

It is time to roust out Reedies in St Louis for an inaugural TTT, plus it happens to be Reed Diaspora Pizza as well! We will meet at Terrene in the Central West End. Hopefully, the weather is good and we sit outside. Come join us for good beer, excellent fries and good company--we will raise our glasses to the Class of 2010, the end of summer, to our youth spent on Westmoreland Ave., and (naturally) to the Cardinals' chances this fall--not necessarily in that order. As this is an inaugural event for STL, please wear something recognizable to our group (no clothes, while recognizable, is not permitted for each of many reasons)!

33 N. Sarah St.
St. Louis, MO

RSVP to Paul Taghert '75,

New York

NYC-starts at 7 p.m.

New York houses one of the greatest concentrations of Reedies in the world. Our numbers grow every year and this is your chance to join the party. While our venue, Solas, does not have pizza, there are plenty of excellent places in the area from which we will order. Reedies can be found in the side room starting at 7 p.m.

232 East 9th Street
New York, NY

RSVP to Reed Balmer '99,


Portland-starts at 6 p.m.

Come on down to Lucky Lab on Hawthorne to sample a few tasty brews and lively conversation with fellow Reedies. If you haven't been before, now is the time to give it a try!

Lucky Lab
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR

RSVP to Kevin Morrice '76 and Nancy Johannsen Morrice '76,


Seattle-starts at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome new alumni to Seattle! Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Piecora's on Capitol Hill. As is our tradition, we invite those who have settled into post-Reed life to chip in to buy pizza for the new grads. They'll need it when they realize that their board points aren't valid off campus...

Piecora's Pizza
1401 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98122

RSVP to Ben Demboski '02, indicating whether you just graduated or are one of the more seasoned alumni, at 206/465-3110 or

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.-starts at 6:30 p.m.

Join us at Buca di Beppo, just three blocks north of Metro's Dupont Circle station.

Buca di Beppo
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP to Jonathan Make '98,

United Kingdom

London-starts at 6:30 p.m.

Come join us for pizza and fun. This place is central, cheap, and cheerful and often has live music. The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus (354m); Oxford Circus (419m); Tottenham Court Rd (590m).

The Soho Pizzeria
16-18 Beak St.
London W1R 3HA
020 7434 2480

RSVP to Alexis Pott '00, or 07753 485 842