I've set up a twice a month meetup in Portland, Oregon. Based on an informal census at the latest bitcoin meetup most were unfamiliar with Ethereum, and we're working to change that. Those that were familiar were enthusiastic. http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Ethereum-Meetup/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ethereum-Portland/228765393975960
If you are in or around the Portland area please drop in!