September 17th, 2008

80+ WordPress designs from Portland and the Silicon Forest

[HTML1]With WordCamp Portland fast approaching, I've had any number of folks approaching me with questions like "What's WordPress?", "Why should I use WordPress?", "What can I do with WordPress?", and "When will you shut up with the questions already? I mean, really?" So rather than try to recount all my WordPress love in one egotistical post, I thought it might better for a little more "show" than "tell." So here---in a rough semblance of alphabetical order---are what some other folks in Portland and the Silicon Forest are doing with that magical open-source blogging platform, WordPress: AJ Akshay Dodeja Almost Fit Another Blogger Back Fence PDX Bananaverse Bearded Lightning Beer and Blog Buckman Elementary Catherder CDC Studios Chris Kalani Cloud Four Colour Lovers Does Not Validate Dyepot Teapot Elliot Swan eROI Days Everything I Tell You Is Hearsay Extensis Face of the Cookie Fast Wonder Fuzzy Slug Garett Croft Stenson Get Better At Get Rich Slowly Go Big Always Grok Play Hazelnut Tech Talk Hockley Photography Ignite Portland Intel Software Blogs Internet Astronauts Jason Glaspey Jason on Cars John Anthony Hartman Justin Kistner Koesmanto Bong Kveton Kyle Meyer Laptopia Legion of Tech Lizzy Caston Lorelle on WordPress Lyza Danger Marshall Kirkpatrick Mashup Awards Matt Davis Opens HIs Mouth Matthew Gifford Mechanical Integrator Metafluence More than a living Mr. Diggles My Curious Life My Whim is Law Namita Bhasin OpenID Oregon Blogs AJ PAF Colaboratory Pagents Progress Pampelmoose PDX Pipeline Peat Portland Metblogs Portland is Awesome Portland on Fire Positively Glorious Rabbi David Kominsky Radio Isopod Raven Zachary Recovering Californian Reid Beels RGB Design Studio Self-amusement park Strands blog Substance Tasting and Complaining Techcraver Tiny Screenfuls Today's best tools Tyler Sticka User First Web Vidoop Blog What could be Wideshot Studios WordCamp Portland Yay! Monday! Whew! That's a lot of WordPress going on. If I missed your site (or screwed up your URL), I apologize. Please link it up below so that everyone else see the cool things you're doing with WordPress.

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31 Responses to “80+ WordPress designs from Portland and the Silicon Forest”

  1. Holy moly! Thanks, @turoczy! I DM’d you on Twitter, but maybe it didn’t go thru (had that happen before). My WordPress-based blog:

  2. Amber Case says:

    Wow. This could be the most incredible thing I’ve seen in a very long time.

    Thanks for your hard work in putting this together. It’s the best aggregate of Portland tech blogs I’ve ever seen. If I had more adjectives I’d find a better way of thanking you for this, but I’m rather tongue tied in appreciation at the moment.

  3. Don’t forget about… & &

    Great list!

  4. Jmartens says:

    Well shoot, that’s what you wanted PDX WordPress blogs for? In that case, here is a much neglected Portland WordPress blog that I manage:

    Didn’t post earlier cause I was embarrassed ;)

  5. Amy says:

    Wow, great list. And I really like the “show” angle. Nice work.

    I will also shamelessly plug my WordPress blog:

  6. Brent Logan says:

    Wow, that’s quite a list. ‘Course, it’s missing my WordPress/K2-based blog, but that’s an easy fix.


  7. Dawn Foster says:

    I’m excited to see a couple of my blogs on the list despite forgetting to send them to you today. Oops. Thanks for taking care of me :)

  8. Paul Farning says:

    Yay WP! Interesting to see the variation in the list.

  9. Viper007Bond says:

    Looking at this list makes me realize just how badly I need a new theme. Mine is literally like 3 years old and it shows. *sigh*

  10. melissa lion says:

    Gah…I should have left the original header photo. It was prettier.

  11. conahan says:

    Mine is totally different from everyone else’s

    These skateboarding guys are using it too:

  12. Jmartens says:

    I was just thinking, how about narrowing down to the 10 best, in your opinion and we can have a little vote off!

  13. mr. diggles says:

    i made the effin’ list! w00t!!!!1

    if there is a vote off for the the best top ten then i can promise this:

    1. longer lunch breaks
    2. free punch + pie

    cast your vote for mr. diggles dot com

  14. Rick Turoczy says:

    Comments were misbehaving. So I’m posting for Doug Coleman:

    I have a blog on WordPress also:

  15. Nick Bostic says:

    I’m amazed to see the long list. I knew of many, but definitely not all. Here’s a couple of mine:

  16. Excellent creativity coming out of PDX!

  17. Steve Gehlen says:

    Thanks to eROI for this design on WordPress for the Inverge conference site:

  18. [...] Portland Tech superhero Rick Turoczy @ Silicon Florist has graciously compiled a list of Portland blogs using WordPress. [...]

  19. JustinS says:

    I’m a super cool WordPress kid, too, and not above shameless self-promotion:

  20. jim says:

    Now that I’m back on WordPress, I guess I’ll add mine.

  21. Jaroslav says:


  22. I guess I’ll add mine too, not much there now, but I have some big plans. I’ll be moving to 2.7 on release day.

  23. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you|

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