November 14th, 2008
Puff! The Geeky Dragon is dead (maybe)
Birds of a feather flock together. Startups like startups. Creatives like creatives. And that’s probably why when a startup distillery and bistro called the Green Dragon opened, the startup tech community in Portland felt a certain affinity for it.
They liked us. We liked them. They were perfect for Beer and Blog. They were centrally located for other tech events. It was a very much kismet.
And, if it goes through—the lawyers have jumped in to say that “nothing is final”—then the dynamic of the joint may be changing.
John Foyston of The Beer Here blog has an update that pretty much states that Rogue plans on keeping most of what the Green Dragon character is today, so that could bode well for us who love it. From how I read the article, the only change would be in ownership, but the heart of the Green Dragon would live on. You decide.
We don’t know what we don’t know. But I’m not exactly holding my breath that the Green Dragon we know and love will be around much longer.
What to do? Show up to Beer and Blog today to bid one of the best geek hangouts in town a fond farewell. Mourning attire and protest armbands optional.