July 22nd, 2009

If you can’t bring BlogHer to Portland, bring Portland to BlogHer

If you can’t bring BlogHer to Portland, bring Portland to BlogHer

Last year, we mounted a heartfelt yet unsuccessful attempt to woo BlogHer, the premier event for women bloggers, to Portland. While we lost due to an all-too-common Portland drawback—no hotel capable of housing all attendees—there are no hard feelings.

Really. And just to prove it, there are a whole bunch of attendees from Oregon headed to Chicago, this week.

I thought—after being inspired by an OurPDX post by A L Venable—that it might be wise to round up all the Portland bloggers who are headed to BlogHer. Just so we all know.

This list is by no means comprehensive, so if I’ve missed in your name in my scatter-dash research, please, by all means, comment with your name and blog and I’ll add you:

Asha Dornfest

Katherine Gray

Kerri Anne Ladish

Melissa Lion

Angela LoSasso

Kaleigha Martin

Kathryn Martini

Gina Rau

Jessica Spiegel

A L Venable

Rhiannon West

And if you’re from somewhere else in the Silicon Forest? Add your name and blog to the comments, too. I’ll make sure to link you up.

Because, as we all know, one of the most random and interesting occurrences of heading to conferences out of town is getting the chance to meet people who live in your own backyard.

Not literally. I mean, you probably know the person living in your backyard. But you get what I’m saying. I hope.

And here’s hoping this list helps some of you BlogHer attendees make some local connections that you otherwise may have missed.

For more information on the conference, visit BlogHer.

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4 Responses to “If you can’t bring BlogHer to Portland, bring Portland to BlogHer”

  1. My ghost may be seen walking the streets of Portland this week…

  2. melissalion says:

    I’m speaking there. Because I’m fancy like that. Also, I will be also be drinking there.

  3. Greetings from Chicago! Rick, glad my post served as inspiration. Looking forward to catching up with the PDX contingency while in town..well, between all the shopping and drinking I’ll be doing. ;)

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