March 29th, 2010

Portland Development Commission Hosting Lunch 2.0 May 19


Portland Development Commission Hosting Lunch 2.0 May 19

I’m exited to announce that the Portland Development Commission (@pdxdevelopment) will be our host for Lunch 2.0 on May 19.

Granted, I’m always excited about announcing Lunch 2.0s, but this one will be another event that commingles our beloved tech community with other Portland communities, like March’s Lunch 2.0 was.

Plus, how great is it to have the City recognize that geeks matter?

In the wake of last night’s #pdxboom mystery, I’m guessing the City will be chomping at the bit to tap into our community’s talent. After all, Reid’s (@reidab) Google Map helped the police narrow down the location and solve the mystery. Good on ya, Reid.

So, it seems obvious to me why the PDC would want to invite us over for lunch, but don’t just take me word for it, here’s what Gerald Baugh, Business & Industry Manager at the PDC had to say:

As part of the Economic Development Strategy PDC is developing an Entrepreneurial Program. This is in response to comments on the strategy and outreach efforts in the Software Industry. Getting connected with Lunch 2.0 is a shift in program emphasis for PDC and we welcome the opportunity to host this event.

Interested now? This will also be a great chance to find out more about your tax dollars at work, i.e. what the PDC does, specifically with its Business Services arm.

Here’s the skinny:

Hosts: Portland Development Commission

Where: 222 NW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

When: May 19, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

RSVP on Upcoming

As always, please RSVP for yourself and any guests you plan on bringing, so the hosts will know how much food they need. Also, if you’re vegan/vegetarian, make sure to shout out in the comments on the Upcoming event.

Upcoming Portland Lunch 2.0s

I’m always looking for hosts, so if you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in hosting a Lunch 2.0, drop a comment, hit me up on Twitter (@jkuramot), or find me at a Lunch 2.0, if you want to chat IRL.

Want to know what’s involved? Check out the how-to primer.

Big thanks to all the hosts who have hosted or plan to host Lunch 2.0. As with the majority of the tech events in Portland, sponsors make them happen. So, we humbly thank you.

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7 Responses to “Portland Development Commission Hosting Lunch 2.0 May 19”

  1. [...] with the tech community in Portland. Especially the world in which you live. That’s why they’re hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 next month. And that’s why they’re asking you to provide feedback through this [...]

  2. Rick Turoczy says:

    And it sounds like Whiffies will be on the menu. WAHOO!

    http://twitter.com/jkuramot/status/13926122631

  3. Portland Development Commission hosts Lunch 2.0 May 19: uniting tech community with other businesses http://bit.ly/9L0aX5

  4. [...] June 29, the Office of Cable Communications & Franchise Management will join the Portland Development Commission and CivicApps as the third City organization to host a Lunch 2.0 and invite the community to an [...]


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