October 14th, 2010

Portland reddit: Relying on the power of predditors for the latest on all things Portland

Portland reddit: Relying on the power of predditors for the latest on all things Portland

Remember when I got a little snippy at The Oregonian reddit and tried to create a Silicon Florist reddit? Good. I’m glad you don’t. Because it was a big fat steaming bucket full of fail.

But along about that time, Portland reddit really started to take off. And now, more than 2500 subscribers strong Portland reddit is a great resource for finding all sorts of interesting stuff about all things Portland.

And while this might not be exactly the right time to be sending you over to reddit given the growing pains they’ve been having, it’s worth taking the risk. Just be advised, it’s a little slow lately.

What’s a reddit, you ask? Reddit is a social news sharing site designed to help people find and vote upon stories that are relevant to them. (It also happens to be a startup that came out of Y Combinator.) Users are allowed to vote stories up and down, as well as comment and vote comments up and down. Users gain “karma” points based on stories they submit and the responses from their peers. What’s more, unlike sites like Digg that have set categories, reddit allows any user, anywhere to set up sub-reddits based on topics they find important.

Portland reddit is one of those sub-reddits. And if you’ve never had a chance to check it out, now would be a very good time. It’s timely, relevant, and widely varied in topics. Best of all, those Portland redditors—or predditors for short—are as eclectic as the topics on which they post.


As you can see, it’s got a little bit of everything. From jobs wanted to requests for advice to events to news to, well, geekery. And it’s all moderated by predditors servvit, cinsere, and ptowngirlskickass.

I count it among my best sources for figuring out what the hell is going on in Portland. Especially what’s happening outside of the tech scene. And I’d recommend that you add it to your list too.

Interested in meeting some of the predditors in person? Well, there are regular meetups, too. Well, or spontaneous ones. Every Thursday. And they’re open to all.

So take a chance to check out Portland reddit. Hopefully, you’ll find it as useful as I do.

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