May 31st, 2011
Portland gets to beta test another Google service first: Google Offers launches in Portland at Floyd’s
We in Portland like to think we're pretty techie. Well apparently our friends down at Google
---or over at Google if you consider The Dalles---like to think we're pretty techie too.
I mean, they do pick us to test drive stuff like Google Hotpot. And now they've chosen Portland to be the first spot to try their Groupon killer, Google Offers
Our first Google Offer will be from beloved local java shop Floyd’s Coffee. Husband-and-wife team Jack Inglis and Cris Chapman opened Floyd’s seven years ago, offering up espresso, coffee, breakfast burritos and more. They now have two convenient locations—one cozy, brick-lined shop in Old Town and another Stumptown watering-hole in Buckman.
With Google Offers, we’re working with great local businesses like Floyd’s Coffee, Le Bistro Montage, Powell’s Books and Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade to help them reach more Portlanders. We hope to bring Google Offers to other cities soon, with New York City and the San Francisco Bay area as our next stops.
Need more details? Mike Rogoway has a nice write up
, including chatting with Floyd's owner Jack Inglis, who took time out from Stumptown Coffee rumor control
to chat about tomorrow's offer.
Want to sign up for deals? Visit Google Offers