Well, if Twitter is any indication, a small planning session, today, seems to have been extremely positive. Josh mentions it in tweets here and here. And Dawn Foster mentioned it in a tweet as well, offering that something may be happening as soon as October. I know that Raven Zachary was in attendance, too.
(Full disclosure: I was honored to be invited to attend this planning session, but had to decline due to personal commitments.)
More details on Ignite Portland as they become available.
[Update] Ignite Portland has a Facebook Group, now.