Can’t wait for Beer and Blog this week? This bus will take you there on Thursday for free. The catch? It’s in Corvallis.

Most of the folks in the Portland Web scene have become all too familiar with a little Friday ritual called Beer and Blog. The event—which began with Justin Kistner helping a few other bloggers over beers—rapidly grew into the de facto happy hour for the Portland blogging and tech scene. So popular, in fact, that it spread to other cities.

But there were no rules saying you always had to go on a Friday. Or only go to Portland’s gathering, for that matter.

So this week, you’ve got the chance to go to Beer and Blog one day early—and get to experience Ignite Corvallis as a bonus. But how to get there? On this bus, my friend.

The bus is sponsored by Calapooia Brewing and they not only made your ride free, but are providing refreshments for the trip! (It is BEER and blog.) With wifi on the bus, you can tweet, blog, and have fun all the way down to Corvallis.

Geeks, beer, and wifi? Oh my. Well, and of course the awesomeness that is Beer and Blog and Ignite.

What could be better? Spending some time with the people you know. Getting the chance to meet some new techie people and startup types. It’s shaping up to be a real Silicon Forest get-together of sorts. They’ll even be some Portland flavor to the Ignite, with Adam DuVander, Dawn Foster, and Aaron Hockley presenting.

The bus is scheduled to leave The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland at 3 PM, Thursday, November 5. It will leave Corvallis for the return trip to Portland around 10 PM.

To RSVP or for more information, see Willamette Innovators Night—the event hosting both Beer and Blog Corvallis and Ignite Corvallis, Dawn “The ‘What is Ignite?’ presenter” Foster‘s post, or the post on the Ignite Portland blog.

(Image courtesy Jason McHuff. Used under Creative Commons.)

  1. I wasn’t sure if I could make it all the way to Friday. Whew!


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