First Thursday Portland: Forkfly, Tenfour, and 90210

It’s getting be that time where summer is winding down, school is starting up, and work is—well—who am I kidding? Your work has been crazy the entire summer.

But what better reason to blow off a little steam? So why not take the chance to celebrate with a little First Thursday Portland foray? There are even a couple of tech types that are hosting gatherings for you to attend, Forkfly and Tenfour.


Need a good excuse to wander around the Pearl? Portland restaurant discount aficionados Forkfly may have just what you need.

Come celebrate the official kickoff of Forkfly’s new app, website, and our great relationship with the Pearl District Business Association!

Take part in our Forkfly Adventure Race, with prizes hidden around the Pearl District. The grand prize winner takes home a shiny new iPad!

So swing by Henry’s Tavern some time between 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM on Thursday and partake in a little celebrating.

(Disclaimer: Forkfly is a sponsor of Silicon Florist. Like, right over there. In the sidebar.)


Sometimes, tech startups aren’t the traditional sort of tech startups. Like Small Society. And like up-and-coming agency with a technical bent Tenfour, which is doing a little housewarming for its new Pearl District space by holding a First Thursday gathering with some awesome local artists.

We’re celebrating.

The gang at tenfour has had a great year so far. From a successful rebrand of our agency, our award winning work for Air New Zealand (plus recent nominations for the IAB MIXX Awards for brand awareness and the Sammy Awards) to our swank new space in Portland’s Pearl District, we’ve got a lot to be happy about. We’ve decided the best way to share our good fortune with the public was to open our doors for a First Thursday celebration on September 2nd at 6 pm.

The evening will include an interactive art show, a live DJ, refreshments and delicious eats from Koi Fusion.

But don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at the artists who will be presenting works.

So swing by Tenfour between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM to get a little culture.

And what’s with the whole “90210” in the headline?

Well. It’s not just First Thursday you know. It’s also 9/02/10. (Wait for it.)

So when you start to think that maybe you’re going to skip these little get togethers, just think “What Would Brenda Do?” Don’t think “What Would David Do?” because honestly that dude was always a little iffy. And Brandon and Dylan? Never you mind. Unless you can grow some sweet sideburns in time.

(Image courtesy of Alex Pears. Used under Creative Commons.)

  1. I agree with J.T. they also need to keep a vegan protein on hand to put in their food as deesrid this has been a major reasons why my partner and I don’t eat there much. She especially, since she needs protein much more often than I do and a veggie stir fry with no beans or tofu or anything else protein-rich just doesn’t cut it.

  2. Thanks Tim. I hadn’t done the digging to figure out that this was PMSI in new clothing. It was startup types who were pinging me and it wasn’t the same address as the last time I worked with PMSI, so I made the assumption.

  3. Um…

    Tenfour is the new name of PMSI Marketing. They’ve been around for 30 years.

    Not that their event isn’t cool, but they are definitely not a startup.

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