Category: Blogs

Portland blogs BikePortland, Lund Report, and Neighborhood Notes named to Oregonian News Network project

The Oregonian has a new project, designed to expose those blogs to an even broader readership, a staggering 2.26 million unique visits a month. The Oregonian News Network.

Portland is lucky to have some very strong local blogs. Very strong. Blogs that cover things that are important to residents of the town—and of interest to folks outside Portland, looking in. And even though it’s rare for those blogs to be run by traditional journalists, there is no doubt that they provide coverage and insight that rivals even the most seasoned reporter. Read More

Get your Portland startup and tech discussions on: Introducing Silicon Florist forums

in an effort to help the Portland startup and tech community have the discussions they should be having, I’m happy to announce the addition of the Silicon Florist forums.

These days, we spend a lot of time talking online. Chatting here. Tweeting there. Updating over there. But sometimes, you just want the interaction of a good old fashioned discussion board. I mean, really. For all the advancements in social media, there’s just something that works about that classic threaded forum discussion format. At least I think there is.

And so, in an effort to help the Portland startup and tech community have the discussions they should be having, I’m happy to announce the addition of the Silicon Florist forums. Read More

Portland’s Parent Hacks recognized by Babble as Most Useful Mom Blog, #10 of the Top 50 Mom Blogs

If you’ve ever happened upon a parenting blog, you’ve happened upon Parent Hacks. It’s Lifehacker for the parenting set. But what you might not have realized is that Parent Hacks is penned right here in Portland.

Now, that uber-useful resource has received some well deserved recognition. Parent Hacks, which is curated by Asha Dornfest, was recognized as the single most useful mom blog and—for the second year in a row—#10 out of the Top 50 Mom Blogs compiled by Babble. Read More

Trying to be a great dad? Maybe you’re Father Apprentice material.

Father Apprentice is a new blog—maybe even a community—that offers a series of posts, videos, and interviews designed to give you insight, ideas, and a little motivation to be a better dad.

I know. The first thing I thought of when I heard Father Apprentice was the thing that probably popped into your head too. I immediately wondered if it was new reality show where some rich dude with poorly coifed hair yelled at a bunch of guys trying to raise their kids. Actually, that might be pretty entertaining…

Oh. I’m sorry. Where was I? Oh yeah. As far as the site goes, it turns out I was partially right. It is a competition. But only with yourself. And Father Apprentice is the cheat sheet. Read More

Portland open source, startups, and mobile… oh my! The all time top 30 posts on Silicon Florist (so far)

So Silicon Florist turned three years old. And in those three years, it has featured more than 1500 posts. But what have you, gentle reader, found most appealing in those three years?

Don’t remember? Well, luckily, through the magic of analytics, we can tell. After taking a gander at the stats throughout Silicon Florist’s existence—both Web traffic and RSS traffic—30 stories bubbled to the top. What were they? Let’s take a look. Read More

Time for big kid pants: Silicon Florist is three years old

Three years ago this week, I got a little fed up. I got frustrated because I kept hearing about cool projects that were taking place in and around Portland, Oregon, but I never saw the traditional media outlets or the tech blogs covering those projects.

“Self?” I said to myself. “Why isn’t there a local blog covering the Web, mobile, and open source startups and events in Portland, Oregon? Why oh why isn’t there?” And then I asked myself a much more dangerous question: “Why don’t you start one?” And that is how Silicon Florist came into being. Read More

Embracing their inner Portlandness: ReadWriteWeb sponsors Portland Beer and Blog tonight

And this week, ReadWriteWeb’s founder, New Zealander Richard MacManus, is even here in Portland too. So what better time for RWW to embrace their Rose City spirit than sponsoring Portland Beer and Blog?

When it comes to covering startups and technology, few resources are comparable with ReadWriteWeb, one of the leading tech blogs in the world.

But did you know that a good chunk of the RWW staff—including Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, Abraham Hyatt, Alex Williams—is right here in Portland, Oregon? And there’s also Curt Hopkins in Eugene. It’s true. And this week, ReadWriteWeb’s founder, New Zealander Richard MacManus, is even here in Portland too. So what better time for RWW to embrace their true Rose City spirit by sponsoring Portland Beer and Blog? Read More

ThePortlander marks one year of disrupting the Portland news scene

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area.

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area. The hope was that the site would be a welcome—albeit disruptive—alternative to more traditional local news sources.

Now, barely a year old, the site is boasting some very impressive numbers. And it looks as if it still holds a great deal of potential to impact the local news scene. Read More

Looking for the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog? Look no further than Portland. Well, and just a bit north.

But did you know that Portland also combines that love of soccer and love of blogging to be the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog?

Now everyone knows that people in the Portland metropolitan area love the soccer. You know, the whole futbol thing? Timbers Army and whatnot? And we all know that the greater Portland area is big into the whole blogging thing.

But did you know that Portland’s neighbor to the north—Vancouver, Washington—combines that love of soccer and love of blogging? And that in so doing, it’s the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog—thanks to the folks at Vancouver-based BootsNAll Travel Network. Read More

Top ten Silicon Florist posts for May 2010

And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010.

How is it June already? On second thought, don’t answer that. I don’t really want to know. What’s done is done. Let’s just move on.

But wait. Before we do that. I do remember that there was all kinds of exciting stuff happening in May. And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010. Read More

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