Category: Blogs

OurPDX: Ensemble Portland blog relaunches under new management

But the great ensemble blogs with unique insights about Portland are few and far between. And that’s why I’m happy OurPDX is coming out of the mothballs

When it comes to blogging about Portland, there are well known individuals like Bojack and Dave knows Portland. And well know topic blogs like Food Carts Portland, Portland Food and Drink, and Bike Portland. And, of course, there are some great news sources in town that cover all the Portland happenings.

But the great ensemble blogs—the blogs that focus on the unique views of the writers and their insights about Portland—are few and far between. And that’s why I’m happy to report that one of those great group blogs—OurPDX—is coming out of the mothballs, rising from the ashes, and beginning anew. Read More

Spring cleaning: Keeping up with all that’s happening around the Silicon Forest startup scene

Sometimes, I get so into keeping with all the awesome Portland startup news that I forget some folks are new around here.

Yes, like you, gentle reader. Welcome! It’s nice to have you here. I hope you can stay awhile. And please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your visit a better one.

So for all of the new folks—and for all of you who have been around here for awhile—I thought I’d do a little spring cleaning. And let you know all the ways that you can keep up with what’s happening here on Silicon Florist and in the Silicon Forest. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for April 2010

Here are the top 10 Silicon Florist posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for April 2010.

Well, April kind of sped by didn’t it? It’s already May and we’re well on our way into conference season. But it’s not too early to get a little nostalgic about all the cool stuff that happened last month, is it? No. It’s not.

What did you and your peers think were the most important stories? You might be surprised. Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for April 2010. Read More

Portland blogger extraordinaire Marshall Kirkpatrick promoted to co-editor of leading tech blog ReadWriteWeb

Okay, anyway. Secret one: Portland loves Marshall Kirkpatrick. Secret two: ReadWriteWeb one of the leading blogs in the world is a Portland blog.

I have two secrets to share that aren’t really secrets. But I’ll pretend they are. And you can pretend that you haven’t been paying attention… Wait a second. You have been paying attention, haven’t you?

Okay, anyway. Secret one: Portland loves Marshall Kirkpatrick. Secret two: ReadWriteWeb—one of the leading blogs in the world—is a Portland blog.

So what happens when ReadWriteWeb promotes Portland’s favorite blogging son to co-editor? We get happy, that’s what. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for March 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for March 2010.

Well March seemed to just fly by. But even as fast as it was, there were some really big stories coming out of Portland and the Silicon Forest.

But what did you think the most important stories were? You might be surprised. Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for March 2010. Read More

Earthtechling: All the green gadgety goodness you’ve been seeking—in one place

What’s Earthtechling? It’s a new Portland-based site that’s designed to cover everything happening at the intersection of gadgets and green.

If there’s one thing we like in Portland, it’s the whole sustainable and green movement. If there’s another thing we like, it’s the whole shiny technology object thing. So why hasn’t anyone around here had the gumption to marry those two oh so Portlandy things into one great “you got your techie peanut butter in my green chocolate; you got your green chocolate in my techie peanut butter” you might ask?

Well, okay. I asked that. So I’m going to pretend you did.

And now we have our answer. Even if you didn’t ask. Introducing Earthtechling. Read More

The Crazy Neighbor: C’mon! You know you’ve got one. Don’t let that craziness go to waste.

Like attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Or like tears in the rain. Until now. Thankfully, The Crazy Neighbor helps document all that wackiness that happens right next door.

Maybe they’ve got a broken down car in the front yard. Maybe they like to stand on their roof and water their lawn. Maybe they choose to yodel at 4 AM on a Tuesday. Whatever the case, they’re crazy neighbors. And we’ve all got them.

But so many of these priceless crazy neighbor moments have been lost somewhere in the ether. Smatterings of utter weirdness that defy explanation. All fleeting. Like attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Or like tears in the rain. Until now.

Thankfully, Portland-based The Crazy Neighbor now helps document all that wackiness that happens right next door. Read More

Portland’s Abraham Hyatt joins leading tech blog ReadWriteWeb as production editor

Abraham Hyatt known around these parts as a former managing editor at Oregon Business Magazine and the guy behind Digital Journalism Portland has joined the ReadWriteWeb team as the production editor.

Now if I had to pick my favorite tech blog, it would have to be ReadWriteWeb. Not just because I used to work there. And not only because they’ve got some amazing talent on board. But because ReadWriteWeb is the most Portland-y tech blog around. What with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, and Alex H. Williams.

And now, there’s another Portland type in the mix. Abraham Hyatt—known around these parts as a former managing editor at Oregon Business Magazine and the guy behind the Digital Journalism Portland camp and meetups—has joined the ReadWriteWeb team as the production editor. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for November 2009

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for November 2009.

Now that we’re past Turkey Day, how about just one more helping of November for you? Don’t worry. It’s very lo-cal. It’s the fluffy content from Silicon Florist, silly.

What did you and your peers find interesting this month? A lot of stuff. But I’ll only give you a few to read. Because you’re busy and stuff.

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for November 2009. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for October 2009

Well, whatever your interpretation of the passage of time, I thought it would be interesting to share the Silicon Florist posts that attracted the most attention in October.

Well, that was fast. Seems like October just flew by, doesn’t it? No? Well, whatever your interpretation of the passage of time, I thought it would be interesting to share the Silicon Florist posts that attracted the most attention in October.

So let’s do that shall we? Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for October 2009. Read More

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