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Category: Events

Portland startup Knapsack launches Patterns retreat in Santa Fe

More signs of the world beginning to move back to in-person. Portland startup Knapsack which just recently announced a new $5.5 million round of funding has something else new they’ve been working on. Meet Patterns, a retreat focused on engineering, product, and design leaders in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Portland Lunch 2.0: People are wanting to get back to in-person events. Are you wanting to host…?

With the continued drop in pandemic numbers, more and more events are taking the opportunity to get back to in-person gatherings. And after two years, it comes as little surprise that people are really needing to be around other people. With that in mind, I asked the Portland Lunch 2.0 attendees if they’d rather do the next event as virtual or in-person. Guess what they said…?

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Winners of TiE Oregon Westside Pitch Competition 2022

If you, like me, didn’t get a chance to attend the Westside Pitch Competition, last week, it sounds like we missed a great event. It also sounds like the big winner, overall, was community. With nearly 100 folks attending in person. (And I’ve been hearing similar reports about solid attendance from recent in-person gatherings like PitchBlack and OEN PubTalks, as well.)

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Living in Flux: A virtual fireside chat with Portland’s April Rinne

Like it or not, we live in a time of constant change. The past couple of years, perhaps more so than other times in our lives, have brought that fact into sharp relief. But surviving this state of being is very different from thriving in this mode of existence. Which is why I’ve really appreciated the work of Portland’s April Rinne, who has captured some of her thinking in Flux: 8 superpowers for thriving in constant change.

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REMINDER: Portland Lunch 2.0 is tomorrow. And it’s still virtual.

While the mask mandate is quickly coming to an end and maybe — just maybe — we’ll be returning to regular in-person events on a regular basis, Portland Lunch 2.0 is still playing it safe by hosting another virtual gathering tomorrow, March 2, 2022 at lunchtime Pacific Time.

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Like talking science? Consider attending Science Talk ’22

I don’t know about you, but as an admitted introvert, I’m really liking the continued opportunities to attend hybrid events from the comfort of my desktop while other folks get to show up in person. Extroverts get what they need. Introverts get what they need. And if what you need is more science in your life, then you’re going to want to check out the upcoming Science Talk ’22, a hybrid online and IRL event.

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Hoping for a hardware-focused happy hour? Huzzah! Your hopes have been handled, honorably.

I don’t want to get my hopes up. Or our collective hopes up. But there’s something about a new happy hour popping up on Meetup that makes me think that things may be changing for the better. Especially when it’s a gathering that brings together a community of folks who could use more happy hours. Like the local hardware community. Meet Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Portland.

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The next Portland Incubator Experiment experiment

If you’ve followed PIE at all, you probably realize that they take the “E” in their name — which stands for “experiment” — fairly seriously. As a way of exploring new opportunities. And to ensure that they continue trying new things. Even if those things have a likelihood of failing.

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