Granted, I’ve been a Simple customer for a long long time. (Full disclosure: They’re a PIE alum.) But if I wasn’t, this is the kind of thing that would inspire me to become one. During this Memorial Day weekend, if you use your Simple card to buy food from a local Oregon restaurant, they’ll reimburse you $20.Read More
It’s post Thanksgiving. And you’re likely still suffering from some form of the “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” post traumatic stress disorder. It’s only natural, given our annual homage to unbridled gluttony. No doubt, in this sadly altered state, you’re likely thinking, “I should really try to have a more healthy diet. And I mean it this time.”
Well, I may have the answer. Thanks to a new Portland-based site that helps you revert your eating habits to a time before processed food. Before additives and preservatives. Before, well, utensils. Like the Pleistocene era kind of “before.”
[HTML2]Many of you know Ryan Snyder as one of the folks behind Shizzow, the Portland-based location-sharing app. But what you may not know is that before Shizzow—way, way before, in fact—he was the guy behind Foodgeeks, a popular site designed to help folks share, rate, and generally geek out about recipes and food.
And while the site had been running of its own volition, a recent mishap inspired Ryan to begin redesigning and restructuring the site. Today, that work resulted in the launch of a brand new Foodgeeks. Read More
Now we all know I’m a big fan of the niche sites. Why? Because there are any number of sites out there that focus on being everything to everyone—which makes them mean basically nothing to no one. It’s the focused sites—those sites with which we can personally identify—that hold a great deal of promise.
And nowhere do I see people in the Portland area get more niche-y than food. I mean, we like food.
Portland-based Gone Raw is a great example. As is Bacn. And today, I’d like to introduce you to another Portland-area food-focused niche social site: Vancouver-based Gling, the social network focused on the gluten-free community. Read More
[HTML3]You know the old (well, old in Internet time) joke. Twitter? Why would I get on Twitter? Isn’t that just people talking about what they’re eating?
Well, yeah. To some extent it is. But what if they were talking about that new restaurant where you were going to spend your anniversary—and it sucked. Or what if you were really hankering for vegan BBQ and your first choice happened to be closed? Sometimes what people are eating, where they’re eating, and what they’re tweeting can be extremely valuable.
The sweet or savory deep fried darling of the Portland, Oregon, startup scene these days isn’t one of our traditional startups. Sure, it’s got a Twitter account. Yes, it’s a popular hangout for many of the usual gang in the Portland tech scene. And, of course, it gets most of its work done during #afterhours. But this startup? It makes pies.