Tag: beer and blog

Nostalgia trifecta: Portland Lunch 2.0, chatting with Steph Stricklen at KGW, and (soon) Beer and Blog

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: one of my favorite things about Portland Startup Week is getting the chance to revisit some of the classic events that made the Portland startup community, well, the Portland startup community. And while I knew Portland Lunch 2.0 and Beer and Blog were on the docket, I got an awesome surprise blast from the past today. Read More

Want to grab a beer? Let's gather for Beer and Blog as Portland Startup Week draws to a close

The folklore is true. There used to be an event—back in the day—that would draw hundreds of folks from the Portland startup and tech scene together, every Friday. It was how many of us met one another, shared ideas, schemed, and discovered ways to connect and build the amazing community we have today. Read More

Given that Portland Startup Week officially starts on February 2, Groundhog Day seemed an appropriate theme

When Oregon native Andrew Hyde and I originally started chatting about Portland having its very own Startup Week—the concept that he, the Startup Weekend creator, had dreamed up to help towns celebrate their startup scenes—I was already toying with a few ideas. When he suggested that the launch date should be Groundhog Day, it was settled. Read More

Portland loves its WordPress. And now, WordPress loves it right back. With a Janrain partnership.

If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More

Last call: Beer and Blog Portland quaffs its last pint

It is with a tinge of sadness that I have to report that Beer and Blog Portland—arguably one of the key gatherings that codified our burgeoning startup community—has decided to call it quits. Read More

Bloggers helping bloggers over beers… free beer that is

Beer and Blog, the Friday afternoon gathering that has become an institution in the Portland tech scene, started very simply. As bloggers helping bloggers over beers.

Now, those bloggers will be helping other bloggers over FREE beers, thanks to The Oregonian News Network. Read More

Get two beers for the price of one: Groupon sponsors Beer and Blog Portland

You know what’s nice? Free beer. What’s even nicer? Free beer on a summer day. Nicer still is when that free beer is paid for by someone to whom you’ve given money. And nicest of all? When that free beer drinking is wedged between two awesome tech events with interesting people. Read More

FreshBooks visits Portland for Beer and Blog and Books and Bowling

Again, I’m a little tardy on giving you a heads up here. I apologize. But our friends from FreshBooks—I’ve been a FreshBooks user for years—are in Portland. And you know how it goes. If you’re in the Portland tech scene on a Friday afternoon… What’s that? You don’t?

Oh. Um. Well if you’re in Portland and techie on Friday afternoons you go to Beer and Blog. It’s just how it is. But with FreshBooks in town. They’re stepping it up a notch. Read More

Searching for a free beer in Portland? Google Hotpot can help you find one at Beer and Blog, this Friday

This Friday, Google Hotpot have one recommendation that few Portland people will be able to dismiss: visit Beer and Blog at the Green Dragon for a free beer.

In a town like Portland, where we’re a little spoiled with a selection of brewpubs and restaurants, making decisions can be difficult. Reliable recommendations—especially from people you trust—can be the key to figuring out where you want to go.

Google Hotpot, a new service that helps provide those recommendations, is being currently going through a little test drive—right here in Portland. And this Friday, the Google Hotpot folks have a recommendation that few people will be able to ignore: visit Beer and Blog at the Green Dragon for a free beer. Read More

Show your appreciation for Beer and Blog Portland’s favorite server, Lexie

If you’ve been to Beer and Blog Portland in the past year or so, you’ve likely had a beer. Or a drink. Or some food. And it’s highly likely that your order at the Green Dragon was taken by Lexie, who has single handedly been dealing with the Beer and Blog crowds, week in and week out.

It’s not easy. Especially when it gets crowded. And the Beer and Blog folks realize that. That’s why this evening is “Lexie Appreciation Day.” Read More

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