And so it goes. Times change. People move on. Beer and Blog is no different. And now, Justin Kistner—the founder of that seminal happy hour for Portland’s tech scene—is relocating to San Francisco. That’s right. I said “seminal.”
Given what a great contribution the weekly gathering has been to our tech scene, it only makes sense that Portland provides him with a little going away party—at Beer and Blog. Read More
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
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
It’s no secret that I’ve got a bit of a crush on Boulder. I mean, it’s an awesome town, with an amazing startup scene, and… What’s that? Oh. BOLDER. Jeez. I’m sorry. I got all excited when I thought you said “Boulder.”
Let me start over. Who don’t like Beer and Blog? And who don’t like a free beer at Beer and Blog? That’s right. Nobody. That’s why I wanted to make sure that you knew that Bolder—from the Bay Area, not Boulder—will be purchasing you a few libations this afternoon at Beer and Blog. Read More
So you’ve been flirting with the idea of applying to the Portland Seed Fund. You know, to get some much needed cash and guidance for your startup idea. To get it off the ground. And to, hopefully, take the initial step toward finding more cash from customers and investors.
But, I hear you. It’s intimidating. And you’re not quite sure you’ve got your pitch dialed in. Read More
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
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
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
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
You can’t fool me. You’re already thinking about Friday. It’s okay. it’s close. But what the heck are you going to do this weekend? Well, the Portland tech community might have some options. And very creative options at that.
You see, Beer and Blog — the weekly Portland tech scene happy hour — will have CreativeCares on hand to discuss their project and the CyborgCamp folks are kicking off a weekend of, um, cyborging with a pre-party and GPS art show. Read More