Tag: Blog

Expose yourself to art: CreativeCares at Beer and Blog and CyborgCamp GPS art show

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

Beer, blogging… what could be more simple? How about BankSimple at Beer and Blog?

It’s Friday. I think. Let me check. Yes, it’s Friday! And you know what that means, right? Well, yes. Oh. Right. I guess it does mean that, too. But it… yes. That too. But it also means it’s time for everyone’s favorite Portland tech happy hour, Beer and Blog.

Now, as many of you know, Beer and Blog is always special. It’s just that sometimes? It’s a little more special than others. This is one of those times. You see, word around the campfire is that the BankSimple crew will be attending, this week. Read More

Free beer at Beer and Blog courtesy of Deluxe plus some WordCamp Portland folks too

[HTML1]It’s been one of those weeks. Hasn’t it? I know. I hear you. And you—I’m sorry to say—you look like you could use a drink. So how about a free one?

What’s that you say? Free beer? It’s true. Thanks to Deluxe who has kicked in to sponsor tonight’s Beer and Blog Portland. And if free beer isn’t enough for you, you might be tempted to meet all the folks who are in town for WordCamp Portland. Either way. Read More

OurPDX goes on hiatus as management plans for ‘doing it right’

And so it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to report that Portland Oregon blog OurPDX has been shuttered. I say “a bit” because there is a silver lining to this cloud. You see, there is the promise that the shutters may be reopened once they retool.

As much as I love cheerleading new ventures on Silicon Florist, there are times when I have to talk about less than happy news. Because they affect you, they affect the Portland tech scene, and they deserve to be covered.

And so it is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to report that Portland-focused blog OurPDX has been shuttered. I say “a bit” because there is a silver lining to this cloud. You see, there is the promise that the shutters may be reopened once they retool. Read More

Free beer (and job offers) from Wieden + Kennedy at Beer and Blog this week. No word on the Old Spice sample packs.

[HTML1]You’ve just created one of the most talked about advertising campaigns in the history of the Web. What are you going to do?

Well, if you’re Portland advertising powerhouse Wieden + Kennedy, you’re buying beer for folks at Beer and Blog today—and maybe seeing if you can hire some of them on to your digital strategy team. Read More

Bacon at Beer and Blog tonight. Ubuntu and community management flavored Bacon.

Did you know that it’s the Community Leadership Summit here in town this weekend? What’s that, you ask? It’s a gathering of community managers discussing how best to use the Web to interact with and manage their groups.

And as such, there will be a lot of community management dignitaries in town. Some are even arriving early. And one of those digerati, Jono Bacon the Ubuntu community manager, will be here early enough to attend Beer and Blog Portland, this week. Read More

Embracing their inner Portlandness: ReadWriteWeb sponsors Portland Beer and Blog tonight

And this week, ReadWriteWeb’s founder, New Zealander Richard MacManus, is even here in Portland too. So what better time for RWW to embrace their Rose City spirit than sponsoring Portland Beer and Blog?

When it comes to covering startups and technology, few resources are comparable with ReadWriteWeb, one of the leading tech blogs in the world.

But did you know that a good chunk of the RWW staff—including Marshall Kirkpatrick, Frederic Lardinois, Abraham Hyatt, Alex Williams—is right here in Portland, Oregon? And there’s also Curt Hopkins in Eugene. It’s true. And this week, ReadWriteWeb’s founder, New Zealander Richard MacManus, is even here in Portland too. So what better time for RWW to embrace their true Rose City spirit by sponsoring Portland Beer and Blog? Read More

Looking for the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog? Look no further than Portland. Well, and just a bit north.

But did you know that Portland also combines that love of soccer and love of blogging to be the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog?

Now everyone knows that people in the Portland metropolitan area love the soccer. You know, the whole futbol thing? Timbers Army and whatnot? And we all know that the greater Portland area is big into the whole blogging thing.

But did you know that Portland’s neighbor to the north—Vancouver, Washington—combines that love of soccer and love of blogging? And that in so doing, it’s the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog—thanks to the folks at Vancouver-based BootsNAll Travel Network. Read More

Seesmic CTO Johann Romefort visiting Portland. What should he do while he’s here?

Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.

[HTML1]Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.

Any time Internet dignitaries swing by, it’s always good to show them a good old fashioned Portland welcome. And so I’m hoping that you—the geeky Portland consulate—can provide some suggestions for what Johann should do while he’s here in town. Read More

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