On any given day, there are a bunch of hardworking entrepreneurial folks doing their best to build a new life. Only they’re not in offices or coworking spaces. They’re not building storefronts or crafting products. They’re Street Roots vendors. And they’re braving the elements to bring you journalism that addresses poverty and houselessness.
Tis the season! Give Guide is available (and PDX Women In Tech is one of the options, this year)
Every year, the Willamette Week folks compile the Give Guide, a collection of amazing nonprofits who call Portland home. And who make our community a better place — all on shoestring budgets. So if you’re looking to give back, look no further than these 150 organizations.
Time to give back: Supporting an entrepreneur who has supported many of us, Shelley Gunton
There are so many people in the Portland startup scene who take time to help other folks out. It’s just kind of how we do things around here. Making connections, providing mentorship, and helping people navigate the community. Perhaps no one has been more helpful in this regard than Shelley Gunton. Now, she could use some help from us. Read More
Helping our own: Fundraiser for a member of the Oregon startup community stricken by MS
[Editor: It’s all well and good to talk about “community” and “collaboration.” But Portland and the broader Oregon startup scene often blow me away with their support. And I’m never more impressed than seeing the way our community rallies to help its members. This is another opportunity to do so.] Read More
It’s called a community for a reason
Most days, I chirp about how great the Portland startup scene is. How amazing all of you are. And how wonderful it is to be part of our community.
But then there are some days—like today—where I have an obligation to share less than happy news. Read More