It’s a little-known fact, but Portland had a very small role in the very very earliest days of Instagram — well, probably more accurately Burbn. The first employee of Instagram, Josh Riedel, a Reed alum was in Portland as the app started to take hold and build momentum. And then that all happened and he was headed back to the Bay Area to be part of an amazing startup story.Read More
[HTML3]Now for as much as I love the Portland startup scene and all of our homegrown goodness, I have to admit that I take a certain pleasure in the random Portland connections to other popular Web stuff. Like the fact that the creator of LiveJournal went to high school in Aloha. Or that ReadWriteWeb employs a good chunk of Portlanders. Or that the community manager for Vimeo lives here.