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Visiting Portland over the 4th of July weekend? The Brigade offers up a guide to some of their favorite spots

When you’re visiting a new town, it’s always awesome to get some insider tips on the best spots. And sometimes, even locals could use a little inspiration. That’s why The Brigade has built a little side project that’s an easily accessible guide to their favorite spots in Portland. Read More

Waxy.org hasn’t just influenced the Internet, it’s put a dent in it. Thanks, Andy Baio.

I’m consistently—and constantly—struck by how incredibly lucky we are here in Portland. Without even realizing it. We’re home to the inventor of the wiki, folks creating the tools that have helped create the Web, and within a stone’s throw of one of the founders of the grandaddy of Weblogs, among other things. Quietly. But here.

And let’s not forget, Portland is home to Andy Baio, whose blog Waxy.org quietly turned a decade old over the weekend. Read More

Upcoming and downfalling: Portland’s Andy Baio on the Yahoo! Facebook patent suit

One would think that the big tech news this week would be SXSW, but Yahoo! had other ideas. You see, Yahoo! has filed a “puzzling” patent suit against Facebook.

Now, there are any number of folks out there who will highlight this as a pretty boneheaded move. Or “a crock of shit.” But they’re all observing the situation.

Portland’s Andy Baio—whose company Upcoming was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005—has a more hands-on perspective. Read More

Andy Baio joins crowdfunding startup Kickstarter as CTO

Now, Andy Baio will likely be well known for something else entirely: helping lead a “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter.

[HTML2]Andy Baio is perhaps best known on the Web for three things: starting the Star Wars Kid meme, creating Upcoming (which he later sold to Yahoo!), and sharing interesting tidbits via Waxy.org. Not necessarily in that order.

What’s not as well known? He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Now, Andy will likely be known for something else entirely: helping lead a new “crowdfunding” startup called Kickstarter. Read More

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