As Executive Director of Portland Code School, I’m getting out and about a lot these days into Portland’s increasingly robust tech community, which is bristling with venture-funded entrepreneurial life. Our graduates are a foundational part of the ecosystem, helping to provide continuity of brain power for all these new
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November 20th, 2014
I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful- The eye of the little god, four cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I have […]
November 19th, 2014
I am an artist who has been supporting myself and my children selling my paintings online for 10 years. Over that time, I’ve sold more than 2000 paintings to patrons all over the world. But I kept running into the same problem. . . how do you ship large paintings without paying an arm and [...]
Is the banner ad finally dead? It’s question that we’ve been asking ourselves recently, and it seems especially relevant as, here at McBru, we’re neck-deep in 2015 media planning for our tech B2B clients. A recent article in the New York Times asserts that whether or not banner ads are dead today, they are certainl
Scenes from a mile high, though we are itching to be in Pittsburgh. Patience. The hubster loves a diorama! And if you are thinking about dissing the sweatshirt he’s sporting, talk to the hand, peeps. Coors and my Pop’s thirty-plus years driving a forklift in their glass department fed and clothed me and paid for
November 18th, 2014
As Oregon startups continue to search for ways to secure capital, the State of Oregon is proposing a rule to cover the concept of “equity crowdfunding,” the idea that small chunks of equity can be sold to potential investors outside of traditional fundraising or venture capital methods. The proposed rule caps th
While retailers are focused on increasing sales every day of the year, it becomes especially important near the end of the year. So as the holiday shopping season approaches, many retailers—both brick and mortar and online—are looking to get the most of their e-commerce platforms. That’s why Forix and Mage
November 17th, 2014
Ken Block has released another video in his Gymkhana series, this time set in Los Angeles. Pretty cool!
The following is a guest post from writer and director, Jordan Bayne. Ms. Bayne just released her film, The Sea is All I Know, online. Now, that in and of…This is a post from Short of the Week
When estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them sp
November 16th, 2014
Lompoc Brewing is reopening its Sidebar Barrel Tasting room at 4pm on Thursday, Nov. 20following a month-long remodel. The new and improved Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave, now features a glass roll up door that lets in natural light and allows passers by to see inside the cozy bar. It will also allow for extended s
November 15th, 2014
I roll in after midnight, usually closer to 1 AM. Come home, watch a rerun of the 11 o’clock news, eat something, and crash. Repeat 4-5 times a week. Then I got a girlfriend. I work a lot, pay a lot for cable/internet, and feel as though it should be used, so I encourage Rain […]
November 14th, 2014
In this video, Astoria's Fort George Brewery founder Chris Nemlowill and Coava Coffee Roasters founder Matt Higgins passionately speak about this year's collaborative release Java the Hop. The beer is getting a lot of praise and is available all around the Pacific Northwest to the delight of craft beer and coffee geeks alik
Star Wars Celebration comes from a galaxy far, far away to the Anaheim Convention Center from April 16-19. Here is the first look at the official poster by Craig Drake for the event which features Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. More information about the convention is HERE.
Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series Locke & Key by Joe Hill takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, “Welcome to Lovecraft” and “Headgames,” with a
I always like when events find ways to meet their bottom line and make their event accessible to as many people as possible. And that’s just what the Portland Startup Summit is doing. They’ve hit their numbers for paid attendees. So now, they’re offering up 100 social passes. For free. While social pass ho
I knitted these earlier this month and they got worn yesterday in our weird freezing-rain-very-light-snow storm. We lost power for a good 15 hours and it was cold! Good thing Grammie is close by. We headed over there with the...
By Cat Stelzer On behalf of Brewpublic, I was able to experience Yard House for the first time this week for a media dinner and beer pairing. Part of the reason I’ve never been, is due to the fact that I’m a typical Portlander, more interested in quirky local spaces to that of a national […]
INDEPENDENCE, OR – At Rogue Farms we believe the only thing better than knowing is teaching. Join us this winter for our annual Do It Yourself Workshop series. Learn how to make your own cheese and winter crafts, walk in snowshoes, prepare your garden for spring, raise chickens and keep your own bees. The hands […]
Chihuly glass, that is, and a whole heck of a lot of it! A sweet and relatively early morning visit (my mother-in-law’s treat – Hi Martha!) to the Denver Botanic Gardens while in house limbo, and I loved it. The hubster and I, waaay back on our newlywed days, lived in an apartment not too […]
MONDO will release the Batman: The Animated Series 12″ Die-Cut single on Friday November 14, 2014. The $25 single will be available as an open edition throughout the holiday season. The record is housed in an incredible gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative and will be pressed on Black and Blac
Check out Rolling Stone’s Funko feature and interview with their CEO, Brian Mariotti! Read it HERE.
November 13th, 2014
Today has been strange. I didn’t get up until 1 PM, and then only to return to bed for a nap. About 3 PM, I went to the Kwik-E-Mart for pop and a coffee for Rain. She was still sleeping when I got home. It’s winter wonderland outside. There has been a bit of freezing […]
Hero Complex Gallery presents Kung Fu Theater co-curated by Craig Drake & Adam Smasher with an opening reception on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 7-10PM. The pop culture art show inspired by Asian Influences of all types features 60+ international artists. Kung Fu Theater will run three weekends from November 14th R
If buildings had badges #lwdc #oakland
Mt. Shasta vs. the Propellah
This year at Thought Bubble in the UK, MONDO is teaming up with Matt Taylor (who will also be in attendance) to release a vibrant take on Back to the Future featuring Marty McFly on lead guitar. Here’s what Matt had to say about the poster: “BTTF is basically my dream project and as such is utterly […]
Introducing Onyx, ($100) the first product from wearable tech startup OnBeep. Onyx gives groups a new way to stay connected and engaged in the moment, without the distraction of looking down at a phone. The lightweight device can be clipped to a shirt, jacket or bag strap so users can communicate hands-free and remain heads
Yesterday at a reading in Washington, DC, Stephen King provided some news regarding the long awaited third Talisman book. King confirmed that the series was intended to be a trilogy and that he had already worked out the framework for the third book. King and Straub plan on writing Talisman 3 in 2015. The Talisman […
Following the success of their Wednesday Suppers, Ground Breaker Gastropub is excited to announce our next weekly event: Burger and Beer Tuesdays. Starting November 18, the gastropub will be open every Tuesday from 4-9 PM serving only burgers and beers at a discounted price. For $10 we will offer our grass-fed beef burger o
An earthquake swarm that started rocking a secluded region in northwest Nevada this summer intensified over the past week, geology officials said on Wednesday. The swarm, centered just off the state’s northwest border some 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, started July 12 and is being caused by stretc
M 2.0 – 18km ESE of Molalla, Oregon Time 2014-11-13 13:07:48 UTC-08:00 Location 45.101°N 122.345°W Depth 12.5km The post 2.0 Magnitude Near Molalla, OR appeared first on
Quirky. Harbor. Characters. Writing. Seduction. Humble. Scenery. Cricket. Sweet. Yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Film, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, Film, film reviews, movie reviews, movies, opinion, reviews, The Grand Seduction
Italian. Subtle. Alone. Quiet. Cliche. Buy. Drags. Predictable. Empty. No.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Film, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, a five star life, Film, film reviews, foreign films, italian films, movie reviews, movies, opinion, reviews
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A quiet, yet powerful portrait about a young man named Terrance and his struggles to o
Press Release: PORTLAND, Ore. – Growlers Hawthorne, in conjunction with Portland U-Brew, staged its first Amateur Brewers Challenge this past summer in an open competition for a Northwest style IPA. The amateur brewing team of Gabe Sainz and Robb Stangland won the contest. A keg of their winning recipe will be tapped at G
Press Release: November 12, 2014 – Kansas City – In an effort to stay a step ahead of rising demand resulting from higher sales and several recent additions to its U.S. distribution territory, Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that it will soon break ground on a $12 million expansion of its Kansas City brewery.
May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. […]
In honor of the Master of Horror’s latest novel ‘Revival’ hitting shelves today, Rolling Stone breaks down Stephen King’s work from Annie Wilkes to Zihuatanejo. Check it out HERE.
Press Release: November 10, 2014 –Bend, Oregon/Washington DC –Deschutes Brewery’s newest beer is an energetic and passionate synergy of the culinary and craft brewing worlds; created through a unique collaboration between renowned Chef José Andrés and Deschutes Brewery brewers. Over the past three years, Deschutes b
November 12th, 2014
Anyone who loves movies would be hard pressed to miss out on the current trend of turning young adult (YA) novels into films. Though this has been done for years, the success of the Harry Potter films kicked off a new trend in making the transition from the page to the silver screen. Here are […]
The opening shot to my next movie. #lwdc #sanfrancisco #ferry
The carpet. That is all.
M 4.3 – Off the coast of Oregon DYFI? – I Time 2014-11-12 12:14:05 UTC-08:00 Location 44.040°N 129.062°W Depth 10.0km The post Magnitude 4.3 Off Oregon Coast appeared first on
New taproom introduces Kells handcrafted ales to thousands of basketball fans and craft beer lovers alike.
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This autumn, we released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 to help you make the most of your font collection. The new version brings full OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility, Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 integration, font library synchronization with Dropbox or Google Drive accounts, as …