Posts tagged ‘portland’

Portland’s Non-Profit Incubator Future

January 8th, 2010

Portland, OR has done a great job getting itself noticed on the global stage of cities to watch. We’ve got green cred, bike cred, creativity cred, willingness to change, social justice, activism, sustainability, livability, diy, small business, self organizing cred, etc etc etc. We can learn to take bigger steps though, to really put a stake in the ground for Portland’s future as a hub for organizations that want to make the world a better place.

Portland’s Memorial Coliseum is the ideal facility for the nation’s (world’s) premiere incubator for, and center of, critical non profit activity. Think of it as Sand Hill Road for the 501c3 set. Offices, workshops, symposiums, conferences, events, rallies, classes, and more will take place in this global center for change. Interaction with the general public on a daily basis, as well as with business and movement frontiers-people will stimulate the city of Portland like nothing else.

Incubators will get a lot of attention in the coming decade as we all search and strive and hope for new ideas and new solutions for the future. New models for business focused incubators are already in the works in places like SF. Let’s take the next big step and innovate in social entrepreneurship, and not for profit work.

Guerrilla Crosswalk

January 4th, 2010

This mystery crosswalk on E. Burnside at NE 8th seems to be working.
(Photo: Doug Klotz)

(Via Bike Portland.)

Zoo Bomb’s Golden Child

May 29th, 2009

Exciting stuff happening, this event is going on in just about 1 hour:

This is something you’ve got to see in person… especially once it becomes complete with the adornment of a pile of mini-bikes. Details on tomorrow’s official unveiling can be found here. (Animal costumes encouraged).

(Via bikeportland.)

Ignite Submit

May 15th, 2009

Sunday is the deadline for submitting your “idea for a talk” to ignite portland, it’s a pretty lightweight submission process, and definitely a fun event whether you get included or not.

Local Comic/Fiction/Zine About House Shares

May 15th, 2009

The Super Hero Shared Housing Omnibus Vol 1 is full of dark shared housing humor, familiar conflicts and beer, beer, and more beer.

from Tinzeroes

Food Cart Festival – Portland

April 17th, 2009

Here’s your chance to celebrate Portland’s street-food scene and sample dishes from some of Willamette Week’s favorite food carts all in one place–for the recession-busting price of $5. The event is on Saturday, April 18, from 5:30–9:30 pm, at the Disjecta space at 8371 N. Interstate Avenue, conveniently located near the Denver MAX stop.

Rudy of JUNIOR AMBASSADOR’S will have 11 hand-made ice cream flavors on scoop.

check out the details


Lovely Decay

March 24th, 2009

I can’t ever get enough of this kind of thing.

(Via portland ground: A.A. Auto Repair – Chevron Specialty – Garage Storage – Ghost Sign.)

Kitty Crisps

March 12th, 2009

Just reading about Monster Mummies of Japan, and I remembered (and wondered what ever happend to) the cat mummies we found at my brother’s house. How could I not have saved those?

Skate Video Night debrief

August 30th, 2007

A great time was had by the small knot of homies that craned their necks between sips of draft Ranier to treat their eyeballs to a mix of nostalgic (bones brigade stuff, chocolate classics including ‘mouse’), historic (skateboard kings, a bbc documentary from 1978) and current (éSpecial) skateboard videos projected with DJ Pat Smith‘s selection of skate rock. By the way, Pat’s not afraid to mix out johnny rad’s cliche monologue about not looking too hard for animal chin.

So, the event is a weekly one at Dunes, 1909 NE MLK, and you can keep up to date on here on this blog, or directly on the myspace page

oh yeah, we also highly encourage people to bring videos they own, or have made, or have remixed, etc.

skate stuff tonight

August 2nd, 2007



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