• Techlandia: Portland 100 Wants To Help Local Startups Grow To $100 Million

    Techlandia: Portland 100 Wants To Help Local Startups Grow To $100 Million

    Portland, OR isn’t just a place where young people go to retire and hang out at urban wineries. The city also plays host to a fair number of prominent startups, including companies like Urban Airship, JanRain, Simple and Puppet Labs, as well as outposts of established players like Intel, Microsoft, IBM and eBay. To keep this momentum going, the Software Association of Oregon (SAO)… Read More

  • Google Offers Is A Cheap Knockoff

    Google’s recently released Offers product is showing mixed success in Portland, its first market. In this post I will try to look at both the good and the bad of Google Offers. As I point out below, they get an A- for effort, but a C for originality. Since launch, the offers have included discounted coffee, pool table time, a Lebanese restaurant, tanning services and a pedicab brewery tour. Read More

  • Portland Bookstore Will Trade Your Soulless Kindle For Real Books

    Hey, man, what’s your problem? You drink kombucha and ride a fixie, but what the heck are you doing with that capitalist corporate DRM-laden Kindle? Head down to Microcosm Publishing in Portland, man, and they’ll give you like a hundred books for your Kindle. I mean dude Noam Chomsky is like $6 at the store, so for your Kindle you can get like 37 Noam Chomskys. Same goes for fix… Read More

  • Nau now carries a recycled wallet with a SIM card slot

    I love my home state for a number of reasons, but this is just one more reason why Oregon kicks ass. Portland, OR-based clothier Nau’s billfold wallet is perfect for any world traveler. It has a SIM card dedicated slot built right in! And it’s made from 100 percent recycled polyester. Read More

  • Cricket Wireless offering unlimited data for $35/month

    When I was back home in Portland a couple months back the tattoo shop I frequent had a Cricket shop next door and I didn’t really think anything of it. I know they’re small time and only offer service in Portland, Spokane, Nashville, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, the Central Valley of California and eventually Tulsa, but they’ve got a pretty sweet deal going on for those needing… Read More