Portland celebrated this week the second round of its CivicApps project, an open source design contest for smart phone applications using Portland data sets to address civic issues.
Local search is a topic that didn't exist just a few years ago, but now 20% of all Google queries are local searches - and that percentage doesn't even include smartphone searches, which are local by default. It's a big change, and it's only just begun. Here are some tips for making the most of local search to market a business's goods and services.
Portland Fashion Week kicked off Wednesday night with an Installation Show featuring local artists and designers. The show brands itself as "the world's only comprehensively eco-conscious production of fashion week."
Today, our On The Scene blog goes behind the scenes at the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon event. Over 500 guests attended the awards dinner and celebration at the Portland Downtown Hilton last night, to celebrate excellence in the workplace and dedication to a worthwhile mission.
Hello ladies. With that far-from-subtle opening line, Isaiah Mustafa slid straight from a boat onto a horse and right into the hearts of "ladies" everywhere. His charming performance for Old Spice appeared during the Super Bowl, and immediately became a hit. So just how did Wieden + Kennedy create the wildly popular campaign?
The fourth Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is in Portland today and Friday and this year it drew about 340 delegates from over 20 countries. Put on by the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) — which is celebrating its 20th year —the conference this year focuses on practical ideas.
Portland’s high-profile Street of Dreams celebrated its 35th anniversary with a showcase of luxury houses in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a 1,250 sq. ft. pre-fab of the future from Ideabox that sells for about $150,000, to a 6,000 sq. ft. three-story mansion hidden in the forest. But in these trying times when Portland’s home sales are plummeting (the newest report from the National Association of Realtors shows that overall home sales in Portland were down 28.1% from last year), just how necessary is a show that touts the merits of expansive home gyms and large separate guest quarters?