Portlanders love Amazon Prime and who wouldn’t? A Pacific Northwest-based company (sure, it’s in Seattle, but we won’t hold that against them) that offers free two-day shipping, streaming video and music, and even home delivery within a couple hours for just $99 a year? Where do we sign up?! (actually, click here if you want to start the addiction)
What could make it better? How about delivery of beer and wine in two hours or less?
Portlanders love their food. How could we not? Portland attracts some of the most talented and creative chefs in the entire country cooking up some of the tastiest and most gorgeous dishes in the world.
However, are you one of those Portlanders who goes to the animal shelter and coos over the goofy-looking dog? Did you like the Pontiac Aztek, one of the most hideous examples of committee-designed automobiles ever (best known from Breaking Bad)?
Maybe you don’t want that perfectly round tomato. Maybe you don’t want that apple genetically-designed to be redder than red could possibly be.
If so, we’ve got good news – Imperfect Produce is coming to Portland.
Do you Groupon? Do you enjoy Living Social? How about do you… accept Offers from Google? Erm… partake of Goffers? Hmmm… Google Offers will take a little more thought to come up with the right invented verb. Regardless of what you call them or which ones you use, deal-a-day coupon sites are springing up all over the place.
Click-Z, an online marketing website, interviewed Powell’s Books to find out that they are planning to try Google Offers later in June. If a company as popular as Powell’s Books is talking about trying out Google Offers, we started wondering – what’s the deal with these sites?
In 2004, a bunch of comic creators (writers, artists, pencilers, colorists) got together to make a comic book show that focused on the creators instead of the publishers and distributors. Don’t get us wrong – we’re fans of the major Comicons all over the country, but this would be a show by the creators, for the creators. Naturally, since it would be based in Portland, the show’s name would have to do something with Portland, and, thus, Stumptown Comics Fest was born.
Every city has its sights and landmarks that visitors truly must see. New York City has the Statue of Liberty and politico-filled prostitution rings, Los Angeles has Disneyland and impenetrable smog as far as the eye can see – Portland has the Portland Saturday Market.