A recent trip to Portland inspired Pam Woodson to make this presentation. Watch and find out why you could just as well refer to it as the City of Roses or Stumptown, and how the people of Portland make their city unique.
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Intersecciones: Havana and Portland
BY DANIEL DUFORD
@ VOL 18
ON JAN 07, 2016
"[Havana] is a small city but it created a lot of history and expectation. The American ideas about 'Cuba frozen in time' don't play out. It's both incredibly worldly and intimately local."
In Intersecciones: Havana and Portland from PechaKucha Night Portland Vol. 18, speaker Daniel Duford tells us about being a co-curator of Intersecciones: Havana and Portland, a gallery show featuring six cuban artists at Louis & Clark College. He explains the process of curating a show featuring contemporary Cuban artists.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 30th, 2016.
No One Hates Music
BY CHRIS YOUNG
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 12, 2017
The founder of Vortex Music Magazine, the definitive chronicle of Portland's musical vortex, Chris Young is a journalist, editor and advocate of his local music community. Always finding ways to surround himself with beautiful, local noise and creativity, as an industrious sixth grader he headed down to the Oregon State Fairgrounds for his first concert ever: the culturally significant, preeminent King of Parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Work Hard & Be Nice to People
BY CINDY THOMPSON
@ VOL 25
ON MAR 27, 2018
Creating unique happenings is the motivating force behind Cindy Thompson Event Productions. From the initial planning stages to the execution, every event produced is developed with its own creative and unique style, driven by the client’s marketing goals and intentions.
For more than two decades, Cindy Thompson has been producing some of the most innovative events in Portland, Oregon. Her experience in producing large-scale community events began in the 1980s when she produced the city’s largest one-day event, the groundbreaking Neighborfair, which led the way for other large festivals and events in Portland.
In 1987, Thompson left KGW Radio and formed one of the city’s first special event firms. Since that time, she has worked with a variety of corporate clients, civic and non-profit organizations to create innovative and successful events.
BY SEAN STEVENS
@ VOL 25
ON MAR 27, 2018
Sean Stevens talks about his work as Executive Director, Oregon Wild- touching on the growth of the wolf population as well as the Columbia Gorge post-wildfires. He explains how wildfires are actually healthy for the landscape in the long run and are a sign of life and rebirth.
Keep Portland Weird
BY KATHRYN PECK
@ VOL 156
ON APR 13, 2018
From naked bike rides to goat yoga, the unipiper to Portlandia, PechaKucha Portland, OR organizer Kathryn Peck always knew Portland was a unique place, but only when she moved there did she understand all of the wonderful things that it had to offer.