Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ping

Good news for Portland’s Chinatown. John Jay is collaborating with Pok Pok owner Andy Ricker to make a restaurant in the empty Hung Far Low building. Check this article from the Oregonian.

The restaurant is part of the Jays’ vision to rejuvenate and modernize Chinatown. Blogging from Beijing on Saturday, Portland mayor-elect Sam Adams wrote: “Portland uber creative guy John C. Jay thinks Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown can be the North American hot spot for Asian contemporary culture and art, i.e. a modern Chinatown. To get a sense of what he was talking about, John suggested I check out Beijing’s 798 Art District.”

Portland Votes

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J.Lowe is throwing a party at Holocene.
He made Tony design this poster in an under an hour.
It’s Sunday night. Did we mention it’s free?

W+K Studio Retreat 2008!

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Sit back and get comfortable because this one is gonna take a bit. Before we even get going there are a couple of things we are going to need you guys to do. First go to happyhappierhappiest.com. Just go there.

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Now that you have your teams sorted, you have a few projects to do. Make some shirts, make a video. I know, I know. More work. As if you are not busy enough around here. Just do it. Trust me it’s worth it.

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OK. Let’s all meet in the front of the agency first thing in the morning. Don’t forget your toothbrush. The food is packed and the beer is on ice. Let’s get on the bus because we have some miles to put behind us. Destination:

Lake Billy Chinook Oregon.

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Go load up your house boat because this is where you are going to be living for the next three days. There is only one thing you have to do while you are here. Have Fun.

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PWNED!

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How do you end this? Enter Mr. Billy Chinook aka Bob White with a fly by thonging.

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Your wife is gonna get pissed that you keep wearing her panties.

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Huge Thanks to Maya Roberts and Erin Sorenson for organizing an incredible weekend for everyone. A firm pat on the back for Chris Larson and Dominic Orlando for the website. A wicked high five for anyone who had to take one for the team that weekend. And a huge hug to Michele Lefore for running a really special place to work.

Now, GET BACK TO WORK!!!

THE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER (THE ATRIUM)

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David Lee and Jess Manchester were visiting from our WK London office. They challenged all-takers at WK Portland to a 2-on-2 Basketball game. Well nobody – I mean nobody comes to our house and bosses us around. After some discussion – Mison Henley down in AV and our own beloved postal queen Shei’meka Newmann stepped up to the challenge.

1 point games to 7
3-pointers = 2 points
Best of 2 out of 3 games

FINAL SCORES:
GAME 1) Mison and Shei’meka take it down 7-3
GAME 2) Uh oh David and Jess eek out a win 7-6 to even the match!
GAME 3) Final game! Mison can’t miss! 7-1 to take it down…..
Good game David and Jess! Come back anytime…

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The nail-biting crowd as London takes game 2…

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WOO HOO! WK Portland is victorious!

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Jess and David give a thumbs down to the camera.

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Mison gives a thumbs up…

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