Category Archives: Fun Stuff

W+K Portland Gears Up for the Annual BTA Bike Commute Challenge

This month, W+K Portland is gearing up for the annual BTA Bike Commute Challenge. The BCC is “a friendly competition – workplace against workplace – to see who can bike to work more during the month of September” (via).

Employees are encouraged to log their miles on a daily or weekly basis, and at the end of the month the BTA tallies the trips and ranks all workplaces in size categories by the percentage of cycling commutes. W+K has participated in the BCC since 2005.

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Watch W+K’s Dan Viens Beat Jimmy Fallon in a Foot Race at SXSW

When W+K digital strategist Dan Viens challenges you to a race, you accept – even though you know you’re going to lose (you really don’t want to mess with Dan Viens)…and even if you’re television talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
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W+K Portland Celebrates Halloween 2011 with Kids, Costumes, Reptiles, Haunted Conference Rooms, Bouncy Castles & More

Every year around the end of October, the W+K Portland transforms into a Halloween wonderland for kids, with popcorn machines, pony rides, face painting and more. Each quad on every floor decorates their area according to a theme, which this year included Fractured Fairy Tales, Horror Beauty Parlor, HR/PR ER, Lost in Space 2, Candy Land, the Great Pumpkin, 80s Dance Party, Dia de los Muertos and a Dismembered Dungeon. Check them out below, along with some of the cutest kids’ costumes you’ll ever see.

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W+K Portland Celebrates Launch of New IT Department

Our IT department have been busy beavers this year, setting up all sorts of technological goodies from new phones and wireless systems, to completely redoing the audio/visual wiring in our Atrium and hooking us up with better network connections. We celebrated their hard work and dedication with a party, for which they provided a remote-controlled robot and a surprise party invitation that shocked and delighted everyone in the building; check out a video of the surprise and party pics below.
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