On October 31 this year, W+K Portland was transformed into a festive Halloween wonderland, with UFOs, Angry Birds, face painters, palm readers, ponies, mad science, fishbowls and zombie car washes. Check out our pics from the party below.
photo by brookeparrott
by Dan Hon and Renny Gleeson
A week ago, the brand-new XOXO Festival hit Portland, and for the next three days it was like the best bits of the internet–all the earnestness, the niceness, the anyone-can-make-it-if-you-just-try-hard-ness–camped out at the lo-fi YU Contemporary and generally hung out, fertilised, cross-pollinated and exploded into roughly four hundred shards of optimistic potential.
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.
This month, Portland’s geek community gathered at W+K for ROFLCon Summit, a spin-off of ROFLCon and an event that “bring[s] together the leading generators, preservers and advancers of online culture so they can talk about where it’s all headed and what it means to everyone else.” See our photos of the event, meme-themed artwork and more, below the jump.
Tomorrow is Founders Day and we’re turning 29. It’s the last hurrah of our twenties so obviously we’re going big. How big? Well. . . that’s the fun part.