Last year, our friend Alexander Barrett wrote a zine called This Is Portland: The City You’ve Heard You Should Like as a project for W+K12. He self-published it and it sold out at Powell’s in about two hours. He’s also a very funny guy.
All of which made him a perfect spokesperson for our newest campaign for Travel Portland: a series of 25 videos, each with a great reason to visit our fair city. We talked to Andrew Dickson and Chris Thurman about how the project came about, and what’s next. Continue reading
Beaker is a 3-year-old pomeranian from Australia, who loves people–especially her human, Justine.
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.
In Portland tonight? Join us on First Thursday to see the work of Katie McHugh, Sam Tudyk, Tyler Riewer, Mark Shepherd, Chris Lael Larson, Dani Guralnick, Chelsea Parker Guidry, Brad Simon and Curtis Pachunka.
Location: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th Ave)
RSVP to the Facebook invite here.
Wordstock—Portland’s annual literary festival—is back, featuring seven author stages, a book fair, a children’s activity area, and workshops for emerging writers. W+K loves to read (we have our very own inner-office lending library to prove it) and you can catch us in the mix of festivities throughout the weekend.
For 5th consecutive year, W+K 12 has been tasked by the good people at Wordstock to help give the festival a new look and feel. This year, the 12ers decided to make reading a little sexier; spinning the Wordstock website into an eclectic destination for storytellers and story lovers alike.
Complete with lacquer finishes and illuminating neon colors, the site contains bookishly spicy items like flirty lit buttons and a feisty teaser. Festival-goers can also enjoy a new, adults only Red-Chair District as well as experience literary ecstasy on the WordStock Hotline where participating authors “talk wordy” to you on the other end.