Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.
At least once a week someone in WW's arts and culture section sighs loudly and says, "Oh, Portland." That was me yesterday, stumbling across Bee Local, a Portland project that described itself as "micro-batch honey produced in urban neighborhood varieties." I still think it's the most Portland Kickstarter project that ever Portlanded. But I also think it's pretty neat:
Damian Magista is a beekeeper who keeps apiaries in different neighborhoods around Portland. He says the honey the bees make reflects the distinct flavor or terroir of that neighborhood. So you can get a Mt Tabor honey or a Laurelhurst honey. Soon, he says, there'll even be a Pearl honey. Magista is already selling his wares in a few Portland stores, but he's taken to Kickstarter to help expand his project across Portland and into Washington and California.