June 19th, 2008 5:33 pm | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Media Watch '08: The World Just Can't Get Enough of Portland

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Q263Saturday kicks off the official start of summer.

That means, of course, it's time for publications across the globe to chime in on why Portland is such an awesome place. Here are just a few mentions recently spotted in different newspapers and magazines:

Q, "Britian's Biggest Music Magazine," June, Page 104, "Portland: Indieville, USA" : For Q's annual summer guide, local rock writer Douglas Wolk gives shout outs to all the usual suspects including Gus Van Sant, Voodoo Doughnuts, Powell's Books as well as a special mention of Willamette Week. Thank you, Dougy!

The New York Times, SundayStyles Section, Sunday, June 8, Page 3, "For The Guys You Thought Had Everything": Six "famous" dads spouted off of their dream Father's Day gift lists. While actors Dustin Hoffman wanted a trip to Cabo and John Slattery (the hot guy from Mad Men) wanted a Patagonia R3 wet suit, the President of David Netto Design, David Netto, wanted "three days with my whole family at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Ore. The coolest hotel in the coolest city, period."

Financial Times Tyler Brule's Fast Lane column, Friday June 13, "A league of liveable cities":
Portland is #25 in a list of the most "liveable cities" ranked by FT's jet-setting columnist for Monocle magazine. Here's what he had to say about his rating system: "There's nothing quite like a global city ranking that mixes the scientific (hard data on crime, education and healthcare) with the more subjective (quality of housing, urban scale and the availability of a good cocktail in the wee hours) to make people consider uprooting. In Monocle's 2007 top 20 cities survey, a healthy combination of an exceptional airport, good urban transport links, low crime, inviting neighbourhoods and a heart of Europe location made Munich number one city. For 2008, the addition of a new set of metrics, including the ease of opening a small business and the number of cultural venues, went some distance towards reshuffling the deck."

Paste, July, Page 43, "The Record Store: A Good Thing" : East Burnside's very own Music Millennium gets voted the "Best Place to Buy The Latest Shins Disc while Watching Them Play A Live Set Overhead." We couldn't agree more.

Nylon, June, Page 161, "Starting a Record Company": A piece on Holocene Records and a photo spread on page 162 of homegrown disco dive Beth Ditto. Nilina Mason-Campbell has a rundown over at LocalCut.
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