Three Etsy Pieces

City Hall wanted $100 from these online artists to use the “Portland Oregon” sign. Here’s what they said.

City Hall
The city of Portland’s shopping spree on Etsy was short-lived. Three months ago, city attorneys were convinced they had the right to demand payments from artists who use the “Portland Oreg   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Reflections on the XOXO Festival

The new SXSW? God, I hope not.


Ritual declaration of self interest: I attended this festival on a press pass. That means I paid nothing. Some of the speakers were also acquaintances of mine. So you probably shouldn't trust a damn word I write."This is SO much better than South by Southwest!""This is like the first year of South by Southwest!"I must have heard these phrases dozens and dozens of times through XOXO, the new "disruptive ...   More
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 RUTH BROWN

You Need A Brain Slug

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Last-Minute Christmas Tip: Five cool Portland crafters on

Still looking for awesome handmade gifts? Don't want to go out in the cold? Shop locally from the comfort of your home through local crafters' Etsy stores. Check out Portlander Erin Dollar's sweet sewn prosthetic beards ($40). We had an intern this spring who periodically wore a false moustache to work. This is much more dignified. A local woman who goes by dancingcircle makes elegant wreathes ...   More
Thursday, December 18, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE


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