Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland October 24-26


Friday Oct. 24 The Great American Distillers Festival [BEER] For the 10th consecutive year, tens of distilleries will descend on the same spot to get everyone royally, artisanally wasted. There will be 21 Oregon distilleries and 40 total, including bartender fetish Tito’s Handmade Vodka of Texas. Specifically, the fest focuses on rum, whiskey, vodka and gin at the expense of, say, tequila. ...   More
Friday, October 24, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Watch a Live Stream of PIE Demo Day


Today is graduation day for The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), a local tech accelerator.  Starting at 1:30 p.m., the current class at PIE will showcase its ideas and hopefully get some initial funding.  “It’s always exciting to introduce a whole new crop of startups to the Portland startup scene,” Rick Turoczy, PIE co-founder, said. “Like any graduation, ...   More
Friday, October 24, 2014 TYLER HURST

PIE Demo Day 2013 Showcases 7 New Companies

Six Oregon startups (and one Californian) show signs of a maturing tech industry


So on Friday, October 11, it was Demo Day again for the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), the tech company startup incubator housed under the Wieden and Kennedy umbrella. A demo day, if you don't know, is like a debutante's coming-out ball for young companies. After a three-month incubation at PIE with mentoring from local tech gurus and seed funding and free office space and the general feeling ...   More
Monday, October 14, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Queen of Crust

Food Reviews & Stories
The eternal question: dessert or the check? In Portland, you’re usually better off with the check. Our town’s eateries can rarely afford a dedicated pastry chef, so even meals at excellent res   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pitch Perfect: PIE Demo Day


Disclaimer: PIE co-founder Rick Turoczy works for WW's PDX conference.Local tech startup incubator PIE "graduated" its second class on Friday, Oct. 5 (yes, I'm behind on my coverage) at the Gerding Theater, with its now traditional "demo day," in which the participants pitch their new businesses to a public audience. Matthew Korfhage already wrote an excellent explanation of PIE and What It All Means ...   More
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 RUTH BROWN

EXCLUSIVE: New PIE Class Announced

Meet the new Portland tech startups on the block


PIE—or the Portland Incubator Experiment, the startup incubator run by Wieden+Kennedy and local tech entrepreneurs—is about to announce its second class, and we've got the scoop on who's invited (full disclosure: PIE co-founder Rick Turoczy works for WW's upcoming PDX festival). Being accepted into the program is no small thing: Previous PIE graduates include VendScreen, which raised $12 million ...   More
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Willamette Geek: Portland Startups Pitch For Their Slice of PIE


Wieden + Kennedy last year embarked on what was seen by many as sort of an odd breed of adventurism for an advertising company, especially one in Portland. The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE for short) is a mentored accelerator for start-up companies, with participants chosen from applicants around the country.In exchange for a six percent stake in the ventures—and assumed grateful back rubs ...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Portland Farmers Market Returns

Farmers Market

Food & Drink
Huzzah! The Portland Farmers Market at PSU returns tomorrow, for its 20th year of selling locally grown, raised, baked, pickled, slaughtered, cured and fire-roasted food to the good people of Portland. The forecast is for rain (surprise!) but the market is boasting 11 shiny new vendors, many of whom sound worth pulling out the wellies and rain poncho to sample. This year’s fresh crop includes Lauretta ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Thanksgiving for Lazy People 2009: Market & Restaurant Guide.

Thanksgiving—it's the time of year when we all come together at a table creaking with the weight of pure American gluttony. Spending hours stuffed into a chair, shoving forkful after forkful of turkey and pie into our mouths, is pretty freaking fantastic—unless the days and days of cooking have already made you sick of stuffing. Take it easy this year and let a professional do the work ...   More
Friday, November 13, 2009 Kate Williams


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