“Portlandia” – A Tourism Destination

There have been a few naysayers who have stated that “Portlandia” is bad for Portland’s image.  Some have said that the video “The Dream of the 90’s” on YouTube is going to ruin the business climate and dive us deeper into a recession.  Well for all of you who believe this myth and those who think all this fuss is silly, look no further than the Irish Times.  I was sent this article today by Jennifer Yocom from Mayor Adam’s office which is a great tourism piece for Portland and Oregon.   Continue reading... ““Portlandia” – A Tourism Destination”

Blue Like Jazz Shooting in Portland

Over four years ago, Steve Taylor and Ben Pearson sat down and wrote “Blue Like Jazz” a feature based on Donald Miller’s New York Times bestselling memoir by the same name.

We caught up with the crew on the set yesterday (they are shooting one more week in the Portland metro area).  They were excited to be seeing their project finally come to life and the whole funding route really is a great story in and of itself.  After Don Miller announced the project was dead due to lack of funding, a Kickstarter campaign began and after a while they were right there at the top of the leader-board.  Continue reading... “Blue Like Jazz Shooting in Portland”

Hinge Digital seeks Sales Representative for new Business Development

JOB TITLE: Sales Representative
PAY: Base Salary + Commission
LOCATION: Portland, OR
TRAVEL: Less than 25%

Are you a salesperson with experience in the advertising industry? Are you familiar with 3D animation and visual effects production? Would you jump at the opportunity to help shape a budding new studio? Hinge Digital is a full-service 3D animation and visual effects studio located in Portland, Oregon and is currently seeking an experienced Sales Representative to help expand their commercial client base. This ambitious, gregarious individual will help create and nurture customer relationships as well as develop a strong brand image. Continue reading... “Hinge Digital seeks Sales Representative for new Business Development”

Video Footage of the NYC Premiere of Portlandia


It was a great night at the Edison Ballroom Wednesday night as IFC put together a fantastic party for “Portlandia”.  The space was decked out in everything Portland – Douglas Fir trees, cocktail tables with bicycle tires, and of course plenty of birds!  Local winery Argyle Wines had their 2007 Pinot featured and Rogue Ales was there serving their Dead Guy Ale.  Everyone that attended also got one of the signature “Portlandia” bottles.  I think the entire SNL cast was there along with Lorne Michaels, Heather Graham, Kyle MacLaclan, and “Kenneth” from “30 Rock”.  Continue reading... “Video Footage of the NYC Premiere of Portlandia”

OMPA Annual Meeting

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Monday, January 31st, 2011
at Picture This Production Services & Stage
2223 NE Oregon St, Portland

6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Annual Meeting

Free for OMPA Members + 1 Guest
All others: $10

This event always brings out our highest profile industry members so, join us for for the OMPA awards, legislative update from Vince Porter, and the installation of OMPA’s new board of directors.

An “OMPA Member Mixer” precedes the event at 5:00pm at Urban Grind Coffeehouse (across the street from Picture This) where industry members can meet informally. Continue reading... “OMPA Annual Meeting”

Chris Paine To Give Public Talk At PSU

Chris Paine with EV, the Chevrolet Volt. Courtesy of Chris Paine

What a great opportunity, PSU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and PGE are hosting acclaimed director and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, Chris Paine for this public lecture on “how the new generation of cars are America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever”.

Paine is best known for his 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car.  This year Paine has a new movie coming out, Revenge of the Electric Car, and in it he chronicles how every major car maker is clamoring to make new electric models as well as winning over the public. Continue reading... “Chris Paine To Give Public Talk At PSU”

Portlandia In Times Square For A Day

47th and Broadway

The “Portlandia” east coast premiere is tonight in New York (Edison Ballroom) and is showing a strong Portland presence at 47th and Broadway, right off Times Square.  An eclectic variety of Oregon products will make up the goody bags, Rogue Ales created a special “Portlandia” bottle to serve and Portland band, The Thermals, will be playing.  All in all, a true Portland experience right there in New York.

Interestingly, some screening events are popping up in and around  New York and Portland when the 6 part IFC series begins airing, Friday 21st at 10.30ET/PT. Continue reading... “Portlandia In Times Square For A Day”