This weekend

This post will be light on events, but we are very happy to announce a fundraiser for Village Portland @ St. Johns!

It will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at Fixin To, the excellent Southern-themed bar and live venue. We’re proud of our initial work up there and are excited to do more for that special part of Portland.

Creature Party has agreed to play, and we’re looking for one more band. So we must ask: who’s the coolest band in St. Johns??

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What is the best way to tell a story? You have radio, newspapers, television stations… but what I love about the internet is the ability to incorporate all three mediums— and different combinations of each— into our coverage.

But for a debate / candidate forum, what is better than livestreaming? Viewers can ask questions of each other in the moment and the livestreaming host can moderate and pass questions along to those running.

It’s a fabulous engagement tool, and to give credit where credit is due: it’s a technology that Mark Zuckerberg and the folks at Facebook got right.

We stepped up to livestream at the Advancing Collective Equity Candidate Forum on Sunday at Midland Library. It’s a two-part forum, so if you want to watch both go to our Facebook page here.

It was good to see the mayoral candidates Ozzie González, Sarah Innarone, and Teressa Raiford, speak in length rather than in the sound bites mainstream media limited by.

Hosted by Bernie [Sanders] PDX, the same three candidates attended a forum on Tuesday— with the addition of candidate Cash Carter. We were there to livestream then too.

Do your homework and choose wisely this election season.

And also… enjoy your weekend!

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