We are sold out, but don't despair! We're keeping a waitlist, and will likely have cancellations. Go the RSVP linked below to add yourself to the waitlist.
The Magazine and The New Disruptors present "Portland Exceptionalism!": a free evening of music, interviews, and comedy at Ford Food and Drink hosted by your editor, publisher, and podcast producer Glenn Fleishman. We'll examine why Portland is so freaking amazing. (Cash bar.)
Please RSVP at Eventbrite.
From 7 pm to 9 pm, enjoy a program that features:
- Christa Mrgan on banjo with friends Kelly Wright-Pedersen, Tracy Wisher, and Amanda Wineman. Christa is an interface designer, a contributor (as an essayist and illustrator) to The Magazine,
and the designer of The New Disruptors logo and Web site. Christa and
her buddies will play a few short sets, and we will applaud with gusto.
- Scott Simpson, funny guy. Scott was one of the trio (with Merlin Mann and Adam Lisagor) behind the You Look Nice Today podcast, and performs stand-up all over. Scott contributed "You Are Boring" to The Magazine. He is our token non-Portlander.
- Glenn will interview Elly Blue, bike advocate; Dylan Meconis, cartoonist; and musician Brooke Parrott, artist ambassador at Songkick! Portland, Portland, Portland.
- We'll also present the winning
results of our friendly competition for writing a short story that
contains all of the topics about which we have asked for a hiatus,
including typewriters, alcohol, pregnancy, death, Bitcoin, and
From 9 pm to 11 pm, we shall mingle, imbibe, and eat.
Contributors to The Magazine
and guests from The New Disruptors have been invited — many are
Portland residents, and others will be in town for the XOXO festival and
conference, which starts the day after this shindig. (Meet Glenn, The Magazine's managing editor Brittany Shoot, and The New Disruptors' audio engineer Michael Warner, among others.)
Space is limited for the program part of the event from 7 pm to 9 pm! If you plan to attend, please RSVP for free tickets. If you want to come for the mingling after 9 pm, no reservation is needed.