Today is PORT's second anniversary. It's still a labor of love but being the top
ranked google site for "Portland Art"
plus a large readership that doubles
every 3 to 5 months is definitely rewarding. Our goal has been to provide an intelligent,
internationally relevant and critical
voice for the Portland Art Scene
. Since the visual arts are one of the key
forces transforming Portland, PORT's role makes it no ordinary blog. It's exciting
how many international readers find the site worthwhile too and being influential
at home doesn't hurt either. (Stay tuned, I'll have Rembrandt post later on today)
Actually, we don't get enough chances to thank you PORT readers and sponsors so its time for you too to take a bow.
Special thanks also goes out to our committed staff for bringing excellent
arts writing to the site (some like Jenene and Katherine do a lot of behind
the scenes work). Sure we pay them what our sponsors give us (which is tremendously
helpful), but ultimately money isn't their primary motivation. They could certainly
make more money other ways.
Overall, the existence of PORT speaks volumes about what is now going on in
Portland. The city is host to a rapidly evolving visual arts ecosystem that
even this daily site cannot fully keep up with. Also, I'd like to think we push
other publications to be more active and critically relevant.
PORT has been a somewhat unique experiment
a blog and a magazine the publication has
been noted for blazing a few new trails
. To ensure that PORT continues to
evolve we are currently engaging in a site redesign (though the clean look will
definitely continue). Till then, keep reading and drop
me an email
if you have any suggestions?
Happy birthday to the most important people in the Portland art scene right now. Well, besides the artists of course (which most of you are great artists as well). :)
Um, errr, aaaha, but I'm still at a loss trying to figure out what you hope to accomplish by all of the ass-kissing?
Ha! I wasn't really aware I was trying to accomplish something. I will think about it though, so I may focus my ass-kissing abilities in order to accomplish something much greater than just being nice and providing compliments to people I appreciate. :)
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