When: Wednesday, July 16th, 2008, 12:00 – 1:30, although I arrived about 15 minutes late due to pressing matters in the morning.
Where: souk, which not unlike most creative spaces around Portland, doesn’t have a big sign and can be hard to find.
What It’s About: Lunch 2.0 is an opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and get in the beat of the vibrant Portland tech scene while enjoying free eats.
I attended 4 Lunches so far—at eROI, vidoop and Wieden+Kennedy. But this one felt more low key and intimate, thanks to smaller attendance (less than 100) and hits the right balance between sitting/standing (prior lunches were either mostly-standing or mostly-sitting, so conversations either moved very rapidly or slowly.)
“So when,” you ask, “is the next Lunch 2.0 going to be?”
Good question, because the answer to that is “we don’t know yet.”
Jake Kuramoto, the Lunch organizer, had been getting in conversations with several companies and venues that wants to sponsor the Lunch (one of them is The Art Institute of Portland, which I helped to plan.) Nothing is final yet.
But this means that you (or your company/agency/studio/space) could help maintain the momentum and sponsor the next lunch!
Translation: I wanted to put zero finger, but that would be breaking my own event review convention, wouldn’t it?
Interestingness: ☝ ☝ ☝ ☝ ☝
Translation: So you’ve been hearing so much about the Portland-tech-scene-this and Portland-tech-scene-that, but have been wondering about a good place to start? Well, wonder no more.
What I Learned From The Event In Six Words:
My lunch can beat your lunch.