Just a couple weeks ago I helped host another Portland Bloggers’ meet-up. I’ve LOVED being a part of this growing community. It is so fulfilling! We have area meet-ups every other month. We try to do four educational events and two events that are purely for socializing. Our past event was a workshop on Social Media Strategies for Bloggers. I learned a lot and have been putting much of the info to use (check out the slideshow from the event to get some tips for your own social media straegies!) and have seen actual results already! Read on to see the beautiful images and learn more about the event.
About the Meetup:
Social Strategies for Bloggers was a meet-up hosted by the Portland Bloggers. Portland Bloggers is a meetup group and website created for and by Portland, Oregon area bloggers. Ashley Stuart from SwellPath spoke about several Social Media outlets and trends. She suggested ways to use social media to increase traffic to blogs and market brands. Check her and her company out on twitter @fancypants10 and @swellpath.
She shared her slideshow about Social Media on SlideShare.
About the Food:
Three fabulous Portland food vendors provided treats for Portland Bloggers to enjoy at the meetup.
Water Avenue Coffee Company is a Portland-based roasters. Water Avenue Coffee donated coffee for the event. I drank SEVERAL cups of the coffee and can vouch that it was good stuff! I can’t wait to visit the SE Portland coffee house. Find them on Twitter @wateravecoffee and Facebook.
Blue Star Donuts is a gourmet donut shop located in downtown Portland. Blue Star provided tasty donuts for the event. These donuts were so good that I have already visited their shop since the meet-up. SO GOOD. Look for a restaurant review in the near future. Find them on Twitter @BlueStarDonuts and Facebook.
Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe is a European and French inspired cafe located in NW Portland. We enjoyed macarons from the cafe at the meet-up. Anyone who knows me, knows I love Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe. I wrote a restaurant review a year ago. Find Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe on Twitter @nuvrei and Facebook.
About the Photographer:
Grace and Jaden from Hurtienne Photography (like Martini, but better!) offered their awesome photog skills to capture the event. Hurtienne Photography are Salem and Portland Oregon Wedding and Engagement Photographers.They have shared the photos with you through their site (CLICK HERE). The copyright information is located in this folder for your perusal. Please make sure you credit Hurtienne Photography when using the images. Find them on Instagram @hurtiennephotography and Facebook.
About the Coordinators:
The Portland Blogger group is coordinated by four Portland area bloggers (and a lot of volunteers!) The four coordinators are:
Suzannah Hamlin Stanley of Adventures in Dressmaking. Find her on Twitter @advdressmaking and Facebook.
Bee Talmadge of The Spicy Bee. Find her on Twitter @thespicybee and Facebook.
Macey Snelson (unable to be at this event, but worked on the event none-the-less) of Motormouth Studios. Find her on Twitter @motormouthmacey and Facebook.
And, me…. Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party. Find her on Twitter @JenniBost and Facebook.
Our Next Meetup:
Are you a Portland area blogger and want to get involved with the area blogging community? Join us on Saturday, July 28th for our Summer Family picnic! The family picnic is a free event for Portland bloggers and their families. Everyone brings a picnic for themselves and their families! Attendees will have the opportunity to win a free family photo session! More information coming soon to the Portland Bloggers’ website and Facebook page.
A big thank you to all of the companies and brands that support Portland Bloggers by donating services and products to this event: