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Where Is Portland Made? The Complex Relationship Between Social Media And Place In The Artisan Economy Of Portland, Oregon (Usa), Stephen Marotta, Austin Cummings, Charles H. Heying Jun 2016

Where Is Portland Made? The Complex Relationship Between Social Media And Place In The Artisan Economy Of Portland, Oregon (Usa), Stephen Marotta, Austin Cummings, Charles H. Heying

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland, Oregon (USA) has become known for an artisanal or ‘maker’ economy that relies on a resurgence of place specificity (Heying), primarily expressed and exported to a global audience in the notion of ‘Portland Made’ (Roy). Portland Made reveals a tension immanent in the notion of ‘place’: place is both here and not here, both real and imaginary. What emerges is a complicated picture of how place conceptually captures various intersections of materiality and mythology, aesthetics and economics. On the one hand, Portland Made represents the collective brand-identity used by Portland’s makers to signify a products’ material existence as ...


Portland Made Collective Survey Report 2014, Charles H. Heying, Stephen Marotta Sep 2014

Portland Made Collective Survey Report 2014, Charles H. Heying, Stephen Marotta

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland Made is a self-sustaining collective of makers, artisans and manufacturers that advocates and supports its members by providing education and marketing, a shared resource hub, and a brand that promotes their products locally and globally.” This report describes the results of a survey of the Portland Made Collective (PMC) members conducted spring 2014. The survey requested information about products and services, revenues, employment, growth, identity, markets, and challenges (see Appendix A for full text of survey). The report also includes preliminary observations from the Phase II of the project which expands the scope of the research to the entire ...


Brew To Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy, Charles H. Heying Jan 2010

Brew To Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy, Charles H. Heying

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Brew to Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy explains how post-industrial economic transformations have created a space for artisan enterprises to flourish. Dissatisfied with passive consumption, many residents of Portland, OR take matters into their own hands. Associate Professor of Urban Studies Charles Heying noticed these local artisans prospering all over the city and set out to study their thriving economy. Profiling hundreds of local businesses, and with an eye on Portland's unique penchant for sustainability and urban development, Brew to Bikes is about everything from bike manufacturers to microbreweries, from do-it-yourself to traditional crafts. A treatise to local, ethical ...


Creative Accounting: Are We A 21st Century Greenwich Village?, Michael Mcgregor Jan 2003

Creative Accounting: Are We A 21st Century Greenwich Village?, Michael Mcgregor

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Examines the rise of the "creative class" in Portland, and attempts to answer the question of what makes Portland alluring to young creative people. Also looks into the economic and social impact of the creative class, and what the future may hold in store, and examines Portland's future as a creative services center.