Where to Dine Al Fresco in Portland

By Natalie O'Grady | Apr 16, 2019

Summer’s just around the corner in Portland (despite those April showers), and we’re already daydreaming of patio season. Portland has a multitude of al fresco dining options that can be enjoy late spring through fall. It’s not all breweries (though we’re huge fans of those), either. Here’s our recommendations for where to get some sunshine […]

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“Like a Boss” Coffee Chat Rewind: Keeping it Real in Portland

By Ann Smith | Mar 6, 2019

Last Tuesday we had another great “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat, this time focused on all things Portland. Thanks to Ken Boddie, Aaron Ward, Angela Jackson and Andy Nelson for making up our fantastic panel. We discussed everything from the city’s infrastructure and business landscape to the housing crisis and volunteer opportunities. Below are a […]

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Firm Happenings & New Beginnings

By Ann Smith | Feb 14, 2019

How can it already be the middle of February? While 2018 was great for A.wordsmith, I was excited to jump into 2019 with a freshness that only exists at the start of a new year. And what a year it’s shaping up to be!   A Milestone Kind of Year In a few months we will […]

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Portland Event Round-up

By Savanna Frimoth | Feb 5, 2019

We’re sharing a round-up of upcoming Portland events to get us through the end of winter! From Michelle Obama’s book tour to the Portland Business Journal’s Power Breakfast to the Portland Night Market – there’s something for everyone. We’ll see you around town! Portland Night Market– February 8th– 9th Think of the Portland Night Market […]

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How to Have a Perfect Autumn in Portland

By Natalie O'Grady | Oct 2, 2018

The fall season has officially arrived, and the beautiful Pacific Northwest weather means Portlanders get to enjoy an extended season of rooftop patios, hiking and U-Pick harvesting. Autumn is pretty popular amongst the A.wordsmith team, and we’ve got a full to-do list for our next few months! Hailey My favorite place to head to in […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: Journalism Done Right!

By Ann Smith | Sep 28, 2018

This week we teamed up with PRSA Oregon for our September “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat on the topic of Journalism Done Right. We had an amazing panel of respected journalists who shared their insights, recommendations and thoughts on the state of the media today, including breaking news, social and digital content and that pesky […]

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A few of our favorite [Portland] things

By Ann Smith | Sep 12, 2018

It was exciting to see the second edition of my book, “100 Things to do in Portland, Before You Die” roll off the presses last month. It may sound cliché, but I really do believe there’s something in this book for everyone—whether you’ve lived in Portland all your life or are just here visiting for […]

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Fueling Portland’s Fastest Growing Companies

By Kelda Rericha | Jun 12, 2018

A.wordsmith and three of our clients brought home hardware from the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies event on Thursday, June 7. We were thrilled for our own #54 spot on the list, and proud to have supported UnoSquare, TerraFirma Foundation Systems and Propeller Consulting in earning their rankings on this year’s list, which […]

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Happy Earth Day!

By Lisa Lavora-De Beule | Apr 18, 2018

Happy Earth Day! Whether it’s time spent outdoors, supporting an environmental cause or pursuing a more sustainable, greener lifestyle, our team shares the various ways we celebrate and honor Mother Earth this year.   Ann: In April, and every other month of the year, I celebrate the great outdoors through an ongoing commitment to Opal […]

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Badass Women at Work: March Coffee Chat Rewind

By Ann Smith | Mar 15, 2018

We are all still basking in the glow of Tuesday morning’s “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat aptly called Badass Women at Work. Thanks to our incredible panelists: Melita Callahan, president and CEO at Tricor; Jessi Duley, founder and owner of Burncycle and The Lab; and Kendra Carpenter, owner of Swaha Studios. Your passion, grit and […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Savanna Frimoth | Feb 16, 2018

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our ideal dates in and around Portland. Whether you’re treating yourself or spending time with your special person, there’s something on this list for everyone! Ann: Nostrana My husband and I had our very first date on February 13 – the thought of it being actually on Valentine’s […]

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January “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat Rewind: The Power of Giving Back

By Ann Smith | Feb 16, 2018

At our most recent “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat we had a great morning talking, learning and sharing about what it means to do good and give back. On our panel were Amy Weeden, co-founder and managing partner at Propeller; Doug Whyte, executive director at the Hollywood Theatre; Suzanne Nance, chief executive officer and on-air […]

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