It has been a couple of years now since I have been host of Beer and Blog. Michelle Anderson has been rocking the job as I passed the stein to her shortly after I stepped down. She has done so pretty much without any help from yours truly, rather getting help from the other amazing attendees like Robin Catesby. I would like to rise my glass and toast her for the tireless effort she has put into the Portland chapter. Alas, like all good things, her availability to continue hosting Beer and Blog has come to an end. I extend my most sincere gratitude for the time she has continued the good work of getting Portland’s bloggers together to help each other over beers.
I am writing this now from San Francisco, where Christine and I have been living for the past 6 months. That means I am not in the best position to continue finding new hosts or to have enough time to be a good support either. So, it is time to admit that last call has been made for Beer and Blog.
One thing I learned early on was that I was never really in control of the group anyway. Rather a meager steward of something larger, which was the desire for the Portland tech scene to meet up for happy hour on Friday. As I would cancel events, Blog and Beer emerged and decided to meet up anyway! While I will not be able to continue in official organizing capacities, don’t let that stop all of you from continuing to meet up on Fridays from 4-6 pm
Thank you to everyone who has attended Beer and Blog and made it the special time that it was. It will always be a fond memory for me and I know I take many lifetime friendships on with me. Cheers!