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slides: Party Report: GoLocalPDX Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 

Dr. Alisha and Daniel

Daniel and Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia at GoLocal PDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77. Photo by Byron Beck.

GoLocalPDX celebrated its list of the Top 25 New Cool People of Portland at Spirit of 77 on Tuesday night.  Mayhem ensued. No, not really. Just a lot of fun and a little gossip.

So what was GoLocalPDX's party all about? Celebrating Portland's coolest of the cool—and giving praise to all who make Portland, well, so Portland. 

That's right, like the true champions that we are, we celebrate Portlanders and Oregonians. Just like the champs in '77. That's why we had the party at Spirit of 77 in Northeast Portland. Consider GoLocalPDX's New Cool party at Spirit of 77 to be the pinnacle of Portland's cool factor, or at least it was on Tuesday night.

SEE SLIDESHOW OF GOLOCALPDX'S PARTY AT SPIRIT OF 77 BELOW

For those who have to visit Spirit of 77, the space is  like if your Super Bowl party from last year had a baby with your New Year's Eve party, who then married the Pop-and-Shot basketball game and went on a honeymoon with all of Portland's super cool people. More specifically, Portland's Top 25 New Cool People, because after all, that's what this party was all about.

Some of those being honored include Carrie Brownstein, Toya Flick, and Steve Zakuani. They didn't make it. But those who did include David Cress, Kelly Williams Brown, Tres Shannon, Alisha Moreland-Capuia, Daniel H. Wilson, Jo Lundberg and others. 

Without GoLocalPDX, this party would be just a dream, and the coolest of Portland's cool would go on with their business. 

Speaking of GoLocal, it all started in 2009 when two guys in New England– Josh Fenton and Paul Krasinski—saw that newspapers were going out of business and those that remained were losing relevancy and readers. And that people wanted local news and they wanted to be able to access it on their computers, on their mobile phones and on their tablets. 

Most importantly, both Josh and Paul know that journalism plays an important role in democracies, and keeps politicians, non-profits, and businesses honest.

Cheers to Portland, and cheers to the community leaders, journalists, and contributors that are keeping GoLocalPDX and the quest for more local news alive.

And congrats to all the coolest people in Portland who made this list or not, you know who you are. 

 

Related Slideshow: GoLocalPDX Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77

GoLocalPDX celebrated its list of the Top 25 New Cool People of Portland at Spirit of 77 on Tuesday night. Mayhem ensued. No, not really. Just a lot of fun and a little gossip. 

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Brian & Jesse

Brian Carroll and Jesse Cornett enjoy Five Wives vodka at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Kemea, David and Kirsten

GoLocalPDX interns Kemea Smith and David Cath with digital producer Kirsten Nicolaisen at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Feather and Carl

 Feather and Carl Thompson at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Kate and Josh

GoLocal reporter and editor Kate Nagel and GoLocal founder Josh Fenton at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Scott and Josh

GoLocalPDX contributor Scott Bruun and Josh Fenton at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Josh and Roy Jay

GoLocal founder Josh Fenton and GoLocalPDX contributor Roy Jay at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Jennifer and Katie

Jennifer Quist and Katie Burnett at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Roy Jay, Fiona and Rex

Roy Jay, Fiona McCann and Rex Burkholder at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Karol and Missy

Karol Collymore and Missy Townsend at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Carl and Pennie

 Carl Halvorson and Pennie Lane at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Tracy and Eric

Tracy Wenckus and Eric Steinhauser at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Kelly and Elizabeth

One of the top 25 New Cool Portlanders, Kelly Williams Bronw and her sister, Elizabeth, at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Roy Jay and Karol

Roy Jay and Karol Collymore at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Fiona and Mark

 Fiona McCann and Mark Grimes at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Becki shoots and scores

GoLocalPDX contributor Becki Saltzman shoots hoops at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Daniel and Alisha

Daniel and Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Collin, Jaimee and Juan

Portland Trailblazers Collin McCall (left) Jaimee and Juan Martinez (right) at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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David, Daniel and Bill

Portlandia producer David Cress, author Daniel H. Wilson and writer/producer Bill Oakley at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Evie,Kelsey, Kacey & Juan

Evie, Kelsey, Kacey and Juan at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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Brad, Greg and Will

Brad, Greg and Will at GoLocalPDX's Top 25 New Cool Party at Spirit of 77.

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