LiveWorkPortland is an effort to make visible and concrete a feeling that many people have about Portland. There is a sense of industriousness and craft, of passion and individuality that infuses our experience of our city and is palpable to visitors. The unique character of this old port town is embodied in many people, many stories and many activities, and that is what we will try to present every day on the PortlandNow blog. We welcome contributions from all corners of the creative community in Portland and beyond. One of the goals of LiveWorkPortland is to make Portland visible to people in other communities and for us to learn from kindred cities as well, whether from craftspeople in Brooklyn or startup tech companies in Boulder. Please send story ideas, photos and videos to email@example.com, and let us know what you would like to see in PortlandNow.