People often associate the phrase “Keep Portland Weird” with our home town of Portland, Oregon. The sometimes-outlandish culture of Portland has become as much a part of the city’s identity as specialty coffee or craft beer and spirits. But, you may ask, what is “weird”?
Portland’s brand of weird may be thought by some to be a flame throwing Darth Vader riding around on a unicycle, a donut shop that puts captain crunch on top of their donuts or a man dressed up as goofy playing a trumpet. But to Portland natives, weird is simply the norm. Portland’s weird is about inclusiveness, where “weird” is welcoming all walks of life with open arms.
It was growing up in Portland, Oregon where uniqueness is valued and change is embraced that inspired the launch of PDXYZ. The PDXYZ stretches the boundaries of a typical business summit, creating unique experiences, intriguing insight, and access to some of the most innovative minds working in business to create culture and products that resonate across generations, cultures and Ethnicities.