Once upon a time, there was a Portland meetup called "Beer and Blog" which became an integral part of the formation of the Portland startup scene. With more and more folks looking to get connected around here, it has become clear that the Portland startup scene could again use an event of that ilk to fulfill a similar need. So I thought maybe we could start gathering the folks on the Portland Startup Slack for regular get togethers. It may work. It may not. But let's give it a shot.