Hello, everyone. I started this blog in 2008 at the soft nudge of Marc from Amsterdamize, and I feel it’s taken quite a turn from the time it started. Now it’s time for me to be done with it, and pass it along. The time has come to announce the future of Portlandize. Before long, it will be taken on by the two lovely people you see in the photo above.
On the left, Tony Rebensdorf. Sous chef, dog owner, partner of a long-term boyfriend, SE resident. Rides a 1950′s Raleigh Sports that he has gotten into good riding shape.
On the right, Kath Youell, mother of two (one with Down syndrome), wife of one, SE resident. Rides a bakfiets.nl Dutch bakfiets.
Main responsibility for the site will be taken over by Tony, and Kath will be a contributor as much as she is able. I trust they will continue Portlandize in a similar vein, that it will continue to be full of personal experience, interesting stories, and thoughtful reflection.
I will be working with them to get hosting set up and transfer content and such, so don’t expect too much activity here in the meantime, but hopefully in the end we should be able to get everything up and running without any more of a hiccup than waiting for DNS to propagate across the world once we point portlandize.com to its new location.
Thank you all for reading and taking an interest in my writing and ideas. It’s been a pleasure being here, and I hope to see many of you elsewhere in internet-land in the future. Best and warmest wishes to you all!