All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

Jon Paul Steuer, Harvest at the Bindery

Jon Paul Steuer, an Amazing Restauranteur

Reflection on Jon Steuer's Harvest restaurant which few of his fans have heard about.

/ January 23, 2019
tree library

Librarian Builds Little Free Library Inside a Tree Stump

When I launched Portland Wild last fall as a map driven guide to Portland’s urban wilderness, a number of people asked me why I included public street art, the city’s heritage trees and Little Free Libraries. I don’t think I’d...

/ January 22, 2019
Mary Oliver - RIP

Mary Oliver — Rest in Peace

Eric Holthaus reminding us of Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

/ January 22, 2019
Aeromexico DNA Discount for MAGA bigots

Aeromexico Highlights Mexican Descendants in the South with DNA Discounts

In case you missed it, Aeromexico wanted southerners to realize that many of them are descendants of Mexican ancestry. The airline produced an ad which tested a handful of bigoted MAGA southerners and gave them a percent discount equivalent to...

/ January 22, 2019
dalai lama - helping others

Dalai Lama on Helping Others

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering...

/ January 22, 2019
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Archangel is Replanting Giant Sequoia and Redwood Trees

While the speed of climate change and global warming presents the need for immediate action, I appreciate long term tactics working steadily to preserve our ecosystem. The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive obtains DNA from both intact and fallen Sequoias and...

/ January 22, 2019
Wired Vanish Evan Ratliff Jeff Reifman

Vanishing in the Digital Age – Evan Ratliff at Picnic

I came across this presentation by Evan Ratliff about Wired’s Vanish contest. I’d never seen and it was nice to hear him share the story. Ratliff has had a big year, his startup publishing platform Atavist was acquired by WordPress’s...

/ January 9, 2019