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The Blue Oregon bash

Last night the Blue Oregon 5th birthday event, at the Blitz bar in southeast Portland, was packed – hard to even move around a great deal at first. That was the first tip that something here was different from the events we’ve attended before, which were not low-turnout events, but certainly not as heavily attended as this one.

The other thing had to do with who attended: A lot of politicians were there. Secretary of State Kate Brown, Senate President Peter Courtney, lots of legislators. Portland Mayor Sam Adams (over off to the side). Prospective/sorta already gubernatorial candidate Brian Clem. A smaller percentage, it seemed, independent bloggers than before.

Shifting times. Blue Oregon seems very much to be moving into the mainstream in a way other Northwest blogs haven’t yet.

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