Industry News: OR: PDX Get's Another Beer & Travel Site, Drink Portland

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Starting this month, Portland will be receiving additional promotion with the launch of Drink Portland. If you haven't heard of this new website you aren't alone, as the website is a city-centric website dedicated to drinking in major metropolitan cities.

The Drink Nation is excited to announce the launch of DrinkPortland.com, the newest edition of the multi-city online magazine about imbibing in the United States. Along with fresh and original content about the drinking culture in Stumptown, Drink Portland features a searchable directory of the city’s best bars, a calendar of drink-related events, a happy hour finder and a location-aware mobile site.

After getting a preview of the yet to be released site, we can see that they are doing everything they can to feed your cosmopolitan side; with beer, spirits, and wine information.

We create an up-to-date, easy-to-use, central location for everything drink-related in each city we enter. The fact that the beer, wine and spirits scenes in Portland are all so vibrant just makes our job here easier, says Adam Schmidt, president & founder of The Drink Nation, adding, The best part is, everything on our site is free for users and for bars.

For the 'addicted to their smartphone' crowd, the site displays local information based on your phones location.

The location-aware mobile site — compatible with just about every smartphone — will find all the happy hours and drink specials available nearby, or in any chosen neighborhood. With the app, a user can quickly search for upcoming events, read articles about a specific bar or scene and even call a taxi for those times they want help getting home.

Look for the website to go LIVE this week. During this time people are encouraged to signup to gain access a preview section of the website.

At the end of the month Drink Portland will be throwing a launch party, where those lucky enough to get early access will be invited. Everyone else will have to wait till the end of the month when they flip the switch.

Stay tuned for details on the forthcoming launch event, including the local charity partner.

Cheers

About Drink Portland

Drink Portland is a local online magazine and bar guide focused on providing information to the sophisticated drinker. Through a combination of drink special listings, an event guide, a venue directory and up-to-date informative articles, Drink Portland  provides opportunities for educated drinking. Drink Portland is an edition of The Drink Nation, which started life as Drink Philly. In February 2011, Drink Philly and its founder, Adam Schmidt,  received the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference People’s Choice Award for best new startup company, a far cry from its modest origins as an Excel spreadsheet shared amongst a few friends. Currently, The Drink Nation has local editions in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit DrinkPortland.com, follow @Drink_Portland on Twitter or find Drink Portland on Facebook.

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