Really? Portland has the best restaurants in America?! You are joking, right? No way!?? Most people outside Portland (or even among Portland residents who never eats out at the city’s new restaurants) are taken back by the new reputation of Portland as one of the best “food” cities in America. How could it be? But it is true. Portland has been experiencing a great ‘foodie’ transformation for last 20 years. Wine, Craft beer, Organic crops, handmade culture, quality of living, lack of large corporations, young transplants from larger cities, small but unique and creative businesses etc., all these factors contributed the rise of “foodie” culture in Portland. Here are proofs:
Jaguar Land Rover to launch an ‘Innovation Incubator’ project in Portland, Oregon to support further innovation in connected car and infotainment technologies. Jaguar Land Rover will now launch an ‘Innovation Incubator’ project in Portland, Oregon, to encourage, promote and support new software-based automotive technologies that are being developed by US technology start-ups. The focus will be on finding innovators who have great potential ideas, but need Jaguar Land Rover’s technical help to make these concepts a reality. The Innovation Incubator project begins in May 2015 with an outreach program to US universities. It will select around 120 start-up companies for Jaguar Land Rover to work with over the next decade.