I’m in Portland this weekend for the first ever XOXO Festival, The festival describes itself as an “arts and technology festival celebrating disruptive creativity.”

That was enough right there to get me interested.

But then they continue: “We’re bringing independent artists who use the Internet to make a living doing what they love together with the technologists building the tools that make it possible.”

I couldn’t resist. I bought a ticket within minutes of them selling out, and now we’re finally here.

I’ll be at the festival for the next two days while Mary and Hannah explore Portland.

Already we’ve had a fun time, seeing friends, getting a little business taken care of, and even making a long drive to the coast.

Despite it being in the 80s here in Portland, the coast was cloudy, cold, and drizzling. Despite that, it’s always good to be on a beach. Even Hannah seemed to enjoy it. 🙂