Another big day has arrived here at DealPop, the social buying service of WhitePages. We’re very happy that two great, west of the of the Mississipi cities have welcomed us: Portland and Denver!
It’s a pretty obvious choice for us here in Sunny Seattle to open up a market in Portland. Many of us at the office hop on the Amtrak for a weekend get-away in Stumptown—I even lived there for a short period. From the oh-so-delicious coffee to the masses of food carts to some of the best indie rock bands in the Pacific Northwest—Portland is an amazing town.
I recall once reading that the founders of Portland, Oregon were from Boston (Asa Lovejoy) and Portland, Maine (Francis Pettygrove) and had flipped a coin to decide which name to bestow upon the town on the Willamette. Pettygrove won with two out of three tosses and the penny is on display at the headquarters of the Oregon Historical Society, but DealPop didn’t need to flip a coin before asking if we could become part of the Rose City.
Perfectly situated between the Pacific Coast and the Great Plains, the mile-high city offers everything directly under the sun. The day and night life in Denver is vibrant, to say the least. I, personally, am a big fan of being able to order up some tamales at 2 am.
There are so many amazing things about Denver, I’m hard pressed to edit this post down: amazing Southwest cuisine, micro-brews, great outdoor adventuring, and the Broncos—it’s an explosion of possibilities and we’re really excited to arrive in Denver and discover even more incredible things to do, see and eat!
Get ready for even more great American cities for DealPop to become a part of in the coming months. In the meanwhile, spread the word and tell us, have you ever been to Portland or Denver? What’d you love?