Public Involvement through Social Media

Our clients at the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning & Sustainability came to us for help in shaping a city planning process that is anything but typical. For starters, the Portland Plan is a once in 30-year plan that will set the course for investment in Portland for the next three decades. In addition the City truly wants as much community input as possible, reaching beyond the “usual suspects.” Read more…

Granny Franny is named Portland’s next top model

Last week the postcard we created for the Portland Plan hit mailboxes around the city—now our model is famous…or at least The Oregonian says so. Reporter Anne Saker calls Mary Frances “Portland’s next top model.” We agree.  Check out the great coverage.

Rain or shine, baby. Rain or shine.

It was a wet ride in this morning. What you can't see is the pool of water forming at Karl's feet or the socks he had to wring out. That's dedication.

Granny transformation


The CK crew went to photograph our client’s grandmother for a citywide postcard. She was most likely the nicest grandmother you’ll ever meet, but our task was to make her as angry as possible. Check out the transformation.

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Eating Our Words

We talk about localness and sustainability and now for the third year, we got to eat our words. Tasty words they were this year too. We’re talking about the third annual CK 100-Mile Potluck. For those who missed it,  the idea is to cook something up that uses as many ingredients grown and processed within 100 miles of Read more…

Sustaining Our Sustainability Wins

Prevailing over some worthy opponents, we’ve joined forces with Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to help them help everyone to help Portland. It’s called the Portland Plan. The old one isn’t just past its prime, it’s expired. So time Read more…