An Introduction to PortlandWiki
Welcome and a wee little about us
- PortlandWiki is a City Wiki for Portland, Oregon.
A city wiki (or civic wiki) is a collaborative website for citizens of a particular town, city or region. The wiki serves as a knowledge base or information hub about the community, and is where citizens contribute news and information about their community. Think of a city wiki (or civic wiki) as the " Wikipedia" for a particular community.
How PortlandWiki Got Started
PortlandWiki came about after many different meetings among wiki enthusiasts at the WikiWednesday meetup where it was decided to build a civic wiki about and for Portland, written by Portland area people. In 2009, PortlandWiki was born! The domain is owned and gifted to PortlandWiki by Ray King of AboutUs, and the server is maintained by PortlandWiki admins.
What's Your Passion?
PortlandWiki hopes to evolve into the Swiss army knife of news, information, community resources, historical archives for Portland and the greater Portland community. The information-rich resource hub PortlandWiki contributors bring to life can serve as a constantly updating, organic, people-powered knowledge base that is open, accessible, useful and available to everyone.
PortlandWiki celebrates its third birthday on September 28, 2012. By contributing to this web site, you have a wonderful opportunity to significantly add your voice to this unique community resource. We look forward to building this wiki with you!
Check out PortlandWiki's Editing Help Page for tips on how to get started with your contributions right away.
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