NABECOM Portland 2013

Put a bird on it and other Portlandisms have governed my week.

I mentioned yesterday that I’m in Portland, and enjoying every minute. But in my post yesterday, I uttered the odd phrase “Put a bird on it.”

But many readers may be too busy with wills, trusts, mergers, acquisitions and the like to grasp the pop culture reference.

If you do not speak hipster, you should read this super definition at Urban Dictionary.

It even includes a sample dialogue to help you understand:

Hipster 1: Oh my god, I LOVE your tote bag, where did you get it?

Hipster 2: Oh this thing? I just bought it for $75 at Brooklyn Flea but it was so boring until I put a bird on it!

Hipster 1: You should sell it on Etsy!

In Portland this week, I’m attending a great communications conference. And those terrific conference organizers indulged their quirky humor by putting birds on the event graphics. Nicely done!

NABECOM Portland 2013 wider cropped 2But to be sure you get it, here is a clip from the great program Portlandia, which coined the phrase.

Have a great—and flannel-filled—weekend.