This was a tremendous year for Curbside Press and we owe it all to the support of people in communities across Oregon. Before the end of this year, we wanted to take a moment to look back on all the big things that happened in 2019:
We became a fully licensed business! Curbside Press, LLC is an official small business in Oregon, aiming to bring a love of local art to neighborhoods all over the state through topical arts news stories.
We redesigned our website at curbsidepress.org. The new site, courtesy of our Co-founder and President of Operations Alaina Martin, is stylish and creative. But it’s more than just flashy -- it puts the content first, providing tons of ways to access stories and features about local artists and events.
We launched premium content and paid subscriptions, which offer readers access to long-form feature articles, podcasts, and any other special content we produce. More great premium content will be coming out in 2020! Plans are available from as low as $5 a month.
We reported on some of the biggest concerts of the year, including Blink-182’s stop in Portland with Lil Wayne, and Scandinavian metal group Ghost’s “Ultimate Tour Named Death.” (Premium subscription required)
We compiled playlists of musicians playing all over the state, introducing you to new local acts and providing month-long listening.
We released our first-ever podcasts featuring some of “Our Musings” -- a space for what Curbside’s staff has to say about a range of topics, from politics and science to movies and pop culture of all kinds. (Premium subscription required)
We wrote about our own personal journeys, including the story of our Co-founder coming out as transgender. Curbside was also represented, along with other great local businesses, at the LGBTQ+ Founders Panel put on by The Riveter in Portland.
We look forward to many more awesome stories and new milestones in the future. Curbside couldn’t do what we do without the support of our friends, families and readers of all ages and backgrounds. So, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for supporting us and helping us grow into Oregon's best source for local arts journalism.
Here’s to 2020!