September 29, 2016Dutch Made News

Celebrating the simularities of Utrecht and Portland

Photo expo between october 7th and october 27th 2016

Photo's expo in Utrecht city hall, photo's made by Ron Hendriks. He walked, lived and biked through the city of Portland. Taking pictures to document the differences in the simularities between Utrecht and Portland, read more.

The cities Portland and Utrecht are friends since 19 december 2012. Both cities are actively helping Businesses to seek opportunities throught PUN (Portland Utrecht network) meetings. 

BLI Partners

Blipartners is helping small and medium size Businesses from the two cities to cross the ocean. Blipartners creates low cost opportunites for strong brands. Taking care of logistics, law and finance. 

September 29, 2016Damn Good Soap Company News

Partner Damn Good Soap Company ready for the shopping season

After its launch in the PDX store in Portland in april 2016, Bli partners are taking the next step by introducing the Damn Good Soap in shops in Portland. Owner of DGSC and partner Ryan Flynn are hitting the pavement first week of october 2016. If you are a shop owner, and we should contact you, please feel free to contact us. 

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July 20, 2016Brewers News

Ryan on trade mission in Portland

Our partner Ryan is this summer in Portland. During his stay, he got the chance to meet up with brewers in the area. Ryan is exploring the brewing capacity in Portland for our local Dutch brewers to see if they can brew in Portland and to check interest in exchange of capacity. 

Portland is the craft beer capital of the world. With 58 breweries in the city and 83 breweries in the urban area, Portland has the most breweries of any cities in the United States. With that many breweries, brewing capacity for newcomers on the market is scarce. We are finding ways for the Dutch brewer to set foot on this holy land for brewers.

Ryan will attend at the Oregon Brewers Festival which will be held in Portland from the 27th until the 31st of July. The brewers fest has its own Dutch stand. Come and check it out!

June 25, 2016Damn Good Soap Company News

Second shipment to Portland

The first shipment with products of the Damn Good Soap was almost sold out in the MadeHerePDX and so we had to follow up with a second one.

DGSC shipment 2

Because one of our partners - Ryan - is in PDX for our second trade mission, he personally dropped by the MadeHerePDX store to drop off the products.

June 14, 2016Damn Good Soap Company News

Visitor from Portland

Martha Pellegrino from the city of Portland came over to visit Utrecht on Tuesday the 14th of June. Martha Pellegrino is the Director of Government Relations of the city of Portland and oversees the city’s federal, state, and intergovernmental lobbying efforts.

Martha and Jasper

We guided Martha through Utrecht and set up meeting with some of the Utrecht makers that want to conquer the Portland market. Of course, one of the meetings was with our own Jasper of the Damn Good Soap Company. This meeting was very succesful as she invited Jasper to come over to Portland in september to check out how we can expand further.