March 20, 2013
Kit photo courtesy of Stumptown 40.
On May 22nd, fleets of small wooden boxes on wheels will be racing down the bar tables of NE Portland, not just for fun and games. We’re thrilled to officially announce that this year’s Stumptown 40 adult derby race will benefit Schoolhouse Supplies!
The Stumptown 40 began in 2009 with 38 racers at the Kennedy School. In the words of founder Ryan Parr “The Stumptown 40 benefit event was born from this idea of youthfulness, fun and creativity. I remember whittling wood with my father, surrounded by saw dust, sanding axels to produce the fastest Pinewood car for the upcoming Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby. We wanted to bring back the race for those who remember Pinewood’s and for those who were not fortunate to participate.”
Although the race is based on the pinewood derby, an event put on by the Boy Scouts of America, the adults who race in the Portland version are some of Portland’s finest creative and technology minds. Parr remembers, in the first year, “a car that could tweet messages to its opponent as it raced down the track. The car’s owner had brought in it’s own speaker system for each tweet to be audible. It was magical.”
COME JOIN US & RACE WITH US!
This is the race’s 4th year. It will feature 100 cars, made by some of Portland’s most well known designers. If turning your very own block of wood into a work of art on wheels sounds like just what you’re looking for, please let us know. We will even cover the registration fee for a Schoolhouse Supplies-themed car. Contact Caitlin by April 1st if you’re interested in representing us!
Even if you’re not racing, we hope to see you at the Spirit of 77 bar at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd and help us spread the word!
February 20, 2013
by the PEMCO Insurance WALLY Event Team Behind the oversized sunglasses, feathery boas and giant scissor props at the PEMCO photo booth, it was hard to tell the trouble-makers apart from the A students at the annual OnPoint Community Credit… Read more »
January 31, 2013
It’s January 31st and that means it’s finally here – the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee! Here’s a final look into the local celebrities who will be taking the stage tonight in hopes of becoming Portland’s next Spelling… Read more »
January 29, 2013
By Tyler Hughs, Celebrity Spelling Bee Judge I take great pride in having been a part of OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Celebrity Spelling Bee for three years. It’s not just because I’m now entitled to have the barista call the… Read more »
January 23, 2013
We continue on with our snapshot series allowing you insight into the world of this year’s Celebrity Spellers. These Portland notables will battle it out for spelling supremacy and the right to take home the six foot tall trophy at… Read more »
January 16, 2013
It’s your chance to get to know some of our Celebrity Spellers before they take the stage at the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 31st at the Portland Art Museum. Be sure to check back… Read more »
January 4, 2013
Want to see cupcake warrior, a news anchorman, our mayor, a killer bread dude and a Dandy Warhol duke it out for Portland’s Spelling Champion? You’re in luck – cause the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee, benefiting Schoolhouse… Read more »
October 24, 2012
Long before it started raining, way back in those fine cloudless summer days of July, Schoolhouse Supplies and PEMCO insurance took over Pioneer Courthouse Square for the Fire Up The Learning BBQ, with rockin’ tunes, prize giveaways and the chance… Read more »
August 3, 2012
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August 1, 2012
On Tuesday, July 24 we at Schoolhouse Supplies had the pleasure of hosting three very special moms and their kids who came by to help out as we begin to prepare for the busy back-to-school season. We welcomed Tabitha Rhodes… Read more »