Tagged: oregon

Oregon’s Guerrilla Development Completes Reg A+ Tier 1 Crowdfunding Deal For the Unusual Fair-Haired Dumbbell Building

Guerrilla Development, a Portland, Oregon-based real estate firm, announced earlier this month that it has completed a Regulation A+ Tier I crowdfunding deal for its unique building, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell. The minimum offering goal was $750,000 and the max was $1.5 million (investors were able to… Read More

Owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa Bakery Set to Pay $135,000 Fine For Refusing to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cake

Well, the owners of the infamous Oregon bakery, Sweet Cakes By Melissa, have finally decided to put an end to the same-sex wedding cake situation. It has been revealed that Aaron Klein, co-owner with his wife Melissa Klein, have paid the $135,000 fine that they were… Read More

YouCaring Announces “10 Most Compassionate Compassionate Cities And States” & Service Promise to Users

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform YouCaring announced “The 10 Most Compassionate Cities and States,” which highlights the areas of the U.S. that best demonstrate the spirit of helping others and giving back.YouCaring, which provides free crowdfunding for personal and charitable causes, such as medical expenses and… Read More

Mirador Completes Series A: Core Innovation Capital, Nyca Partners & Jump Capital Lead $7M Round

Just over a year after securing a $2M seed round, Mirador today announced that the completion of a Series A round of financing. The $7 million investment was led by Core Innovation Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners and Jump Capital. Initial seed investors Collaborative Fund, Wicklow… Read More

Owners of Infamous Bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa Refuse to Pay State-Order Funds to Same-Sex Couple Who They Refused Services

Continuing their fight for “religious rights,” owners of the infamous Oregon bakery, Sweet Cakes By Melissa, announced that they will not pay the lesbians, they refused service to because of their beliefs, $135,000 for state-ordered  damages. This past summer, the bakery was ordered to pay a… Read More

Fairway America Announces the Launch of $20,000,000 Westland Apartment Fund on SBREFunds;

Fairway America (“Fairway”), an authority on small balance real estate (“SBRE”) pooled investment funds, announced today the launch of the Westland Apartment Fund LLC (the “Fund”) out of Portland, Oregon to managed by its client Westland Management Group, LLC (“WMG”). Westland Apartment Investors (“Westland”) was… Read More

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Continues to Receive Supporter Donations Through Continue to Give Initiative Following State of Oregon Cease & Desist Order

Despite the state of Oregon’s recent ruling, supporters of Sweet Cakes by Melissa have continued to raise funds for the small bakery through its crowdfunding campaign on Continue to Give. Earlier year, the bakery was ordered to pay a lesbian couple the amount of $135,000… Read More

State of Oregon Orders Sweet Cakes By Melissa to Cease-and-Desist Following Discrimination Case

Earlier this spring, owners of the Oregon-based baking company, Sweet Cakes By Melissa took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe after a lesbian couple filed a lawsuit against them for discrimination. Back in January 2013, Laurel Bowman and Rachel Cryer were planning their wedding when they approached the bakery about having a cake… Read More

RealtyMogul Finances 74-Unit Multifamily Property Woodland Park Estates Portland, Oregon

RealtyMogul, an online marketplace for real estate investing, announced today that it had successfully financed the Woodland Park Estates, a multi-family apartment community located in Portland, Oregon. Realty Mogul’s accredited investors used its online peer-to-peer platform to help the project’s sponsor, Trion Properties, purchase the property. Jilliene… Read More

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Launches “Continue to Give” Campaign Following GoFundMe Rejection

Just a couple weeks after announcing that GoFundMe shut down their crowdfunding campaign, Sweet Cakes by Melissa is getting another shot at the funding method, thanks to Continue to Give. As previously reported, Back in January 2013, owners of the Oregon-based baking company refused to provide services to Rachel… Read More

Anti-Gay Baker Points Finger at Satan For GoFundMe’s Decision to Pull the Plug on Her Campaign

Back in January 2013, owners of the Oregon-based baking company, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused to provide services to Rachel Bowman and her mother due to Rachel marrying a woman. According to the testimony, Aaron Klein, co-owner with his wife Melissa Klein told Bowman, “I’m very sorry, I believe… Read More

Brew Lovers: DrinkTanks Return to Kickstarter With the “World’s Largest” Growler

Attention devoted beer drinkers: your prayers have been answered! DrinkTanks, an Oregon-based startup has unveiled the self-titled “world’s largest” growler on Kickstarter. This isn’t the first time that DrinkTank has used the crowdfunding method for its projects. Back in 2013, the company launched a campaign on… Read More

North Drinkware’s Mt. Hood Pint Glass Scores Nearly $350,000 First Week on Kickstarter

Setting out to create a drinking glass that stands out from the rest, Portland-based North Drinkware has launched a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter for The Oregon Pint. The North Drinkware team stated, “We made The Oregon Pint because we wanted a glass with a connection to… Read More

Kickstarter-Success CONSOLE Goes Unfinished; Creator Changes Name, Admits Struggles With IRS & Reportedly Gives Rest of The Funds to Feminist Group

Back in 2012, a Portland, Oregon resident and game developer, known then as Devi-Ever, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for her new project, CONSOLE: FX Platform. The open source platform allows guitar pedals to interact with a cartridge standard to create nearly limitless… Read More

GrowlerWerks’ uKeg Hits $1M Mark During Final Days on Kickstarter

Employees of the Portland-based startup, GrowlerWerks, raised their pint glasses on Thanksgiving to celebrate the $1 million mark in their crowdfunding campaign on global platform, Kickstarter. The milestone was hit on Friday (November 28th) and the project is currently at $1,017,880 thanks to 6,942 backers. GrowlerWerks had an original goal of $75,000 to… Read More

CrowdStreet Launches $2.7 Million Equity Investment Opportunity Sponsored by Windmill Investments LLC

CrowdStreet, a crowdfunding marketplace connecting accredited investors with institutional-quality real estate investments, announced it has listed an equity investment opportunity for Timber Oaks, an 11-building, Class A multifamily property in the Dallas metro area. The opportunity is sponsored by Windmill Investments LLC, a privately held,… Read More

Oregon Releases Proposed Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption Rules; BUT Will They Be Useful?

While just recently uploaded, sometime in October David Tatman, the administrator of the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, filed a “Statement Of Need And Fiscal Impact” with the Oregon Secretary of State proposing , what he refers to as, “Community Public Offerings” (CPOs) …… Read More

Beer Lovers Hit Kickstarter To Raise Funds For GrowlerWerks’ uKeg; Reaches Over $230,000 in Five Days

America’s beer palate is changing, making people want GrowlerWerks’ uKeg. FourPortland beer-loving engineers invented a growler that keeps craft beer fresh, cold and carbonated. They also met their crowdfunding campaign goal of $75,000 within 34 hours on Kickstarter. A stretch goal of $120,000 was met within three days, the uKeg… Read More

Famous Ladies Gather to Online Girls’ School During Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

Portland, Oregon’s School of Doodle has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to remain a free online high school for girls. The project is seeking to raise $75,000 and within a few days, it has reached nearly $50,000 from over 174 backers. Not only has… Read More

Reynolds High School Alum Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Shooter’s Funeral And Family

On June 10th, 15-year-old Jared Pagett walked into Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon with an AR-15 rifle. He killed freshmen Emilio Hoffman, injured a physical education teacher and engaged a responding officer in a gunfight before retreating inside a bathroom, where he turned the gun… Read More