Yours truly enjoying a breakfast beer

What is this website about?

Dave Knows Portland is a curated guide to offbeat Portland area events and Portland esoterica, with occasional commentary.

Who is Dave and what, exactly, does he know?

I’m a native Portlander who, along with my wife Heather (who blogs many of our adventures at Mile73.com) enjoys beer, soccer, basketball, books, pinball, festivals that serve beer, and Portland history and esoterica. And I’m also a new father – our twin boys, Cascadian and Loyal, were born in July 2012!

I used to make mental note of the dates and times of upcoming Timbers matches, eating contests, festivals, fairs, and events in and around town, and pester my friends with the information via weekly emails as the event dates beckoned. If it had a beer garden, I was on it!

At the beginning of the summer of 2007, a few friends and I were discussing the Polish Festival [still my favorite Portland festival]. Someone asked when it was held, and another friend confidently asserted: “Dave Knows.” That was the eureka moment. Daveknows.org was launched soon after.

You can also find me blogging at Portland Poutine, and I am the creator and editor of TriMet Diaries. Additionally, as part of my day job, I occasionally contribute to the Viewpoint Construction Software blog.


Oh yeah, and you can spam me at:

d a v e @ d a v e k n o w s . o r g