Portlyn/Brookland: A bi-coastal chat among friends.

Whether it's The New York Times, METROPOLIS, or Fast Company, the parallels between Portland and Brooklyn have long been drawn. So it's only natural that from day one, we'd be big fans of Brooklyn Beta. Our pals in the borough tell us that the feeling is mutual. The challenge? Design Week Portland and Brooklyn Beta have always happened at the same time. Seriously, the very same week in October. For three years running and on opposite coasts. So this year, we figured we'd go ahead and attend. And take you along.

Thanks to Google, this year Design Week Portland and Brooklyn Beta will host a bi-coastal Hangout On Air together with 50 of our closest friends in each city. Both cities will feature panels of design starters. Founders. Pioneers. Players. We'll chat. Sit back. Have a drink or two.

Here in Portland, we'll join the imitable Aaron Draplin at The Good Mod as he speaks with Benji Wagner, founder and creative director of Poler, the world's coolest outdoor brand, along with ball-of-fire educator, illustrator and obsessive consumer, Kate Bingaman-Burt, and founder of the ever-innovative Skylab Architecture, Jeff Kovel.

In Brooklyn, Behance's Clement Fayadi leads the discussion with product designer, Ben Pieratt (Svpply, Lookwork); the mighty swissmiss herself, Tina Roth Eisenberg; and the canine-inclined founder of Bark&Co., Carly Strife.

Google unites both coasts and both events to become one conversation.

Move quick on your tickets. Seating is limited to 50.

Who: You! And Aaron Draplin, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Jeff Kovel (Skylab), Benji Wagner (Poler)
When: Thursday, October 9, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Good Mod. 1313 W Burnside Street. Portland, Oregon 97209
How: $28, including catering from our friends at Merit Badge

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