In a season where we slow down to celebrate a bounty of harvests with hayrides and pumpkins, it often takes leaving Portland’s boundaries to immerse yourself in the agricultural industry that creates the vibrant food scene in Portland. Nestled among the scenic farmlands of the Willamette Valley, Goschie Farms provided a rich backdrop for our Fall Table for Ten event. This hop farm, which has provided hops for some of Portland’s oldest breweries, has a heritage of harvesting hops for the last 130 years. The old rustic barn, decorated with drying hops, helped inspire our theme of “breaking boundaries”. [READ MORE]
There’s a moment in every hero’s journey that you know is coming. Two armies meet on a field of battle. One, a ragtag bunch and the other, an overwhelming force ready to crush the rebellion. This could be Star Wars, this could be Braveheart and this could be you.
Each scenario is slightly different but strikingly similar. It’s a singular moment that creates the turning of the tide. And everyone knows it.
The world’s most established brands face a grave challenge. They are being toppled faster and with more ferocity than in decades before... READ MORE
In a digitally dominated age, you’ve got to truly go back to your roots to find yourself — in this case quite literally. This past weekend, 500 social tastemakers including artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and brand marketers descended on Camp Navarro seeking respite from the world and a unique opportunity to blend culture, brands, and experience in a potent cocktail mixed among the towering Redwoods of Northern California. READ MORE...
On August 1st, 2017, with the help of Manifesto visionaries and treat-enthusiasts, UW-Madison began their two-month journey scooping and serving free Babcock ice cream to WI citizens at local county events in a renovated, 1957 vehicle. With a tour schedule consisting of farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts, and student send-offs all across the state, the University aimed to extend its gratitude to every corner of Wisconsin. Because what’s more essential on a hot summer’s day than a cold scoop of ice cream from a restored, vintage ice cream truck? READ MORE...
The brands who lead with heart are famous for it - they’ve literally become legendary for it. Whether that love is for their consumers, their craft, or their mission, these brands are striving for perfect internal and external alignment of what they stand for and consumers should give a damn. We’ve found that there are some common characteristics that link these companies and those that have made them Legendary for Love.
How'd they do it? Read on to find out...
Sometimes the best stories come in the most unusual forms. And sometimes they come in 100 different pieces.
It started innocently enough. With a simple question we get often: My brand needs a manifesto, but how do I write one? While we've formed some basic rules to help guide their creation in our workshops, we thought it might be fun to take a different approach in advance of our 2017 Design Week Portland Open House.
A series of insightful questions to use in branding … and dating.
Because it’s not just about looking good. It’s also about being interesting.
While technology has allowed our teams to work closely across the 2,064 mile gap, we look forward for the time together under one roof—in what better place than the mountains of Washington?
We met in a mansion located on Lake Cle Elum, just an hour and a half outside of Seattle. The time together as a team was used to align on our vision for the year, and to reflect on what 2016 brought us- both the good and the bad. With busy schedules and deadlines looming, Tim and Dave made sure to live out what we stand for—care over commerce. That people are important and our time together is vital to our team.
The goal of Manifesto’s Table for Ten has always been to gather interesting people around intriguing cuisine in a curious venue. Our most recent event did just that. We invited some of Portland’s most creative and entrepreneurial minds to spend the evening with us at New Deal Distillery’s tasting room on Portland’s east side to share and learn from each other’s experiences, aspirations, and motivations to spark new ideas and fresh connections between people and perspectives.