Silicon Florist is a blog originating in Portland, Oregon for individuals who are interested in Portland’s web and technology scene. The name comes from the high density of technology companies located in and around Portland which is known as the Silicon Forest (silicon), and the fact that Portland is known as the Rose City (florist). Bloggers at Silicon Florist pride themselves on being a clearinghouse of information involving the business of technology specifically in the Portland area. Items posted and discussed on this blog include ideas and news on, startup projects or new developments that are not, or have not been widely publicized. In fact, Silicon Florist is usually the first in the community to break news of happenings in the technology world in the Portland metropolitan area.
Silicon Florist was started by Rick Turoczy to help provide what he calls “a repository for interesting technology news” from the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. While Turoczy is deeply embedded in the technology scene in Portland, he recognizes there are many things he misses. Thus, he invites individuals from the Portland area to submit information for inclusion on his blog. There is a place on the website where users can submit their own blog, event, project or startup in the Portland area for inclusion in the blog making Silicon Florist a community effort, of sorts.