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A few weeks ago we kicked off Guayaki’s second event in the Park Blocks at PSU. The Lorax by Dr.Seuss is about a Lorax’s feeble attempt to save the Truffula trees. In the end, all the trees are cut off and one seed remains that is given to a child to regrow.

The Lorax and Guayaki strive for sustainability which is why Guayaki’s new product event incorporated itself with The Lorax and Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday! Plants, drinks, prizes, music, we had all of that.

Here are some photos that we took during the event.

Ending Winter Term!

Spring’s coming and so is the end of this term at FIR. Guayaki’s Lorax event went off without a hitch and today Gaufre Gourmet’s team is going out to visit hotels.

More to come soon!


Portland’s Breakfast Scene

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(photo from Portland Monthly)

Portland Monthly published an article in their March issue mentioning the top breakfast restaurants in Portland. Most selections here look absolutely amazing. A lot of these restaurants are well known and therefore, have a hefty waiting line. For those that want a quick breakfast without the long wait, Gaufre Gourmet is the place to go. This food cart is located in downtown on SW 9th and Alder. Their selection varies from a simple liege waffle to artistic creations like the chunky monkey.

(photo courtesy of Gaufre Gourmet)

Gaufre Gourmet’s website:

Gaufre Gourmet’s menu on Facebook:

A link to Portland Monthly’s article:

Updates from the Office…

Congratulations to Abigail Elder for being awarded Tualatin’s Employee of the Year!

A lot has been happening since the previous post.

Last Friday the TLF team ventured to Tualatin Library. Over there we discovered that Tualatin Library is a very contemporary compared to Portland State’s Millar Library. Respectfully, since Millar Library is located on a university, a lot of their material is geared toward research.

Tualatin Library on the other hand is a whole different genre. Although their physical literary collection is small, a whole community thrives in the library even on a Friday afternoon. The library has spaces designed for children, teens, public story times and other events hosted by them and/or others in the community.

Technology in the library also caught our eyes. This library seems to run a hands-off system where library goers can check-out their own books and pick up any holds without a middle-person. Rather, the librarians here serve as an establishment managers and assistants.

We will be meeting with the TLF again this Thursday to discuss their upcoming fundraising event: Vine2Wine.

Also on a side-note:

We’d like to welcome Natalia Callejas and Paul Quiring to the FIR Advertising team! Congratulations!

Winter 2012 Interns

We’d like to present our new FIR members: Dan Carmody, Jen Fisher, Lindsay Hofer, David Keller, Derek Muller, Chris Sears and Anastasiya Uzhva!

Expect good service and vibes!


Expect updates to Team and Work page later this week!


Fall term is slowly winding down and our interviews have been very insightful.

Each member was encouraged to sit down during some interviews to get the feel of what it’s like to be on the other side of the table. I’ve sat down on a few and its a real eye opener. I’ve been able to answer interview questions with ease but asking questions to interviewees is…different. Tim leaded the interviews while we (the FIR members) shadowed for the most part. Following the main interviews, we were asked to tell our experiences in FIR along with ask any questions.

I did some browsing and I found that Portland State University had a page on what they think are useful tips to consider before an interview (for the interviewer).

Jump to the webpage

For interviewees of FIR and other future professions, internships, etc.

Here are some interview questions to help prepare for your next interview

Have a wonderful winter break everyone,


11/29 Agency Meeting

We went over a lot of information today. Patrick of Guayaki came over to discuss the event we will be hosting on the Park Blocks this Thursday at Portland State University. If you’re available during that time I’d highly encourage coming by and trying yerba mate out!

What a good morning…

I was walking to work today using a different route when I found this jewel. Gaufre Gourmet has been cooking up waffles early in the morning. Their menu looks absolutely delicious, too bad I had to rush to work. Hopefully I can stop by next week and try one of their waffles.

They’re part of the food cart lot located at SW 9th and Alder. More specifically, their cart is in the back, towards where Magpie is.

Please note that their operating offers are different than what’s on their site. Their schedule is as follows:
M-F: 7:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Check their website: Gaufre Gourmet

Try them out and tell us what you think.


Winter Term Recruitment

Like what you’ve been seeing? Well, we need some new flesh and blood this upcoming Winter term. Think you have what it takes to be part of FIR? Submit a resume along with a cover letter, portfolio, article, what-say-you to us at:
Please bring what you consider is your best work.

All submissions must be in by Nov. 29. Any submissions after the date may be automatically turned down due to the agency’s increasing popularity.

Growing Strong,


We’ve finally launched our beta website design, you can find it by clicking the new page or here. This time around we decided to go for a more modern, simplistic design. The result of that has been a more cleaner page. Please check the site out and tell us what you think. We’d love to hear your comments. Contact us at:


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