With urban farms in every quadrant, not to mention a ring of fertile farmland in every direction, Portland has long enjoyed easy access to the freshest produce. But it’s what Portland chefs are doing with all that fresh-from-the-land-and-sea bounty that sets the city apart. Just a few years ago, all those vegetables might’ve been lashed with bacon and relegated to the side of the plate. But, as the city’s chefs have proven time and again, they’re never content with the status quo.
A few months ago, I went upstate with seven friends for a weekend at a shared Airbnb . We engaged in all the usual rituals associated with group vacations: exploring local attractions, drinking, wondering if the pool was warm enough to swim in, staying up late, shopping for junk food, and eating meals that could be prepared in vat-sized units. Long after dinner one night, I wandered into the kitchen for a private dessert.
Tuesday, 8 p.m., at a bar in SoHo on a warm presummer day. I had plans to meet a colleague for drinks after work. After-work drinks, in my experience, are a circumscribed ritual: Each person orders one cocktail over the course of a polite hour, or maybe two glasses of wine — just enough alcohol to make conversation slightly more fun but not enough for either party to say or do anything remotely compromising.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".