crystal beasley
gleam in her eye with whiteboard marker in hand

pieLabPDX
PieLabPDX Preso at WebVisions

PieLabPDX Preso at WebVisions

I presented my findings from a summer of running a sidewalk pie cart. Well, you might say it was a behavioral experiment disguised as a pie cart.
I Did Stuff in 2010

I Did Stuff in 2010

I set out at the beginning of last year to DO STUFF. My goal was to have 12 new things I owned. I didn’t quite make that number, but I’m still very proud of the work I did this year.
Pay What You Will

Pay What You Will

The past three weeks I’ve been playing some variation on letting people pay whatever they want to. The first week I told customers they could pay me however much they thought it was worth. I removed the tip jar and put a question mark on the menu board in the place of the price. Many...

PieLabPDX link round up

The media has been good to me. Here’s a round-up of the love fest: The Face of Media podcast by Bret Bernhoft The Willamette Week’s PieLab, More Than Meets the Pie by Ruth Brown *note they should be running a pie feature with a photo of my custardy-delicious Buttermilk Whiskey Pie this week. Food Carts...
Pie It Forward

Pie It Forward

I’ve been a busy bee serving smiling customers at PieLabPDX. Since my last post three weeks ago I’ve been up to some mischief both new and old. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the story, that’s the original idea that inspired the cart. In this experiment, customers get the order of the person...

Spin the wheel! Win a prize!

The beautiful wheel of fortune was installed on the cart two weeks ago and I’ve been putting it to use ever since. It has a chalkboard finish, so I can change the options and relative probability of each. There are approximately fifty spaces with one special half size space. Its pegs are painted red and...

First Day of PieLabPDX!

Friday was my first day! Exclamation point! Exclamation point! Finally I was able to legally stand on the corner with my little red and pink pie stand.The first game was Rock Paper Scissors. If we roshambo and I win, I get to pick what flavor pie you get. If you win, you choose. The first...