In this week's Sold Out column, I delve a bit into the relationship the Portland Design Collective has with the city, specifically the Portland Development Commission and the downtown retail strategy, as told to me by PDC's (the commission, not the collective) Katherine Krajnak. Unfortunately, due to print space restrictions, I only had room for one itty bitty quote, though what she actually gave me was the full story of the Collective's evolution. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the development of downtown, and an interesting model of the kind of opportunities available for entrepreneurs willing to work hand in hand with city agencies. Check out the whole thing over on MOD.