The vibrant crafting community in Portland, Oregon, was our host city for the 2011 YMN Smart Business Conference from March 13–15. More than one hundred store owners and industry professionals came to The Nines Hotel in downton Portland to hear the speakers on the agenda. Discussion was lively and the interactions between the attendees and the speakers was electric. Folks knit away during the sessions using yarn and needles procured in the generous gift bags, made possible by support from the industry. Everyone left after the yarn crawl refreshed and ready to work!