Join Us in Pittsburgh

Join Us in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has one of the greenest convention centers in the world and is home to one of the greenest buildings in the world, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

What better place to launch a materials revolution in the birthplace of modern American industry?

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Pittsburgh is situated among three rivers; the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. They converge at “the point” a state park, fountain and general landmark.
The downtown area of Pittsburgh is sometimes called the “golden triangle”. It is in the flat area where the rivers meet. Other prominent neighborhoods are the South Side, Oakland, Lawrenceville, the Strip District and East Liberty. More on each below.

Pittsburgh Linguistics:

Yinz = Pittsburgh for y’all, youze, you guys, etc. Get definite style points from Pittsburghers for using correctly.
Jagoff = Pittsburgh insult that has taken on something of a playful status (just ask the mayor). Derived from jagger (thorn bush) Use: “Those Browns fans are a bunch of jagoffs.” “Get off the road you jagoff!” 
N’at = and stuff, this and that, yada yada yada. Use: We grabbed a beer n’at down by the river.

Food and drink references:

  • Sandwiches: Primanti Brothers
  • Beer: Iron City
  • Pasta: Pierogis
  • Vegetables: Pierogis

Key Attractions:

  • The Incline: Could be used to describe either the Mon or Duquense funiculars. Both offer excellent views of the city and an exciting ride up Mt. Washington.
  • The Strip: The Strip District has an open air market and wholesale (mostly food) area just outside of downtown. It is home to many classic bakeries, roasters, fooderies and others.
  • Primanti Brothers: Pittsburgh icon and staple. Strip Primanti Brothers is the original. The downtown for may be most convenient for tourists.
  • Lawrenceville: Hipster arts and social neighborhood. Gallery crawls, dance parties, drinking. Good for after parties or expensive artisan dog leashes.
  • Southside: Well preserved main street with most bars and things to do in the city. Very proximate to downtown.
  • Oakland: Home of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Carnegie Library Main, Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Musuem of Natural History and more!
  • Northside: Stadiums, Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory (world class contemporary art installations), National Aviary, and the best rowhouse neighborhoods in the city.
  • Breweries: Penn Brewery (traditional German biergarden), Church Brew Works (in beautiful preserved Catholic church), Hofbräuhaus and great river views.
  • Parks and Squares: Market square (central square of city, many food and drink options), Point State Park (details above), North Shore (awesome city views, great trails), Scheneley Plaza (in Oakland,), Sheneley Park (home of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens).

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