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PDXWIT Presents: March Happy Hour

Viewpoint Tech Center
1510 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

The main door is on Water Ave.



Registration is required to attend this event. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/569870607327

This month, join PDXWIT and Viewpoint for a happy hour event focused on what it means to normalize technology. You’ll hear from:

  • Yoana Molina Marcial, founder of Guerreras Latinas, on why she created an organization focused on educating her community.

  • Juan Muro, JR, Executive Director of Free Geek, on how accessible and affordable technology is.

  • Natalie Ruiz, CEO of AnswerConnect and PDXWIT Board Member, on her career trajectory from a temp at a small start-up to becoming its CEO.

As with all of our happy hours, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other PDXWIT members, as well as with recruiters and hiring managers looking for tech talent like you!


5:20: Doors Open

5:35: Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

5:45: Lightning Speakers

6:00: Networking

7:00 Event Ends

Please note: all attendees will be required to show proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event start.

PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.


Q: Will masks be required in indoor spaces? Will masks be required outside? Will hand sanitizer be provided and plentiful?

A: Masks are optional and our host will provide hand sanitizer. We will ask all attendees to show proof of vaccination OR have a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event.

Event FAQ

Q: What is the in-person event capacity?

A: 200

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes and will include vegan and gluten free options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking is free at the time of the event. There are two lots attendees can use. At the Rec Center building 1510 S Water Avenue (across the street from the event site). There is also some minimal parking at the site itself in the Tech Center building parking lot at 1515 S Water Avenue. There is also free G Parking on the street in the area at that time.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Entrance will be easy to spot off the street. Upon arrival please note that the doors will be locked. However, a staff member will be nearby to let you into the building and direct you on where to check-in for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, secured bike parking is available upon request. Street bike parking is also available around the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, it can be a good option if you don't mind walking a bit. The Max Orange Line stops 0.5 miles away from the venue. Alternatively the 9-Powell Blvd bus line also stops by at OMSI/SE Water which is a 0.5 miles away from the venue.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Sadly, no.

Q: Are exit signs clearly marked?

A: Yes