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Mar 27, 2009
Energy Trust Better Living Show
through Portland Expo Center

It's the largest sustainable lifestyle event in the Northwest. Find everything green, good and sustainable in one place - Portland, Oregon. The Energy Trust Better Living Home and Garden Show. If you are looking to live a more earth friendly life, this is the festival for you. Seminars, workshops and music add to the expo. Admission is free to this show. Contact Michael O'Loughlin for this and other trade shows.

Mar 29, 2009
Get Naked: Champagne Autograph Party!
Muddy Waters Coffeehouse

The 2010 charity calendars are hot off the press and on Sunday evening, March 29th, the participants and all volunteers involved with the "Naked" calendar project are coming together for an autograph signing and champagne party! Bring your already bought calendar or buy one at the door and mingle with the most awesome techs in Portland! All proceeds from this event and from all calendar sales will go to p:ear, Free Geek, and the PCC Multimedia Club. Local businesses have donated various prizes for our on sight raffle so bring everyone you know and let's have a great time and give it up for our community! Website:

Oct 1, 2009
Premier of Gresham Area Pub Talks
4th Street Brewing Company

Are you an entrepreneur or inventor? Do you have a small business that you’re ready to take to the next level? Are you interested in stimulating the venture capital activity in Gresham and East Multnomah County?

Introducing the launch of an exciting new opportunity to network and learn from investors and entrepreneurs and to mingle with others who are navigating the world of entrepreneurship.

Come hear local entrepreneur Hiroshi Morihara, the founder of HM3 Energy and VIA Press. Mr. Morihara has also served as Chairman and CEO of Peninsula Laboratories and President for the American Peptide Company. Mr. Morihara will speak on entrepreneurship and the experiences he has had working with community resources such as the Community College, utility companies and local government in bringing a business idea forward into profitability.

Two companies will give a five minute pitch on who they are and what they do and will solicit feedback from the experienced entrepreneurs in the audience.

Admission is $5 per person for light appetizers, cash or check accepted, with a no host bar.

This event presented by the East Metro Economic Alliance in cooperation with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Nov 4, 2009

This WikiWednesday we'll be getting our hands dirty working on the newly formed Portland civic wiki at

Come by for wiki-style fun, food, drink, and with any burning wiki questions you might have too.

Apr 19, 2011
Portland Female Executives
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

Like wine? Enjoy tasting ‘new’ wines? Join PDXfX on April 19th for our "Wine & Social Event" at the Courtyard Marriott.
This event features an evening of mixing and mingling with friends old and new. Establish some new contacts and nurture existing relationships. See what your colleagues are doing and share what you are up to.

Enjoy appetizers, live jazz and learn about 3 local wines while meeting other professionals in our community. General introductions will be made at 6pm.

Plan to attend this fun night as this is one of our rare events that men are welcome!

Admission is $30 for a flight of wine, gourmet cheese and more. Portland Female Executive Members will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. And don’t forget about the door prize!
Read who is attending on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. Advance ticket purchases are suggested.

Register Today for the Wine & Social Event! Wine & Social Event Fee

$30.00 if registered by April 17th.
($35.00 if registered after April 17th)
May 7, 2011
PDX Applications For Good Code-A-Thon

Please join One Economy and AT & T for the Portland, Oregon, Applications For Good Code-A-Thon

There will be four cash prizes awarded at the event:

  • First prize: $500
  • Second prize: $250
  • Third prize: $150
  • Audience favorite: $100

All projects submitted for the event must fall within one of these four categories:

  • Trim the fat
  • Bank the Unbanked
  • Connect Learners
  • Find Jobs

Platforms accepted:

* Personal Computer
* Mac
* Desktop Web
* Mobile Web
* iPhone
* iPad
* Android
* Blackberry
* Facebook
* XBox
* Wii
* Playstation
* Google TV
* Windows Phone 7
* Chrome

More info, including full contest rules:

Please RSVP:

Official PDX contact: Lia Hollander (@missburrows)

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Jun 4, 2011
Portland Code Camp
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Portland Code Camp (, the annual free event that invites software professionals from throughout the Northwest to present on a wide range of programming technologies will be held on Saturday, June 4, from 8am to 10pm at Eliot Center ( in downtown Portland.

This year’s keynote will be Scott Hanselman (, who will speak on: “Lego, Open Source and Sucking Less: An Overview of the MS Web Stack of Love”. A popular speaker who, by his own admission, doesn’t “sleep too much”, Scott is currently a Microsoft principal program manager, has been Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, and a principal consultant at STEP Technology.

Come listen to a wide range of topics and technologies inluding talks on: Android Apps, Windows Phone 7 programming, HTML5, Azure, the Cloud, Asynchronous Programming, Open Source frameworks, and much more.

Through the generous support of its sponsors and donors, Portland Code Camp is free (registration is easy and painless at and includes snacks, lunch and what is best – the ability to hobnob with your fellow programmers while learning about many of the hottest programming, web and mobile technologies.

If you have experience and a passion for some aspect of programming technology or process that you feel would be of interest to the community at large, please submit an abstract before May 25 ( We are encouraging sessions that range from sessions that help folks that are new to a technology to those that demonstrate pushing the edges with various technologies. If you have never presented before, be of good cheer – Portland Code Camp welcomes first time presenters.

Oct 25, 2013
|CoR| Oregon Territorial LAN
through Evergreen PCA Building; Beaverton, Oregon

We are hosting a LAN Party in Beaverton.

60+ seats with gigabit connections. 2 hosted game servers. Some games will be available for demo while at the LAN for those considering owning the full game later.

We will have both a Steam game server and a non steam server. Both will be connect tot he LAN and available to join games and play new friends at the LAN.

Please see our site for information and registration. Those with advanced registration will be given preference at the LAN party for seating.

Admission fee may be waved for those who can not afford to pay full price (email for free tickets). Additional donations always welcome.

Jun 12, 2014
Ziba Panel Series: The Service Economy
Ziba Auditorium

Our economy has become a service economy. The shift away from manufacturing has been happening for some time, but lately the pace of change is increasing. New offerings make it easier and cheaper for individuals to become service providers, and expanding networks are changing the business landscape day by day. The level of coherency consumers demand across an ever-increasing range of digital and analog interactions is on the rise, too. Established businesses complain of being internally siloed, or not nimble enough to keep up; agile startups struggle to escape price wars in commodified industries. The challenge for organizations large and small is actually the same: how do we connect better? How can we mean more?

The answer lies in understanding the nature of change, which our panel will investigate:

--How can businesses learn to identify when change presents opportunity?

--What does it take to continually understand and adapt to changing customers?

--How do businesses know what to change to stay relevant?

Innovation is essential to meeting today’s challenges through new services or reimagining mature offerings. The changes demanded aren’t limited to improving existing service offerings: innovation is the crucial ingredient to keep meeting changing markets and improve bottom lines, online or in person. We hope you’ll join us for our discussion about what it means to keep up (and forge ahead) in the service economy.


Katie Dill, Head of Experience Design Airbnb As the Head of AirBnB's Experience Design, Katie leads the interaction and visual design team defining Airbnb’s digital products and services. She joined AirBnB from Greenstart venture design where, as a Partner and Creative Director, she worked with early stage startups to design their user experience and brand strategy. Katie's expertise includes interaction and industrial design, business strategy and user research.

Cliff Kuang, Senior Editor WIRED Cliff is an articles editor at WIRED, where he oversees design coverage in-print and online. He also oversees WIRED's homepage and its business coverage online. Previously, he was design editor at Fast Company, where he founded its award-winning spin-off site, Co.Design.

Cale Thompson, Creative Director Ziba Design Cale Thompson is a creative director at Ziba, providing relevant and compelling insights that inspire, inform and affect innovative products and services. He leads multidisciplinary teams of designers and researchers to develop innovative new experiences for businesses.

Sep 10, 2014
PDX Web + Design Meetup
Thetus Corporation


Christina Beard will present on the fundamentals of animation, and how those principles can be applied to web development. Her talk will explore the basic animation principles used by character animators the world over for studios like Disney, Pixar or Studio Ghibli and how those same principles can be applied to create more pleasing and engaging motion graphics and design for web developers.

Christina is a Portland born and raised designer and animator. She has worked for the video game industry as an animator and game designer, as well as on commercials, graphic design and front end web development. Outside of work she loves to write fiction and play video games.

Feb 26, 2015
Celebrate Entrepreneurs for National Entrepreneurs Week
Microsoft Store

Microsoft is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs and offer our dedicated partnership in bringing your ideas to life Attend our free event on Thursday, February 26 for 8:00AM to 10:00AM.

Get inspired and informed with keynote speaker Jewel Mlnarik, sharing success stories, presentations from successful business and partners on their rise to the top, and interactive demos of the technologies that could take your business to the next level. All attendees will receive 10% off software and 5% off everything else in the store.* Enter in to win a door prize and enjoy a variety of breakfast treats at your Pioneer Place Microsoft Store.

Space is limited, so sign up today.

*Valid until August 31, 2015. Available in select Microsoft retail stores in U.S. [including Puerto Rice] and Canada. Offer not valid online. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Offer only valid on select products. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Volume Licensing, contract phones, Surface Pro 3 devices, and Surface Pro 3 accessories. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 coupon per person. Not for resellers. Quantity limits my apply. See a store associate for details. Promo code:1129.

Aug 4, 2015
Building the Accessibility Roadmap

I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

Nov 18, 2015
EBER Launch Day, Free Hot Chocolate
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

We will be giving free hot chocolate, coupon, information about our app and fun games with cool prizes.

Aug 16, 2016
Ladies' Night 7.0

Get hyped! It's time for another Ladies' Night, v 7.0. Join us at Struck Agency for an evening focused on mentorships, activiities, and general commraderie with other digitally-minded ladies! If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these're invited! Food, drinks and great space to enjoy lively conversation provided by Struck.

Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here:

Feb 9, 2017
Event Organizer Best Practices with Gathrly
Customs House, 220 NW 8TH Ave, Portland, OR

Many entrepreneurs and administrators are event organizers themselves, utilizing event planning platforms like Meetup and Eventbrite to host their events.

Very few, however, are professional event organizers, yet need support when it comes to connecting with relevant sponsors to boost the marketability of their event and enhance their audience experience.

Our goal is to share best practices from leading event organizers in the community, and have an open forum discussion about how to streamline pre-event planning, sponsorships, and logistics.

Join us during PDX Startup Week!! This is a free event and food and drink will be included.

Jul 26, 2017
Crowdfunding Panel Event: Fund Your Big Idea
Ruby Receptionists HQ -Fox Tower

Have you considered crowdfunding to launch your big idea? Or, have you done the research and felt overwhelmed by the process of crowdfunding, and wished you could ask someone that has been there and done that? Now is your chance! Our panelists, Marguerite Svendson from the Coolest Cooler Campaign, Tara O’Mara from PDX Pet Design Campaign, and Jessica Chan from the Winkpens (now operating as Modern Human Instruments) Campaign covering the ins and outs of crowdfunding strategy and the do’s and don’ts of running a successful campaign. Combined these panelists raised nearly 14 million in crowdfunding money with their campaigns! Amazing Women. We'll have an amazing time.

Sep 14, 2017
Ziba Auditorium

Join us for a special evening with Daniel Wilson, author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books.

Daniel, who earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will be reading from his most recent novel, The Clockwork Dynasty.

After the reading, Daniel will be joined by Todd Greco, Ziba’s Director of Interactive Design, in a conversation exploring where science, technology and design overlap, and the future of machines. We look forward to audience engagement in this conversation. Daniel will be available for a book signing following the speaking program.

The Clockwork Dynasty imagines a history in which humanlike court automatons secretly served the great empires of antiquity. Centuries later, the same machines are running out of power. As the modern-day survivors cannibalize each other for energy, a human scientist will risk her life to find the origin of the machine race, and the key to saving it.

Doors at 5:30pm, show starts promptly at 6pm. Pizza & drinks to follow.

Jan 19, 2018
ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2017
through 5th Avenue Cinema

The best archaeology-related films in the world are coming to Portland for two weekends this January and you won’t want to miss it! Grab a friend, bring the family and head down to the Fifth Avenue Cinema for four evenings of fun and entertainment. For the final weekend, Jan 19th and 20th, films included in this mini-festival are the best and brightest from The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival 2017, annually held in Eugene, Oregon. This exciting event is a rare glimpse into international culture, language and heritage and its enriching for people from all walks of life. Films featured in this festival range from places such as India, Malaysia, France and more, so take a break from the rain and the mundane and come on down for some educational and family friendly fun. Tickets are $7 at the door

Feb 27, 2018
Talk with Meg Hartley of Puppet on the Evolution of an Evangelism Program

Come learn how tech company Puppet grew their evangelism initiatives from a small committee to a robust, thriving program. Meg Hartley will share the journey Puppet took, beginning with a few employees working to have a presence at some key events to address a limited number of topics, to today, when it's a fully fledged, stand-alone program.

Feb 23, 2019
4th Annual Woman Led (Un)conference and Fundraising Panel
NedSpace Broadway


Purchase Tickets Here:

Join as at the upcoming 4th Annual Woman Led (un)Conference! This annual event brings together local business owners to create an open and ongoing dialogue, share their experiences and resources, and to expand their network of like minded people in their community.

The Unconference follows an open format, where the topics discussed are driven by the participants and their interests and needs. We will begin the day with some time to meet other participants, followed by an introduction to the Unconference format and creation of the days agenda!

This years (un)Conference will be followed by a Fundraising Panel featuring an amazing group of women with a lot to teach us about how to get your business funded. We are excited to welcome:

Sara Batterby of The Batterby Group who has working in Venture Capital, has raised money as the co-founder of Hi-Fi farms, and now helps other women business owners get the funding they need.

Jill Keulher of Freeland Spirits. Jill left a long career in Nonprofits to start the first woman owned and run distillery in the country. In only a couple years she has successfully raised 2 rounds of funding and has enjoyed critical acclaim.

Julia Niiro of MilkRun. Julia launched MilkRun in 2017 after falling in love with small scale farming, but seeing first hand the difficulty of being a small scale producer. MilkRun was created to solve the marketing and logistics hurdles of small producers, using technology to replicate joint collection and delivery.


Woman Led is a local nonprofit that brings together women entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer mentorship Mastermind Groups. We are working to expand the community of women leaders who are building profitable & sustainable businesses that will positively impact the economy. Together we are working to create a world where women have equitable access to opportunity, support & success.


9:00am-9.30am // Coffee & networking 9.30am-10:00am // Welcome 10:30am-11:30am // Overview and Group Agenda Setting 11:30am-12:15pm // Session 1 12:15pm-1:00pm // Session 2 1:00pm-1:45pm // Lunch 1:45pm-2:15pm // Session 3 2:15pm-3:00pm // Session 4 3:00pm-4:00pm // Fundraising Panel

May 23, 2019
May Camp Optimization (Digital Marketing Meet-Up)
Show Bar at Revolution Hall

Topic: The Path to CX Omniscience - The Power (and the Potential Pitfalls) in Predicting User Frustration

Imagine that you could know in real time anytime a user on your site was having a bad experience. Imagine you could know before they have a chance to get frustrated and way before they stop to reach out for help. How would this change your ability to offer support, to understand your product pitfalls and to prioritize the things on your roadmap?

In this month's talk Agata Bugaj, Sr. Director of Product Management at FullStory, will discuss the future of AI in understanding and improving the customer experience, and some of the pitfalls to look out for along the way.

Come network with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Show Bar located at Washington High School in Suite 101 on the first floor.

Don't forget to RSVP and spread the word. First round of drinks is on us with an RSVP!