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Research Club

215 SE Morrison Suite 2020
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)

A multi-use space dedicated to promoting discussion, collaboration, and critical thinking among the creative, tech, and progressive communities in Portland. Available for cheap or sometimes free rental for projects and meetups of all kinds.

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Past events that happened here

  • Saturday
    Feb 12 2011
    Civic Webs DataCamp Meetup

    Research Club

    Come and work with developers, designers, citizens, librarians, statisticians and urban planners to brainstorm and create applications that improve the city you live in. You don't need to process massive data sets, or have knowledge of the latest fancy database. We encourage "small data" projects and creativity in solving problems.

    Examples of things to do: Projects such as: http://grandmagrandma.com/page/projects Opening data: http://www.opendataday.org Scraping public data: http://scraperwiki.com/search/boston

    Max Ogden will be co-hacking from Boston, where he's currently placed for his Code for America fellowship.

  • Sunday
    Sep 19 2010
    Civic Webs: Community minded project night

    Research Club

    Come collaborate on community oriented social projects and experiments!

    There will be whiteboards and computers, programming, sketching and discussion.

    Do you want to help make a map of all the businesses in Portland that have resident felines (business cats)?

    Help test a bicycle based synthesizer?

    Brainstorm solutions for human waste management?

    Create a way to access city council voting agendas?

    Have your own idea?

    All interested peoples of all areas of expertise are welcome.

  • Thursday
    Sep 16 2010
    Exciting Strengths: Transform Situations from the Inside Out

    Research Club

    The New Communicators is a three-day series of events exploring the ways we communicate with each other. It is an open forum for discussion, education and inspiration, free of charge. * * * In 2007 Alex Linsker walked up to strangers in New York City’s Union Square Park and said, “I’ll give you $5 if in five minutes or less we can’t figure out what to do about an upcoming situation you aren’t looking forward to.” It didn’t cost him too much to develop a set of questions. As a radio interviewer summarized, “Exciting Strengths that you find in one area of your life can then be extrapolated to all areas of life, and we can use them in really any project or goal we’ve created.”

    In this workshop, we’ll apply strengths to what’s important to you at work or in life. We will walk through exercises, practice asking the questions and grow the way we think.

    Join us on Thursday to explore your exciting strengths and take home a new approach to dealing with challenges and situations that cause anxiety.

    RSVP to [email protected] or 503 468-3950

  • Saturday
    May 22 2010
    Research Club Nerd Night

    Research Club

    You are cordially invited to the Research Club Nerd Night at the new Research Club location on May 22 at 5pm!

    Research Club has just moved into its first dedicated location after nearly a year of hosting discussions, salon-style dinners, events, and the popular Research Club Brunch. Located in the heart of the central-eastside industrial district, we’re sharing a 660 square-foot space with Grand Detour, Portland’s new center for experimental documentary and new media.

    What We are Offering

    A large portion of the Research Club community comes from the local tech scene. A few collaborations have already grown out of meetings at Research Club brunch, but we would like to learn how to better serve this (large) portion of our community. The first half of Nerd Night will be a discussion of ways in which the new space and the other efforts of Research Club can contribute to the things that interest you.

    What We are Asking -- It’s all well and good to have a new home in meatspace, but if we’re really going to reach people we need a better home online. Ním, the founder of Research Club, will be presenting a proposal for the Research Club Network, an explanation of why it matters, and a call to join the development team.

    Afterwards: Stay after for refreshments and a chance to mingle with the artsy folks who will be arriving for the Art Department Orientation. (Feel free to stay for that too.)

    215 E Morrison, Suite 2020 5:00 -- discussion of space use 6:00 -- Research Club Network proposal

    7:00 refreshments served, opportunity to mingle with the artsy folk coming for the Research Club Art Department Orientation 7:30 -- Art Department Orientation 8:00 -- late: discussion and local pub-crawl

    For more information and/or to RSVP, please check out our Facebook event! Hope to see you there.

    Research Club Nerd Night! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123706227640678