Portland Networking Events

Portland, Oregon has a very vibrant and robust business networking environment.  Below is a list of the major Portland networking events followed by a comprehensive list of Chambers of Commerce.  If there is a noteworthy Portland networking event NOT listed, please feel free to contact us with a name, website link and short description.  Get out there and enjoy all the Portland networking events.  And have fun doing it! 

FREEBIE #1:  Here is a valuable nugget for networking…networking works on the rule of reciprosity.  Give and it shall be given.  Networking DOES NOT work is you simply show up, hand out cards and wait for people to come your way.

FREEBIE #2:  “Play Team”.  Go to the larger networking events with 2 or 3 close friends.  As you meet others and uncover their potential needs, introduce them to your friends.  It is a simple way of leveraging your time & contact and creating a pseudo warn lead.  Enjoy the Portland Networking Events!

Portland Networking Events List

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Portland Business Alliance

The Portland Business Alliance is the area’s regional chamber of commerce, with a membership of 1,850 companies, representing over 375,000 business professionals. PBA organizes regular networking and educational events, giving you an opportunity to connect with local business leaders.

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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

OEN connects entrepreneurs to a large network of peers and mentors, funding opportunities, and trainings. They host over 100 events each year, which are open to both members and non-members. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur launching your first startup, OEN provides the tools you need to grow your business.

I Take the Lead

I Take The Lead

This Portland-based a large number of active members. Their goal: to help small business owners and sales professionals build referral based businesses, while creating a community of entrepreneurs. They offer a variety of training seminars and networking events, many of which are free to attend.

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City Club of Portland

City Club of Portland is a civic organization focused on community service, public affairs, and leadership development. Their weekly Friday Forums and after-work programs explore issues important to the ongoing development of the greater Portland metropolitan area.


Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

All-inclusive organization, operating by the motto: “Everybody’s In, Nobody’s Out.” The 850 member association is a collection of entrepreneurs, public agencies, partner non-profits and large businesses.


Oregon Executives Association

OEA members are owners or decision makers of companies with solid reputations for providing quality services and goods. Their business integrity is a credit to the Association and the community. They represent the kinds of companies with whom you would like to do business.

PBJ Power Breakfasts

Start your day with some networking! The Power Breakfast is an ongoing monthly event, showcasing successful local businesses and business leaders.

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Technology Association of Oregon

The force behind the tech industry—supporting entrepreneurs, connecting peers and decision makers and helping establish the Northwest as a global hub for innovation.

Social Entrepreneurs Meetup

Looking to start, join or grow a social good organization? Then is the Meetup group for you. The group organizes monthly events to help local social entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

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Women With Moxie

Women with Moxie provides women in business access to a global network of support and resources to up level their professional and personal success. Our motto is: Good friends. Good fun. Good business.

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Network After Work

The Portland Chapter of the Network after Work hosts regular networking events in some of the city’s hippest social venues. This is a great way to connect with fellow professionals in a laid back, fun atmosphere

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BNI International

BNI is a global, proven business networking organization. Members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses. Members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals.

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Metropolitan Business Association

A group of business owners, CEO’s and executives who have been doing business in the Portland area since 1974. Our mission is to “create a dynamic opportunity for select business leaders to increase sales and profitability” within and throughout our local business community.

BLocal PDX

B Local PDX is a group of B Corps from Oregon and Southwest Washington working to deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good.

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Youn Nonprofit Professionals Network

A volunteer-led and -run organization that supports current and future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development training, networking events, service activities, and web-based platforms for connecting and sharing resources.

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Hands On Greater Portland

The Corporate Volunteer Council is a coalition of businesses and business professionals committed to corporate volunteerism in local communities. The organization hosts regular networking events, provides volunteer training, and recognizes companies leading the way in social responsibility.

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Business for a Better Portland

Launched in 2016, Business for a Better Portland is a new kind of business organization whose members believe that the health and prosperity of businesses depends on the health and prosperity of the community-at-large. The organization organizes around Portland’s pressing issues.

Local Area Chambers Of Commerce

Website:  http://www.beaverton.org/
Phone:  (503) 644-0123

Website:  http://www.hmccoregon.com/
Phone:  (503) 222-0280

Website:  http://www.onacc.org/
Phone:  (503) 665-1131

Website:  http://portlandalliance.com/
Phone:  (503) 274-8647

Website:  http://www.tigardchamber.org/

Phone:  (503) 639-1656

Website:  http://www.vancouverusa.com/

Phone:  (360) 694-2588