PortlandTech/Upcoming Calendar



The following is a list of upcoming meetings and events in the PortlandTech community. Please feel free to add or edit your organization's information.

Alternative sources of information: Calagator and Upcoming are the best sources of local event information. Most of the entries on this page have stale information, describe groups that no longer exist, don't mention many groups that meet actively, etc. Feel free to edit this page to improve it.

Technology Events in Portland



Second Monday

  • PMUG - Portland Mac User Group -- 6:30 p.m. | General meetings, learn about computer setup, operation and maintenance, as well as a wide range of shareware and commercial software.
Location: Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (aka "Ecotrust Center"), 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Info: 503-616-473

Third Monday

Location: Jax, 826 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR
Info: Advanced Talk meeting rules/format


First Tuesday

Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217
Location: Varies, usually either at Cubespace or Free Geek
Info: http://www.pdxruby.org/

Second Tuesday

  • Portland Plone Users Group -- 5:30pm | Presentation, discussions and meetup for Plone beginners, seasoned pro or just the curious.
Location: OneNW.org Portland office: 1306 NW Hoyt, Suite 406, Portland, OR 97209
Info: http://portlandploneusers.org/events
Location: Cubespace, 622 SE Grand Ave. Portland OR 97214 After meeting at Produce Row Cafe, 204 Se Oak St, Portland, OR 97214
Info: http://pdxphp.org/
  • Python Users Group -- 6:30pm | Presentation and discussion on Python, beginning to advanced.
Location: Webtrends, 851 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1600 Portland, OR 97205
Info: http://wiki.python.org/moin/PortlandPythonUserGroup

Third Tuesday

Location: Varies, see http://www.pjug.org/ for updated info.


  • Personal Telco -- 6:30 p.m. | Weekly small group meetings for Personal Telco Project, which aims to build public Wi-Fi networks covering the city. (Note they also hold smaller meetings weekly -- see their weekly listing.)
Location: Varies, see their monthly meeting page for current info.

First Wednesday

  • WikiWednesday -- 6:30 p.m. | Discussion of wikis and related online collaborative tools. For experts and novices alike.
Location: AboutUs, 107 SE Washington St., Suite 520, Portland, OR 97214.
Info: SocialText listing page or call AboutUs, 503-488-5763.
Locations and times vary. See their events schedule for more info.

Second Wednesday

Location: Bus Project, 333 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Info: http://groups.drupal.org/portland
Location: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Ave, Portland Oregon 97214
Info: http://pdx.pm.org/kwiki/
Location: Varies, please see the meetings page for up-to-date info on location and schedule changes.

Fourth Wednesday

Location: CubeSpace 622 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Contact: ArloBelshee on C2.com if you'd like to give a presentation, talk or lead an activity.

Last Wednesday

  • Personal Telco -- 6 p.m. | Monthly group meetings for Personal Telco Project, which aims to build public Wi-Fi networks covering the city. (Note they also hold smaller meetings weekly -- see their weekly listing.)
Location: Varies, see their monthly meeting page for current info.


First Thursday

Location: Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union, room 294, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201

Second Thursday

Location: Fireside Coffee Lodge, 1223 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97202.
  • Rose City Spin -- A monthly seminar with speaker from the Rose City Software Process Improvement Network. Registration required (no cost).
Location Wilson Clark Center, OGI campus, 20000 NW Walker Rd Beaverton, OR 97006
Info: http://www.pnsqc.org/spin.php

Third Thursday

Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Library Building Room 112, 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.
Info: meetings page
Location: FreeGeek, 1731 SE 10th Ave, Portland Or 97214
Info: http://pugs.postgresql.org/pdx/

Fourth Thursday

Location: Jive Software office, 317 SW Alder St. Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.


Location: Green Dragon 928 SE 9th Avenue
Info: It rocks. Bring your laptop and your thirst.
Location: Portland State University's 4th Ave Building, room 115, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Info: Reading group announcement via group mailing list at


Third Saturdays

  • PDXTeam -- PDXTeam is the Ubuntu user group for the city of Portland. Meetings are open and are also simultaneously monitored on the #ubuntu-pdx freenode IRC channel.
Location: Old Town Pizza, 226 NW Davis, Portland, Oregon 97209
Info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PDXTeam

Other regular meetings (dates generally TBD)

  • Portland User Interface Special Interest Group (UI-SIG) -- Internet, software and product development professionals who meet monthly to learn more about usability and user experience. Meetings include a presentation by a local company.
Location: SQLSoft+, 1500 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite 285, Beaverton, Oregon OR 97007
Info: http://www.pdxvbug.com/default.asp
Location: Stumptown Coffee, 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204
Info: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/174640/
Info: http://www.orurisa.org/sigda/sigpda.htm
Info: http://www.cascadesiggraph.org/events.html
  • pdxfunc -- Regular meetings of a user group exploring the world of functional programming (OCaml, Haskell, Erlang, Scala, etc.).
Info: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxfunc
  • DevGroupNW.org -- A forum for developers to meet, share knowledge about what's happening in the web, multimedia and interactive communities.
Info: http://www.devgroupnw.org/events/
Info: http://www.indesignusergroup.com/chapters/portland/
Info: http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/meetings
Info: http://www.padnug.org/
  • PDX User Experience -- 6:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of odd-numbered months | Meetings for both developers and designers.
Location: Pop Art, 718 SW Alder Street, 2nd Floor Community Room
  • Portland Storage Networking User Group -- Portland SNUG is a local community of data storage professionals who come together to network and learn about storage-related topics in a vendor-neutral, education-focused environment. All meetings feature an industry speaker.
Location: Times and locations coordinated through mailing list.
Info: http://www.storagenetworking.org/User_Groups/snug_profile.asp?id=170
Info: http://www.pagdig.org/ for meeting dates, times and locations.
Info: http://usergroups.salesforce.com/portland/

External Calendars

Currently the PortlandTech UpcomingCalendar is aggregated by hand, using a variety of sources. There is interest in working with the PDX Tech Calendar Group which is discussing the complexities of developing an Open Source calendar aggregator.

The various Portland calendar resources we look at include:

  • As well as emails from individuals and various user group email lists in the Portland community.

Groups that have yet to be aggregated include: (If you aggregate any of these groups, please move them to the top category and remove them from this list).

Twitter Event Feeds:

You might also want to check out some of the news sources that have featured Portland Tech:

Please feel free to add resources you find handy. We'll take a look and get them on our lists to work from as well.

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