Upcoming Events

18, 2020

CANCELLED – Connect PDX Monthly Small Business Networking Happy Hour – Wednesday, March 18th


Due to covid-19, our March 18th happy hour meetup has been cancelled. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we look forward to launching more events and workshops just as soon as it is safe to do so.


14, 2020

Business Builder’s Workshop Series:

Mortgage Lending for the Self Employed – How to get your best loan type and rates

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, an experienced real estate purchaser, a homeowner looking to refinance, or a real estate investor, this session is for you:

A few of the topics to be covered in this relaxed and interactive session:

  1. Do you have the income you need to qualify for a mortgage?
  2. How does credit impact your ability to qualify? How do you fix it?
  3. How much of a down payment do you actually have to have?

20, 2020

Business Builder’s Workshop Series:

Setting Up Your Business – Understanding business legal structures and choosing the right one for your business

You’ve finalized your business plan, you’ve secured your co-founders, you’ve conducted market research, so what’s next?  Setting up your business registration and choosing the best legal structure for your business is a fundamental and crucial next step.

Choosing the best legal structure for your business will save you time and money and provide you peace of mind.

Past Events

28, 2019

Depave at Sitton Elementary School – Saturday, September 28th

We were excited to help Depave ( break up concrete at Sitton Elementary school in St. Johns and prepare the ground for permeable surfaces that reduce water run-off and support trees and other greenery. 

What a great event! If you are interested in volunteering with us in the future, email us today!

20, 2019

Clean Up Alberta Street – Saturday, April 20th

Connect PDX was proud to pitch in and help clean up Alberta Street – Alberta Main Street’s annual Earth Day neighborhood clean up.

Working in teams with around 100 other volunteers, we helped clean up around 20 blocks of NE Alberta Street. We picked up trash, cleared utility poles of event posters, removed stickers and more.


12, 2019

Hops For H2O: A Water For People Social Event – Tuesday, March 12th

Connect PDX was proud to help the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA) promote Hops For H2O:  A Water for People Social Event. 

We enjoyed an evening of socializing, art, live music, delicious food, and a hosted beer & wine bar. All proceeds went directly to Water For People to fund clean water, safe sanitation, and hygiene education projects around the world.



Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Lagunitas Community Room
237 NE Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97232



Dollars raised for Water for People

22, 2018

Depave at Boise-Eliot School – Saturday, September 22nd

We were excited to help Depave ( break up concrete at Boise-Eliot school in NE Portland and prepare the ground for permeable surfaces that reduce water run-off and support trees and other greenery. With around 100 other volunteers, we helped remove around 4,000 square feet of asphalt.

Square feet of asphalt removed

4, 2018

Oregon Hospice Fundraiser & Mixer – Sponsored by Connect PDX

Connect PDX hosted an evening of connecting and supporting the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association ( on Tuesday, September 4th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Lagunitas Community Room (237 NE Broadway St #300, Portland, OR 97232). Guests enjoyed one complimentary beer (more were available for purchase, all proceeds benefiting the Oregon Hospice Association), hosted hors d’oeuvres, and learned more about the great work of the Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association. We are proud to have raised $1,177 for the OHPCA!


Dollars raised for the OHPCA

23, 2018

Pick It Up, Portland – Saturday, June 23, 2018

On Saturday, June 23rd, several Connect PDX members took part in Solve Oregon’s ( “Pick It Up, Portland” neighborhood cleanup event. We picked up trash and cigarette butts (lots and lots of cigarette butts) in the Buckman neighborhood. We donned reflective vests, carried trash pickers and plastic bags, and picked up around 45 pounds of garbage.

Pounds of garbage picked up

10, 2018

No ivy towers here! Tryon Creek Ivy Pulling – Saturday, March 10, 2018

Connect PDX arrived at Tryon Creek on a beautiful Saturday morning geared up to do battle with invasive ivy. Whether we engaged in extreme ivy pulling or a less exhausting, ivy-maintenance approach, the group enjoyed coming together as environmental stewards of Oregon’s only state park in a metropolitan area. We learned how important ivy removal is to keep the natural vegetation in place in this 650-acre day use area. March, 10th was another rewarding experience for Connect PDX professionals that network while volunteering and making a difference in the community. You can too.

For more information on Tryon Creek, please visit or feel free to email us at

8, 2017

Do you like apples? Oregon Food Bank – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Connect PDX sorted and packaged lots and lots of apples at the Oregon Food Bank on Nov. 8, 2017. The final count was 31,509 pounds of apples contributing to 26,258 meals or 337 meals per volunteer. While the hair nets and aprons didn’t make for attractive Instagram posts, the uniforms punctuated the rewarding experience these small business professionals had helping the community.

Check out our schedule of volunteer events and join Connect PDX today. It’s a powerful way to network with local professionals while making a powerful impact on the community.

For more information on Oregon Food Bank, please visit or email us at

Meals per volunteer


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