Social Events in Portland, Oregon This Week

Let’s explore social events in Portland, OR happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Portland, Oregon. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Portland

Wine & Self-Care Workshop for Quantum Goddesses

Wine & Self-Care Workshop for Quantum Goddesses

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 97221

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Speed Networking for Techies

Speed Networking for Techies

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Hawthorne Asylum Food Cart Pod

Join us for a fun evening of creating connections at our first event, Speed Networking for Techies! Dive into a fast-paced environment where you meet fellow tech enthusiasts, professionals, and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and explore opportunities.

**Event Schedule:**
5:30 – Check-in at table, get a name tag, & grab beer
6:00 – Speed networking
7:00 – Mingle, revisit conv(…)

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AEPDX ’25 Years of Motion Graphics’

AEPDX '25 Years of Motion Graphics'

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Autodesk Inc

Join us Thursday, May 16th, at Autodesk Portland!

This event’s topic is “25 years of Motion Graphics”. With guest speakers Jamal Qutub and Danny Rubyono. Jamal and Danny will share their industry experience, how motion graphics has evolved, and what it was like to work with After Effects 4.0.

Arrive early, make connections, share some industry knowledge, and socialize over free food and beverage(…)

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Human in the Loop: AI Augmentation vs. Replacement

Human in the Loop: AI Augmentation vs. Replacement

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Adpearance at the Field Office

**Curious about the future of AI and how it will impact humans?** Join us for an engaging panel discussion exploring the concept of “Human-in-the-Loop” in AI.

We’ll explore how humans and AI can work together to achieve incredible things. But this collaboration raises important questions. Should AI always augment humans? How do we ensure humans working alongside these powerful machines maintain q(…)

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Playing at the Park || Park Games and Socializing

Playing at the Park || Park Games and Socializing

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Irving Park

Join us outside after work for some fresh air, socializing, and a little bit of exercise! We’ll play some lowkey park games, depending on what people are in the mood for. Come meet new people, hang out, and enjoy our wonderful parks!

I’ll bring bocce ball, croquet, and finska, as well as a frisbee, soccer ball, and basketball. If you have any yard games you’d like to play, please bring them! (e.g(…)

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Vocal Summit Mens Chorus Rehearsals

Vocal Summit Mens Chorus Rehearsals

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 3228 SW Sunset Blvd

# Who we are

Under The **Musical Direction Of Award-Winning Director Justin Miller**, Vocal Summit Is An *A Cappella* Chorus From The Portland, Oregon Chapter Of The Barbershop Harmony Society. We Are A Family And Community-Based Performing Group Focused On Providing One Of The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Singing Experiences. We Just Recently Were Awarded A 10th Place Finish At The International (…)

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Million Dollar Revenue Startups (no angel/VC outside capital raised)

Million Dollar Revenue Startups (no angel/VC outside capital raised)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Upstart Collective

The few, the proud, the founders that start it up, **don’t raise money**, kick it into gear, and get to over a million in revenue.

They know things.

What do they know?

Come find out.

[Britt Howard](https://www.linkedin.com/in/britt-howard-056281119/) founder [Portland Garment Factory](https://www.portlandgarmentfactory.com/)
Portland Garment Factory (PGF) serves as a vibrant center for creativ(…)

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Walking Portland: Westmoreland, Reed Lake & Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Walking Portland: Westmoreland, Reed Lake & Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Fetch Coffee Roasters

DATE CHANGE & ADMITTANCE FEE: The garden is no longer complimentary on Mondays (or any other day) so we are reverting to our regular Third Thursday walk date. Entrance fee is now $8.95 per person.

REGISTRATION: Opens 1 month prior to event.

COST: $8.95 garden registration fee, payable at garden entrance day of event. Note on the community garden website that if you purchase a season pass and it (…)

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Tarot, Board Games, & Potluck – How Fun!

Tarot, Board Games, & Potluck - How Fun!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Summerlake City Park

Come and join me in celebrating my birthday with tarot, board games, and potluck! Feel free to bring your favorite tarot deck, board games, blanket to sit on, and a dish or drink. I’ll link the potluck sign-up sheet in the event messenger. *Friendly reminder to please update your attendance status as needed.*

We’ll be meeting at the Summerlake park near the restrooms if the weather is decent. Loo(…)

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Discuss The Eight and play games at Case Study Coffee Roasters!

Discuss The Eight and play games at Case Study Coffee Roasters!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Case Study Coffee Roasters

Come play games, eat food and discuss The Eight by Katherine Neville!

Location: Case Study Coffee Roasters. Bring games to play with while we discuss this book. Please update your RSVP if you can no longer attend so folks can join from the wait-list!

*The Eight* by Katherine Neville

Description:
Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune tel(…)

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Why Logical Clocks are Easy

Why Logical Clocks are Easy

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 2540 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Our next paper is “Why Logical Clocks are Easy” by Baquero and Preguiça.

The paper provides an overview of logical clocks as tools for tracking causal relationships in distributed systems.

Link to the paper: [https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2917756](https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2917756)

Afterwards we’ll head over to the [Pocket Pub](https://www.pocketpubpdx.com/) for a drink and a bi(…)

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Beaverton Farmers Market

Beaverton Farmers Market

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Beaverton Farmers Market

NEW DATE – May 18.

This will be a weather dependent event. I’m hoping we can walk around the farmer’s market for a bit and then maybe grab some food somewhere in downtown Beaverton, if people are up for it!(…)

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DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS 45 & up SOCIALIZING

DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS 45 & up SOCIALIZING

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: McMenamins Chapel Pub

**NOTE: New Venue and time — Chapel Pub, 6:30 pm**

**DEMOCRATIC FRIENDS 45+ SOCIALIZING** (formerly Democrat Sociables) is back!! Visit with like-minded people who vote BLUE! You will find smiles, socializing, new friends… and yes, some serious political discussion with nice people. Share ideas. Please, NO Trumpsters.

**MEETING PLACE and time:**
JOIN US AT MCMENAMIN’S CHAPEL PUB Meeting Room, 4(…)

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LIVE Scratch Day Meetup @Vernier w/ Special Guest Maren from the Scratch Team!

LIVE Scratch Day Meetup @Vernier w/ Special Guest Maren from the Scratch Team!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Vernier Science Education

Hello all, very excited to be back for Scratch Day this year LIVE & IN-PERSON @Vernier with SPECIAL GUEST Algorithmar\* (or Maren) from the Scratch Team!

Since ScratchEdPDX was a personal initiative from Rick and I, and were currently both on the OCSTA Leadership board – ScratchEdPDX teacher meetups is also now offically a OCSTA event !

ScratchEd Meetups are informal gatherings for educators who(…)

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Euchre Night – Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

Euchre Night - Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

You will play with the same partner all night. Either pick a partner or one will be assigned to you randomly.

**IF YOU GO ON THE WAITLIST I WILL ADD YOU IN GROUPS OF 4. I WILL MESSAGE YOU AND WOULD APPRECIATE A RESPONSE TO CONFIRM. I WILL GENERALLY NOT MOVE THE LAST GROUP UNTIL THE LAST DAY. Please don’t stay on the waitlist unless you plan on playing if moved. You will need to know how to see an(…)

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Beers with Engineers

Beers with Engineers

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Deschutes Brewery and Public House

No agenda, no pitch, no bullshit. As always, come geek out, network, and have a good time.

Beers with Engineers is a diverse group of engineers from a variety of fields coming together to share a drink after work, commiserate with like-minded nerds, and learn more about our respective industries.

If it’s your first time joining us, welcome! We strive to make our meetup welcoming for both newcome(…)

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Saturday Coffee and Farmer’s Market

Saturday Coffee and Farmer’s Market

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Lionheart Coffee

Let’s grab a Saturday morning coffee, tea or pastry and chat at Lionheart. The Farmers market is also open and in walking distance if you wish to stroll there after (weather permitting). There’s an outdoor space right next to Lionheart where we can meet. Look for the rainbow gnome!(…)

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Book Club: Stone Butch Blues

Book Club: Stone Butch Blues

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Starbucks

Let’s get together and chat about Stone Butch Blues!

This even was originally scheduled for April 6th. Please note the new date!(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Portland is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Portland on Travelportland.com, Everout.com, or Pdxpipeline.com.

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