YESpdx feat. The Mayor of Portland, + Our 1-Year Anniversary Party

That's right! We made it through our first year; we grew from 1 member to 750 members ... and engaged 12 awesome speakers on subjects ranging from "Startup Law 101" to "Angel Investing for Entrepreneurs". We've had small, women-only events in SE and large 120+ person events where people had to sit on the floor and stand in the hallway. We've played (beer pong) together, we've learned together and a few of us have started new companies together. At the end of the day we have all grown together. JOIN US as we gather with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to celebrate the YESpdx 1-Year Anniversary at the best new bar in town -- Barlow. New members and friends are welcome!!! RSVP now. Space is limited. 

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  • Thubten

    So many quality people!

    1 · September 20

    • Ryan W.

      Thanks for coming Thubten! Always love having you.

      October 10

  • Leigh G.

    Thank you to everyone who has made, and continues to make, YESpdx a success (including Brian, Ryan, and Niko). All of those who attended on Friday were reminded how much the community needs the energy and commitment of this organization and its membership to create a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    September 21

    • Ryan W.

      Thanks for the kind words Leigh -- means a lot!

      October 10

  • Peter L.

    Sorry I had to dash off so fast -- son had a football game (Cleveland High WON! for a change.) I was in DC last week lobbying for tech & STEM. If anyone wants to connect via LinkedIn or wants to chat, pitch me or needs a connection let me know. If your interested in politics, tech's impact on Portland & Oregon, or what is happening in STEM jobs & education -- please hit me up. ( http://linkedin.com/in/pleahy­ )

    September 20

  • Jon T.

    Great meeting. Thanks to Brian for a year of hard work. And thank to Mayor Hales for participating.

    September 20

  • Phil T.

    Great group of people. Always a good time.

    1 · September 19

    • A former member
      A former member

      shoot me an email so we can organize that play date.

      September 20

  • Jayron G.

    Last night's Meetup was excellent. So excellent my mind is up at 6am trying to figure out all the ways I can help the people I encountered. Looking forward to the next event.

    1 · September 20

  • Phil T.

    Great group of people. Always a good time.

    September 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats once again guys.

    1 · September 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats once again guys.

    1 · September 19

  • Ratho

    Hey all. Looks like my guest and I won't be there either. 2 spits for anyone who can still make it. Have a great time and catch you at the next one! (RSVP won't change not that event started)

    September 19

  • Phil T.

    Stuck in traffic!

    September 19

  • Justyn B.

    Bummer! I can't make it tonight. I tried to change my RSVP from yes to no. Not sure if it was successful or not.

    September 19

    • Brian

      Thanks for letting us know Justyn. Hope to see you at the next event!

      1 · September 19

  • Meg R.

    Sad I will no longer be able to make this event - the spot is open for someone else now though... Have a great time everyone!

    September 17

    • Ryan W.

      Thanks for the heads up Meg! You'll be missed

      1 · September 19

  • Tyler G.

    Is it picnic house or barlow? these look like two different places on in SW and one in N

    September 16

    • Brian F.

      They are both in the same building / same owners. They have a new "bar" attached to the Picnic House which is called Barlow ... same name as a different place (in N). A bit confusing. Thanks for asking.

      1 · September 17

  • Christian P.

    Can't wait for this awesome event! If anyone is looking for something to do earlier in the day, drop by our Pop-Up Startup Accelerator: http://bit.ly/1s661fq­

    2 · September 16

  • Ryan W.

    Please note: This event is on Friday the 19th!

    1 · August 26

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