Are you new in town or the Meetup community? Maybe you are just wanting to get more involved in an active social community, meet potential friends and contacts? Have you ever gone to a meetup and thought, "This is a great concept but I'm feeling new to this, awkward and unsure how to really break in?" Or even just gotten a little overwhelmed by all the funtastic local Meetup groups that currently abound. Well, as your new group organizers, we have both had these questions and ideas.
Portland Plugged-In is our attempt to create a centralized Portland meetup group to address these needs. The point of this group is to simply be a one-stop meetup for all those who want to be plugged into the best in social events in the Meetup sphere as well as professional networking opportunities and everything in between. We also aim to offer a space to link/cross-promote other cool local meetup activities from other groups whom our members might not otherwise know about.
After participating and planning in a number of local meetups, the two of us thought to collaborate our efforts on a big meetup group that would welcome all and be a big community of people of different ages, backgrounds, and interests coming together to events that interest them. With several years of Meetup experience between us both and over 20 groups of which we, combined, are active members, we figured it was high time we put all our events in one place...
Welcome to Portland Plugged-In. We are a meetup community open to all and based on mutual respect for each other and the exceptional things that can happen when we get to know our community through great activities.