Explore Alliance Events

Each month, we offer events that help members boost their visibility, connect with civic and business leaders, and raise awareness of regional issues. There are several ways to stay engaged - from monthly networking to larger signature events. We create opportunity for those who live and work in the greater Portland region to actively connect and build community.

For more information, please contact:
Ashley Odil, Director, Events & Sponsorships, 503-552-6742
[email protected]

Networking Events

Building Business Connections

Building Business Connections is our premiere morning networking event, featuring lively discussion, focused connection-building conversations and educational opportunities to help attendees make new business connections, build their business and prosper. It is held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month. 

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is our afternoon networking event, offering an opportunity to create new business relationships in relaxed setting. The event is hosted by different business each month, helping to boost member visibility. The event is held from 5 to 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. 


Hosted by a different business every quarter, ShopTalk is an opportunity to have an exclusive inside look at different Alliance member companies. The event features networking, member introductions and a brief host presentation. 

Annual Signature & Golf Events

A Place With No Ceiling

Held each September, A Place With No Ceiling is a reception focused on celebrating women and recognizing a woman leader and organizations blazing a trail for women in business. We accept nominations for both the individual female leadership award as well as the company award. 

Annual Meeting

Held each spring, Annual Meeting is one of the state's largest gatherings of business professionals and civic leaders. It attracts more than 1,000 business professionals and features a prominent keynote speaker. 

Business Leadership Evening

Held in the fall, Business Leadership Evening celebrates the leadership of the business community in the region. The evening features a dynamic keynote speaker exemplifying business philanthropy and leadership. The William S. Naito Leadership Award is presented to recognize the philanthropy of a local business leader. 

Chair’s Cup

Chair's Cup is a unique golfing experience for the region's top chief executive officers and business leaders. Held in late spring/early summer, the event begins with a dinner for players and guests followed the next day by golf, luncheon and awards. 

Golf Scramble

The Alliance’s annual Golf Scramble event in September provides fun and networking for a field of 144 players. The day starts with 18 holes of golf at a local premier golf course and ends with a dinner and an awards reception that includes a raffle and silent auction. 

Educational Events

Emerging Professionals of Portland

The Alliance supports young professionals in Portland through a variety of events with educational, civic and networking opportunities. Learn more about EPOP.

Forum Breakfast

Our breakfast forum is one of our more popular events, highlighting business and public policy issues. At the event, business and civic leaders engage in thoughtful discussion about issues impacting business and our region. It is held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. 

Lunch with Leaders

Exclusive to Alliance members, the Lunch with Leaders event series connects members with elected officials in an informal atmosphere. Attendees have the opportunity to hear from elected officials about policy issues important to business as well as ask questions. 

Maximize Your Membership

Held twice a year, this event is an opportunity for current and prospective members to learn about more about what we do. The Alliance’s senior staff discusses ways for members to take advantage of their membership and offer tips for getting involved and engaged.

Member Events

As a benefit of membership the Alliance offers the opportunity to promote your company/business events to other members on the Alliance's online Member Events calendar. Post an event? Login

Only three active events per company at any one time will be posted. Please allow two business days for approval of community events.


Interested in learning more?

To learn more on how you can be involved, contact:
Ashley Odil, Director, Events & Sponsorships, 503-552-6742.
Email Ashley Odil