Get Involved

Emerging Professionals of Portland is a special program designed for those early in their careers, who want to build their network and skills. Our member-led program offers many opportunities for you to get involved. Attend events, join the leadership committee, become a nonprofit partner, or become a member to enhance your professional development!

For questions, please contact:
EPOP at [email protected].


Programming and events for Emerging Professionals of Portland (EPOP) are designed in collaboration by a volunteer-led leadership committee. This group consists of up to 12 emerging professionals with interests in civic engagement, coordinating and supporting events, and marketing.

Leadership committee applications are now open!
Deadline to apply is July 31, 2022.

To be considered, your employer or business must be a current member of the Portland Business Alliance in good standing.


What does it mean to be a committee member?

EPOP committee members play an integral role in determining the events and overall function of the program. The committee gathers each month for regular meetings. Committee members are expected to volunteer between three and six hours each month, depending on the month and level of activities each board member engages in.

How are committee members selected?

The current committee will review applications with staff to select new committee members. As we rebuild new networking programs for this next year, we are hoping to expand our committee with many new volunteers. We encourage all those interested to apply!

Apply By July 31!

Nonprofit Parnters

Every year, EPOP partners with several Portland-area nonprofits to showcase the great work they do for our community and encourage emerging professionals to get involved.

Events & Programs

Last Tuesday: EPOP Last Tuesday is an opportunity to network with fellow young professionals in the area. EPOP hosts two different Last Tuesday events: Nonprofit Last Tuesdays and Professional Development Last Tuesdays.

Nonprofit Last Tuesdays feature two great nonprofit partners, and offers you a chance to engage civically on a higher level and learn about their missions.

Professional Development Last Tuesdays feature a guest speaker who will share opportunities to help you develop important professional skills. This event is hosted on the last Tuesday of each month at a different venue, featuring a no-host bar, complimentary appetizers and a door prize. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is encouraged.

Exclusive: EPOP Exclusive’s are a series geared toward connecting emerging professionals with established civic and business leaders in the Portland region. Exclusives occur three times a year and include a moderated yet informal Q & A session with a featured guest or panel, as well as an opportunity to network and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. The event is $10.