Top Professional Networking
Groups in Portland

Northwest Veterans in Technology

Northwest Veterans in Technology is a community created by military veterans that seeks to empower all people within technology careers. They offer inclusive professional services accessible to everyone seeking more meaningful employment. In addition, their organization focuses on connecting people through their military culture and education on how to unlock pathways to rewarding careers.



A developer user group for Microsoft technologies, PADNUG brings together software developers from throughout the Portland Metro area to learn and discuss technologies and techniques for developing on and interacting with Microsoft platforms.

Meetings include presentations from local experts on a wide range of topics including Technology Announcements, Architecture, Methodologies, and Developer Experiences. There are also monthly “Geek Dinners” to encourage informal networking with industry peers.


PDX DevOps GroundUp

PDX DevOps GroundUp is a DevOps User Group focused on making the software lifecycle more efficient by increasing communication and collaboration between departments. From presentations from experts in the field to panels and weekly coffee meetups, this group strives to be inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all.


PDXSSUG (SQL Server User Group)

When they aren’t furthering their knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, this networking group comes together to solve common programming challenges. Besides monthly meetings with informative presentations, PDXSSUG is also a great place to find new job opportunities.


Angular Portland Meetup

Made up of JavaScript enthusiasts both new and old, Angular Portland Meetup is the place to wax poetic about Angular. If you’re curious about what others are creating with it or want to share your own story, this is the right place for you.


SIM Portland

A group for corporate IT leadership professionals, consultants, and digital change agents/academics to share their challenges in a safe space. With members from the private and public sector, startups, and established corporations, there is a diverse group of people just wanting to lend an ear. Between their coaching program, leadership summit, and even a book club, SIM Portland is sure to have an event that suits all tech leaders.


Institute of Management Accountants, Portland Chapter (IMA PDX)

A local chapter of this international association, IMA PDX is committed to advancing the careers of accounting, business, and financial management professionals through research and continuing education. Monthly chapter meetings offer an educational experience including opportunities to hear from expert speakers and networking with other professionals in accounting through all stages of their career. They even offer credits towards important certifications like the CMA.


The Financial Executives Networking Group, FENG

Beginning in 2003, the Portland chapter of this international networking group is a place for senior financial professionals to interact with peers.

With monthly general networking meetings and subgroups based on industry or special functions (i.e., Internal Audit, Tax, etc.), there are plenty of ways to interact with other leaders in the finance field.


VanderHouwen Engineering Networking Group (VENG)

Created to bring engineers of all disciplines together, VENG supports the Portland area with monthly meetups and quarterly mixers between VENG + FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group). The combined networking engagements offer a chance to speak to those outside of the traditional engineering community.


Project Management Institute, Portland (PMI Portland)

Devoted to helping project management professionals in all industries, PMI Portland offers workshops, PMP/CAPM and PMI-ACP exam prep courses, and roundtable-style networking events to help expand your connections and expertise in project management. If you’re an experienced project leader ready to get your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or looking to establish credibility as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), this group can be valuable to your career. Click on the link below to find events near Portland, OR.


Partners in Diversity (PiD)

Focused on addressing diverse hiring in companies around the Pacific Northwest, Partners in Diversity provides education for employers, networking groups and events for members, and even job boards to bring diversity-focused companies and diverse candidates together. Meeting quarterly to connect and honor professionals of color who have relocated to Oregon or Southwest Washington, these Say Hey events bring together business leaders, community organization representatives, and others to welcome new transplants to the area.


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