Portlandia Club Luncheon March 2019


Our speaker for the March luncheon is Lis Charman. She is Director of the School of Art + Design at Portland State University, where she is a professor of Graphic Design.  Her work has received recognition from the Art Directors Club, the AIGA, and Metropolis and How magazines. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of Sappi’s Ideas That Matter grant for her work for p:ear (program: education, art, recreation for homeless and transitional youth).

Lis will be speaking about her work with her research program, Friendtorship, in which college students mentor high school students. Friendtorship is built on a foundation of creative collaboration and strong personal friendships. The program aims to increase access to design and arts learning for underserved high school students, empowering them to engage in experiential creative processes that better their communities. The personal relationships that develop between the university and high school students are fundamental to the active engagement that drives the program.

With the new year, we have a new location for our monthly luncheons. We will meet at the Girl Scouts of Oregon office building at 9620 SW Barbur Boulevard, beginning with our January 10 luncheon. It’s a lovely space, with a wall of windows, easy parking and removed from the downtown bustle.

With the venue change, we have a catered box lunch available for order during registration. Lunches must be paid for at time of registration. (Lunches will not be ordered if not pre-paid.) Please note your choice of box lunch during online registration, ahead of the event. Box Lunch choices are indicated in the menu section.

Those who are interested in the program only/no lunch, may pay at the door.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Cancellations: If the registrar receives a cancellation notice (via email to info@portlandia.org) from someone who has prepaid, by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the luncheon, the individual has two options. Option choice must be communicated to the registrar at the time of the cancellation:

  1. A credit will be held and applied to the following month’s lunch, but will not be held longer.  The credit must be used by the original payee and cannot be passed on to another person.  This will be tracked by the registrar and reported to the Treasurer.
  2. A refund can be obtained through Paypal.

No Shows: For those who have not provided the appropriate advance notice of non-attendance and who have paid in advance, they will lose the payment funds because lunch or beverage was ordered in advance and Portlandia Club still pays for the ordered meal or beverages for no shows.


Bookings are closed for this event.