Speed Networking Derby Coming Up July 7!
                                                                                                                                                    June 2011
In This Issue
Article Headline
Update Your Info
President's Letter
Portlandia Cookbooks!
Grand Floral Walk
Mission Statement

Join Our Mailing List

Board Officers
President  Marilyn Mays
Vice Pres. Janis Collins 
Secretary Kathie England
Treasurer Dr. Christie Winkelman
Past Pres. Edrie Bizak
Historian Christine Green  

Board Members

Joan Riley
Susan Adams-Messmer
Janis Collins

Kim Megorden

Theresa Gahagan

Rhonda Martini

Mary Golden

Samantha Phenix

Board meetings
4th Tues of each month
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Brightfield Village Condominiums
Recreation Room
(Hall Blvd. across from Washington Square)
Portland, OR

Monthly Luncheon
Thurs., July 7
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave/ 30th flr   11:30am - 1:30pm
(Speed Networking Derby) 
lunch $25 members, $35 guests;
bev svc only $10 members,
$15 guests
 Register Here 
After July 7, only beverage service available, first come
first serve.    

Member Birthdays
Cheryl Vick 9
Linda Sirianni 14
Kay Herr 16
Christie Winkelman 23
Jean Silver 24
Maggy Henry 24 


Linnea Osterberg 8

Mary Petrjanos 9

Joan Riley 13

Rhonda Martini 26

Save the Date!

 August 4  Monthly Luncheon     

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Update Your
Info Please!


In an effort to ensure that we can contact each other & that Portlandia Club can get messages to members about monthly events & important news, please send your name, business, mailing address, email address & preferred phone number to:


Kim Megorden at jmkmeg@gmail.com

 You are responsible for making sure the information about you on the website is correct. Please double check your listing to ensure that it is accurate.

A Tasteful Gift Idea: Spice Up Someone's Life with the Portlandia Cookbook   
The Portlandia Cookbooks a delicious concoction of mouth-watering recipes from Portlandia's own members. At $20 each, they are a steal. For every two you purchase, you also get a reuseable Portlandia shopping bag.  Pay with cash or make checks payable to Portlandia Club. 

You can purchase and pick them up at the following member retail locations:


Dipinto a Mano

425 2nd St., Suite A100

Lake Oswego, OR  97034


Open Tues-Thurs 11am-6pm; Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm  

Hair Color Salon Dirk

1517 SW Sunset Blvd.

Portland, OR  97239


Open Sun 12pm-5pm; Tues 9am-5pm; Thurs 9am-6pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm


Thank you, Susan, Linda and JoAnna for helping in the sale and distribution of them!  


If you would rather order online with a debit or credit card and have them shipped, you can do so at www.portlandia.org.

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Break out your business cards! Our next luncheon is a Speed Networking Derby coming up on Thursday, July 7.  

Portlandia's Speed Networking Derbies make networking a relaxed, enjoyable experience and are the best way to find out more about your fellow Portlandian's businesses.



"The road to success is always under construction."

 - Lily Tomlin   



Speed Networking Derby

Thurs., July 7

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave.
30th Floor/Jefferson Room  




Caesar Salad
Pea, Bacon and Orecchiette Salad
Make your own Sandwich

Our ever-popular Speed Networking Derbies are held four times throughout the year and give guests the chance to learn about each other's businesses. Unlike other speed networking events, the interactions do not feel rushed or forced and provide the opportunity to make authentic connections.    

Register here before July 4 to secure your seat! (Lunch, $25 Members, $35 Guests; Beverage Service Only, $10 Members, $15 Guests) After July 4, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.  

marilyn maysPresident's Letter
July 2011  


I am so thankful for every sunny day we have had this spring.  I am a native Oregonian, so wet springs are something I expect, but it seems this summer and the sun have been especially slow in coming this year. 

Portlandia Club has great opportunities this summer for networking with other professional women. The July luncheon is the last of the networking luncheons for the year.  July 21 will be our summer after hours and a good time to get together with other members and friends of Portlandia and catch up on their fun in the sun!  The August luncheon speaker will be Lisa Sedlar, President and CEO of New Seasons Markets.  I can only say that I am always amazed at  the crowded parking lots at New Seasons and I, for one, want to hear how they have done such a great job of expansion and growth in such trying economic times.

July is a great time to officially join Portlandia and take advantage of the discounts on luncheons and events as well as the many member only free events in the fall.  If you have been considering membership take a moment to check out the pro-rated fees for the second half of the year.

Your board has made some headway in getting pertinent information available to all of our members.  Thanks to Joan Riley and Samantha Phenix we now have a google profile and will, over time, be able to post documents, meeting minutes, etc. there.  You can take a peek at the web page at Portlandia.  

Take a moment to follow the link and let us know what you would like to see on the site.

I hope to see you all at lunch or after hours this summer! 


Marilyn Mays
President 2011


Scoops for Scholarships 
This annual fundraiser is pretty cool 

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

George Rogers Park 

Fri., June 24 - Sun., June 26

Hours: Fri. 11am - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 9pm, Sun. 10am - 6 pm 


Portlandia will have a booth at this event selling ice cream, with all proceeds to go to Portlandia's Scholarship Fund for future Giving to the many nonprofits we support, like Dress for Success, PCC and Oregon Women's Trade School.  


If you'd like to Volunteer to help scoop ice cream, please contact Kim at jmkmeg@gmail.com.


Support us by simply attending and buying an ice cream cone PLUS "share" this posting all over Facebook with your friends and invite them to come too! (Find our Facebook page here.) 


If you need more incentive to come, Saturday night Linda Hornbuckle and Curtis Salgado are performing!


PARKING: Shuttle service is available from several areas in Lake Oswego to the park.


Make Life a Beach!

Sign up for our annual beach retreat


Feeling like you can't your head above water with your professional and personal commitments? You deserve a break, and it's only going to happen if you make time for it. We get it. Each year, Portlandia members escape from stress and responsibility to the restorative allure of salt air, sand and sunshine at our Annual Beach Retreat.


Annual Beach Retreat

Castle Beach House 

Lincoln City, Oregon 

Friday, Sept. 16 (late afternoon) - Sunday, Sept. 18 (late morning)

2 nights, 3 days, 4 meals, wine provided

$100 (Members Only) 


If you'd like to join fellow Portlandians for long walks on the beach, late night talks and a getaway to remember, RSVP by sending a $25 deposit to the address below. ($75 Balance will be due by August 4.) 


Make check  payable to "Portlandia Club"

Portlandia Club Beach Retreat

15450 Boones Ferry Rd., #9-425

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


(Space is limited, so RSVP today.)


Call Joan Riley for details or questions at 503-487-6260.


Note: If you are interested in an EXTRA night stay at a surprisingly low rate (arriving Thursday, Sept. 15), please let Joan know. We may put this together interest is shown.  




Network at Night
Our After Hours
are a fun, informal way
to meet new people   

If you can't make our luncheons or are just looking for a more "chilled" networking experience, join
us for our next After Hours.   

Portlandia After Hours   
Benson Hotel 
309 SW Broadway 

Thurs., July 21

5:30 p.m.

Light appetizers, no-host bar
Register Here 


Mission Statement

Portlandia Club provides services and opportunities that enhance members' professional and personal lives. The club has an open membership policy, an active mentorship program and a commitment to community service. We provide scholarships and funds to help women and children who need a hand up. Please join us!