Portland Area Business Association
Your LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce


Our business luncheon features special guest speakers discussing business, economic, and political topics. 

Luncheons are bi-monthly and located at the Metro Regional Council Chambers600 NE Grand AvenuePortland, Oregon 97232

Lunch & Learn

The PABA's Lunch & Learn is a series of extraordinary LGBT entrepreneurs, high performing LGBT businesses and key stakeholders who are transforming the world. Our commitment is to bring powerful speakers to help you in you and your business journey.

After Hours

After Hours is our monthly evening gathering that was created to broaden your social and business contacts, visit with friends, and learn something interesting about PABA member businesses while having fun.

Upcoming Events

    • October 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hobo's Restaurant & Lounge

    Quarterly Happy Hour

    "Why People Leave: Decoding the Engagement Challenge."

    We are welcoming PABA Member, Matt Koren, Principal of Kong Ren Consulting as a guest speaker.  Matt’s expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational change, and training design informs his practice of building high-performance teams that thrive.

    Again this event is no charge to members and you are encouraged to bring a guest.  PABA will provide snacks with a no host bar.

    • October 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Neyborly @ Old Town 205 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Have you heard about the HR Summit: Building Inclusive Workplaces for Transgender & Nonbinary People 

    It’s a diversity, equity and inclusion event for business leaders interested building workplaces inclusive of transgender & nonbinary people. The HR Summit invites us to reflect on how we think about what it means to radically include all stakeholders in our organizations and shares innovative and effective strategies to build belonging at work for transgender & nonbinary people all while we have fun and connect with other professionals. 

    The Summit kicks off on International Pronouns Day, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 8 am until 12pm. You can check out all of the details here:  https://pdxtransworkssummit.eventbrite.ca/


    • November 20, 2019

    The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people. 

    • December 10, 2019

    Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948.

    • March 01, 2020

    Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the UN and other international organisations. The day aims to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN.

    • May 17, 2020

    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

    • May 22, 2020

    Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year on May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century.

Past Events

October 12, 2019 Ignite 2019 - Basic Rights Oregon
October 11, 2019 National Coming Out Day
September 23, 2019 Celebrate Bisexuality Day
September 11, 2019 September Lunch
September 07, 2019 AIDS WALK PORTLAND 2019
August 27, 2019 LGBTQ+ Business Founders Panel & Happy Hour
August 08, 2019 HEALTH & HOPE by Outside In
July 16, 2019 Quarterly Member Happy Hour
July 16, 2019 Quarterly Member Happy Hour
June 16, 2019 PABA at Pride
June 15, 2019 PABA at Pride
May 16, 2019 Office Warming/Cooling Party
May 03, 2019 Spring Multi-Chamber Mixer
April 19, 2019 April Luncheon & Networking
March 22, 2019 PABA Luncheon


PABA's mission is to serve the LGBTQ+ community and its allies by providing business and leadership development to expand economic opportunities for our membership.





PO Box 14744

Portland, OR 97293

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