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

    • August 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Riveter: Portland 501 SE 14th Ave Portland, OR 97214

    PABA is Co-Hosting this event with The Riveter.  We will present a panel discussion with LGBTQ+ business founders on how they built their businesses. Our goal is to provide a platform for local, diverse entrepreneurs to have real conversations about what it takes to grow a business, when to know you have an idea worth "betting everything on" and how to overcome the toughest challenges you’ll face. Join us to hear their stories, learn how they navigate challenges and bias, how they're using their businesses to make a positive change, and celebrate their triumphs.

    This event is open to everyone. Join us to celebrate LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs as a community over light bites and refreshments.  Register Here

    • September 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Fields Park: NW 11th & Overton


    More Information and Registration

    • September 11, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab, 914 SE Hawthorne
    Our September Business Lunch falls on 9/11 this year.  In honor of First Responsers, we will have a panel of speakers who are members of the LQBTQA+ community.  We ask you to please bring a guest - preferably a first responder that you may know - to say thank you for their dedication to the community.  
    • September 23, 2019

    Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and their supporters. This day is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives. 

    • October 11, 2019

    National Coming Out Day! 

    • October 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • October 13, 2019
    • 12:30 AM
    • Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave.

    Glow your brightest at this year's Ignite on Saturday, October 121!

    Celebrate victories that advance equality for LGBTQ communities and ignite change in Oregon and beyond. From passing the first standalone transgender justice bill int the country to our recent victory protecting LGBTQ students through a youth suicide prevention policy, we've made Oregon an example of what can be dreamed of  - and accomplished - when we work together.

    Kick off the evening at the VIP Dinner or join us later to dance the night away! We'll all come together in joy, solidarity and support of Basic Rights Oregon.

    Information & Tickets

    • November 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    At PABA's annual meeting the Board will review the year with all members.  Elections for open board positions are held and any other business for the entire body.

    • 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

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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