A roundtable is a meeting where Project Managers discuss issues they face on a daily basis. Roundtables are held throughout the Portland-Vancouver area and each meeting has its own personality. They usually follow a basic pattern but sometimes use a different format for ongoing discussions. The meetings always start with introductions and usually a solicitation for topics. Topics tabled from previous meetings, that are still current issues, are given priority. The topics are selected by attendees based on that roundtable’s rules and opened for discussion. Sometimes topics are prearranged, such as when preparation time for topic facilitation is needed.

These meetings are worth 1 PDU to PMPs, and can be extremely valuable and fun. There is often a balance of junior and senior Project Managers from a variety of disciplines to provide an eclectic viewpoint.

 Important Information

  • You do not need to be a Chapter member to attend a roundtable meeting.
    You do not need to RSVP or sign up to attend a roundtable meeting.
  • Meeting dates and times may change, and special events may be planned.  Sign up for the Roundtable mailing list(s) and you will receive meeting notifications and minutes via email. See Roundtable Sign Up at right.

For more information, contact the Director of Roundtables at

>> For details about a specific Roundtable meeting, please click on it from the Event Listing Page or the Calendar
or the Upcoming Roundtables list to the right of this page


 Westside Roundtable

1st Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

April 5th meeting cancelled.

Sponsored by City of Beaverton 

Beaverton Building
12725 SW Millikan Way
Council Chambers, 1st floor
Beaverton, OR 97005


Moderators:  Maria Schaeffer & Megan Braunsten

Please join us for presentations and active conversation about your own experiences and approaches. And of course free Bogza coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.  Come participate in the knowledge-sharing. We will progress through the PMI framework of each process group (Initiation, Planning, Monitor & Control, and Close. We will share our project experiences, policies, and procedures and express our thoughts, successes and failures with the hopes of learning from each other.

Parking Options:

  1. Multi-level parking structure next to Beaverton City Hall Building (unlimited time)  *RECOMMENDED*
  2. Parking lot for the Beaverton Round *3-hr PARKING LIMIT* (along Rose Biggi Rd)

Public Transportation Option:

      Max Rail – Stop:  Beaverton Central

 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

2nd Wednesday, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

The Standard
900 SW Fifth Ave.
Classrooms 1&2 (on the lower level by OutTakes Cafe)
Portland, OR 97204

Moderators:  Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

1st Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting moved to the 1st Wednesday each month starting 2/7/2018

Sponsored by Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College
(DeJardin Room 226)
19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, OR  97045

Moderators:  Frank Corona and Stephen Wilks

Clackamas Community College and PMI Portland are sponsoring a roundtable for project managers and those trying to break into project management fields, such as project management students and project management job seekers. Experienced PM and BA welcome at all levels. We need your knowledge and experience as well! This is a college based meeting so schedule may move based on PM Students and Faculty schedules. Please subscribe for updates.

 Downtown Roundtable

2nd Tuesday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting moved to the 2nd Tuesday each month starting 2/13/2018

Sponsored by the Downtown Roundtable

Downtown PDX Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Roundtable Series, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Portland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is continuing its Downtown PDX Project Management Roundtables series.  This month we are featuring our guest speaker Mike Goss, a prolific PMI and PMBOK trainer/teacher/speaker/coach. 
goss mike2Mike loves to tell stories while presenting his topics, and has even given talks on good story telling at past PMI events in the area.  We’re sure you’ll appreciate this presentation. Since the introduction of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Sixth Edition, many people have wondered just how it fits into our current and future projects. Is the PMBOK just about traditional, sequential project management processes, or is it about something else? Is the PMBOK even relevant?  If these questions have been keeping you up nights (or if you may not even know what the PMBOK is) then Mike will have your answers. Mike earned his PMP certification in 2011. He has been teaching PMP boot camps since 2014, in Oregon, Washington and South Carolina. He has led courses for the City of Portland, PMI-Portland, Kittelson and Associates Engineering, and Daimler Trucks North America.
His credentials and awards include:
• Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
• Certified Coach
• Air Force Commendation Medal
Mike’s resume includes a wide variety of positions:
• Elevator salesman
• Aircraft navigation computer technician
• Computer store owner
• College instructor
• Senior vice-president of a bank
• Software developer
• Online course developer
• Executive coach
Join us for an entertaining and educational journey through the PMBOK, Sixth Edition.
There will be the usual refreshments (courtesy of PMI).
2020 SW 4th Ave.
CH2M Hill Building
Suite 190 - Lincoln Conference Room
Portland, OR 97201


Moderators:  Mark Liebe, Wes Smith, Saby Waraich


 North Roundtable

3rd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

DTNA Corp 9 - Cascadia Room
4435 N Channel Ave.
Portland, OR  97217


Moderators:  Claire Mak & Aaron Crosby

DTNA Corp 9 building is located immediately to the East of the new Corporate Headquarters building on Swan Island.  Parking is available in the lot on the East side of Corp 9. After coming down the hill to Swan Island on N. Going St., turn left at the first traffic light (N. Port Center Wasy @ McDonald's).  Take immediate right and the parking area is on the left next to the river.

 Northeast Roundtable

4th Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Northeast Roundtable

The Portland State Office Building on Oregon Street
800 NE Oregon Street
Room 1E
Portland, OR 97232

Moderator:  Nancy Grengs

Convenient parking is available.

 Vancouver Roundtable

4th Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Columbia Bank
101 E 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660


Moderator:  Jim Scott

If you have project-related or professional questions to share and explore, and would like to exchange knowledge with PMI professionals possessing experience in a wide variety of industries, please join our monthly roundtable for timely in-depth discussions on relevant project management topics!  Note: we have donuts and coffee!

Convenient parking is available nearby. 

 Marylhurst University Roundtable

3rd Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Please join us in Flavia Salon for our monthly PMI Roundtable at Marylhurst.

These events are free of charge, and membership in the Project Management Institute is not required. Parking is free on campus. The PMI Roundtable provides an opportunity to connect the business and education project management communities together.  

Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall
17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036


Moderators:  Jimmy J Godard and Susan Marcus

Convenient parking is available.

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