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

 The Roundtables are listed in chronological order.

 Westside Roundtable

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

Sponsored by City of Beaverton & Faithful+Gould

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

Moderators:  Maria Schaeffer & Travis Dutton

Please join us for this presentation 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.

Check out the parking instructions.

 Downtown-Agile Roundtable

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

Sponsored by the Downtown Agile Roundtable

New location starting October!

The Standard
900 SW Fifth Ave.
Tree Room (located on the Concourse Level down the escalator)
Portland, OR 97204

Moderators:  Jean Richardson & Brian Kronstad

Check out the Agile Roundtable Linkedin group.

 Oregon City Roundtable

2nd Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (No meeting December 2017)

Next Meeting January 2018 this meeting moved to the 2nd Tuesday each month.

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!

 Downtown Roundtable

2nd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Will resume in January.

Sponsored by the Downtown Roundtable

 The Portland Building

1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR  97204

Moderators:  Mark Liebe & Saby Waraich

>> Click here to see general information about roundtables at PMI Portland Chapter


 North Roundtable

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

Sponsored by Daimler Trucks NA

November Agenda: An Introduction to Scrum as an Agile Methodology - A presentation on moving from agile theory to tactical implementation using the scrum methodology with a dialogue proceeding the presentation.

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, 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.

As per custom, the November and December meetings will be combined and held on Friday, December 15.
Pacific Continental Bank
101 E 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660


Moderator:  Jim Scott

Please come join us for discussions on a variety of topics that can impact your current project, such as:

  • Agile and Waterfall approaches
  • Managing distributed projects
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Sponsorship and stakeholder strategies
  • Effectiveness in a matrixed organization
  • Setting and managing expectations

Convenient parking is available nearby


Marylhurst University Roundtable

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

Will resume in January.

Old Library
17600 Pacific Highway
Marylhurst, OR 97036

Moderators:  John A. Erickson (Program Director Hospitality Management, School of Business) and Susan Marcus

Convenient parking is available.

>> Click here for a copy of the campus map

>> Click here to see general information about roundtables at PMI Portland Chapter


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