PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Welcome to PRSApdx!

Serving more than 250 public relations professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, the Public Relations Society of America Portland Metro Chapter (PRSApdx) supports lifelong professional development and honors excellence in public relations.

More than one-fifth of Portland Metro Chapter members have earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), the profession’s only national post-graduate certification program.

Six chapter members have been elected to the PRSA College of Fellows, considered the pinnacle of a professional career.

So come along and #LeadLaughLearnLove with us!

Upcoming Events

Save-the-date: 2016 PRSA International Conference

USA Today voted Indianapolis the #1 convention city in the US. Lonely Planet named it Best in the US. Indy is a destination that has grown beyond its reputation for hoops and fast cars. We invite you to experience a collection of world-class museums, innovative attractions, inspired chefs and a Downtown that is only getting […]

  • JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • October 22 - 25

  • 22-10-2016

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Fireside chat with @markmoh

Join us for our Fireside Chat with 2016 President Mark Mohammadpour, APR. Members, prospective members, volunteers  and entrepreneurs are encouraged to drop by for coffee and conversation. Some of the things we’ve helped with in the past:   Interested in volunteering? Want to learn more about membership? New to Portland and trying to figure out who […]

  • Urban Grind 911 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • 05-11-2016

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2nd Tuesday Communicators Mixer @ Rogue

Join us for 2nd Tuesday Communicators Mixer @ Rogue Ale House to meet, mingle and mix with fellow communicators of all stripes. Event hosted by the Portland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. This is a free, no-host event. To give Rogue an idea of attendance, please RSVP here: Powered by Eventbrite

  • Rogue Distillery and Public House - 1339 Northwest Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209
  • 5:30-7 p.m.

  • 08-11-2016

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2016 Elections Recap: What Worked in Communications? (Brown Bag Lunch)

From the presidential and gubernatorial races to Ballot Measure 97, communications about the 2016 elections are filling the airways and inches of print. These messages are impacting public opinion and possibly shaping views on topics that you care about or work on. Join us for an engaging facilitated discussion to learn how two leading political […]

  • University of Oregon, Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 10-11-2016

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New Member Brunch

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Free, new member, prospective member “speed-dating” welcome brunch Are you getting full value from your chapter membership? Are you interested in learning about the benefits of membership? When you joined PRSA Portland Metro Chapter you made a decision to invest in yourself and your career. We want you to gain the greatest value from […]

  • Cambia Atrium, 1621 SW First Ave. Portland, OR 97201
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 12-11-2016

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2017 PRSAPDX Annual meeting

Thursday November 17 Registration 5:00-5:30 PM Program 5:30-7:00 PM Location: UO Turnbull Center Registration: Free to members, $5 for nonmembers Description: Join us for one of the highlights of the year for local PRSA members at the 2016 PRSA Portland Annual Meeting. Chapter leadership will honor the hard work of our many volunteers throughout 2016, […]

  • UO Turnbull Center
  • 05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.

  • 17-11-2016

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The latest from the PRemiere blog

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  • Update: the future of PRSA in Oregon

The polls are closed, and the results are in. We asked you to join the conversation – either directly or at one of our virtual town hall meetings – before casting your ballots on whether to approve the merger among our three Chapters. Of the members who voted, 93 percent of them were in favor […]

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  • Megan Donaldson – New Professional Award of Excellence

Megan Donaldson is this year’s recipient of the New Professional Award of Excellence given to an up-and-comer in the local public relations community. Considered an indicator of “who to watch in public relations,” this award honors a chapter member who has entered the public relations field within the past five years. It recognizes an individual […]

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  • Stacy Moe-Kean, APR – Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award

Stacy Moe-Kean, APR, is this year’s recipient of the Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award which honors an individual or organization who has demonstrated the outstanding use of public relations to support community improvement or important causes. Moe-Kean has spent 15 years as the communications director for Union Gospel Mission (UGM), a nonprofit providing homeless and […]

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Barbara Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Barbara Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA – William Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award

William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Portland will honor top PR pros with coveted Awards of Distinction at its upcoming Spotlight Awards on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Portland State University. Barbara Kerr, APR, Fellow PRSA is this year’s recipient of the William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award for her […]

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  • Partnership Between AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland

To AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland members, It’s Elaine Volpe and Mark Mohammadpour, your presidents for AMA-PDX and PRSA Portland. We’re excited to announce a new member benefit for both memberships! A few months ago, we met for coffee and Pip’s Donuts on NE Fremont, a small, family run business that celebrates the #CommunityNotCompetition way to […]

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  • Meet the Media: The Oregonian on 9/22

Meet the Media: The Oregonian, Thursday, Sept. 22 Veteran reporter Jeff Manning of The Oregonian will be the guest speaker at the next Meet the Media breakfast event on Thursday, Sept. 22. Manning covers business, finance and corporate & legal affairs. He will speak about some of his favorite stories he’s written during his more […]

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