PRSA Portland Metro Chapter
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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

Meet the Media: Jeff Manning of The Oregonian

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 […]

  • The Oregonian, 1500 SW First Ave., Portland, OR 97201
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • 22-09-2016

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Virtual town hall meeting

Over the last several years, all three chapters have experienced governance challenges to varying degrees, and in the last two years, your volunteer leaders have grown concerned with the sustainability of programs and services offered to members across our state due to these challenges. So last December, the boards of the Greater Oregon, Oregon Capital and […]

  • Just call (800) 406-9547 and enter conference ID 417149
  • 4 to 4:30 p.m.

  • 22-09-2016

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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.

  • 01-10-2016

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31st annual Spotlight Awards

We’re rolling out the red carpet in honor of some of the best public relations work in Oregon and SW Washington. Please join us on October 6 at PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall for the 2016 Spotlight Awards! The Spotlight Awards recognize the exceptional work produced by local public relations professionals. Winning a Spotlight Award showcases […]

  • Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall
  • 06-10-2016

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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-tuesday-communicators-mixer-rogue-ale-house-tickets-25241253268 Powered by Eventbrite

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

  • 11-10-2016

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The latest from the PRemiere blog

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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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  • American Red Cross Communications Coordinator

The American Red Cross is looking for two AmeriCorps members with a Communications focus to support preparedness and disaster cycle services by delivering presentations and materials to adults and children to increase preparedness and resiliency in the face of an emergency; promoting preparedness through social media; developing relationships with community groups and organizations to build […]

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PRSA Portland Accredited members celebrate the 50th anniversary of the APR credential
  • Action requested: The future of PRSA in Oregon

Dear Member, As you may imagine, it takes a village to run a nonprofit organization, and here in Oregon, you and your fellow PRSA members run three. Over the last several years, all three chapters have experienced governance challenges to varying degrees, and in the last two years, your volunteer leaders have grown concerned with the […]

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