Pioneer Courthouse SquarePlease join us Thursday, August 16, 2018 in downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse Square for the 10th annual SEMpdx Summer Networking Party, presented by Logical Position!

2018 Summer Networking Party

Join us for some old school networking in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Previously this was called the Rooftop Networking Party, but we renamed it this year since we’re no longer able to host it on a rooftop. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversation as DJ Chad Smith spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

Date and Time

Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Pioneer Courthouse Square — see map
701 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
The party will be within the fenced-off area on the east side of the Square. Enter on SW 6th Avenue.

The SEMpdx annual Summer Party promises to be the most talked-about networking event of the year. Many professional organizations will be joining us in the Square. Be on top of the latest developments going on at the most innovative marketing associations in the Pacific Northwest!



Presenting Sponsor

Logical PositionLogical Position is a national digital marketing agency with a staff consisting of over 250 full-time marketing experts offering SEM, SEO and Website Design. Partnering with clients such as the Dallas Cowboys, Princeton University, USC, Portland Winterhawks, Made in Oregon and Storables along with thousands of SMBs across the country, LP has won consistent accolades as an Inc. 500 company, a Premier Google Partner, a Bing Elite SMB Partner, a Fastest Growing Company (Portland Business Journal), a Top Workplace (The Oregonian), and a 100 Best Company (Oregon Business). Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Ore., LP runs satellite offices in Austin, Chicago and Las Vegas.



Gold Sponsors

The Growler GuysAt The Growler Guys our goal is to bring fresh craft beer to beer enthusiasts everywhere. Each of our locations celebrate craft brews by offering an unparalleled selection of taps, hosting frequent tastings and events and offering exceptional customer service and extensive beer knowledge. 

If you like craft beer or cider (and who doesn’t?!), visit our two Portland locations to see what we’re all about! Find us at SE 8th Ave. and Belmont in the Grand Central Bowl Building, and at South Waterfront on SW Bond Ave. Follow The Growler Guys on Twitter at @thegrowlerguys.


Oregonian Media GroupDigital & Print Advertising Solutions – More targeted results, within your reach! Oregonian Media Group offers a full suite of digital and print advertising solutions to generate more leads, build your brand and increase sales.

Connect with the audience that’s right for your business, wherever they are. With over 10M unique visitors, and 59M page views per month1 can deliver this audience. Combine that with the Pulitzer award-winning, The Oregonian, and you have the largest, most trusted media company in Oregon. We make it easy to reach the customers your business needs to grow.
1. Source: BURT Custom Reporting, June 2017


Webfor LogoWebfor partners with people looking to grow their business through exceptional digital marketing. We put ourselves in your shoes and make decisions with the thought and care as if your business was our business. We make your goals our goals and we become an invaluable partner and trusted advisor.

Our team of specialists are at your disposal. We have experts in search engine optimization, content strategy, paid campaign management, social media marketing, website design, development, and conversion optimization. Leverage our expertise and take your business to the next level. Get 3 Free Hours of strategy and consulting work!



Silver Sponsors

Redfin Portland, ORRedfin is a customer-first real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not salespeople, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin also offers online tools that make the entire process of buying or selling a home easier and more fun.


Portland Business AllianceThe Portland Business Alliance is Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. With more than 1,700 member companies, representing 325,000 business people in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington, the Alliance is the region’s leading business organization. The Alliance advocates for its members at all levels of government, connects its members with other established and start-up businesses through events and offers professional development opportunities to connect and foster growth in the business community. Follow Portland Business Alliance on Twitter at @PDX_BizAlliance.

Become a Sponsor!

Your company can be a sponsor of this fun summer event! View the Summer Networking Party Sponsorship Opportunities or email the SEMpdx Sponsorship Team for details.



American Marketing Association PortlandPDX American Marketing Association The Portland Chapter of the American Marketing Association serves as the resource for local creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers and innovative professionals to connect, learn, and improve their marketing skills through valuable professional development opportunities, non profit collaboration, creative networking events, and monthly luncheons.


pdxMindSharepdxMindShare was founded by Kent Lewis, president & founder of Anvil, in 1999 as a way for career-minded individuals of Portland to connect. It initially began as a networking event and evolved to include a career-focused workshop. Expert speakers are brought in each month to help attendees learn ways to be successful professionally whether it’s to find a new job, secure a promotion or change careers. Topics include optimizing your online brand, maximizing your LinkedIn profile and tips for interviewing in addition to much more. The networking component is a great way for professionals to connect and grow their networks in addition to meeting potential employers. Everyone is welcome and events are free of charge!


IABC - Oregon ColumbiaIABC Oregon-Columbia: the connection for business communications professionals The Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The organization offers professional development and networking opportunities that advance your strategic value as a communications professional within your organization. IABC Oregon-Columbia members are business communications professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, in roles that include: Marketing communications, Corporate communications, Employee communications, Communications agencies, Public Relations.


Mac's listMac’s list: When Mac’s List  began, it didn’t have a name. It wasn’t a company. It was just one person who wanted to serve his professional network and help people find work that mattered to them.Back in 2001, Mac Prichard started emailing job openings to a few dozen friends and colleagues. He wanted to keep in touch and share great work opportunities that he had found. Today, Mac’s List has grown to an online community of over 45,000 people. But our goals remain the same: to help people discover meaningful work opportunities in Portland, Oregon, and beyond.


SEMPO Cities SEMPO is the largest nonprofit trade organization in the world serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. The SEMPO Cities initiative launched in 2015 and replaced legacy SEMPO Local Groups and serves as the local presence engaging search marketers in local communities globally. SEMPO Cities was formed and continues to serve to build awareness and education around search at the local level through learning and networking events. Local networking is an excellent way to learn more about the industry and its latest developments, and to have a sense of community with other professionals in your area.


The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of nearly 6,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada.


No drink tickets again this year. All 6 taps of craft beer are hosted, thanks to our sponsor the Growler Guys. And bottled water is always free.

  • Craft beer sponsored by the Growlers Guys – here’s the Tap List (subject to change):
    • Coming soon! (6 craft beers on tap)
  • Wine:
    • Coming soon!
  • Appetizers:
    • Coming soon!


Join your fellow rooftop attendees in some games, including giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, and Cornhole.


Door Prizes

SEMpdx Rooftop 2016

Parking & Transit

SEMpdx urges all attendees to be safe and take public transit or rideshare to and from this event.
There is street parking available around the venue for $2.00/hour until 7:00, and multiple pay lots all around our event. Streetcar stops are 4-5 blocks west on SW 10th and 11th Avenues, MAX stops are on 3 sides of the Square at SW 6th Avenue, SW Morrison and SW Yamhill, and bus stops are on SW 5th and SW 6th Avenues. And don’t forget about Uber and Lyft!

Coverage of Previous Events

Original video by Nathan Issacs – 7G Media


Rooftop tickets are $20 Early Bird, $30 Standard, or $40 Day of Event. Ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Director of Professional Services at Odysys
Robert Frost has been the Director of Events for SEMpdx since July 2014. He has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, with a focus on Paid Media across many verticals, and over 20 years of management experience. Robert is currently the Director of Professional Services at Odysys, a SaaS provider for the hospitality industry. He is also the founder and principal of RPerro Media, where he consults with small businesses on their digital marketing initiatives. Robert was previously the Director of Media Operations at Ethology, a full-service digital agency, and also served as the General Manager of Ethology's Portland office. Outside of digital marketing, Robert is an avid wine enthusiast, foodie, and fitness fanatic, and can often be found wine tasting, checking out the city's amazing restaurant scene, in the gym, or running on Portland’s beautiful riverfront and woodland trails.
Robert Frost
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