Please join us Tuesday, August 8, on the roof at Hotel deLuxe for the 9th annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party, presented by Upsource!

Join us for some old school networking in uptown Portland at the Hotel deLuxe. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as DJ Chad Smith spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Hotel deLuxe — see map
729 SW 15th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97205
The party will be on the roof of their parking structure, across SW Yamhill from the hotel.


The SEMpdx annual Rooftop Party promises to be the most talked-about networking event of the year.

Many professional organizations will be joining us on the roof. Be on top of the latest developments going on at the most innovative marketing associations in the Pacific Northwest!

Presenting Sponsor

UpsourceUpsource is a national brand and Internet marketing agency that combines cutting edge creativity with technical expertise to build your online brand. Our all-inclusive approach to SEM means being efficient and effective: not only doing things right, but doing the right things. We offer a full suite of personalized, high-quality services including local search management, SEO, website design and development, content strategy, paid search marketing, social media services, link building, and web presence analysis. Experience the freedom of marketing your business from one source – Upsource.

Platinum Sponsor / Photo Booth 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

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.


WebforWebfor delivers enterprise-level digital marketing and web design expertise to small- and medium-size businesses. Our full-service digital marketing agency provides search engine optimization, website and logo design, social media marketing, email marketing, and conversion rate optimization. We put ourselves in your shoes and make decisions with the thought and care as if your business was our business. Our goal is to become an invaluable partner and trusted advisor for all your Internet marketing needs. Leverage our expertise and take your business to the next level. Follow Webfor on Twitter at @Webfor.


Silver Sponsors

Idealist ConsultingIdealist Consultings mission is to help your organization adopt technology that increases your impact. We guide you through complex projects and help you build relationships through Salesforce, marketing automation, and Salesforce application development. With over ten years of Salesforce consulting experience and consistent top ratings on the AppExchange, our ultimate goal is to transcend the public-private sector divide and boost social impact for everyone we work with.

PSU Center for Executive & Professional EducationPSU’s Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate program offers students the opportunity to learn from and gain hands-on experience with top-notch digital marketing industry professionals. The certificate courses, Intro to Digital Strategies, Content Strategy, Social Media Marketing, and Digital Media Integration, teach students how to start, strategize, implement, and show return on investment for their digital marketing efforts.

OSU PACEOSU Professional and Continuing Education delivers more than 100 professional online courses and certificate programs to students from both near and far. Serving more than 9,000 students annually, PACE focuses on empowering individual learners and organizations with flexible, innovative professional development experiences in a wide variety of subjects ranging from leadership and human resources to web development and much more. SEMpdx and OSU PACE offer a scholarship for their Digital Brand Management Certificate.


AMA PDXAmerican Marketing Association – PDX Chapter Portland is home to some of the most creative and innovative marketing professionals in the nation, working with businesses that include local start-ups, globally-recognized brands, and everything between. AMA PDX brings together these professionals, from across Portland and the surrounding areas, through valuable professional development events, networking opportunities, and monthly luncheons.  Learn more at: This year’s rooftop event will feature the AMA’s fearless leaders of fun, the Blind Pig Brigade. Stop by our table to meet fellow marketers, cheers with AMA Board Members and play games.

Become a Sponsor!

Your company can be a sponsor of this fun summer event! View the 2017 Rooftop Networking Party Sponsorship Opportunities or email the SEMpdx Sponsorship Team for details.


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-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



  • Craft beer sponsored by the Growlers Guys – 6 beers on tap to be announced
  • Wine
  • Appetizers

Door Prizes

SEMpdx Rooftop 2016

Parking & Transit

There is street parking available around the venue for $2.00/hour until 7:00 pm, and a pay lot with limited availability below our event. Streetcar stops are 4-5 blocks East on SW 10th and 11th, MAX stops are several blocks away at The Galleria and Library, and the nearest bus stop is a couple blocks away on SW 14th & Salmon (routes 15 & 51). Also, don’t forget about Uber and Lyft! SEMpdx urges all attendees to be safe and take public transit or rideshare.

Coverage of Last Year’s Event

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 has been the Chair of Events for SEMpdx's Board of Directors 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, and has worked for a number of notable clients. Robert is currently 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, working there from 2009-2016. He 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 amazing restaurant scene, in the gym, or running on Portland’s beautiful riverfront and woodland trails.
Robert Frost
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