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Young Professionals

Young Professionals
Young Professionals is a vibrant community of early to mid-career Oregonians who are passionate about international issues.

Photo: Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahaway shows her tattoo to Portland event attendees. credit: Michael Shay

Young Professionals share an interest in learning about the world, traveling abroad, networking with local and international leaders, and expanding their knowledge of global affairs. Programs and events are open to anyone and provide a wide range of social, cultural, and educational activities. From discussion groups to trivia nights, guest presenters to international visitor receptions, Young Professionals connect Oregon’s globally-minded community with each other and the world. 

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Every other Wednesday... Join us for Discussion Group at the Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery!

The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and a great way to meet other globally aware people. Topics are arranged ahead of time, and are announced via e-mail. Please contact the discussion group coordinator, youngprofessionalsatworldoregon [dot] org (Jeff Renfro), with questions. The Rogue Eastside Pub is located at 928 SE 9th Avenue in Portland. No registration required!

Last Tuesday of every month…Join us for CULT!

CULT, a text-speak acronym for "C U Last Tuesday", is a new, monthly program put on by the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council. The content and format of the event changes from month to month, but what doesn't vary is the promise to entertain, educate and broaden your horizons. So, invite your friends and we will see you on the last Tuesday of the month. No registration required!

Every 3 months…Join us for International Trivia Night!

International Trivia Night is a competitive evening of intellectual competition. Enjoy challenging questions, stimulating conversations, food and drink. Teams compete, testing their knowledge while getting to know new people. The competition lasts approximately two hours and the winning teams are awarded prizes.  Don’t have a team? Don’t worry! You can join an existing team when you arrive or form your own.

Throughout the year... Join us for other special programs and events!

Read more about the Young Professionals events and programs here!

Have other questions or interested in becoming an organization or business partner? Email us at youngprofessionalsatworldoregon [dot] org.

Upcoming Young Professionals Events

Young Professionals

YP International Trivia Night (11/16)

YP TriviaCan you name the world's first zero carbon city? How about the President of Turkmenistan? If you know the answers—or even if you don't—come join fellow Young Professionals for an evening of international trivia! Read More ››

Young Professionals

YP Holiday NGO Showcase

YP Holiday NGO ShowcasePlease join the Young Professionals of the WorldOregon as we celebrate the season and showcase Oregon’s vibrant community of international development nonprofits. Revel in style with a crowd of fellow globally-engaged Oregonians who support good work around the world. Read More ››

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