Save the Date for the 31st Annual PBL Christmas Lunch, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017

October 9, 2017

Join us for the 31st Annual Christmas

Portland Business Lunch

Speaker: Larry Anderson

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 13, 11:45-1:15 pm

Location: Portland Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center

Purchase tables & tickets now to reserve your spot

Keynote: Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson is a retired Portland police officer who grew up in Northeast Portland and primarily worked in his North/Northeast community as a patrolman for twenty-eight years. He has been married to Renee for thirty years and they have two children –  daughter Kenya and son Kaleb.

He is a founding member of a racial reconciliation movement in Portland known as the Friday Morning Men’s Group, and recently took on the role of President and CEO of Friday Group Enterprises, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting business relationships in communities of color.

Adopted at birth, Larry’s parents brought him up as a member of Allen Temple CME Church where he served as an altar boy and sang in the youth choir. He was a superb athlete in grade school (his Sabin Bomber sports teams were city champions every year from fifth to eighth grade) and excelled on the basketball court in high school – first at Jefferson and then Grant. He earned a scholarship to a small college in Spokane where his team was named to the school’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to his years of community service as an officer on the street, Larry worked on the Gang Enforcement Team, ultimately rising to the level of a national and regional speaker focusing on the prevention of youth violence.



Scott Landis to be Downtown Guest Speaker for PBL, Wednesday Sept. 27

September 22, 2017

Scott LandisJoin the women and men of Portland Business Luncheons Wednesday Sept. 27 at 11:45 am-1:15pm at the University Club to hear from guest speaker Scott Landis.

Scott has been an entrepreneur since 2001, with industry experience in financial services, marketing, and investing. He also built a successful business coaching practice and led a thriving CEO Roundtable Forum.

With a degree in Psychology, as well as expertise in group dynamics, strategic planning, sales systems, financial strategies, and predictable marketing methods, Scott is well positioned to coach a business leader through any challenge or opportunity.

In addition, Scott has marriage coach training, and can help couples in business find the highest level of personal satisfaction of life and business together.

Happily married to his high school sweetheart and best friend, Tawnya, they are raising three children: Skyler, Allie, and Brynna. He’s a voracious reader of titles on business, leadership, management, investing, real estate, theology, philosophy and spirituality. Loves music, playing the guitar and piano.

As a side note, Scott enjoys P90X, snowboarding, traveling the world as a family, nachos and playing with the kids. He also loves teaching entrepreneurship all over the world with his family’s favorite non-profit organization, Nehemiah Project.

RSVP and Register at this link

Address to the University Club of Portland
1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204


Nate Moreland to be Eastside Guest Speaker, Sept. 20th

September 13, 2017
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You are invited to join us for lunch on September 20th to hear guest speaker Nate Moreland.
Nate was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, attended Jackson High School where he played football and ran track.
In 1979, he was named all-state in football. He attended the University of Oregon on a track scholarship and in 1980 and 1981 qualified for the PAC-10 championships in the 100 meters, 200 meters, the 4 X 100 meter relay, and the mile relay.

Nate graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Oregon in 1981.

In 1984 he qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100 meter and 400 meter events.
He is a the owner of Life Improving Fitness Training and Speed (LIFTS) and holds SPARQ, APEX and ACE certifications.
This will be a fun and inspirational lunch and a great opportunity to hear from a individual who is so passionate about sports and fitness.
Invite a friend and register today. Click here.
Friday morning group space
Old Café next to North Precinct
449 NE Emerson St., Portland, OR 97211 
Registration is required and cost of lunch is $22.00.

August 23rd Downtown Luncheon

August 15, 2017


Joseph is a young entrepreneur who is passionate about encouraging others and helping them rise up to their full potential. He currently does that through his health and life coaching business, Rise Life Academy, which he started this last year.

Joseph grew up in a small town and lived a pretty modest life in the country but as long as he can remember he never let his small beginnings keep him from dreaming big and doing something meaningful for the world. His entrepreneurial spirit goes back to when he was 15 years old when he started his first business as a window washer. By the time he was 18 he got involved with a marketing company where he learned the art of sales and persistence and eventually ran his own branch office of direct sales representatives at the age of 20.

He then moved on to run a manufacturing company with his brother at the age of 21 where he was the chief of sales and was able to bring his families products into reputable chain stores like Market of Choice and Fred Meyers. This leads to where Joseph will be telling his story of facing his biggest battle yet, when his worldly sources of fulfillment and purpose were wiped away from him and how he became immersed in a place of brokenness, confusion, and depression.

Come and hear a story of redemption and how Joseph’s greatest trial led him to his greatest victory, which is a relationship with God and how he learned to live by faith and was slowly brought out of that darkness into a life of victory where he now pursues his purpose and passion of helping others rise up to their full potential and into a life of true fulfillment.

The Downtown Luncheon will take place on Wednesday August 23rd at 11:45 am. We will be meeting at a new location in the month of August.

The Barlow Room

737 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205




Robert King- June 21st Eastside Speaker

June 11, 2017

Robert King

Portland Police Bureau

You are invited to join us for our Eastside PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, June 21st. Our guest speaker will be Robert King.

Robert was born and raised in Portland Oregon. He has been married for over 33 years to his grade school sweetheart. Robert has worked in the Portland Police Bureau for over 27 years.

Robert has been a friend of PBL for over 25 years and we believe you will be impacted by his words of wisdom and his personal story as a follower of Jesus in our community. 

Registration is required and the cost of lunch is $25.00.

We look forward to seeing you on June 21st!

McMenamins Kennedy School
The Cypress Room
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland OR 97211  



Anthony Jordan- June 28th Downtown Speaker

June 11, 2017

Anthony Jordan

President, Portland Leadership Foundation

You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, June 28th at the University Club in Downtown Portland. Our guest speaker will be Anthony Jordan.

Anthony Jordan grew up in Portland, Oregon, the son of a 5’1″ feisty Puerto Rican mother and a 6’7″ African American father. Jordan attended Jefferson High School and graduated in 1991. He played college football at College of the Redwoods and Portland State University. With a degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA. Anthony Jordan has served the inner NE Portland city for over 20 years.

Jordan began his coaching journey in 1994 with youth football and baseball.  Jordan returned to Jefferson and joined the football coaching staff as a varsity wide receiver coach, with four trips to the AYF National Championships in Orlando, and winning it all in 2013. It was March 2016 when Jordan’s dream coaching position became a reality as he returned to Jefferson High School as the football head coach.

Inspired by youth leadership and development, Jordan has lived out his life’s call by serving with many youth organizations for the past 23 years. Jordan founded the Portland Leadership Foundation where he serves as President. PLF is a faith-based community organization committed to bridging the gap for youth in the city of Portland. From an idea and dream on a post-it note in 2007 to building PLF to a $1.8 million 13 initiative service organization today.  PLF is known for taking good intentions to more effective outcomes.

Jordan’s life motto is, “Once this life I’ve been given has come to an end, I pray that I will have lived a life fully wrung out.” 

Jordan has been married to the love of his life Donita and will be celebrating 22 years of marriage this December. The Jordans have four amazing children and still live in NE Portland where Jordan has committed to serving the city of Portland for the remainder of his life.

The cost of lunch is $25.00. Registration ends on Monday June 26th. We look forward to seeing you there.



Eastside May Luncheon- Cancelled

May 2, 2017

Eastside Luncheon- Cancelled in May

The Eastside Luncheon will not be meeting in May. We are currently searching for a consistent location in NE Portland for the Eastside gatherings.

We will resume our monthly meetings on Wednesday June 14th. The location will be announced at that time.

Please contact Cathryn Brinkman at Cathryn@moronesananalytics.com or 503-906-1581 if you have any questions.