Portland (Oregon)

Welcome to the Portland, Oregon Drupal Users Group. We have two official meetups every month.

1. Meetings take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm-8pm. Upcoming meeting dates and locations are:

2. Brewpal takes place on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland (1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209). We meet, work on our projects, and ask questions of our neighbors with no formal agenda.

No need to RSVP; meetings are open to all.

We're on IRC in #drupal-pdx on freenode.net

We're also on Slack in #Drupal-pdx.

JetBrains sponsors our meetup by raffling away 1 free PhpStorm license every meetup (2nd Wednesday).

Riley-gdo's picture

Web developer

Hey, does anybody know of someone who maybe a good fit a Sr. Web Developer/Content Manager?

Drupal, Linux, Apache, PHP, MySql, Javascript

4-6 month contract in the Portland metro area

Riley Fritsch

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Pete Forsyth's picture

Drupal Newbies unite!

Hey all,

I enjoyed meeting you and answering some questions the other night. I met another newbie named Sergio, and we puzzled through some "ultra-newbie" questions on our own. We also got some excellent help from more advanced users.

I thought I'd make a post here, and see if there are other people new to Drupal, and if so what kinds of questions you're running into. I'll start it off with my own story, but I'll put it in a comment, below...


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skeen's picture

Portland's Next Drupal Meetup

2006-12-15 10:00 - 13:00 Etc/GMT-8

Topics: Drupal5, Themeing, or what ever the group would like to discuss...

When: Thursday, December 14th @ 6pm

Where: Chance Of Rain
1522 SE 32nd Ave (Just one door S of Hawthorne)
Portland, OR 97214
==== Coffee + Beer + Wine + Food + Free Wifi + Drupal ====

The last meeting at Barley Mill was great fun (many pints of fun), but this time we are trying for a bit more of a 'workshop' format. We are taking over COR's side room and should have a projector which will enable us to demonstate different aspects of Drupal to the group.

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bonobo's picture

A personal/community workspace, or another look at social networking

I've been thinking about some of the specifics of creating a personal workspace within Drupal -- although my main area of interest is education, these thoughts have applications outside education -- these are some rough notes, and I'm curious to see/hear reactions about what I'm missing/overlooking. These notes are not intended to be comprehensive, but a starting point in a conversation about some specific functionality

Some basic functionality--



  • Let users define who can see their posts --
  • To accomplish this, I was thinking about some integration between BuddyList (http://drupal.org/project/buddylist) and the ACL (http://drupal.org/project/acl) or NodeAccess (http://drupal.org/project/nodeaccess)module -- members of a user’s Buddylist can be used to form an access control list on a node by node basis-- I’m leaning toward the ACL module as I think a generalized API that can be used by other modules provides some advantages long term. However, was the ACL module designed to work primarily with roles, or with individual users?

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    indeepopper's picture

    PDX startup looking for local developers

    We are building a competitive online music radio community we are hoping will be more useful to discover music than anywhere else online, however thus far Drupal has slowed down our development dramatically since converting from Perl. We have been working on the project now for 2 years. We are now based in Portland, OR.

    We are finally working on a major launch of a beta working with drupal developers abroad currently. However we are looking for skilled Portland, OR based developers now to take Beta to the next level as the difficulties are mounting doing this without face to face contact.

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    skeen's picture

    Impromptu Meetup - "Drupal 5 beta1!!"

    2006-11-17 10:00 - 12:00 Etc/GMT-8

    Hello PDX Drupal'rs

    We are having a meetup tomorrow to chat about Drupal 5 now that beta 1
    is out. Come discuss your experiences so far or learn what all the
    hubbub is about if you haven't used it yet.

    Where: Barley Mill Pub (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=10)
    1629 S.E. Hawthorne

    When: 6pm, Tomorrow (Thursday, November 16)

    Barley Mill does have free WiFi

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    lchalfan's picture

    Drupal Site Developer Needed

    We need a fairly sophisticated web site developed for an organization we are creating, the International Sustainability Professionals Society. It is for people who are working to make a better future for coming generations. An example of a professional society site is http://ieee.org/. We don’t want to copy it, but the link will help convey the general needs.

    I have researched the various CMSs and Drupal seems to come out on top. I have experimented with it and am impressed, but don't have the skill or time to do the entire site. As a result, we are looking for someone who knows Drupal well to configure the site which will need both core and contributed modules.

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    levelos's picture

    Drupal Developer Needed

    I am in need of a top notch LOCAL Drupal developer. I have one project in progress for a start up venture which will require ongoing development and there could be several others down the road. Skills needed:
    - Experience with core Drupal functionality, configuration, and installation.
    - Custom module development.
    - Ability to analyze a business need and determine the best approach for solving it, whether it's a contributed module, custom development, or third party component.
    - Advanced HTML/CSS/JavaScript

    A bit about me. I run my own mall business, Level Online Strategy (www.levelos.com), focusing on developing high quality websites. I have been a developer/consultant for over 10 years now, but have only recently begun to work with open source platforms and Drupal. Aside from the work that I do myself, I run my projects as a "virtual agency", maintaining a network of designers/developers, putting a teams together for each project. So I am looking for someone to form a long term partnership with.

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    tunesmith's picture

    Drupal Assistant Needed

    I landed a few contracts with bay area clients that needed me to set up some drupal installations for them. I'm looking for a local (Portland) assistant to 1099 to. Low-impact, easy work, but you need to be available. What would be most helpful is if you were also good with xhtml/css and maybe graphic design. Especially if you could receive an html design and then make a drupal template out of it, or spruce up an existing custom template. I can handle all the more advanced stuff like custom php development and modules, although there will be opportunity to some of that stuff if I get busy enough with other work and need to hand it off. Maybe around 5 hrs/week to start, could be more. It should be ongoing work. Contact me here.

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    Boris Mann's picture

    Portland meetup up with Dries

    2006-10-24 17:00 - 20:00 Canada/Pacific

    Did you know Dries is going to be in town?

    Tuesday night is free for him, so hopefully some folks can make it out. I've put 7pm as the suggested time, we could do a bit earlier as well.

    Update: set to 5pm at the Rose and Raindrop.

    P.S. Sorry for parachuting in to the group...I'm going to be in town to see Dries and he doesn't have time to organize anything. I have no idea on locations. On Monday night, I'm going to a Geek Dinner at the Blue Moon Tavern. Dries is staying at the Marriot Courtyard, so something vaguely in the vicinity would be good.

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    BenK's picture

    Portland Drupal Meeting for October?

    I was hoping to get involved in the Portland, Oregon, drupal group. I heard that you had meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, but I didn't see anything listed on the groups.drupal.org website. Will there be a meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2006)?

    What is the time and location of the meeting?

    I live about two hours outside of Portland, but would drive in for the meeting.


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    yopyop's picture

    Planetwork networking dinner September 27

    2006-09-27 19:00 America/Los_Angeles

    Hi all. I attended some of these monthly planetworks functions in SF, and they were very interesting. It's oriented towards techology and social consciousness. I think I'm going, and I'm sure anyone working for nonprofits, social networks, etc might find it interesting.. for more info check their website at http://www.planetwork.net/

    Portland Networking Dinner
    September 27th, 7 pm
    Laurelwood NW Public House
    2327 NW Kearney Street Portland, OR

    Drinks around 7 dinner 7:30-8 (when a critical mass arrives we will order)
    Kaliya Hamlin Planetwork's Network Director will be in Portland and is convening this dinner to support connecting amongst the socially consious tech crowd.

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    oneeconomy's picture

    ISO local Drupal user for help with site navigation

    I am looking to network locally with someone who considers themselves "well seasoned" in regard to Drupal navigation schemes. Basically I’d like to get together over coffee/beer at a location that has WiFi so I can show you my site and pick your brain.

    I’ve been experimenting with taxonomy and the Category module, but neither seems to fit my needs just right. Or perhaps I am not using them to their full potential. I have a few additional requirements around permissions and content posting, both related to navigation, that I’d like to brainstorm on.

    This is my first Drupal project, although I am seasoned developer type.

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    drewish's picture

    September PDX Drupal Meeting

    2006-09-12 18:00 - 20:00 US/Pacific

    After taking a month off, we'll have another Portland Drupal Users Group meeting at FreeGeek. Since the code freeze happened on September 1st, the focus of the meeting will be on looking at the new features of the upcomming 5.0 release.

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    zacker's picture

    Wednesday Drupal day @ OSCAMP

    We are organizing a days worth of Drupal related sessions at OSCAMP being held in conjunction with OSCON 2006 in Portland Oregon tomorrow. This will be a free event! Come spend the day hanging out, learning, and collaborating with others Drupal'ers in ad hoc sessions. If you are attending please edit this page on the OSCAMP wiki and put your name down and add suggestions for Drupal sessions if you have any.

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    zacker's picture

    OSCON / OSCAMP Drupal Day

    I am trying to quickly organize a 'Drupal Day' at the OSCAMP unconference being held in conjunction with OSCON in Portland.


    I would love some help. Anyone in Portland or attending OSCON available to help organize a days worth of relatively unstructured Drupal activities?

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    GregoryHeller's picture

    Seattle Drupal Camp Next Week

    I just wanted to make sure that folks in the )ortland area are aware of the Seattle Drupal Camp next week on wednesday and thursday. We have room for 40 and there are 24 Registered now. The event is free and fun and will include copiuous amounts of.... Hacking!

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    drewish's picture

    Portland Drupal User Group Meeting (July 11th)

    2006-07-11 18:00 America/Los_Angeles

    I think a few of us will take a module and walk though how it can be used. Nothing too fancy.

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    crubig928's picture

    Like a job... but without all that pay

    Bicycle Transportation Alliance
    Web development (PHP/MySql/Drupal) Internship
    Application deadline Monday, June 12th

    Overview: The Bicycle Transportation Alliance seeks a part-time intern
    to assist in the development of a new Bike Commute Challenge
    website. This site will leverage the open source Drupal content
    management system, which runs on a PHP/MySql platform. Among the
    intern?s core responsibilities will be developing the module(s) which
    will enable the core site features and integrating them into the rest
    of the website. This project is guided by Lev Tsypin (of Level OS;

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    skeen's picture

    Portland Drupal User Group Meeting (June 13th)

    2006-06-13 18:00 - 20:00 US/Pacific

    Meeting Topic:
    Presentation on the OpenID single-sign-on http://www.openidenabled.com/openid/about-openid

    FREE GEEK -> Community Technology Center -> 1731 SE 10th Avenue -> Portland, OR 97214 -> 503-232-9350
    Tuesday, June 13th, 6pm-8pm, then pub.

    Meeting Desc:
    Jonathan Daugherty will be giving a presentation on the OpenID single-sign-on protocol including usage of their PHP OpenID API and details on how OpenID can be used by Drupal.

    So what is OpenID?
    OpenID is a URL based identity system. An OpenID identity is simply a URL, and all the OpenID specification does is provide a way to securely prove that you own that URL.
    Unlike most identity systems, OpenID is completely decentralized. The end-user may choose whichever server they are most comfortable with, and may even run their own if they choose.

    Free and open to the public. Most likely hit a near by pub afterwards.

    See you all there,

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