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Rooftop Networking Party presented by Moz

  • 09 Aug 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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Please join us on Tuesday, August 9, on the roof at Hotel deLuxe for the 8th annual SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party, presented by Moz!


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

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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!


No drink tickets this year. All 6 taps of craft beer are hosted, thanks to our sponsor the Growler Guys. And, the wine is hosted, thanks to our sponsor Three Rivers Winery. Cocktails are a cash bar (credit cards also accepted). Snacks and hot pizza deliveries included.

Growler Guys 2016 Craft Beer Tap List:

  • Laurelwood Workhorse IPA
  • pFriem Pilsner
  • Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Occidental Hefeweizen
  • Ecliptic Capella Porter
  • Firestone Walker Pale 31 Pale Ale

(tap list subject to change)

Coverage of Last Year's Event

Presenting Sponsor

Moz Backed by industry-leading data,  comprehensive reporting, and the largest community of SEOs on the planet, Moz builds products to help online marketers not only see their data, but get actionable insights to optimize their efforts. Moz Pro is an all-in-one set of SEO research and analysis tools which help increase search engine visibility and keep ahead of competitors. Moz Local helps businesses easily make their online listings accurate, consistent, and visible across the web by partnering with several major data search aggregators. Moz also creates free tools, tutorials, and educational resources for learning online marketing. Moz supports over 35,000 customers and 500,000 community members worldwide. Follow Moz on Twitter at @Moz.

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

Snap Yourself! was founded in 2010 by a gutsy gang of photo industry professionals on a quest for a new kind of photo booth--the kind that makes mere mortals look superhuman on film. We've been bringing the party ever since. Follow Snap Yourself! on Facebook at SnapYourself, Twitter at @SnapYourself  and Instagram at @SnapYourself.   

 Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 3,700 vacation homes throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. Vacasa’s team of hospitality professionals is the finest in the industry. We build comprehensive marketing packages to promote our homes, and provide instant booking through Vacasa.com. Each Vacasa team member (from analyst to housekeeper) works to ensure that each home and every guest is well cared for, so that our homeowners don’t have to. Follow Vacasa on Twitter at @VacasaRentals

 Logical Position is a digital marketing agency with over 180 full-time employees offering pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, search engine optimization and website design, serving thousands of clients across the county. 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 Las Vegas and Chicago. Follow LP on Twitter at @LogicalPosition

One of Walla Walla’s original wineries founded in 1999,  Three Rivers Winery has been producing handmade wines from the remote and arid Columbia Valley AVA in Eastern Washington. Our fruit comes from some of the region’s most prestigious vineyards including: Boushey, Weinbau, Bacchus, Champoux, Milbrandt, Klipsun and Seven Hills. Our style is defined by moderate alcohols, firm structures and varietal accuracy. Our wines are concentrated, ripe and juicy without being overblown or heavy handed. Follow Three Rivers on Twitter at @3riverswinery.

Silver Sponsors

Webfor 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

Ethology Imagine knowing your agency cares about your business as much as you do. Ethology is a performance-driven customer experience agency, dedicated to understanding what matters most to you. Our modern approach and traditional values are visible throughout every team member and project. Since our inception in 2010, strategy has been the foundation for the solutions we provide, and forming true partnerships with clients is our goal. We do search, media, creative, content and UX — but your business, your customer and your strategy drive it all. Follow Ethology on Twitter at @Ethology

Tricor Brand Communications is a NW based agency focused on supporting your brand, your team and your products through integrated online ordering platforms. Promotional products, print, retail, trade show & event services; anywhere your brand is represented in the physical form, we’ve got you covered. Clients include Puppet, Elemental, and more.

Avenue is a marketing agency that specializes in connecting brands to their customers through creative, measurable and data-driven digital experiences. Founded and launched in 2016, Avenue helps companies ranging from Fortune 500 brands to start-ups and local businesses develop strategic marketing plans, launch advertising campaigns, tell their stories through digital and social communications, solve marketing challenges and approach business growth in a unique and measurable way. Follow Avenue on Twitter at @goavenueagency and Instagram at @avenueagency.

American 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: ama-pdx.org

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.

Upsource Upsource 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.

 The 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

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 3.9M unique visitors, and 25M page views per month, OregonLive.com 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.

The Law Offices of Mark Sampath, PLLC is a full-service boutique business law firm helping business clients in Oregon and Washington with all of their non-litigation corporate legal needs. Its attorneys assist its small, medium and large business clients across all industries in a wide range of areas including but not limited to intellectual property (non-Patent), licensing agreements, transactional, commercial real estate, Reg D and private equity capital raising, entity formation, ongoing corporate governance and general contract and day to day legal needs.

WATSON CREATIVE is a design-driven creative consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. Matt Watson earned his stripes at Lippincott (NYC) with brands such as BMW, Citigroup and Chevron/Texaco, before investing over ten years at Nike. Today, WATSON CREATIVE’s portfolio includes top-tier firms, athletic organizations and cultural icons. Design is innovation, and innovation drives trust, growth and revenue. At WATSON CREATIVE, we design businesses for success.

Your company can be a sponsor too! Check out our great  sponsorship opportunities.

Door Prizes

More door prizes to be announced soon!


CHIFOO is the Computer Human Interaction Forum of Oregon. CHIFOO (pronounced ‘ky - FOO’), Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon, a local professional chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, serves practicing professionals, academics and students in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region through lecture series, workshops and networking in the areas of User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design. 

IABC - Oregon Columbia
The Oregon-Columbia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) supports local communications professionals. Members work in media relations, employee communications, development, graphic design, media production, advertising, marketing, public affairs, program management and more. We offer professional development and networking, empowering communicators to enhance their strategic value in the marketplace.

pdxMindShare 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!

The Content Strategy PDX group is a hub for discussing and learning about the intersections of content strategy with marketing, web development, brand and digital strategy, design, and UX.

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.


Rooftop tickets are $30 in advance, or $40 the day of the event. Ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.

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