The Friday Forum is our weekly lunchtime program, offering networking with civic-minded people who want to learn about the topics that affect Portlanders and Oregonians. Join us at the Sentinel Hotel for lunch, watch live from any mobile device, listen the radio or watch at home on Portland Community Media.  

Click here for the upcoming Friday Forum Schedule


City Club welcomes members and nonmembers to Friday Forums. Lunch costs $23 for members and $30 for nonmembers. General admission is free to members and $15 for nonmembers. Coffee/tea tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-serve for members only and cost $5.00. Members may bring up to two guests at the member price for lunch, GA, or coffee.

Tables are available that seat 10 and come with preferred table assignment within the room.

Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds for cancellations made after Wednesday at 5:00pm prior to the Friday Forum. Thank you for your understanding.

Additional Questions?

 Please call us at 503-228-7231, ext. 1.


Broadcast Times

Portland Community Media airs Friday Forums on Channel 30 in Portland and East Multnomah County on Fridays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 6:00pm. A delayed broadcast is aired the following Friday at 12:00pm on Channel 11 in the Portland Metro-Area. Keep your eye out for an announcement about radio and podcasting soon!

Video Library

Watch hundreds of past Friday Forums by clicking here.

Editorial Policy

Please click here to view our editorial policy for events and research.


Do You Have an Idea for a City Club event?

Who would you like to hear from? Do you have a civic question in need of a good answer? Is there a policy issue you think needs public airing? Let us know by emailing

Who plans the Friday Forum?

The Friday Forum Committee chooses the topics and speakers who present and co-present. The Committee seeks over time to offer a diversity of perspectives. Unless noted, the topics and opinions expressed at City Club of Portland events are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the City Club of Portland.

Friday Forum Committee

Walter Robinson II, Chair
Members: Bryce Bennett, Aliemah Bradley, Daniel Capuia, Stephen Green, Melissa Magaña, Sam Metz, Eddy Morales, Bobbie Regan, Toni Tabora-Roberts, Kurt Wehbring.


City Club is able to put on high-quality Friday Forum programming that engages Portland and Oregon in important conversations thanks in part to the generous support of our sponsors.