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.


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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

Bobbie Regan, Education Advocate, Marketing & Communications Consultant

Bobbie is a natural connector, bringing people and parties together around common ideas, challenges, and goals and is a champion of civil civic dialogue. She has previously served as a 12-year elected member of the Portland School Board and a legislative assistant to a congressman in Washington DC. She most recently worked on the successful statewide Measure 98 campaign to improve high school graduation rates. Bobbie is extremely organized and a superlative team player. She is currently the longest-serving Friday Forum Committee member.

Shannon Berg, President & CEO, Berg & Associates, LLC

Shannon BergShannon is a highly-skilled communicator with 20 years' experience in local politics and government, public affairs and crisis management. She has experience in ballot measure campaigns, issues management and advocacy campaigns including leading the 2016 Malheur County “No Monument” campaign. Shannon previously served as director of communications for the City of Detroit. She is a Leadership Portland and Leadership Detroit alumni, and has earned accreditation for the practice of Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America.

Emerald Bogue, Regional Affairs Manager, Port of Portland

Emerald has worked in local politics for the last ten years, but started her career organizing low-wage workers all over the country. Professionally and personally, she’s deeply aware of those not at the table when it comes to policy making and civic discourse. She is well connected in political, nonprofit, labor, and economic development communities, and has experience in direct staffing of elected officials. Emerald is a skilled communicator—she’s good at cutting through the noise and speaking in terms that make sense to non-bureaucrats and has knowledge of current trends and thinking in policy-making.

Lisa Collins, Associate Director of Secondary Education, North Clackamas School District

Lisa JohnsonLisa is a 24-year educator in special and general education. She brings an equity lens as a person of color in Portland, and is able to see multiple perspectives and create community. She has communication and collaboration skills, and a belief in community.



Deanna DSouza, Project Coordination Analyst, Education Northwest

Deanna DeSouzaBoth personally and professionally, Deanna has a strong commitment to equity, social justice, and creating inclusive communities. She brings event planning and management skills, program evaluation skills, and experience working with community and public leaders. She builds community networks that connect people of diverse backgrounds with each other and has strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Andrew Kalloch, Attorney, Airbnb, Inc.

Andrew Kalloch is an attorney on Airbnb’s public policy team, crafting policies to govern Airbnb’s global community and working with big cities and small towns to foster the economic opportunity of home sharing. Prior to joining Airbnb, Andrew litigated civil rights cases for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York and was a top policy advisor to the New York City Comptroller.

Andrew is a member of the Public Service Advisory Committee of the Oregon State Bar and the Civic Scholars Committee at City Club. A native New Englander and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Andrew moved to Portland after falling for a daughter of the Willamette Valley, and recently welcomed his first child, Selma Abigail Adams-Kalloch, in September 2017.

Matt Mahoney, Vice President, Commercial Lending, U.S. Bank

Matt brings his connection to a broad base of community members, particularly in the business community. He enjoys interviewing thought leaders and enjoys engaging with potential candidates.



David Martinez, Deputy Director for Internal Operations, Latino Network

David brings 20+ plus years of experience working with college and university students (including at 2-year and 4-year private and public colleges and universities). He brings a rural perspective as a longtime resident of eastern Oregon. He has served on a variety of boards, including CAP, Outside In, PGSCA, and Latino Network. He has extensive project management experience. Lastly, David is bilingual/bicultural and has a demonstrated history of civic engagement and community service.

Sky Waters, Business Innovation Coordinator, NAYA Family Center

Sky is connected to a broad variety of communities, including the Native community and the business community. He brings event management skills, including the NAYA Marketplace and Microenterprise Classes. He also brings communication skills, including writing reports on complex financial topics.


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.