Let's Do Lunch & Talk @ Portland City Grill!
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Do Lunch & Talk @ Portland City Grill!

OUR MONTHLY "LET'S DO LUNCH & TALK" MEETING

Join other ISES members for a lunch hour at a local restaurant around Portland. This is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded individuals in the industry. Each lunch will have a different topic led by an ISES Board member. No set fee,  just order off the menu.

Join us at the Grill's Private Chef's Table room! 
Attendance is limited to the first 14 that RSVP to info@isesportland.com

Panaramic View of the space HERE!  Looking forward to enjoying this incredible view together!

TOPIC: Best Views in Town!
LOCATION: Portland City Grill

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Art of the Party Returns!!
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Art of the Party Returns!!

Art of the Party Returns.  This year it will be held at Vibrant Table Catering and Events' new venue space.

Come join us for a night of inspiration at our annual Art of the Party tabletop competition.  Local event professionals will battle it out to win the title of "Best Designed Table" of 2016.  We will be bringing in acclaimed judges, each specialists in their design field. 

We are also excited to announce that we will be bringing in a featured speaker, Kevin Molesworth, CSEP President of Brass Tacks Events, and Immediate Past President of ISES Austin.  He will be speaking on: "Don't Just Tap Into Your Creativity, Unleash it!". 

Food and drinks provided by Vibrant Table Catering & Events.

Tickets are only $25 and includes a drink ticket!
 

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TABLETOP COMPETITION?

This year there is no theme for the competition, we want each designer to bring to life whatever inspires them.  If you are interested in participating in the tabletop competition, shoot us an email at whitney@latavolalinen.com.  

There is NO COST to enter the tabletop competition.  You will just need to purchase an entry ticket.

Winners will receive prizes, an ISES plaque, and serious bragging rights for the next year!
 

THE JUDGES:

Kevin Molesworth
CSEP President of Brass Tacks Events, located in Austin, TX.
 

FEATURED SPEAKER:

 

Kevin Molesworth
CSEP President of Brass Tacks Events, located in Austin, TX.

 

 

 

 

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Let's Do Lunch & Talk- Add Fun to Summer Events
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Do Lunch & Talk- Add Fun to Summer Events

OUR MONTHLY "LET'S DO LUNCH & TALK" MEETING

Join other ISES members for a lunch hour at a local restaurant around Portland. This is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded individuals in the industry, and to view a venue space. Each lunch will have a different topic led by an ISES Board member. No set fee, no RSVP,  just show up and order off the menu.

TOPIC: How to Add Fun to Summer Events
LOCATION: Portland Brewing Company

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Tenting 201
May
3
11:30 AM11:30

Tenting 201

The season of tent rentals is upon us…
Come hear our panel of experts give us an industry inside view of the latest trends and designs to decorate tents.

The second part of our series will focus on general tenting education and creative ways of decorating a tent.

Join our panelists Hailey Bernstein and Caitlyn McCann of Zest Floral, Michael Brock-Alexander of Cort Furnishings and Barbara Friesen of Rainier Industries

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Happy Hour @ Coopers Hall
Apr
19
4:30 PM16:30

Happy Hour @ Coopers Hall

Join us for a drink @ the wonderful Coopers Hall!

No cost to attend.

Coopers Hall Winery and Taproom

THE SPACE

Part winery, part taproom, Coopers Hall offers an event space that can hold up to 183 people with a mezzanine level that overlooks the main floor and open winery. Within our taproom is an open kitchen that offers various dining options, from appetizers to a full service, sit down, dining experience. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Portland, the modern space boasts high ceilings, an abundance of natural light which highlights both our winery and beautifully polished tile bar; the perfect space 

THE BUILDING

Coopers Hall resides in a quonset hut structure built in the mid 20th century, a former auto body shop, with no confines between the winery and tap room. The spacious environment invites guests to get closer to all aspects of the wine making experience from grape to bottle. Coopers Hall is perfect for a night out drinking, dinner with friends, and also available for large events and private gatherings.

WINE ON TAP

Coopers Hall values authenticity, producing wines that we care for in such a manner as we care for ourselves.  We view winemaking as an evolving process that changes with the seasons, moods and elements.  Our goal is to make wine honestly: to have transparency in our process, experience, and methods. We want the character of our wine to be an expression of us; making each wine changes us as we too change it.

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Let's Do Lunch & Talk - "DIY CULTURE"
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Do Lunch & Talk - "DIY CULTURE"

OUR MONTHLY "LET'S DO LUNCH & TALK" MEETING

Join other ISES members for a lunch hour at a local restaurant around Portland. This is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded individuals in the industry. Each lunch will have a different topic led by an ISES Board member. No set fee, no RSVP,  just show up and order off the menu.

TOPIC: "DIY CULTURE"
LOCATION: The Back Garden Room @ The Elephant Delicatessen: 115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

A conversation on how it has affected our industry and discussion on ways to appropriately set our boundaries and best help our clients set up their event for success.

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Happy Hour @ Enso Urban Winery and Eatery
Mar
29
4:30 PM16:30

Happy Hour @ Enso Urban Winery and Eatery

Join us for a drink and check out a new hot spot and venue space in town!

No cost to attend.

Enso Urban Winery and Eatery

ENSO is an urban winery that hand crafts authentic old-world style wines that express both the moment they were created…as well as the moment they're enjoyed.

Many great ventures begin in garages...ours certainly did! But they seldom stay there forever. In our case, our big “garage” in the Buckman neighborhood is our forever home. Welcome to ENSO winery located at 1416 SE Stark Street. We opened our doors Memorial Day weekend of 2011 and now we’re open seven days a week!

At ENSO, in addition to our wines, we keep a rotating tap of other Portland-made wines and local beers. There is plenty to taste and try in our Tasting Lounge. We have Aperitivo (aka Happy Hour) from 4-6 pm Monday-Friday where we offer all of our drinks and combo boards at a dollar off. So enjoy.

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Let's Do Lunch & Talk - VENUES
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Do Lunch & Talk - VENUES

INTRODUCING OUR MONTHLY "LET'S DO LUNCH & TALK" MEETINGS

Join other ISES members for a lunch hour at a local restaurant around Portland. This is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded individuals in the industry. Each lunch will have a different topic led by an ISES Board member. No set fee, no RSVP,  just show up and order off the menu.

TOPIC: VENUES

We will discuss and share information about new and current venues in town.

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Let Us Entertain You
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Let Us Entertain You

Don't ever host another boring event!  Learn how to keep your guests entertained and coming back for more.

LEARN ABOUT:
• Latest trends in event entertainment options
• What type of event is best for your group: watch vs participate
• Where to go to find guest entertainment
• How to produce an event to keep guests captivated
• Find out firsthand how interactive entertainment adds excitement to any event

Face off against your friends and colleagues at our Family Feud inspired game show.  Got 60 seconds?  

Show us your skills as you have a Minute to Win It in another fun, live game show.  Try your hand at Blackjack and Roulette!

Get a taste of the Tony Starlight Show!  

Win prizes for your participation!

Dinner to be provided by Spin Events and Catering.

Entertainment and presentation provided by Tony Starlight, The Party Team powered by Team Casino and Wild Bill’s Interactive Entertainment.  

Please contact Steve Brown from Spin Events and Catering to further discuss this event!
steve@spinpdx.com | 503-730-7040


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Bud-ucation: Educating the Recreator
Jan
26
11:30 AM11:30

Bud-ucation: Educating the Recreator

Don't jeopardize your liquor license!
Learn current laws concerning liquor and marijuana.
 

WE ARE ASKING...

  • Your client would like a marijuana bar at the event…
  • Your client would like a marijuana infused dessert at the event …
  • Your client would like alcohol served at the event…
  • Your client’s guest brought their own marijuana to the event…

Your answer is….?
Come ask your questions to our panelists!
 

OUR PANEL WILL INCLUDE:

Mark Pettinger
Spokesperson
Recreational Marijuana Program

and

Christie Scott
Spokesperson
Alcohol Program for the
Oregon Liquor Control Commission

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Tap Into Your Resources
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Tap Into Your Resources

Tour the facility of one of the largest distributers in the Northwest.  Learn the history of Maletis Beverage from the days of Prohibition to becoming a major distributor.

Maletis Beverage has grown into one of the largest beverage distributors in the Pacific Northwest, leading the industry in service, quality products and customer satisfaction.

  • Enjoy a tasting format of popular components from a
  • vast line of wine, beer, cider, and non-alcoholics
  • Take a tour of Maletis warehouse
  • Learn about new products and services
  • Learn how your organization can be an effective partner with pairings, equipment resources, marketing material & correct beverage selections

Maletis Beverage
7000 N Cutter Circle
Portland

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Catered by DeAngelo's Catering

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Tenting 101
Sep
29
11:30 AM11:30

Tenting 101

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Winds and Rooftops and Ballasts, Oh My!!

ISES is excited to announce our upcoming two part educational series on Tenting. With the recent climate changes and increased importance of "rain" plans in the PCNW, there have been many questions in regard to tent safety and general tenting education. There has also been recent talk that tenting will no longer be allowed on rooftops.  This could be a big change for our local industry.

The first part to our series will focus on the new regulations in regard to tenting on a rooftop. Portland Fire Marshals Michelle Coefield and Michael Silva will be here to speak to us and answer questions as well as Randy McCauley of Rainier Tents to give various perspectives. Mr. McCauley has been working with national and state fire agencies to establish tenting standards. Learn the Dos and Don'ts from experts. Come get all of your questions answered and be in the loop on this big change in our event community. Our first meeting will focus on:

  • Public safety; safe tent practices; and what event planners need to know.
  • Exposure to weather conditions and the seasonality of the event; mainly winds associated with the different seasons.
  • Fire code surrounding tenting on city rooftops.
  • Ballasting: understanding the options and what the future looks like in the rental industry in regard to: products, time needed, cost to client
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