Young Professionals of Portland Host "World's Largest Office Party" @ Crystal Ballroom + Win Tickets

Next Tuesday, Young Professionals of Portland (YPOP) will have a huge party at Crystal Ballroom. If you are looking to network, support a good cause (Hands on Greater Portland) or just have a good time, this is a great event to attend. Plus, they are giving away great prizes.

Pipeline is giving away two tickets for this. Just comment on this post on why you'd like to attend.

From Press Release:

This October,Young Professionals of Portland (YPOP) is hosting their first-ever large scalefundraiser, the World's Largest Office Party, benefiting Hands On Greater Portland and kicking off YPOP's annual "Young Professionals Civic Engagement Month!"


Since 2004, YPOP has been supporting several local non-profit organizations byconnecting members with organizations at their Last Tuesday monthly networkingevents, and promoting their events. The organization is taking it up a level and hosting a benefit toPortland's only volunteer center, Hands on Greater Portland.

Connectwith other young professionals at the Crystal Ballroom for an excitingfun-filled evening. Listen to live music from local bands, enjoy food anddrinks at the "Water Cooler", and play poker, roulette, or NintendoWii games with your friends in the "IT Room". This is a party youwon't want to miss!

Thefollowing local bands/artists are also performing at the event: Devin Phillips,DJ O.G. One, Goodbye Harrison, and Graystar.

YPOP is also holding a costume contest: since the party is close to Halloween,there will be a costume contest. Dress up in your best "office" costume and thenight of the party and 10 finalists will be picked from the crowd. The winnerwins a pair of roundtrip tickets, courtesy of JetBlue Airways.

Attendees to the event will have a chance to win a variety of prizes including:
. $200 in gift certificates from McCormick & Schmicks
. One of two pairs of round-trip tickets on JetBlue Airways
. A 1-night stay at the Inn at Northrup Station
. A 3-night/4-day stay in Mazatlan, Mexico (airfare not included)

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Time: 5:30 — 11:00 p.m.

Crystal Ballroom
1332W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209

Ticket Details:

Tickets are now on sale for $25, but after Sept. 30, they increase to $30. You can purchase tickets online at, visit a Ticketmaster outlet, orthe Crystal Ballroom box office.

Please go to this link to purchase tickets:

About Young Professionals of Portland:
YoungProfessionals of Portland was established in 2004 with the goal to provide aplace for young professionals to connect, network, and socialize. YPOP workswith local businesses and non-profit organizations to provide youngprofessionals with the resources and knowledge to make a significant impact inPortland. Through small and large networking events, lectures, and leadershipopportunities, YPOP works to help its members shape Portland's future. For moreinformation, visit our website at

About Hands on Greater Portland:
Hands On Greater Portland is a nonprofit organization that connects 19,000 volunteers ayear with meaningful volunteer opportunities, feeding those in need, caring forthe homeless, teaching children and caring for the elderly. As Portland's onlyvolunteer center, Hands On partners with more than 300 nonprofits, schools andgovernment agencies, providing critical volunteer support to the greaterPortland metropolitan area through hundreds of one day projects, ongoingvolunteer teams and long term volunteer placements. Hands On makes a realimpact on the community, develops volunteer leadership and helps volunteerslearn more about the issues shaping our region. More information can be foundhere:

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0 Responses to Young Professionals of Portland Host "World's Largest Office Party" @ Crystal Ballroom + Win Tickets

  1. Emily October 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    I would like to attend because I want to network with other Portlanders and support the great organization of Hands On, which is one of the best volunteer programs in the state.

  2. cbakes October 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    You had me at “IT Room.” Sounds like it’ll be a great party. The non-profit I work with also uses Hands On to get volunteers for our events. It’s a great organization and I’d love to show support for them. Pick me!

  3. ND October 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    Because my life gets more like “Officespace” everyday…and I need to blow off steam amongst other young professionals who feel the same angst!

  4. Em October 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I spend my days in an office with coworkers who are twice my age! I would love to branch out and meet some other young PDX professionals. I’m also interested in moving into nonprofit work eventually, so this sounds like a great opportunity to start meeting some people in that realm. Plus I’m poor and can’t afford to buy a ticket!

  5. hipwebgal October 22, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    I’d love to go because I’m looking for opportunities to network and find employment in the nonprofit sector where I can give something back on a daily basis, and the party sounds very fun!

  6. Rich October 23, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    Young Professionals is a great organization with great events. I would love to go so I can do some networking. I was laid off a few months ago and I could really use this opportunity but I’m hesitant on spend money right now.

  7. Tom October 24, 2009 at 1:38 am #

    Because I’m dreaming of the day I’ll be employed in my field and have a crappy Office Space existence like everyone else.

  8. Carolyn October 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    I’m new to Portland and work at a great Naturopathic Clinic that’s always trying to be more involved in the Portland Community. I’d love to meet some people I might be able to coordinate community health education oriented events with.

  9. Sarah October 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    I love Hands on Portland! I’ll support anything they are a part of.

  10. Maria October 28, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I won 2 free airline tickets from Jet Blue last night at YPOP! Well worth the douchy opening bands. Thanks YPOP!

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