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OOA's Flagship Event. Networking, community, and of course, beer! 

With Compassion Kombucha and other N/A beverages!

Central Oregon | 2024 Beer:Thirty!

Hosted by Embark Community Coworking! 

Every second Thursday of the month
5:30pm - 7:30pm PST

@Embark Coworking Community
2843 NW Lolo Dr, Bend, OR 97703

Join us at Embark in Bend Oregon for the Oregon Outdoor Alliance's famous Beer:Thirty! networking event! This is the event to meet key leaders in the outdoor industry from brands to nonprofits and everything in between. If you are new to town, or a seasoned Bend local this is the event for you! Come grab a 10 Barrel Beer, or a Compassion Kombucha and mingle with some of the most influential outdoor industry names in the state!

This is a waste-free event an aim to completely eliminate all single use waste from it's footprint. We ask that all attendees make efforts to find eco-friendly solutions to travel to the event like cycling, public transit and carpooling. Oregon Outdoor Alliance and Embark are committed to creating a sustainable and waste-free future for these events!

Thank you beverage sponsors!

Portland | 2024 Beer:Thirty!  

Sponsored by Portland Athletic & Outdoor

3rd Wednesday of the month
April, June, August, October
5:30pm - 7:30pm PST

@Kiln Coworking
1120 SE Madison Street, Portland, OR 97214

We're back, Portland!

This is the Rose City's hub to meet owners of your favorite outdoor industry brands based right here in Portland as well as leaders in outdoor recreation. Join us every other month this year starting in April for a wonderful evening of outdoor industry connections and delicious Oregon-brewed beer!

Hosted by Kiln Coworking

At Kiln, we're all about blending functionality with style to create a workspace that inspires and energizes you. We're building a community of like-minded professionals right here in the Southeast neighborhood. From networking events to professional development opportunities, our calendar is packed with chances to connect and grow. Since opening our doors in August, we've been committed to creating a space where professionals can thrive. We’re all about connecting, collaborating, and learning together! 

Member Spotlights

June - Bend

Josh Suran


Come hang out with your favorite on-hill, daily snow reporter - @josh_reports! Josh will be giving us a recap of the 2024 season conditions as well as his predictions for next years. We will also be learning about the brand partners he is connected with and info about his new Podcast!

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May - Bend

Bend Outdoor Worx

Join Bend Outdoor Worx in celebrating their 2024 graduating cohort of emerging outdoor industry brands!

Bend Outdoor Worx is an outdoor startup accelerator that has propelled dozens of emerging outdoor industry brands towards success and growth. The first of its kind in the country, BOW has been the incubator for some of our favorite homegrown brands like Free Range Equipment and Picky Bars and continues to foster growing brands.

From left to right:

Ryoken Instinct | Micheal Fountain & Martha Santos

Rustek Collective | Miles Hume & Clayton Hume
Aeronaut Outdoor | Laura Davey & Brandon Davey
Ahoya | Emily Hoy

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April - Bend

Chris Atheroon & Jason Eckhoff


This month, we have Chris Atheroon and Jason Eckhoff, Co-Founders of PACAYA cooking up samples of some of their signature camp meals - all prepared using the same Snowpeak equipment you can get when ordering from them for your next adventure. These meals go beyond your traditional freeze-dried stomach bombs and offer thoughtful nutrients, stellar flavor combinations and a Yeti cooler to pack it all up in!

Leading up to our April Beer:Thirty! PACAYA will be offering all OOA members 20% off their next order! Members can use code OOA20 to get the savings. This is a great time to book some camp meals as we all start getting stoked to get outside and enjoy the blooming weather. Head to their website here to get an order placed!

Learn more about PACAYA here!


March - Bend

Royce Kallerud & Brent Stinski

Connect Bend

Connect Bend is a grassroots group advocating for the voter-approved footbridge at Bend's southern UGB. Come grab a 10 Barrel beer or a Compassion kombucha and learn about how this project will reduce traffic, restore riparian areas, improve access for underserved communities -- and complete the Deschutes River Trail. Connect Bend Board Members Royce Kallerud and Brent Stinski will be here at Embark to help answer any questions you may have about the project!

Learn more about Connect Bend here!


February - Bend

Geoff Babb


Geoff Babb, Founder of AdvenChair, is an inspiration to all through his ingenuity, passion and commitment to getting outdoors. When a near-fatal brain stem stroke left him in a wheelchair and with only limited use of one hand; Geoff was determined to get back to doing what he loves and was sit-skiing with the help of Oregon Adaptive Sports and adaptive horseback riding through Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center. However, he immediately discovered that the biggest obstacle to experiencing the great outdoors with his family again was not so much his rigid body, but his inflexible wheelchair. In comes the conception of AdvenChair and a new chapter for Geoff and others to roll boldy.

Learn more about Geoff and AdvenChair here. Don't forget to come see our Member Spotlight at this month's Beer:Thirty! event!

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