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It is our objective to enhance access to career pathways and successful professional outcomes so that all Portlanders have an opportunity for upward economic mobility.


The City of Portland’s Office of Economic Opportunity & the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce present Portland Professional Connections. 


Portland Professional Connections matches foreign-trained professionals with established business people and community leaders. This informal networking program is as simple as having a cup of coffee and a chat, and then offering three contacts from your network that Connectees can also get in touch with.


Connectors are vital to immersing new Mainers into a network of a specific industry in Portland. As a Connector, you will play a crucial role in helping New Mainers understand local industry trends and provide valuable information, advice and, mostly importantly, connections.

Are you a Connector? Find out here.


As a connectee, we will match you with someone in your desired field so that you may gain valuable insight into the local job market & industry trends and build your professional network.

Are you a Connectee? Find out here.


Our mission:

  • Foster economic inclusion and equal opportunity to employment. 

  • Ensure that all Portlanders have an opportunity for upward economic mobility. 

  • Help newcomers build connections, gain valuable insight into the local job market, and build their professional network.

  • Provide those who work in Portland the opportunity to broaden their networks and cultivate local talent within the new Mainer community.

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Connector Program Resources

  • Resumes, Cover Letters and More! Click here

  • Tips for Connectees. Click here

  • Tips for Connectors. Click here