March 28th, Coach’s Sports Bar


Coach’s is loaded with what we need for a great Dive Bar Networking Event.

  • Lots Room
  • Plenty of TVs
  • Cheap Drinks!
  • Darts
  • Golden Tee
  • And much more…

Everyone is welcome and feel free to invite a friend. Remember Dive Bar Networking is about Real People Making Real Connections!

Coach’s Sports Bar, 10162 SW Park Way, Portland, OR 97225

Thursday, March 28th 4:30 to 6:30 PM


Kingston Bar & Grill, Wednesday September 16th


Kingston Bar and Grill

Dive Bar Networking took a little time off, but we are back at it again. We’ll be meeting at the famous or infamous, Kingston Bar & Grill. Don’t worry it is definitely a dive bar which is fully packed during every home Timbers match. I started to set the event date for the week prior, but luckily thought to check the Timbers schedule.

I might suggest you wear a hard hat because during a visit last year a light fixture fell from the ceiling and narrowly missed me which of course called for celebration (another beer!). I confident the odds are slim anything will fall from the ceiling, but should it happen at least you’ve been warned.

 hard hat

It has been a long time since we’ve gathered. I look forward to catching up with old friends and looking forward to seeing many new faces. If you are wondering why the…

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Dive Bar Networking coming to Texas!


AA016068The Lone Star State will soon hold its first official Dive Bar Networking event. Martina Boeger, Keller Williams Real Eastate Broker, my friend and past co-worker, is leading up the charge to bring what Portlanders have grown to love to Conroe, Texas.

Texans will soon be meeting old friends and making new ones in fun unique venues. So if you find yourself in Conroe, Texas, make sure you keep a watchful eye out for Dive Bar Networking.

Join me in welcoming new fellow Dive Bar Networkers!



Looks like I need to “dive” down to Texas.

I am going to need to go get a cowboy hat, dust off my boots, saddle up my bronco and head down to a watering hole in Conroe!


Brian at Yamhill Pub

 Portland’s Dive Bar Networker and fantastic CPA,  Brian Annand, is thrilled to hear about Dive Bar Networking starting in Texas!

Martina Boeger

Silver Spoon Bistro, April 24th, 5-7 pm

Dive Bar Networking Silver Spoon Bistro Apri 17th

I know what you are thinking. “Hey, this doesn’t sound like a Dive Bar!”

You are correct, it isn’t a Dive Bar. But, hey you are a Dive Bar Networker, so you already know going to a Dive Bar is a state of mind. You’ll be upset to learn the service at Silver Spoon is fantastic and it is well-lit. For once you’ll be able to clearly see your fellow Dive Bar Networker which might be a good or bad thing.

Okay the truth is my niece owns Silver Spoon Bistro and she is awesome. I thought a little change of pace would be good for us. I promise the following month I’ll make up for how nice Silver Spoon is by picking a super shady venue.

In the mean time, bring your Dive Bar mentality and a friend with you on April 24th.

We are sure to have a good time because we always do!

Silver Spoon Bistro
1211 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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Dive Bar Networking, January 30th, Rialto

Dive Bar Networking January 30th Rialto WebsizeWell it is 2014 and time for more           Dive Bar Networking!

If you haven’t been to the Rialto or it has been a few years, then you are in for a treat. The drinks are affordable, the service is iffy, the food is decent and entertainment abounds. They have lots of pool tables and plenty of huge TVs. In short, there are ample distractions in case find yourself enduring a dull conversation. Not to lift your expecations too high, but it is also fairly clean.

Everyone knows you don’t have any good plans anyway, so put this date on your calendar.

It is still FREE to attend, so don’t tell me you can’t afford it. A PBR is only 2 bucks. Break into your kid’s piggy bank or cash an EE Bond, and treat yourself to a mediocre couple of hours.


You are worth the investment!

Wed., Sept. 25th, Shanghai Tunnel, 5-7 pm

Shanghai TunnelI must admit, I am especially looking forward to exploring the Shanghai Tunnel.


It is dark.
It is mysterious.
It is a little spooky.
It is perfect!

I don’t suggest you come alone. We all know what used to happen in the Shanghai Tunnel back in the old days. I’d hate for anyone to wake up to find themself put out to sea on an undesired ocean bound voyage.

Shanghai Tunnel 3

Where: Shanghai Tunnel, 211 Sw Ankeny St Portland, OR 97204
When: Wednesday, September 25th, 5-7 pm

Shanghai Tunnel 2

Dive Bar Networking, Thursday, August 29th at Momo, 725 SW 10th Ave


Okay now we are getting serious! We are going to be visiting a place I have never personally been. I hear it has a fantastic outside seating area which has me scared it might prove to be too nice, but I have found many great dive bars have outstanding hidden patios.

So if you’ve been too scared to join us in the past, this might just be the ticket for you!


Bring a friend and come thirsty because MOMO is sure to be a great venue.

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

(or whenever your significant other demands you get home.)

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Dive Bar Networking @ Kelly’s Olympian Thurs July 25th

Kelly's Olympian Logo

You are going to love Kelly’s Olympian. It is the place you’ve walked passed a bunch of times, but where afraid to enter. Now you have the perfect excuse to come on into the “biker bar” you’ve longed to visit. I don’t want to ruin anything for you. But, if you’ve never been inside Kelly’s, it isn’t scary. It is just flat-out cool!

Kelly’s is filled with old gas station memorabilia, old motorcycles hang from the ceiling and an awesome red vinyl  corner bench seating in the back. We are going to try to set up shop back there, but it is popular, so no promises!

Last word of advice on Kelly’s, if you want a drink you need to go to the bar. No one is going to come and serve you.  So don’t be shy, step up and place your order!

The Details

Where: Kelly’s Olympian,  426 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204  (SW 4th and Washington) 

When: Thurs. July 25th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm or (whenever your significant other demands you get home.) 

Why: Nothings better than a great dive bar and making new friends.

Other: Bring a friend, if you have one. 

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