Here are some User Groups worth going to. They usually start around 6 or 7PM.
Java User’s Group — 3rd Tuesday of every month
8th floor Room 8005
1211 SW 5th Ave.
PADNUG — variable … next meeting is 10/3
Portland Area Dot Net User’s Group
Suite 600 (Microsoft)
PLUG … 1st Thursday of every month … 7PM
Portland Linux/Unix User’s Group
Smith Memorial Center
10260 SW Greenburg Road
Linux Advanced Topics Talk — 3rd Monday of every month … 7PM
JAX Coffee House
826 SW 2nd Ave.