Portland Area Business Association
Your LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce


Be Part of the Portland Area 
LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Why go it alone, when there are hundreds of like-minded business professionals ready to lend a hand? Join PABA and create the successful, connected, and influential business you’ve always dreamed about. We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished so far, and by adding your membership and participation, we all prosper.

By completing and submitting the Membership Application you confirm that you are the owner/manager of this business with authority to enter into contracts on behalf of the business; agree to abide by the Chamber’s Standards of Business Conduct & Ethics; authorize the Chamber to publish your name, photo and/or business information in the Chamber’s newsletter, online directory and other publications; understand that the Chamber will use your email address for sending general communications and invoices. Membership Applications for the Portland Area LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce are subject to administrative and/or Board approval. A Member’s renewal date is 12 months from the month the member joins. Paid dues are non-refundable.

Membership Benefits

PABA members know there is strength in numbers. We use our collective strength to help members network, grow their businesses and gain many advantages that would be difficult or impossible on their own. Our sense of community and resource sharing is valuable to our members’ success. 

PABA provides many opportunities including:

    Networking & Events

  • Members can attend Biz Builders for free
  • Monthly luncheon at discounted member rate
  • Special rates for After Hours Events
  • Connect with your LGBTQ+ business community

    Gay Pages and  gaypdx.com

  • Individual members will be receiving 3 line listings and the 35% discount on ad
  • Organizational members get a group/business listing - including business name and number and separate line for each associate member
  • Individual members get a free listing in printed book and online

NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

  • NGLCC will waive the entire fee for certification to any PABA Business Member.
  • Once certified, you have full access to a growing list of benefits and opportunities including:
    • Collaborative opportunities with other certified LGBTBEs from around the nation
    • Business Mentor Programs
    • Corporate Matchmaking Event
    • Quarterly "Ask the Experts" conference calls

Networking & Connection Opportunities

Create strategic alliances and build lasting business relationships through networking, social media and events.  

   Business Profile 

Every member receives a complimentary business profile (Includes business name, member name, address, phone, email and description of business) in our online directory

    Portland Pride

Discounts on booths inside PABA Village at PRIDE


PABA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA); Membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE

Other Benefits

  • Members-only Professional Business
  • Development and Networking Programs
  • Member-to-member discount programs
  • Exclusive access to advertising opportunities

For complete information about PABA membership benefits and how to join the Portland Area LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, please email us at info@paba.com 


PABA's mission is to serve the LGBTQ+ community and its allies by providing business and leadership development to expand economic opportunities for our membership.





PO Box 14744

Portland, OR 97208

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