2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference NTC

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This is the community forum for 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#19NTC) registrants. Use this group ask and answer questions, talk about the sessions that you're presenting or that you're excited to attend, and find other attendees to connect with before or during the conference.


  • 1.  Bookstores

    Posted Dec 20, 2018 09:12

    I'm told that one of the things I need to experience in Portland is the bookstores.

    So, what's the best bookstore close to the conference?

    Colin Boyle
    Step Up Suncoast
    Sarasota, FL

  • 2.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Dec 20, 2018 18:52
    Hi Colin!

    Great Question! Here are a few suggestions. I really like going to Powell's Books downtown. It is mulit-leveled and covers an entire city block. It is a great place to get lost in. It is also walking distance from a couple of the #19NTC hotels. Check out the others on the​ the list, I've been to a few others and they are also great to explore.

    Happy Reading,

    Tristan Penn (pronouns: he/him)
    Community Engagement Manager, NTEN
    nten.org | @NTENorg

  • 3.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Dec 21, 2018 12:41
    Broadway Books, at NE Broadway and 17th, is another Portland institution. It's even closer to the conference site than Powell's, about 1 mile, no elevation, and on the same side of the river to boot.

    Peter Korchnak
    Digital Communications Manager
    Death with Dignity National Center
    Portland, OR

  • 4.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Jan 06, 2019 15:29
    Edited by Jessica Liu Jan 06, 2019 15:30

    • Bridge City Comics (3725 N. Mississippi Ave) is on the E side of the city but right in Mississippi Neighborhood! 
    • Mother Foucault's Bookshop (523 SE, Morrison St). Charming, small bookstore, curated philosophy, language, and literature. Also along a strip that has eateries and bars.
    • Monograph Bookwerks (5005 NE 27th Ave) check it out if you're in Alberta neighborhood! Curated bookstore of design and art books.
    • Daedalus Books: (2074 NW Flanders St)  Grab a croissant or coffee next door at Ken's, then check out some books in a tiny bookstore that has a wide selection.

    Jessica Liu
    Digital Media Trainer
    MetroEast Community Media
    Gresham, OR

  • 5.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Jan 13, 2019 17:56
    Edited by Michael Rasko Jan 13, 2019 17:57
    There's also a great little book store tucked into the Multnomah Central Library. It was recently named a great hidden spot by Portland Monthly: https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2018/12/21/portland-s-best-basements-back-rooms-attics-and-hideaways.

    "People visit downtown's Central Library to borrow books (or to pee, or check their email, or just stay warm), but at the Friends Library Store, lurking just off the entryway, visitors can buy some well-kept used tomes. There are also Edward Gorey greeting cards, Hermione Granger–inspired T-shirts, and Out of Print–brand socks patterned after the borrowing cards that were once tucked into library books (hot item: the rainbow pairs), plus a bargain kids' book cart, jewelry, and a Friends of the Library tote bag celebrating such local literary greats as Kesey, Cleary, Carver, and Auel. 801 SW 10th Ave -MS"

    And the proceeds support library programs.

    Michael Rasko

  • 6.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Jan 30, 2019 10:09
    If you are into sci fi, nothing beats Powells!

    Katherine Lagana
    Fidelity Charitable
    Durham, NC

  • 7.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Jan 30, 2019 13:15
    There's also the Title Wave Used Bookstore that's a 1 mile walk/bus ride (bus #6) up MLK Blvd. They sell retired library books, movies, CDs, magazines, etc. at a steep discount. And the building is a 1912 Carnegie library!

    Liza J Dyer, CVA
    Program Coordinator, Volunteer Services
    Multnomah County Library
    Portland, OR
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

  • 8.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted Jan 30, 2019 16:21
    For any cinephiles, the Title Wave Bookstore was featured in three movies, one of which was Men of Honor, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert DeNiro.


    Michael Rasko
    Rasko Digital Marketing - Google Grants for Nonprofits

  • 9.  RE: Bookstores

    Posted 19 days ago
    I guess I need to find my Powell's gift card I won at last years conference.

    LaMont Sledge
    Communications Specialist Team Leader - Creative Design
    The Saint Paul's Baptist Church
    Richmond, VA