We take off for the summer. No.... we don't fly anywhere but we give ourselves a couple of months break. Our next meeting is on September 25th 2018.

See you then.



Rummage in your garage, workroom, studio and closets.

We are looking for items for a monthly raffle. Proceeds will go toward the monthly meeting. They can be bead, craft, house, or just cool stuff related.

MONTHLY RAFFLE, BRING CASH. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.



 Incorporating Other Species by Jill Gandolfi

Incorporating Other Species by Jill Gandolfi

This year our challenge had the theme - "Out There...Extraterrestrials and Other Beings". Go have a look at what some of our members did - the schedule is here and you can see pictures of the artwork.

Margaret Scoville Challenge 2018

Here's a group photo of the contestants for this year's PBS Bead Retreat challenge.

Margaret Scoville Challenge 2018 Contestants

pbs RETREAT 2017

Just a few pix from last year's Portland Bead Society Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

 Gathering in the lobby

Gathering in the lobby


Our annual Bead Bazaar is gearing up for October 2018. Read more about the Bazaar and to apply for a vendor's table or PBS member's co-op table go to Bead Bazaar 2018.


The winner is David Horste of DVHdesigns for his rectangular shaped, side drilled beads made of Oregon Picture Jasper.

 Winning bead by David Horste

Winning bead by David Horste

Places to be

September 2018

# - PBS Represented

September 1 - 3, 2018

Oregon State Fair - Salem

September 1 - 3, 2018

Art in the Pearl, the 22nd annual festival will occur Labor Day Weekend, 2018 in the Pearl District's North Park Blocks – September 1-3, 2018. The Festival is FREE

September 8 - 9, 2018

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire – Kings Valley, Corvallis

Toy Fair - Oregon Convention Center - Portland

September 15,2018

Treasures in the Attic -  McMinnville, OR, Yamhill Valley Heritage Center

Willamette Living History Tour – Willamette (West Linn area)

September 13 - 16, 2018

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel

September 18, 2018

Senior Zoo Day - Oregon Zoo - Portland

September 22, 2018

Free Museum Day - Statewide

September 22 - 23, 2018

#  Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival – Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby

Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Sellwood

Polish Festival – 3900 N. Interstate Ave (Free) - Portland

Sandy River art festival – Glenn Otto Park – Troutdale

Hops Festival – Hood River

Neighborhood Oktoberfests - multiple locations

Sept. 22 - Eastmoreland-Woodstock Oktoberfest

Sept. 22 - German American Society of Portland

Sept. 22 - Occidental Brewing Company St. Johns

Sept. 29 - McMenamins: Kennedy School

Sept. 30 - St. Paul Lutheran Church

September 27 - 29, 2018

NW Quilting Expo – Portland Expo Center

Creativity conference - Gerding Theater at the Armory

Oktoberfest Downtown - Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Portland Art Show and Sale - The Left Bank Annex, Portland



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