Whether you are a beginning beader, an expert beader, or a merchant, as a member of PBS you will enjoy the following:

  • General membership meetings at the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219) at 6:30 p.m. every 4th Tuesday, September through June (except December), usually featuring nationally-recognized artists.

  • Early Bird Beading from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. prior to each general meeting.

  • Six newsletters and three postcards a year.

  • Apply to attend beading workshops by nationally-recognized artists & teachers.

  • Apply for annual Education Awards.

  • Apply to attend the annual three day Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach.

  • Access to the PBS Library - a resource of books, magazines & videos.

  • Discounts at participating bead stores with membership card.

  • A vote for the PBS Grants.

  • Opportunities to share your love of beads with others of like mind.

A PBS membership also allows you to: 

  • Place paid advertisements in the PBS newsletter and on our website www.portlandbeadsociety.org/.

  • Apply for space at the annual Bead Bazaar Plus in October.

  • Apply for space at the Gathering of the Guilds gallery show in the spring.

  • Apply for PBS Grants to support bead research and bead projects.