The PWA Expo Breakfast is typically held on the morning of the annual NW Youth Careers Expo.

  • Celebrate the work of our partners.
  • Connect with like-minded leaders who believe in developing young people’s career aspirations.
  • Meet students inspired by their career-education experiences.
  • Learn how to get involved.

The annual PWA Breakfast attracts about 450 attendees, including community leaders from public and private sectors. 2020 Breakfast Sponsors included Cozy and OnPoint Community Credit Union, as well as Durham & Bates, Portland HR Management Association, Barran Liebman, Cinder Staffing and Todd Construction.

In 2020, we were delighted to have founder and chief creative officer of Red & Co., Mira Kaddoura and president of Colas Construction, Andrew Colas among our featured speakers, as well as Mercedes Muñoz, a Franklin High School special education teacher and this year's Oregon Teacher of the Year,  joining the breakfast as a special guest panelist. The 2020 PWA Breakfast was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Individuals: We welcome donations to PWA to help cover the cost of the breakfast and to increase student access to career-learning opportunities year-round.  Donation options while registering include:

  • "Pay it Forward"  ($100)
  • "Treat a Student" ($25)

Employers: Our employer partners help make this annual community event possible. Sponsorship opportunities include Table Sponsors and Event Sponsors. Please contact Julia Soto about Breakfast sponsorship opportunities.

PWA Expo Breakfast

The following information applies to a typical year. Stay tuned for more information about the 2022 Expo Breakfast.

Time:           7:30 am to 9 am (doors at 7 am)
Place:          Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center
Cost:            Tickets, Donations & Table Sponsorships welcome.
Register:     Early registrations appreciated.

2020 Speakers

Mira Kaddoura, Founder & Chief Creative officer, Red & Co.

Andrew Colas, President, Colas Construction

Mercedes Muñoz, 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year