Signature Events | University of Portland

Signature Events

We hope to see you at a signature event for Portland alumni in the future! This is a comprehensive list of past events. Some of these events are annual, some are biennial, and some are retired. We are working hard to bring back pre-pandemic favorites and new traditions to you in the months and years to come!

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Attendees of Alumni Awards Gala

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards is one of the highlights of Reunion Weekend each summer. The University of Portland takes this opportunity to recognize alumni who have shown remarkable dedication to the mission of UP through their life and work.


Christmas Light on The Bluff & Santa's Workshop

Each December, UP alumni and their families are invited to have their Santa photo taken at UP while catching up with other Pilot families and enjoying holiday activities. See pictures from our previous event.
supper under the stars

Supper Under the Stars

Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather with an elegant night of fine dining on The Bluff. 
UP Brewers Fest

Brewers Fest

During the hot summer months, experience delicious brews made by the talented homebrewers in the UP community. Judges and attendees alike get the chance to taste and rate these exclusive batches.
Healthy Meal Prep

Life After UP

Attend an educational series designed to make life after graduation a little easier. Past topics have included Healthy Meal Prep, Interior Design, Caring for Aging Parents, Finances, and Wine Tasting.
Boundary Takeover

Spring Special Events

Reconnect with fellow alumni at one of our unique spring events! Past events have included Derby Day and alumni takeovers of The Boundary and Multnomah Whiskey Library.

Chef's Table

Fine Dining

Attend one of our fine dining events, such as the exclusive Chef's Table meal held each year in the fall and spring.