OWASP Portland


This is the website of the Portland, Oregon OWASP Chapter.

We a chapter dedicated to the application security and information security of the Pacific Northwest. Above are tabs to various elements of our chapter activity. We host monthly study nights and chapter meetings, have a vibrant podcast highlighting our speakers, trainers, and people of influence in application security, an annual training day, and an ongoing mentorship program.

Upcoming Events

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Get Involved

If you are interested in being more involved in our chapter there are links in our sidebar to our meetup, twitter, and linkedin resources.

Let us know if you would be interested in speaking or leading a study session.

OWASP Portland 2021 Training Day
This year’s Training Day will be on Wednesday October 13. The fully remote event will include a morning keynote, two morning sessions, several lunch panels, two afternoon sessions, and an all-day CTF. Full details are not quite ready for release, but we have a great keynote speaker, a robust lunch panel to answer questions about getting into and growing your career in application/information security, and several amazing training sessions lined up. Thanks as well to our many sponsors. The registration will be up soon. Keep an eye out as the spots available are limited and if last go around was any guide they’ll probably sell out in the first 48 hours.
Please find our monthly chapter events at https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/


What It Is

We’re in the business of helping people grow. Whether you are a beginner, and expert, or somewhere in between, we want to help you develop as a professional. Our mentorship program runs for 6 months. We work to pair you with someone who has experience or is interest in the same area you are looking to mentor or be mentored. It’s about relationships, hands on keyboards, questions, advice. A lot of the program is what you make out of the relationship we seed you with.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in joining our next mentorship class (starting Jan 2020), please contact one of our leaders in our chapter via email.

Resources to Help

Here is our resource guide for our mentorship program. It is very much a work in progress (and we would love your help if you want to throw some people hours at it).



All of our podcasts can be found here:

Contact us if you know someone who would be a great podcast guests:


All of our videos can be found on our OWASP PDX YouTube channel here:

Our Committees

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Meetings


Our Chapter Meeting committee is responsible for cultivating venues and speakers for our monthly chapter meeting.


  • Kendra Ash - Chair


If you are interested in speaking at a chapter meeting, having your company host one of our meetings, or helping out with this committee please email [email protected].

Training Day


The Training Day committee organizes the venue, trainers, volunteers, participants, and sponsors for our annual training day.



If you are interested in leading a session at our training day, being a company sponsor, volunteering at the training day, or serving on this committee reach out to [email protected].

Membership and Community Outreach


Membership and Community Outreach promotes our events, learns how we can be a better chapter for our membership and local companies, universities/colleges, and like-minded organizations.



If you are interested in reaching out to our members and community please email [email protected].

Study Night


The Study Night committee coordinates speakers/trainers/activities for our monthly study night.



If you are interested in practicing a talk, leading a hands on small group training, or serving on this committee email [email protected].



The Mentorship committee helps match mentor and mentee pairs, recruit people to utilize our mentorship program, develop resources for learning, and check in with mentorship pairs.


  • Terry Tower - Chair
  • David Quisenberry


If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee, developing resources, or serving on this committee email [email protected].