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May 2022

Is it spring yet? I don’t know what it’s been like where you are, but it has been both colder and wetter than average in my neighborhood. And while I know that and late snow pack in the mountains is a really good thing, I’m especially tired of the cold. I personally am really ready for some nicer weather.

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But I also know that the weather has not prevented both Cascade chapters from getting started on their events for 2022. Of course, the monthly social coffee get-togethers have been happening for months, but the day trip drives have also resumed in both chapters. I myself even drove down to the March Cars & Coffee in Medford, which was only the second time I’ve been able to come down since my presidential duties started in 2019 (global pandemics and associated lockdowns will do that.) But this year is starting to show some promise (assuming the weather finally breaks.) Watch for event emails from your chapter reps, check (or subscribe to) the event calendars on the website, or watch for event announcements on Facebook.

In the last newsletter I wrote about the member increase we had during 2021. And it is still happening—PCA reported that Cascade was third (out of 146 regions) in membership growth for the first quarter of 2022, when factored based on size of region. I’m not sure if we’ve ever done that before. And we had a good month in April, too. Our numbers are now 231 primary, and 360 total. That’s pretty amazing, really.

Part of that growth is simply due to the amazing cars we drive. When people buy a first Porsche, it seems normal for them to join the club. And that is what we see with these new members. But we need to remember that once they are part of the group, it’s on all of us to welcome them and include them so that they will want to continue with us.

Again, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see some of you on the road before long!

– Arne Berglund
Cascade Region President


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National PCA Calendar ->  Click Here

The below calendar shows 4 different local event categories:

  • Cascade Region, Central Chapter
  • Cascade Region, Southern Chapter
  • Other PCA events
  • Non-PCA events of possible interest
Jul
9
Sat
61st Rose Cup Races – Portland @ Portland International Raceway
Jul 9 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

61st Rose Cup Races!
A celebration of the Rose Cup Races and PIR!
Race Groups, schedules and ticketing go to rosecup.com

Jul
10
Sun
61st Rose Cup Races – Portland @ Portland International Raceway
Jul 10 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

61st Rose Cup Races!
A celebration of the Rose Cup Races and PIR!
Race Groups, schedules and ticketing go to rosecup.com

Jul
23
Sat
4th Saturday Cars and Coffee (Southern Chapter) @ Black Rock Coffee Bar
Jul 23 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Cascade Southern Chapter members for coffee and social time, on the 4th Saturday of each month!

Jul
30
Sat
Portland Cars & Coffee @ Langers Fun Center
Jul 30 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

July 30 is Porsche Day at Portland Cars & Coffee, sponsored by Porsche Beaverton. Portland Cars & Coffee has been going strong since 2008. Originally laid out in a small parking lot with a group of friends getting together, it is now the largest weekly gathering of enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.

Note that this is not a PCA-sanctioned event. It’s an early start (8 AM) and there will not be an organized drive to the venue. But it should be quite an event!

Aug
27
Sat
4th Saturday Cars and Coffee (Southern Chapter) @ Black Rock Coffee Bar
Aug 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Cascade Southern Chapter members for coffee and social time, on the 4th Saturday of each month!

Sep
24
Sat
4th Saturday Cars and Coffee (Southern Chapter) @ Black Rock Coffee Bar
Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join Cascade Southern Chapter members for coffee and social time, on the 4th Saturday of each month!