The Oregon & SW Washington Chapter of URISA has several Special Interest Groups that actively promote activities and causes. These include:
Emerging Professionals - The mission of the OR-URISA Emerging Professionals is to provide the emerging professional geospatial community with the resources to develop and maintain outstanding careers. Chief among these resources is interaction with industry leaders through mentorship, internship opportunities, and workshops. In addition, the group aims to share its knowledge of emerging GIS technology and techniques with the broad geospatial community, industry professionals, and the public.
Oregon GIS Association - that promotes the exchange of information and knowledge of GIS Coordinators in Oregon.
PDX Open Source Geospatial Users Group - that promotes the use and knowledge of open source software and applications