Fountain Pen Collectors in Portland, Oregon

A group of people sitting at a long table, with open cases of fountain pens displayed on the table in front of them.

About Us ↗

We’re a friendly crowd, we hope you will join us for a future event! Where else can you find a bunch of people who are as excited and enthusiastic about your latest pen / ink / paper purchase as you are? You are welcome to stop by and meet like-minded folks.

We’re on Facebook (PDX Pen), Google Groups (PDXPen) and now Instagram (PDX_Pen)

An image of one hand passing a open fountain pen to another hand.  A table with an open notebook is in the background

Events/Meetings ↗

Join us for monthly meetings – details on Facebook group PDXPen or join our Google Groups email list (also PDXPen) – both private groups, please so give us a little time to add you.

  • It’s free to join and participate.
  • Meetings are every second Sunday of the month, except where noted.
  • We have pretty much returned to in-person meetings after zoom meetings for the last few years. Check the blog for confirmation on next meeting plans.
  • Meeting details (if zoom) are only distributed through Facebook and the email list, they will not be posted here.
  • When requesting to join our Facebook or Google groups, please do share your name and confirm you’re local by sharing your neighborhood. Thank you!

Looking ahead to pen-related events in Portland in 2024:

  • July 12-14, 2024: Pacific Northwest Pen Show (PNWPenShow.com) – while unaffiliated with the PDX Pen club or the historical Pen Round-Up, this new show that debuted in 2023 is back again for 2024! Registration is up for earlybird pricing.
  • Sept-ish 2024: Pelikan Hub – This is a worldwide event that promotes fountain pen use – keep an eye out for notices at https://www.pelikan-hubs.com/ – hopefully Pelikan chooses to continue this fabulous event in 2024. Portland has one of the largest hubs in the country!
  • Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2024: Pen Bazaar – The weekend after Thanksgiving at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall. Normally the weekend after Thanksgiving. A great way to get your Holiday shopping turbocharged for the fountain pen lover in your life, or just socialize if you can’t normally make our in-person meetings!
A top-down view of a table where open notebooks displaying cursive writing in ink are visible, and a hand holding a fountain pen is writing in one notebook.  Pen holders with pens are also visible.

Resources↗

Where can you find fountain pens, inks, and papers in Portland? Check this out!

Also, a selection of online sources that some of us have found useful.

We cannot be held responsible for you falling in love with pens, inks, or papers. You have been warned, hide your credit cards now.