Portland Area Business Association exists to promote business and offer support to its membership, which is made up of Gays, Lesbians and their friends and associates in business. As a member you can meet and network with some of Oregon's most successful business people. PABA offers you a venue to share stories, swap leads, solve problems and create opportunities with other people who value their professional success within the community. PABA provides its members with a variety of services including hosting after-hours receptions, sponsoring special networking events, publishing the monthly newsletter, The PABA Advantage, and offering the chance to participate in various community activities. PABA also offers booth space to members at the annual Portland Pride Festival.