PLUG - Portland Linux/Unix Group

We are a group of enthusiasts dedicated to teaching and learning about Linux and Unix. There is no membership fee to join. We welcome people of all levels of experience.

Meeting Info

Our general meetings are usually held at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of every month, unless the first Thursday falls on a major holiday. Our meetings are generally held in Room FAB 86-01 of The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Building at Portland State University. This room is hidden away in the basement; but go into the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering building, go to down stairs to the basement and wonder around the halls and you will find it. If you are really having trouble call David Mandel on his cell phone at 541-730-5285. Our meetings are almost always in this location, but check a few days before a meeting as we do need to change meeting locations once in a while. The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Building (also nick named The New Engineering Building) is on SW 4th across from SW College Street. (See location H-10 on the map at )


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