Portland Bridge Club
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We have moved!

We are now at the Lloyd Center!

Top floor, West end, next to Carrington College

Park on the top of the deck at NE 9th and Halsey

Closest entry: middle doors, across the hall

Entry with no stairs: corner doors, keep right

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Locations

Lloyd Center
2010 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232
503.252.1318

South Waterfront
Mirabella Tower
Pennoyer Entrance
3550 SW Bond St.
Portland, OR 97239
971.232.1318

 
Lessons
Learn To Play Bridge

Our Learn to Play Bridge series of classes, broken in three parts, is designed for newer bridge players.

Our next LTPB1 series is at the Lloyd Center, and starts on Monday, March 19th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This class is geared toward brand-new bridge players. It continues every Monday night for eight weeks, through May 7th, and costs $120. If you are interested, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Our next LTPB2 series will run as a continuation of LTPB1 at the Lloyd Center. In addition to students carrying over from LTPB1, this class is also appropriate for people who have played a little bit of social bridge in the past, and want to get back into the game. It will meet every Monday night from May 14th through June 18th (six weeks), from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and costs $90. If you are interested, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Our next LTPB3 series will be run at the Multnomah Athletic Club. This class is geared toward players ready to go beyond bridge basics. A short lecture will be followed by about 90 minutes of play and discussion. Students will learn concepts suchs as: When to Pull Trump; Michaels and Unusual 2N; Hand Reevaluation; Attitude Signals; Responding to Partner's Double; Active vs. Passive Defense and Opening Leads; Cover Cards; and Balancing. We will continue to work on declarer play and begin to focus on the beauty of defense. This class is instructed by Linda Wiener and Dave Brower, two of the owners of Portland Bridge Club, and starts on Wednesday, April 11, from 2-4 pm. It will run every Wednesday through May 30th (eight weeks), and cost $140 for MAC members and $150 for non-members. If you are interested, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Bid, Play, Learn I

On Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Lloyd Center, David Castles, one of the owners of the Portland Bridge Club, teaches an ongoing class intended for players relatively new to the game, or new to duplicate.

Each week you will receive an email with notes and practice problems for the upcoming lesson. Class will start with a discussion of those notes and practice problems, and end with playing a few hands designed to reinforce the ideas. To get on the email list for this class, contact: davidc@portlandbridgeclub.com.

The cost is $20 for one class or $75 for a punch card good for any five classes. The punch card does not expire, so you can pick and choose the weeks that you want to attend. You can also use the same card for the harder Thursday afternoon classes.

The upcoming topics are:

      Feb 21st: (closed for Regional tournament)

      Feb 28th: quantitative 4N, counting winners and losers

      Mar 7th: RKC 1430, attitude signals

      Mar 14th: balancing, planning on trick one

Bid, Play, Learn II

On Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm at Lloyd Center, David Castles, one of the owners of the Portland Bridge Club, teaches an ongoing class intended for intermediate players who are working on improving their game.

Each week you will receive an email with notes and practice problems for the upcoming lesson. Class will start with a discussion of those notes and practice problems, and end with playing a few hands designed to reinforce the ideas. To get on the email list for this class, contact: davidc@portlandbridgeclub.com.

The cost is $20 for one class or $75 for a punch card good for any five classes. The punch card does not expire, so you can pick and choose the weeks that you want to attend. You can also use the same card for the easier Wednesday night classes.

The upcoming topics are: 

    Feb 22nd: (closed for Regional tournament)

    Mar 1st: Jacoby 2N, principles of control bidding

    Mar 8th: proper use of RKC 1430, specific kings

    Mar 15th: Lebensohl

Friday Night Mini-Lesson

Each week prior to the Mentor game, we discuss an interesting topic.

- When: Fridays 6:30 pm
- Where: Lloyd Center location
- Cost: Free. Smiles appreciated.