Locations

Lloyd Center
Portland Bridge Club
2010 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232
503.252.1318

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

Lessons
Free Lessons Before Games

Prior to the Friday Night 7 pm game
     - When: Fridays at 6:30 pm
     - Where: Lloyd Center location

     - What: A 30 minute lesson on a topic of the week presented by David Brower

Prior to the Saturday Afternoon 1 pm game
     - When: Saturdays at noon
     - Where: Lloyd Center location

     - What: A 30 minute lesson on a topic of the week presented by David Brower

Learn To Play Bridge

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

Our LTPB1 series is held at the Lloyd Center, and runs for eight consecutive Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This class is geared toward brand-new bridge players and costs $120. If you are interested in signing up for the next series, starting on Monday, March 11, please email us at staff@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Our LTPB2 series is run as a continuation our LTPB1 series. 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 runs at Lloyd Center for eight Mondays, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and costs $120. If you are interested in the next series, starting after the completion of LTPB1, please email us at staff@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 more advanced Thursday afternoon classes.

The upcoming topics are:

                  Feb 27: Forcing vs. non-forcing bids

                  Mar 6: Standard American vs. 2/1 game-forcing

                  Mar 13: The Law of Total Tricks / competitive bidding

                  Mar 20: Review of overcall options

                  Mar 27: Bidding strong two-suited hands

                  Apr 3: How duplicate scoring affects bidding

                  Apr 10: Bidding after partner preempts

                  Apr 17: How position and vulnerability affect bidding

                  Apr 24: Strong 2C openers

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 28: New Minor Forcing: regular vs. two-way

                  Mar 7: Attitude, count, or suit preference?

                  Mar 14: Bidding after a reverse

                  Mar 21: Counting as declarer

                  Mar 28: Notrump overcall systems (and why we like Landy)

                  Apr 4: Support doubles and redoubles

                  Apr 11: Third seat openers and reverse Drury

                  Apr 18: Opener's 2N and 3N rebids, Wolff signoffs

                  Apr 25: Review of various doubles