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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

Click here for local driving map.

 

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

Twice per week, we have free lessons right before a game:

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

     - What: A 30 minute discussion of an interesting bridge topic

2) Prior to the Saturday Afternoon 199er game
     - When: Saturdays at noon
     - Where: Lloyd Center location

     - What: A 30 minute lesson on a topic of the week

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 September 10th, please email linda@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, after LTPB1 finishes up in the fall, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

The weekly topics for the LTPB2 series in progress are:

      May 14th: Stayman

      May 21st: Jacoby Transfers

      May 28th: No Class (Memorial Day)

      June 4th: Defense

      June 11th: Play hands to practice the first three topics

      June 18th: Overcalls

      June 25th: Doubles

      July 2nd: Preempts

      July 9th: Play hands to practice the last three topics

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:

      May 23rd: how position and vulnerability affect bidding

      May 30th: strong 2C openers

      June 6th: opening leads, finesses, entries

      June 13th: principles of doubles, negative doubles, when to pull trump

      June 20th: NO CLASS - but come at 6:30p anyway to play in our Longest Day charity game

      June 27th: Michaels Cuebids, Unusual 2N, basic counting as declarer

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:  

      May 24th: Wolff signoffs after 2N rebids

      May 31st: review of various doubles

      June 7th: inverted minors

      June 14th: counting on defense

      June 21st: basic end plays

      June 28th: more on opening leads, active ethics