Friday, April 3, 2015

The 3rd Annual Northwest Pen Round-Up! ( Saturday July 11, 2015)

Just passing along some information about this fun annual summer pen event held in Portland, Oregon sent to me by co-organizer Michael McNeil....

Michael writes:

The 3rd Annual Northwest Pen Round-Up! will be held on Saturday July 11th, 2015, at the Lucky Labrador in Portland, Oregon, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It is the same weekend as the largest antique show in the Northwest, the Christine Palmer Antique Show.

We had a good turnout last year. We hope to make this event even bigger this year. There were people there from B.C., Washington state, Oregon, California, and possibly from states that I was not aware of. There were plenty of fountain pens, mechanical pencils, and desk top items. There was plenty of commerce in writing instruments and plenty to buy, sell, trade, admire, learn about and discuss.

All pen collectors and users are invited, wherever you are. We do not limit this event to just people from the Northwest or the West Coast.

Admission is free. We only charge a nominal fee for vendors who want to set up. If you would like table space, please contact us early, as space is very limited.

If you would like to reserve table space please contact Stuart Hawkinson at or me -Michael McNeil- at

The address for the Lucky Labrador Brewing Co. is 1945 N.W. Quimby Street, Portland Oregon, U.S.A. The Lucky Lab offers very reasonably priced food and libations in a converted industrial space, near downtown Portland with easy freeway access.

Anyone coming should consider taking in the Christine Palmer Antique Show, at the Expo Center. It is the oldest and largest antique show in the Northwest. Early admission to the antique show is Friday and the show is Saturday and Sunday. The Summer show is the largest of their shows and has many booths indoor and outdoor. The weather in Portland is usually very mild compared to the rest of the country in the Summer. There are lots of things to do in Portland and it is often voted one of the more livable cities in the country.

A couple of photos from past Round-Ups.

Michael also wanted me to mention that longtime pen dealers Sam & Frank Fiorella of Pendemonium will be there with goods to sell. Sounds like it should be a fun time this summer at the Round-Up! Hope you can make it :)

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