The Kruse Way Economic Forum was founded in 2001 as a venue for informed presentations and open discussion of social, economic, and political issues affecting the Portland Metropolitan area and the greater Pacific Northwest.
Forums are open to the public and held twice a year, in April and October, in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
The forums focus on helping business, professional, and academic leaders in the Portland area stay informed and up-to-date on key issues affecting their businesses and the region – and to stimulate actions and understanding to address these issues in a thoughtful and positive manner. Founding members are William T. Buckley and Rob LeChevallier of Buckley Law P.C. and James W. Shires of OBB Partners, LLC.