Welcome! Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time traveler, here you can learn about PNW nomad meetups.
Our goal is to come together annually to connect with fellow nomads and create adventurers and memories while reconnecting with old friends, making new friends and share our passion for the outdoors.
Crave adventure? Explore breathtaking landscapes, lush forests, and a rugged coastline with us! The PNW has something for everyone, whether you’re a hiker, photographer, kayaker, or beachcomber.
Join our community to discover hidden gems, share tips and advice, and form lasting friendships. We are committing to building a vibrant network of nomads who share our sense of adventure and love for this beautiful region.
So, whether you’re on the road full-time or looking for weekend getaways, join us at PNW Nomad Meetups, and let’s explore the best that the PNW has to offer together!
About PNW Nomad Meetups: History
Since our inaugural event in 2021, we have been bringing together nomads from across the country for a week of adventure, connection, and exploration.
O’21: First Annual Event
Our first get-together was in May of ’21. Because it was her birthday week 🎂, Gracie, from the YouTube channel Gracie and Jacq’s Adventures, wanted to meet up with Gina, from the YouTube channel Vanlife With Gina.
They decided on meeting at Alsea Falls Campground.
The campground was wonderful and rustic, but there was no Wi-Fi, electricity, or dump station.
As more community members heard about the “get-together”, more people reserved a spot, and thus was born: the O’21 meetup.
O’22: Second Annual Event
In 2022, Tim from the YouTube channel Time4Xploring was tasked with finding just the right spot for our next get-together.
The wish list included WiFi availability, water for those who enjoy water activities, plenty of hiking opportunities, and hookups.
And Tim didn’t disappoint, he found the perfect campground: Joseph Stewart State Park!! We loved it and had 41 folks and 23 fur babies in attendance.
0’23: Third Annual Event was a success!
Photo courtesy of Tim of the YouTube channel Time4Xploring
If you attended O’23 then you know how much fun we had!!! If not, well here is a recap of the week!
Several of us arrived a few days ahead of time and the majority of folks arrived on Friday and a few others on Saturday and Sunday. Folks arrived in their 5th wheels, Class C RVs, trailers, vans, cars and a cargo trailer. Several people camped in their tents and car set ups. We had a total of 46 humans, 13 dogs and 5 cats! Record breaking numbers all around (9 of us have attended all 3 Oregon meetups)! People came to our event from as far away as Canada, N. Carolina, Missouri, S. Dakota and Nebraska. Of course, several friends came up from California and then folks from Washington and Oregon also represented.
We enjoyed connecting with old friends while making new ones and the potluck social events did not disappoint!
People arranged spontaneous group outings to see Crater Lake, Mills Creek Falls and the town of Prospect and several did daily hikes around the lake area. There was much to do if one wanted adventure.
We played corn hole, and ladder ball and man, did we see some competitiveness happening, all in fun! Several people had projects that they worked on, for their rigs and really, we just had a wonderful time socializing and enjoying the beauty which surrounded us. I want to thank everyone who came. And a big thank you for your donations for the supplies we provided. Also, thank you (you know who you are) who helped with setup and cleanup including those who made the garbage run, daily!
We are already making plans for O’24 so stay tuned! I want to send out a special recognition to not only my assistant of this website but to my friend, Tim Wilson! Thanks, buddy, for everything!!! I also want to thank Troy and Christian for letting us get the firewood at such an amazing price!! To my dear friends who helped me and Jacq as I dealt with my dizzy episodes, I can’t thank you all enough. It was a blessing to spend time with you all and I hope we see you all, next year!
Photo courtesy of Tim of the YouTube channel Time4Xploring
PNW Nomad Meetups: Upcoming Events
The O’24 Oregon Nomad Meetup will be held from June 14-21, 2024 at the Schroeder Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.
Are you considering attending the O’24 yet you’re still on the fence about it? No worries! Simply bookmark our Official O’24 Oregon Meetup Blog post and refer back to it often to help you decide!
Please check out Mellownomadic.com for information about meetups across the US. Here you will find vast information about upcoming events: Mellownomadic.com
About PNW Nomad Meetups: Facebook Group
Because of the interest in a meetup in Oregon, we have created a Facebook group so attendees from all of our previous and future meetups can stay up to date on the latest news about our next event. Click the button below to join our group:
PNW Nomad Meetups Administrators
Gracie from the YouTube channel Gracie and Jacq’s Adventures is a retired nurse who sold her home in Portland, Oregon and has been a full-time nomad since July 11th, 2022. She grew up camping and took her children and Grandchildren on many camping trips while they were growing up as well.
Her travel companion Jacq is a young German Shepard Dog who loves to travel, enjoys sniffing out new scents, playing ball fetch, and is his Momma’s protector! While he loves to meet people he also knows when he should be in full GSD mode. Don’t mess with a GSD!
Since hitting the road they have been to many beautiful places, met tons of really lovely people, and continue to enjoy life as nomads.
A special thank you to Kat Kat for planting the seed!
“My wishes for us all are: safe travels, good food, good drink, wonderful friendships to be made, and counting our blessings and appreciation of the journeys we are on!” ~Gracie
Tim is a nomadic adventurer and owner of a Class C RV.
He discovered his passion for camping and traveling while growing up, and has since explored various regions across the US, including the East Coast, Midwest, and California. Tim shares his travel experiences on his YouTube channel, Time4Xploring, which features content about his RV adventures and visits to 32 states.
Despite having a full-time job, Tim continues to explore new places and looks forward to meeting other like-minded adventurers on the road.
Marshall Shartzer III
Meet Marshall, the webmaster behind PNWNomadMeetups.com! Marshall is a master of website setup, design, copywriting, and maintenance. He’s a skilled graphic designer and SEO expert who keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes.
Marshall’s passion for travel and camping is contagious, and it all started with his parents’ love for the great outdoors. They often took him on camping and fishing trips as a child, instilling a sense of adventure in him that he carries to this day. Now, Marshall lives the nomadic lifestyle, traveling the country in his minivan camper conversion and sharing his experiences with others on his YouTube channel, Mellow Nomadic Adventures.
Want to bring your own ideas to life on the internet? Reach out to Marshall today and see what he can do for you!