How does this concern you, Portland-based true believers? Well, in addition to the new Avengers-y comics hitting comic book shops everywhere today, Things from Another World (4133 NE Sandy) is having a Q&A/signing with two Portland's biggest comics creators: Jeff Parker (the writer of books like Underground and Mysterius the Unfathomable, and who we interviewed a little while back) and Marvel Mastermind™ Brian Michael Bendis (who's the main dude—along with John Romita Jr., Stuart Immonen, and Alan Davis—behind three of the new Avengers titles). Parker and Bendis will be at the store for a Q&A that starts at 7 and will sign afterward; TFAW also promises "free limited-edition Avengers prints to the first 25 attendees," "exclusive Avengers variants and copies of [Parker's] Atlas #1 in stock for purchase," and—shit yes—"complimentary refreshments and snacks."
More info here. So, you know... assemble, and all that.