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How to support 🇺🇦 Ukrainian communities in Portland – and globally

In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Wednesday night, we want to share some ways you can support Ukrainian communities locally, and globally.  💸 The Portland-based organization Mercy Corps, which focuses on helping people in crisis around the world, said on Thursday morning it was prepared to help 1.5 million displaced Ukranians. You […]

/ February 24, 2022


Five Facts ✋ about the Black Exclusion and Lash Laws 😠, plus historic and viral 🎥 videos you need to watch

When most people think of American cities that are progressive about equality and civil rights, one of the first cities that comes to mind is Portland. But has Portland acknowledged its racist history? Do a search on YouTube for “Racism in Portland Oregon” and “Racism in Oregon” and there is proof that ignorance prevails. We’ve […]

/ January 31, 2022


10 Places to Donate New and Used Items in Portland

Time to feel good, Portlanders!  We’ve picked ten great places to donate clothing, appliances, hygiene products, furniture, cars and more in Portland this holiday season. Catholic Charities’ In Kind New / Gently Used: baby clothes, maternity clothes, household appliances, bedding and towels, and furniture. New Only:  hygiene items, baby toys, cribs, pack-n-plays, and car seats. […]

/ December 5, 2021


How “Salvage Sundays” Gives Bikes a Second Chance

Carl Wilson was on the verge of homelessness when he took a job at the Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland 16 years ago. Now he says he’s living the good life with a house and two cats, and he’s helping give old bikes a second life through the CCC’s weekly Salvage Sale. Every Sunday, […]

/ October 2, 2021


How to Get Started as a Volunteer in Portland

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), here are a few ways you can give back around Portland this spring and summer. 🎸 Rock on at a music camp. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls is hosting four week-long camp sessions this summer, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with everything from […]

/ April 1, 2019


Take Action NOW – stop emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO)

Climate Change Action – PGE Carty’s Permit Modification Stop more emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). What Friends of the Columbia Gorge say In the midst of a climate emergency, Oregon must focus on reducing emissions—not give a green light for more pollution. Oppose more air pollution from PGE’s Fracked Gas […]

/ December 15, 2017