Welcome to Gorge Owned!

Helping people invest in a strong local economy, healthy environment and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Sense of Place

Cultivating a sense of ownership and appreciation for the Columbia River Gorge through lectures about history, culture and current issues facing our community.

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Green Drinks

Helping people make meaningful connections while learning about and gaining inspiration from the sustainable business practices of locally owned businesses.

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What is Gorge Owned?

We are a member-supported organization working to strengthen connections between the people, natural environment, and economy in the Columbia River Gorge.

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AniChe Cellars Hosts Green Drinks July 22

Join Gorge Owned for a family friendly Green Drinks at the scenic AniChe Cellars in Underwood on July 22nd from 6-7:30 p.m. Sample and learn about local wine while you enjoy appetizers from Stenberg Family Foods. Co-host Underwood Conservation District (UCD) will... read more

Sense of Place Lecture Series

Now in its 5th year, the Annual Sense of Place lecture series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of The Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, 200 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.

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GO! Solar

GO! Solar is a Gorge-wide solarize initiative that facilitates the installation of residential solar systems in Hood River, Wasco, and Klickitat counties. Partnering with local contractors and suppliers, securing local lending options, and working with utilities, local government and nonprofit partners, GO! Solar equips Gorge homes with PV systems at a remarkably low cost.

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Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly networking event for business professionals, community thought leaders and residents interested in making meaningful connections and learning about sustainability issues.

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GO! Local

The GO! Local campaign is an ongoing initiative that educates consumers about the benefits of supporting local enterprises. Through coordinated events and marketing tools—including print advertising, an online directory, social media and the GO! Local Challenge—the campaign helps customers easily identify locally owned enterprises and creates opportunities for them to connect with one another, ensuring that more money stays in our local economy.

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Green Home Tours

The Green Home Tour showcases cutting-edge homes in Hood River and surrounding towns that reduce energy and water use, incorporate solar photovoltaics and other renewables, and utilize green building materials. The self-guided tour includes about a dozen homes.

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Community Pride

The Community Pride Cleanup event helps people in Klickitat County responsibly dispose of household waste. Each Spring, the Community Pride Cleanup involves contributions of labor, goods, services and money, from over 100 individuals who provide more than 425 volunteer hours on behalf of themselves, their businesses or their clubs and organizations.

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Gorge Earth Day has always been one of our favorite programs since the start of our organization back in 2000. We’ve organized everything from parades to puppet shows to dance parties to films as a way to help Gorge residents celebrate the Gorge’s natural environment. Annually during Earth Week, we  award the annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion awards. These awards celebrate individuals, businesses and students working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental, economic and social issues facing the Gorge. Learn More

Our Sustaining Members:

Wet Planet Whitewater
Center Pointe Community Bank