ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS
Gorge Owned is a member-supported nonprofit working toward resilient, thriving communities in the Columbia River Gorge. We promote and inspire local, sustainable choices at home, work, and in our communities, improving the well-being of people and place for generations to come.
Sense of Place Lecture Series
The Sense of Place lecture series is truly a unique cultural asset. While both highly educational and relevant, presentations never fail to entertain, inspire and challenge the audience. A concerted effort is made to host high-quality presenters who are experts in their fields — authors, historians, artists, movers and shakers.
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All of Gorge Owned’s work begins with members like you. As an entirely community-supported nonprofit organization, we rely on the partnership of our members and sponsors, both individuals and businesses, to produce vital programming for the Gorge every year. Please consider a donation or membership level that works for you, and help take meaningful action at the local level.
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Due to the dicey ongoing weather conditions, and for the safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons and presenters, we will be RESCHEDULING Wednesday evening's Sense of Place for a later date (TBD). We'll be in touch just as soon as a new date is coordinated. Tickets...
Over a century ago, new roadways into the Columbia Gorge led to audacious schemes to “improve the scenic holdings of the Columbia Gorge” by building the world’s tallest elevator at Mist Falls and polo grounds atop Devil’s Rest. Development proposals like these and...
We are looking forward to “Crisis on the Columbia: Native-White Alliances & Opposition to The Dalles Dam”, a lesson on the importance of cross-cultural alliances led by Katy Barber, December 19th, 7 PM at the Columbia Center for the Arts. A few important...