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.

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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.

About Gorge Owned

Gorge Owned is a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions locally-owned, community-focused, and sustainable businesses. We promote sustainability at home, work, and in our communities, and bring people together across the five counties of the Columbia River Gorge to foster meaningful connections to this unique place.
Business Directory

Connect with locally-owned, community-oriented, and sustainable business in the Columbia River Gorge

Event Calendar

Features Gorgewide happenings from Gorge Owned and our member businesses

Member Deals

Features local deals from our member businesses

GO! Jobs Board

Current job openings with Gorge Owned businesses

Latest News:

Important reminders: Sense of Place — Crisis on the Columbia

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...

Short Film Premiere: GO! Local — The Power of Choices

Our thanks to the more than dozen businesses that worked with us to deliver this message, to our sponsors First Interstate Bank, Cascade Acupuncture, and Hood River Hobbies, and to the team at Immense Imagery for partnering on this important and fun film project. As...

Important Reminders: Sense of Place – Confluence Storygathering

A few important notes about tonight's Sense of Place - Confluence Storygathering: This event has sold out. However, we always have last minute cancellations, and our waiting list can typically admit 10-20 patrons. Please do note that tonight's schedule is slightly...

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