ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS

Gorge Owned is a member-supported 501(c)(3) community-building organization working toward resilient, thriving communities in the Columbia Gorge. Through community conversations, powerful lectures, and a passion for lifting up locals, we help people deepen their connections to place and each other.

Sense of Place Lecture Series

 Now entering its 10th season, the annual Sense of Place lecture series connects people through place and storytelling. Sense of Place features presenters from throughout the Pacific Northwest who share new insights into the cultural, natural, or political history of the Columbia River Gorge. All lectures are held at the Columbia Center for the Arts.

Power of Local, Sustainable Choices

We promote local, sustainable businesses throughout the Columbia Gorge and raise awareness about the importance and impact of making intentional consumer choices. Search our local business directory to learn more about the ways these locally owned businesses give back. 

About Gorge Owned

We are a community-building organization with a mission to advance social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Gorge. Through community conversations, powerful lectures, and a passion for strengthening local communities, we help people deepen their connections to our landscape and to one another.

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:

Hear in the Gorge LIVE!

Hear in the Gorge LIVE!

On October 24th, 6:30 - 8 pm at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, join Hear in the Gorge host/producer, Sarah Fox and special guest, Terrie Brigham - co-owner of Brigham Fish Market (Cascade Locks) and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian...

Sense of Place 10th Anniversary Season Line Up Announced

Sense of Place 10th Anniversary Season Line Up Announced

This year we celebrate our landmark 10th season of the Sense of Place lecture series, with a line up that promises to be one of our most engaging. We are thrilled to announce the line up for the 2019-20 season below. For more information about our...

Bridging the Gorge Tickets On Sale Now – and Seeking Volunteers!

Bridging the Gorge Tickets On Sale Now – and Seeking Volunteers!

Please join Gorge Owned for Bridging the Gorge: great food, good people, and powerful conversation.  Many issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to...

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