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.

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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.

Become a Member or Sponsor

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) community-building organization serving four counties of the Columbia River Gorge. Our mission is 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:

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...

Introducing Bridging the Gorge — Now Seeking Sponsors

Introducing Bridging the Gorge — Now Seeking Sponsors

Many complex issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to experience a sense of belonging (or not) here in the Gorge. What are the perceived and real...

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