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.

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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) 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.

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Event Calendar

Features Gorgewide happenings from Gorge Owned and our member businesses

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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...

Now Seeking Sponsors for Sense of Place: 2019-20 Season

Now Seeking Sponsors for Sense of Place: 2019-20 Season

Please join us in bringing this high-quality series to the Gorge for its 10th season! Our sponsors are critical partners to Gorge Owned, allowing us to host lecturers that bring people closer to place and each other through the power of storytelling. Attracting over...

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...

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