Get your ears ready for the Thursday, Nov. 8, release of “Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs”, the next captivating podcast in the Hear in the Gorge podcast series. It’s a remarkable remembrance and celebration of one of America’s best known protest folksingers who went to work for a very short while for the federal government.read more
About Gorge Owned
Gorge Owned is a member-supported 501(c)(3) community development organization. We empower Gorge communities through transformative ideas and tools, promoting the spirit of localism, and facilitating dialogue to foster connections and effect meaningful gains at the local level.
Sense of Place Lecture Series
Now in its 8th season, the Annual Sense of Place lecture series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of The Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, over 100 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.
Hear in the Gorge
Stories that will change your Sense of Place
A series of radio-documentary styled podcasts that tell compelling and under-recognized stories of the cultural history and life in the Columbia River Gorge region, home to a landscape that inspires and a community that shares a deep connection to the region and to each other. The Gorge has a rich cultural and natural history so that no matter who you are or where you are in the Gorge, that sense of place is inescapable–especially as you learn more about the region.
Green Drinks is a monthly networking event for business professionals, community thought leaders and residents interested in making meaningful connections and learning about sustainability issues.
GO! Solar is a Gorge-wide solarize initiative that facilitates the installation of residential solar systems in Hood River, Wasco, and Klickitat counties. Partnering with local contractors and suppliers, securing local lending options, and working with utilities, local government and nonprofit partners, GO! Solar equips Gorge homes with PV systems at a remarkably low cost.
The GO! Local campaign is an ongoing initiative that educates consumers about the benefits of supporting local enterprises. Through coordinated events and marketing tools—including print advertising, an online directory, social media and the GO! Local Challenge—the campaign helps customers easily identify locally owned enterprises and creates opportunities for them to connect with one another, ensuring that more money stays in our local economy.