ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS
Gorge Owned is a member-supported 501(c)(3) community-building organization committed to social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Columbia River 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.
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.
Gorge Owned is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards. This award celebrates individuals, businesses, organizations and students working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental and social issues facing the...
Gorge Owned is currently seeking folks who are passionate about community-building in the Gorge to fill a couple of vacancies on our board of directors. Great board candidates for our organization are folks who can commit to a 2 year board term with approximately a...
Tickets are now available online and in the gallery at Columbia Center for the Arts for two upcoming Sense of Place lectures. March 20, 2019 -- Shifting Sand: A Journey Through Time at the Columbia’s Nichols Boat Basin With Lorri Epstein, Carina Miller and Arthur...