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.

Latest News:

Gorge Owned Announces Plans To Dissolve in 2020

Gorge Owned Announces Plans To Dissolve in 2020

Almost exactly 9 years ago, a group of locally owned, community and environmentally minded businesses provided me with the inspiration and confidence to launch Gorge Owned (GO!)—a program of the Columbia Gorge Earth Center dedicated to raising awareness about the ways...

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...

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