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.
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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.
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...
Due to the dicey ongoing weather conditions, and for the safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons and presenters, we will be RESCHEDULING Wednesday evening's Sense of Place for a later date (TBD). We'll be in touch just as soon as a new date is coordinated. Tickets...
Over a century ago, new roadways into the Columbia Gorge led to audacious schemes to “improve the scenic holdings of the Columbia Gorge” by building the world’s tallest elevator at Mist Falls and polo grounds atop Devil’s Rest. Development proposals like these and...