ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS

Gorge Owned is a member-supported nonprofit working toward resilient, thriving communities in the Columbia River Gorge. We promote and inspire local, sustainable choices at home, work, and in our communities, improving the well-being of people and place for generations to come.

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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.

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) nonprofit organization that champions locally-owned, community-focused, and sustainable businesses. We promote sustainability at home, work, and in our communities, and bring people together across the five counties of the Columbia River Gorge to foster meaningful connections to this unique place.
Business Directory

Connect with locally-owned, community-oriented, and sustainable business in the Columbia River Gorge

Event Calendar

Features Gorgewide happenings from Gorge Owned and our member businesses

Member Deals

Features local deals from our member businesses

GO! Jobs Board

Current job openings with Gorge Owned businesses

Latest News:

Q & A with Ursula Schaefer of Gorge Community Music

Our thanks to Ursula Schaefer, one of four partner-owners at Gorge Community Music in The Dalles, for talking with Gorge Owned about the various joys and perils of life as a local business owner (and as a patron of others).    GO: Would you say Gorge Community Music...

Bearcoon to Headline 5th Annual GOvember Party

Celebrate your love for the Gorge while showing your support for Gorge Owned! Gorge Owned (GO!), with help from sponsors Tofurky and Trillium Engineering, welcomes community members to celebrate a year of resilience and positive change at its 5th annual GOvember Party...

May GO! News – “Slaying Dragons”

Wednesday, 05/30: "Slaying Dragons - Women Overcoming Small Business Challenges" Gorge Owned is very happy to support this fantastic event brought to us by SCORE Mentors in Portland and Hood River. SCORE invites women entrepreneurs and small...

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