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.
Many complex issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to experience a sense of belonging (or not) here in the Gorge. What are the perceived and real...
Gorge Owned Seeks Proposals for 10th Anniversary Sense of Place Lecture Series Speakers are invited to submit proposals for lectures that foster a deeper connection to place. Hood River, Ore. (June 10, 2019) — Gorge Owned has announced a Request for Proposals for the...
Gorge Owned announced the winners of the 9th annual Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion Awards during Earth Week. This award celebrates individuals, businesses, organizations and students working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental and social...