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.

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:

Bridging the Gorge Tickets On Sale Now – and Seeking Volunteers!

Bridging the Gorge Tickets On Sale Now – and Seeking Volunteers!

Please join Gorge Owned for Bridging the Gorge: great food, good people, and powerful conversation.  Many issues divide and connect us as communities — from polarizing local challenges, politics and ethnicity, geography and economics, even our ability as locals to...

Introducing Bridging the Gorge — Now Seeking Sponsors

Introducing Bridging the Gorge — Now Seeking Sponsors

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...

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