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.

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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) 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.

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:

Recipients of 2019 Sustainability Awards announced!

Recipients of 2019 Sustainability Awards announced!

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...

Tickets now on sale for remaining lectures of the season

Tickets now on sale for remaining lectures of the season

Tickets are now on sale for the remaining two lectures of Sense of Place - Season 9. Click here to access online tickets for both installments, or drop into the gallery at Columbia Center for the Arts to pick up pre-sale. Coming up on Monday, April 1 (rescheduled from...

Nominations Open for Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champion Awards

Nominations Open for Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champion Awards

Gorge Owned is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champion Awards. This award celebrates individuals, businesses, organizations and students working on innovative, creative solutions to the environmental and social issues facing the...

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