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.

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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) 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:

Sense of Place is Looking for Your Ideas

Sense of Place is an annual lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to each other. The series began as a small gathering in 2010 and has since grown to attract nearly 1,000 people annually and speakers...

Woody Guthrie Podcast Now Available

Get your ears ready for the Thursday, Nov. 8, release of “Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs”, the next captivating podcast in the Hear in the Gorge podcast series. It’s a remarkable remembrance and celebration of one of America’s best known protest folksingers who went to work for a very short while for the federal government. 

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