ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS

Gorge Owned is a member-supported 501(c)(3) community-building organization committed to social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Columbia River 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.

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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) 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:

Important reminders: Sense of Place — Crisis on the Columbia

We are looking forward to “Crisis on the Columbia: Native-White Alliances & Opposition to The Dalles Dam”, a lesson on the importance of cross-cultural alliances led by Katy Barber, December 19th, 7 PM at the Columbia Center for the Arts. A few important...

Short Film Premiere: GO! Local — The Power of Choices

Our thanks to the more than dozen businesses that worked with us to deliver this message, to our sponsors First Interstate Bank, Cascade Acupuncture, and Hood River Hobbies, and to the team at Immense Imagery for partnering on this important and fun film project. As...

Important Reminders: Sense of Place – Confluence Storygathering

A few important notes about tonight's Sense of Place - Confluence Storygathering: This event has sold out. However, we always have last minute cancellations, and our waiting list can typically admit 10-20 patrons. Please do note that tonight's schedule is slightly...

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