ROOTED IN PLACE, POWERED BY LOCALS

Gorge Owned, a community-building organization working toward resilient, thriving communities in the Columbia Gorge, formally dissolved in 2020, but the organization’s work continues in many of the programs and initiatives it helped to launch. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers and staff who gave so much time and energy over the years.

Sense of Place Lecture Series

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. The program is now a program of Mt. Adams Institute.

Power of Local, Sustainable Choices

For every $100 you spend at a local business, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays here. Local business do much more than provide jobs and revenue: they are the lifeblood of our Main Streets who give bad in myriad ways. 

About Gorge Owned

For nearly a decade, GO worked to advance social, economic, and environmental resilience in the Columbia River Gorge. Through community conversations, powerful lectures, and a passion for strengthening local communities, we helped people deepen their connections to our landscape and to one another.

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...

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...

Join our family! Seeking candidates for GO!’s Board of Directors

Join our family! Seeking candidates for GO!’s Board of Directors

Gorge Owned is currently seeking folks who are passionate about community-building in the Gorge to fill a couple of vacancies on our board of directors. Great board candidates for our organization are folks who can commit to a 2 year board term with approximately a...

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