Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Fostering a deeper understanding of connections to our landscape and to each other.

Now in its 8th year, the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of the Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, over 100 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.

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.

We are proud to announce another fantastic line up for the 2017-18 season: 

  • October 11, 2017: The Bonneville Landslide: A Bridge of the Gods Before Lewis and Clark, Nick Zentner
  • November 8, 2017: The Gorge Latino Experience, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Lynn Orr
  • December 13, 2017: History Slam: An Improvisational View into our Past, Arthur Babitz and Scott Cook
  • January 10, 2018: Hanford: Our River Runs Through It, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres
  • February 14, 2018: Steamboats and Captains of the ColumbiaCaptain Tom Cramblett

Coming Next!

  • March 14, 2018: River of Hope— Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty

    Peter Marbach — Information & TICKETS

Headlining Sponsor:


Lecture Specific Sponsors:

Individual Supporters:

  • Kevin Widener & Luci Walker
  • Dave Radcliffe
  • Brad Schrick
  • Eric & Cynthia Strid

The series looks impressive and we’re glad to be supporting your work on it.

Jennifer Allen

Oregon Humanities

Sense of Place! Become a Sponsor

Learn more here:

2018-2019 SOP Sponsorship Packet

Sense of Place! Apply to be a Speaker

2017-18 Sense of Place Speaker Proposal