1000 Friends of Oregon is working at the capitol this season to promote multi-modal transportation, healthy working lands, affordable housing, and the protection of Oregon's land use system from a myriad of threats. Read up on what we are focused on, AND sign up for our Action Alerts so you can get involved in shaping policy this session.
If you haven't seen our photo essay about Oregon being a shared state,
you're going to want check that out as well:
Dawn on the UGB by Ian Sane Images
Oregon State Capitol, Creative Commons
1000 Friends photo archives
Mount Hood Territory, Creative Commons
1000 Friends of Oregon has spent four decades advocating for healthy, productive communities. We are pleased to continue our traditions with new programs, partnerships, and ongoing civic involvement.
Help 1000 Friends of Oregon start 2017 off right! With 10 million acres of farmland projected to change hands over next 20 years, now more than ever 1000 Friends is a critical advocate for Oregon's working lands, great communities, and iconic places. As farm lands transition ownership, Oregon land use is a critical safeguard to ensure we can preserve these spaces for future generations!
The Circuit Rider is 1000 Friends of Oregon's new staff attorney who works on rural and underserved communities' legal issues related to land use. Our family farms and forest lands are pillars of Oregon's economy, and they need to be protected from sprawl and incompatible uses. The Circuit Rider program works to protect uses that support the rural economy and its participants, while preserving Oregon's iconic landscapes and special places.
We are thrilled to introduce Portland for Everyone, a new program aimed at encouraging Portland decision makers to encourage abundant, diverse, and affordable housing options throughout the city. Portland for Everyone sees great potential in Portland neighborhoods to act as game-changers for our housing needs by introducing diversified and new living spaces such as ADU's, internal conversions of single family homes to duplexes or triplexes, and other subtle ways to increase city housing options for everyone.