Photos from the 2014 McCall Gala: Celebrating Oregon's Land Use Compass

On June 20, we gathered with friends and Emerging Advocates at the beautiful Exchange Ballroom in Portland. Together we shared our Oregon Stories and looked to the future of Oregon--guided by its land use compass.

Our speakers included Sarah Iannarone of First Stop Portland, who shared how Oregon continues to be a model of innovation for admirers from around the world. Pam Phan charted a course for planning that serves every Oregonian, especially those too often left out of the story. And Stu O'Neill described the work of Rogue Farm Corps to engage and train a new generation of Oregon farmers.

1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner also spoke, sharing a vision for 1000 Friends and land use that builds on what we share as Oregonians, rather than what divides us. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us. We are inspired by your stories and invigorated by your passion for Oregon.

As Jason Miner told our guests in his remarks: "Together, we unite the people who are passionate about building great cities and the people who are passionate about preventing the loss of farmland.  Together, we are unbeatable. Together we can keep the needle of Oregon’s land use compass pointed true."

Below are some of our favorite photos from the evening, thanks to GarrettDownen.com. You can also see and share these on Facebook--click here!

Couldn't make it this year? We still appreciate your support for Oregon's future. Stand with us at friends.org/support.

Video: What's Your Oregon Story?

We asked guests to share their own Oregon Stories with each other and with filmmaker Ankur Dholakia. Here are a few of our favorite moments.

 

 

Please join us in thanking the sponsors who made this event a success:

$5000 Thriving Working Landscapes Presenting Sponsors

$2500 Great Communities Co-Sponsor

$1500 Mt Hood Emerging Advocates Sponsors

Neil Kelly Law Office of Bill Kloos One Green World
 
Arcimoto

$500 Oregon Community Supporters

Jim and Lisa McDonald

Fosler Architecture

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