Rajneeshpuram and 1000 Friends: A Slice of Oregon History

Alyson Marchi-Young
Thu, 03/29/2018 (All day)
Rajneeshee cameramen at Rajneeshpuram, following staff visiting their then City Hall.

Don and Traute Moore: building a winemaking legacy

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00pm

In the late 1980’s Oregon’s wine industry was still in its infancy. In Southern Oregon there were only a handful of wineries when Don and Traute Moore started planting their vineyards. “When we came to this work, we knew nothing about planting grapes” mused Don. But through trial and error, testing, learning, adaptation, and a dedicated crew by their sides, the Moore’s persisted and have become a regional powerhouse for wine.

Women of Land Use: the founders and early years

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:00pm

March is Women’s History Month. Women have made powerful impacts throughout history, and often their stories go untold. This is why we are taking the time to highlight a few Oregonian women who have made indelible marks on the state’s land use history and future. Today, we profile a few of those outstanding individuals in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Land Use Regulations and Income Segregation

Alyson Marchi-Young
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:40pm

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  • A Big Welcome to Our Gerhardt and Duke Engage Interns!

    Sam Diaz

    Sam Diaz recently sat down with Allison Giffin and Jerry Chia-Rui Chang to get an inside scoop on this year’s Gerhardt and Duke Engage Interns. 

    The Paul Gerhardt Jr. Internship

    Homes in Oregon are Out of Reach

    Pam Phan & Christine Corrales

    Housing affordability has become a focal concern for many Oregonians. Across communities, finding a place to live that fits within a family's budget has become much more challenging in recent years. Cities throughout Oregon have reported historically low vacancy rates, a common measure for the health of the housing market. Higher vacancy rates indicate more housing options – and often lower rents as a result. While those looking to buy a home are seeing the highest list prices on record in Oregon. 

    Anti-Displacement Coalition improves Portland’s Comprehensive Plan

    Pam Phan

    Since January, 1000 Friends of Oregon has been working with a growing number of community based organizations, housing, public health, and equity advocates to ask ‘how will Portland develop in the next 20 years? Who gets to call Portland home in the future?’ This ad hoc coalition advocates to include anti-displacement tools that will help make Portland neighborhoods stable, especially for those, as Portland grows, living in the city and who bear the brunt of the loss of affordable choices. 

    Leadership Spotlight: Westside Transportation Alliance

    Sam Diaz

    This month, 1000 Friends of Oregon turns its attention to Washington County.

    Land Use Summer Reading List

    Jason Miner

    If you are taking off in July or August, three books hitting the shelves this summer may give you a deeper appreciation for the work of land use planning in Oregon.
     

    A Tribute to Hector Macpherson Jr., a Land Use Hero

    Jason Miner

    I didn't know Hector Macpherson Jr., so some might say I'm an odd choice to write a tribute to him.

    Everyone who loves Oregon, however, owes tribute to Hector Macpherson Jr., who, as noted in obituaries and honors across the state, passed away on March 21, 2015. In fact, many farmers wrote to us to share what Hector meant to them (and we share one of those memories in the images below). This is especially pointed considering what our co-founder Henry Richmond said of the farming community:

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