The 2013 McCall Legacy Gala
Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8:30 PM
The Benson Hotel, Portland
Thank you to all 350 of our friends and supporters who joined us for this special evening, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Senate Bill 100, which created Oregon's pioneering land use planning program, and all the countless Oregonians who have worked to protect and enhance it since then. The evening's events included an engaging address by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and the awarding of the Tom McCall Legacy Award to farmer Peter McDonald. Read a recap and see photos here.
The McCall Society Speaker Series consists of several events that 1000 Friends hosts around the state with interesting speakers from Oregon and nationwide. The events are typically free for members and $15 for guests. To RSVP for any of these events, please contact Kristin Barber at 503-497-1000 x123 or email@example.com.
Our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series:
- Thursday, January 10: Former state representative and Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus, 1000 Friends co-founder Henry Richmond, and former DLCD director/Metro General Counsel Dick Benner will share stories and memories from the passage of 1973's Senate Bill 100, which created Oregon's land use planning program. At the Laura Russo Gallery, Portland. Click here for a recap and photos from this engaging event.
- Thursday, May 16: Katherine Cole, author of Voodoo Vintners, will discuss the relationship of Oregon land use planning to great wine. At the Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St. SE, Salem. Click here to visit Cole's website.
- Thursday, August 8: Noted Oregon coast author Matt Love, whose books include The Newport Trilogy. At the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Click here to visit the website of Love's publishing company, Nestucca Spit Press.
- Wednesday, October 16: Portland State University President Wim Wiewel. Wiewel, whose academic credentials include a degree in urban planning, will share thoughts about the civic, cultural, and educational life of the city. At the Augen Gallery, Portland. Click here to learn more about Dr. Wiewel.
First Thursdays: The Central Oregon Monthly Buzz
On the first Thursday of each month, our Central Oregon office hosts The Monthly Buzz, a monthly gathering to share updates on our Central Oregon specific and statewide work and offer you the opportunity to inform us about pressing issues. Have a coffee, visit with friends and be part of the buzz! Contact Pam Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Note: This event was previously held on the first Wednesday of every month, but was moved to Thursdays beginning in September 2012.
Recap of recent events
The 2012 McCall Speaker Series
- Wednesday, February 15: Professor Chris Leinberger on walkable urbanism. At the Augen Gallery, Portland. Read a detailed summary and watch a film of Professor Leinberger's presentation here.
- Tuesday, April 10: Governor Barbara Roberts on her Oregon journey. At the Laura Russo Gallery, Portland. Click here for a recap and photos from the event.
- Thursday, June 7: Professor Sy Adler on the history of Oregon land use planning. Professor Adler's new book, released April 1, is called Oregon Plans. Learn more about the book here. At Willamette University, Salem. Click here to watch a video of Adler's talk.
Biking the Bend Parks Bond
On Sunday, October 7, over 45 riders joined 1000 Friends staff and representatives of the Bend Parks and Recreation District for a tour of area parks that will be created or improved through the Bend Parks Bond, Measure 9-86. Click here for a recap and photo gallery.
Pedalpalooza 2012: Helvetia Community Ride
1000 Friends worked with Westside Transportation Alliance and Helvetia Community Association to organize a great Pedalpalooza ride through lovely Helvetia in Washington County on Sunday, June 10. Click here to read a recap and see some photos.
The 2012 Tom McCall Legacy Gala
Thank you so much to all who joined 1000 Friends for our annual celebration of our founder, Governor Tom McCall, whose foresight and leadership helped establish the land use system that has created and protected so much of what we love about Oregon. Over delicious food and wine on March 23, we shared in the continuing legacy of Governor McCall's work, hearing from several speakers, including farmer Lolita Carl of Hubbard, and food entrepreneur Evann Remington of Salem. View photos and a read a recap of the event here!