Cultivating the Commons

Join Onward Oregon for “Cultivating the Oregon City Commons,” a two-part, interactive workshop designed to help grow our awareness, our network and our commitment to serving the common good. Together, we’ll explore the many facets of the commons and identify opportunities to become more active as its caretakers.


Event Date: 
Sat, 03/12/2011 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

Friends of Yamhill County Discussion on events on EFU

The February 28 meeting of Friends of Yamhill County promises to be an exciting and informative evening. The meeting will feature a lively panel discussion about commercial uses on farm and forest land. Many commercial operations, including event centers, dining facilities, stores, lodging etc. operate in rural areas, both legally and illegally. Some proposals in the current legislature would greatly increase the scope of what is allowed.

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Congressman John Mica to hear from Portland Metro region about transportation needs

Speak Out for 21st Century Transportation Options

Congressman John Mica (FL), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will visit our region to facilitate a field hearing on the federal transportation bill, a piece of legislation that will affect funding for nearly every potential transportation project in our region and the nation for the next 6 years.

Multnomah County Adopts Bold Vision for Local Food Economy

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

Oregon’s most urban county might seem an unlikely candidate for adopting an ambitious plan identifying local agriculture as a key driver of healthy communities and economies. Yet the Multnomah County Commission voted unanimously January 27 to do just that.

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series: How to Plan for People & Environment, Simultaneously

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications Intern

A large crowd packed into the Billy Frank conference room at Portland's Ecotrust Building Wednesday evening to learn about planning for human and environmental needs simultaneously, using examples from Vancouver as well as the experience of local experts.

Portland Plan Inspiring Communities Series Discusses Environment & Community Design

Mayor Sam Adams will introduce a panel of national and local experts discussing the links between environmental sustainability and community design this Wednesday evening, January 12, at the Ecotrust building in Portland's Pearl District.

Multnomah County Seeks Planning Commission Applicants With Farming Background

The Multnomah County Land Use Planning Division is seeking a county resident with a background in farming to serve on the county Planning Commission. This is a great chance for a rural resident (current or former) to make sure that there is a voice for farms and farmland on this important planning body.

Washington County Reserves Plan Passes County Commission, But It Has an Uncertain Future

Craig Beebe

Following the release of a widely criticized draft last week that was almost certain to be rejected by Metro Council, Washington County has once again revised its urban/rural reserves plan.  Although the newest draft was only publicly available for 24 hours, the Washington County Commission voted to accept it  Tuesday evening, despite stringent calls for more time to consider the new map's provisions..

Panel Explores the Severe Challenges Facing Portland Schools

Portland Plan Inspiring Community Series Holds Second Forum at PSU

The Portland Plan held the second forum in its Inspiring Communities Series Wednesday night, December 8, featuring impassioned discussion of the city’s challenges in education, particularly its historical failure to meet the needs of all its students equitably.

Friends of Family Farmers - InFARMation Gathering

InFARMation (and Beer!), hosted by Friends of Family Farmers, happens every 2nd TUESDAY of each month in Portland from 5:30-8:30 at Holocene, located at 1001 SE Morrison.

This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger and real changes in our local food system are possible.

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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