Give!Guide Big Give Day: McMenamins Party

Give!Guide Big Give Day: McMenamins Party

1000 Friends is pleased to be participating in the 2013 Give!Guide, hosted by Willamette Week. Although there's a host of great rewards for everyone who gives throughout November and December, on certain days Give!Guide has a special drawing for one lucky donor who gives that day.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/14/2013 (All day)

Give!Guide 2013 Begins!

Give!Guide 2013 

Give!Guide begins November 6, 2013! 1000 Friends is proud to be one of 100+ participating Oregon nonprofits. Through December 31, you can support our work and get great rewards through the end of the year at giveguide.org. (You'll find us in the Environment category.)

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/06/2013 (All day)

Wim Wiewel: Time for "Bigger Plans"

Wim Wiewel at the Augen GalleryWim Wiewel keeps a bust of Daniel Burnham in his office. He didn’t bring it to our McCall Society Speaker Series event on October 16, but the Portland State University President did describe it in absentia to make a key observation about Portland and Oregon.

TED Talk: Reversing America's "Worst Idea"

In a new TED Talk, planner Jeff Speck identifies a straightforward solution to make America "more economically resilient, healthier, and more sustainable." It comes down to making more walkable places for people to live.

My Oregon Story: Wim Wiewel

1000 Friends is excited to welcome Portland State University President Wim Wiewel to our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series. We asked him to share his Oregon Story.  

Today on the Land Use Trail: Orenco Station

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 7: Orenco Station, a transit-oriented community reminds us that public and private sector relationships have the potential to produce innovative, healthy, and successful neighborhoods.

Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 20-October 4

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters.

Regional Livability Summit

The 11th Annual Regional Livability Summit
Equity in Action: Map to a Healthy Future

Friday, October 11, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Portland State University--Smith Memorial Union

Hosted by the Coalition for a Livable Future, the Regional Livability Summit is the Portland-Vancouver region's biggest annual conversation about community and equity.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Adewale Troutman, president of the American Public Health Association.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

1000 Friends Supports Community Vision for Portland's Colwood Park

1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner testified September 25 before the Portland City Council in support of a proposal to transform much of the Colwood Golf Course into a park, developed by and for members of the local community.

Azalea Project "On Hold"

One of our biggest threats in the 2013 legislative session was Senate Bill 846, the so-called "Azalea" bill--named for an anonymous industrial project rumored to be considering Oregon, to whom the bill proposed giving over 300 acres of high-quality farmland with little to no public process.

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