Safer Streets for Everyone: 1000 Friends Co-Signs Letter to Portland Mayor Hales and City Council

Safe streets for walking are a critical concern for all Oregonians. Recent tragedies in Portland, along with difficult funding choices, have put this issue in stark relief.

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

Thursday, May 16
Wine Reception 5:30 PM, Presentation 6-7 PM
Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St. SE, Salem

Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 for others

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

LULI Meets the UGB: Reflections from a "Farm Kid" Now Living in the City

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative (LULI) took a tour of the Portland Metro region's Urban Growth Boundary in Washington County on Thursday, February 21. 

Meet our 2013 Land Use Leadership Initiative Cohort

We're pleased to introduce the 20 individuals who have been selected to participate in the second year of our Land Use Leadership Initiative. They come from a diversity of perspectives and professional backgrounds, and together will consider and confront some key issues facing the Oregon and the Portland region.

Portland's Sewer Repairs: Evidence that More Extensive Is More Expensive

The Oregonian's Ryan Kost reports on Portland's massive project to replace aging sewers in several of its historic neighborhoods. With a price tag over $150 million, it's a good reminder that it's crucial to consider the long-term costs of infrastructure maintenance and upgrades in growth choices.

Daily Journal of Commerce Highlights 1000 Friends Infrastructure Report

Lee Fehrenbacher
Daily Journal of Commerce
Wed, 01/16/2013 (All day)

The Daily Journal of Commerce has looked into our recent report on the infrastructure challenges facing Oregon communities, and what we can do to save taxpayers money in the long run.

An Evening of Art for Housing Advocates

An Evening of Art for Housing Advocates

1000 Friends is a member of Connecting Communities Oregon, a broad coalition of advocacy groups working to build community awareness about creating affordable, accessible neighborhoods. This coalition is working to remove the statewide ban on Inclusionary Zoning, a tool that can be used for promoting affordable housing. Please join us for a discussion on the work of this coalition and a fundraiser to support our efforts. 

Where: Butters Gallery, 520 NW Davis St., Portland

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Daring Mighty Things: Recapping An Evening With Three Land Use Legends

By Craig Beebe, Photos by Dave Garlock

Unprecedented vision, remarkable successes—but considerable fragility. Such were the characterizations of Oregon’s land use program shared by three “land use legends” on Thursday evening, January 10, at the first event in our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series.

Thursday Event is Full

Our McCall Speaker Series event this Thursday, January 10, featuring "Three Land Use Legends" is now full. We apologize to those who will be unable to join us for the evening.

Oregonian Editorial: "Time for Oregon to Harvest Agricultural Opportunities"

The Oregonian Editorial Board
Fri, 01/04/2013 (All day)

In an editorial published in Friday morning's paper, the Oregonian editorial board acknowledges the substantial contributions of Oregon agriculture to the state's economy, particularly in uncertain times for many other sectors of the economy.

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