2018 McCall Gala Recap

Hilliary Giglio
Wed, 03/28/2018 (All day)

 

Winemaking as a Minority: Building an Inclusive Industry

Bertony Faustin
2017 Landmark: Connecting Oregonians
Tue, 02/27/2018 (All day)

Growing up in New York, AKA “the concrete jungle,” I never had the real appreciation of outdoor space, but always felt an indescribable happiness when around it. A child of immigrants, I was brought up to work hard and make it work – “The immigrant hustle.” I found myself in jobs that paid the bills, but never filled my soul.

2018 Mid-Legislative Session Review

The 2018 Oregon legislative short session is coming to a close, sometime in the next two weeks, so we want to give you an update now. We will provide a full legislative summary when the session is complete. As a reminder, we shared a preview of this session just last month.

Thanks to the work of so many of you, it looks like we will be able to pass legislation to improve the land use program and stave off some serious threats to it. Here is a status update of some key bills.

Meet Alexis Biddle

Mon, 02/26/2018 (All day)

Urban Circuit Rider

At the beginning of the new year, 1000 Friends brought on Alexis Biddle to be our new Urban Circuit Rider. Alexis has a strong passion for social justice, affordable housing, transportation, and sustainable urban design more generally. The Urban Circuit Rider will complement the work done by our Rural Circuit Rider, Meriel Darzen.

Stop Aggregate Strip Mining Deregulation TODAY!

1KF Staff and partners
Tue, 02/20/2018 (All day)

Today some members of the Oregon Legislature will consider a sneaky amendment to a transportati

Robert Liberty to receive the Tom McCall Legacy Award

Alyson Marchi-Young
Tue, 01/30/2018 (All day)

Since its founding over forty years ago, 1000 Friends of Oregon has worked tirelessly to insure that Oregon has vibrant communities, healthy working lands, and unspoiled iconic places now and for future generations. The success of these activities is in no small part due to the dedication, passion, and leadership of Robert Liberty. Mr.

2018 Legislative Session Preview

Mary Kyle McCurdy
Tue, 01/30/2018 (All day)

The 2018 Oregon Legislative “short” session will get underway on February 5 and will end no later than March 9.  1000 Friends will be tracking about two dozen bills dealing with farm and forest lands, transportation, and housing.  These include bills we support and bills we strongly oppose.  Here are highlights of the most significant land use bills.

MAJOR THREATS TO OREGON'S LAND USE

Housing Supply: a critical piece of the housing puzzle

Mary Kyle McCurdy
Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:30pm

Oregon’s towns and cities have not been building housing at nearly the pace the population has been growing and changing, and therefore we now have both a housing supply and a choice of housing types that is significantly out of step with need.  This is a major contributor to our statewide housing shortage and unaffordability.  Now the Oregon State Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) has put numbers to this -

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  • A Brief Housing Retrospective: 1000 Friends and Goal 10

    Madeline Kovacs
    Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00pm

     

    Portland for Everyone’s local fight for zoning reforms and affordable housing is partly the result of a statewide failure to successfully implement Goal 10.

    Clean Energy Jobs Bill: A sneak-peek

    Mary Kyle McCurdy
    Tue, 10/17/2017 (All day)

    Oregon legislators are leading an effort to refine a Clean Energy Jobs bill for the 2018 legislative session, which will cap and price certain greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill will invest the proceeds statewide to ensure the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy and environment are shared by all, and any burdens are mitigated.  Four work groups have been established, consisting of legislators and interested groups including

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