Field to Fork: Saying Thanks to Oregon Farmers

The November issue of our Oregon Stories e-newsletter is dedicated to saying thanks for the people and the land that make Oregon agriculture thrive.

Two Videos Make the Connection Between Land Use Planning and Agriculture

An online video channel called Cooking Up A Story has released a pair of videos that explain why Oregon's land use planning program is so essential to protecting farmland and the farmers who work it--as well as the state's overall economy. They are embedded below.

Talking Transportation in Tigard

Tara Sulzen
Thu, 11/08/2012 (All day)

For our final Land Use Leadership Initiative tour and policy discussion, emerging leaders and advisors traveled to Tigard to see how coordinated land use and transportation planning have been driving the city’s Community Vision effort.

Final Land Use Leadership Initiative event

At our final gathering, we will review what we've covered this year, hear from our Executive Director about our organization's strategic priorities, discuss opportunities to stay involved with 1000 Friends and land use advocacy, and enjoy some Oregon wine, beer and snacks. 

Where: 1000 Friends of Oregon's office - 133 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 201, Portland

When: Friday, November 30th from 3:30-5:30pm.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/30/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Remembering John Gray

In its October 23, 2012 issue, the Oregonian editorial board saluted the life and legacy of John Gray, a businessman, developer, and philanthropist who recognized that Oregon succeeds through balance and fairness, and who gave so much of his own time, energy, and profits to support that vision.

Survey: Oregonians Prioritize Investment in Infrastructure, Farm/Forest Protection, and Water Quality

Oregonians are sending state leaders clear priorities to drive the economic recovery:  invest in good long term bets, like world-class infrastructure, a reliable resource economy, and healthy rivers and aquifers.

Land Use Leadership Initiative and Board of Directors Tour French Prairie

Victoria Demchak, 1000 Friends Volunteer
Fri, 10/05/2012 (All day)

On Saturday, September 22, our Land Use Leadership Initiative participants joined the 1000 Friends Board of Directors to witness the productivity and pressures affecting some of Oregon’s most productive farmland, in the French Prairie region just south of the Portland metro region.

Oregon Cities Making Progress Toward "Complete Communities", Report Finds

Once again Oregon communities are receiving high praise from a national source. This time it’s a new report from Reconnecting America, examining American communities’ progress toward creating “complete communities.”

Keeping the Oregon Spirit: Our September Newsletter Explores Reserves, Food Innovators, and More

The September issue of Oregon Stories features a letter from our director on why we're challenging Metro's reserves plan, a profile of two food innovators bringing a new kind of economic development to Salem, recent commendations for Oregon's land use program, and more.

Sightline Report: Northwest Gas Consumption Hits Historic Lows

A new report finds Northwesterners are using gasoline at rates not seen since the 1960s, as per-capita vehicle travel plateaued in the 1990s, vehicle efficiency has improved, and younger residents are less interested in driving especially.

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