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Every Oregonian has a unique Oregon Story--how you came here, what you think is outstanding about this place. We asked guests at our 2014 Tom McCall Gala to share their own Oregon Stories. In this video, we share some of our favorite moments.

What's Your Oregon Story? from 1000...

On June 20, we gathered with friends and Emerging Advocates at the beautiful Exchange Ballroom in Portland. Together we shared our Oregon Stories and looked to the future of Oregon--guided by its land use compass.

Our speakers included Sarah Iannarone of First Stop Portland, who shared how Oregon continues to be a model of innovation for admirers from around the world. Pam Phan charted a course for planning that serves every Oregonian, especially those too often left out of the story. And Stu O'Neill described the work of...

Rob Manning
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:00pm
OPB News

The state agency responsible for governing Oregon’s local land-use plans has come up with a new plan for itself.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development, has two missions: to conserve farm and forestland, and to develop land for houses and jobs.

State law requires local governments to continually ensure they have sufficient land for houses and jobs.

DLCD’s draft strategic plan starts with a goal to work with state agriculture and forestry experts to “ensure a sustainable land supply for Oregon’s agricultural and forest...

Land use is your community, your home, your street. It's where your food comes from and how you get where you're going. It's a place of possibility, if you know what to look for. This summer, we'd like to take you out to see land use in action, with our new line-up of field trips!

Officially we're calling them the "Loving Oregon" Field Trips. We've got six trips planned,...

EarthShare OregonThreats to Oregon are growing, as are demands on the lands, water, food, energy and other resources Oregon needs to thrive. We need more people and businesses standing up for this great state. 1000 Friends is pleased to partner with EarthShare Oregon to make that happen.

EarthShare, of which 1000 Friends is a member, engages people at...

Join us next Friday, June 20, for the 2014 McCall Gala. Come to connect and commit to Oregon's future. Meet Emerging Advocates and hear from three standout Oregon innovators.

Meet our 2014 Tom McCall Gala speakers:

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1000 Friends is seeking some great interns to help us develop our membership and communicate our impact! If you're someone who loves Oregon and you want to hone your skills in communications and/or development, we'd love to meet you.

Click here to read the internship announcement, and be in touch!

Nathanel Johnson
Tue, 05/06/2014 (All day)
Grist.org

Grist.org, a national blog devoted to "getting people talking, thinking, and taking action", takes a look at how sharpening the edge of Portland's region helped revive the city's core in a fascinating piece.

Some excerpts below--read the whole thing here.

While this story is about Portland, similar stories could be told about so many of Oregon's great cities and towns, many of which are featured on our Land Use...