Some events are ours, some are coalition members’, some are community’s, and some are the City’s… but if it’s important for land use & housing in Portland, we’ve tried to include it below:

Coming Up:

Pour-Land for Everyone!
Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St
We are throwing our end-of-year party this year with two of our Give!Guide-winning partners in land use, environmental justice, and affordable housing: OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and Proud Ground Community Land Trust. Show up and find out why we’re considered among the most impactful nonprofits in Portland, and how you can get involved and support our work. Free, with the first drink on us! All ages welcome. Learn more about Willamette Week’s Give!Guide, and RSVP via our Pour-Land event page.



Generation Priced Out – Book Talk
Tuesday December 4, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside
Join author Randy Shaw at Powell’s Books as he discusses his new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality. RSVP to hear Randy’s talk via the event Facebook page. 


Celebrate with the 2018 Skidmore Prize Recipients!
Friday, November 16, 5:30 – 8:30pm at the Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd. 
The Portland Mercado will be hosting a celebration for Give!Guide’s 2018 Skidmore Prize recipients and nonprofits all around Portland. Come join us and many of our nonprofit partners making change around Portland, and celebrate their great work. Learn more about Williamette Week’s Give!Guide. Skidmore Prize party details can be found on the Portland Mercado’s Facebook page. See you there!



Fix the Frankentax – Policy Discussion
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 – 7:00pm, at Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne
Join Common Ground OR-WA, Portland for Everyone, and Sightline Institute for a lively discussion with legislators and Michael Andersen from Sightline Institute to discuss how property tax limitations, Measures 5 & 50, have negatively impacted housing affordability and tax equity statewide. It’s time to take on this monster! Register here.

Rockin’ It For Affordable Housing
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:00p. at Mississippi Studios

The Portland music community is joining nearly 500 nonprofits, businesses and community leaders to support Measure 102 & Measure 26-199 this fall, to help create affordable housing for up to 12,000 people in the Portland metro region. Join Business for a Better PDX and partners to celebrate and support Yes for Affordable Housing. Tix $15. This show is 21+.


Housing Underproduction in Oregon: Report & Panel
Tuesday, October 16th, Noon to 1:30 p.m. at McMenamins Mission Theater

Join the Up For Growth National Coalition on October 16th for a lunchtime event “Housing Underproduction in Oregon: Report Release.” Panelists include James LaBar with Governor Kate Brown’s office, Alison McIntosh with the Oregon Housing Alliance, Shannon Singleton with JOIN, and Joe Cortright with City Observatory. Moderated by Gwenn Baldwin of Oregon Smart Growth. Details and registration are available here.




Residential Infill Project – Testimony Prep. Happy Hours
In preparation for hearings at the Planning & Sustainability Commission 
Join us, AARP Oregon, and partners for a Happy Hour, and get ready to testify in front of decision-makers. We will give an overview of the proposal, including recent changes made to the proposal. We will share what we like about the proposal, and ways that we think it could be improved. Help make sure that the plan delivers more housing, better affordability and accessibility in ALL neighborhoods. Please RSVP below, and see you there!

Tuesday May 1 – N Killingsworth Lucky Lab, focus on trees & parking

Thursday May 3 – NW Quimby Lucky Lab, focus on building types and features


Book Talk: The Color of Law
Thursday, April 19 at Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta 
Named by the New York Times as one of the 100 notable books of 2017, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide. Join the Fair Housing Council of Oregon and the Oregon Historical Society for an evening with the author, & a post-lecture conversation with Dr. Karen Gibson, author of “Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment, 1940–2000.” Information & registration is available here.


The Backdoor Revolution – Book Celebration
Saturday February 3rd, 5:30 – 7:30pm, 2120 NE Tillamook 
Come celebrate the book by Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expert and advocate, Kol Peterson: “The Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development.” Books will be available for purchase at the event, and Portland for Everyone Coordinator Madeline Kovacs will introduce the author! You can learn more about the book here. The event is free, but space is limited. Register here, and your email confirmation will include detailed venue information.


Discusión Comunitaria Sobre las Opciones de Vivienda
Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Noviembre 16, 18:00 – 19:30pm
Le invitamos a que nos acompañe con Portland for Everyone el 16 de Noviembre en Rosewood Initiative en SE Stark St para una discusión comunitaria en torno a una breve ventana de oportunidad de Portland para volver a legalizar los aspectos de la ciudad que queremos. Se les servirá una cena buffet y bebidas a todos los asistentes. Si puedes, confirma por favor a comuníquese con Francisco al 503.380.4787, con People-Places-Things, o registrarse por favor a través del enlace de Eventbrite, para comfirmar su asistencia y para asegurar que tenemos comida suficiente! PDF para la distribución.


Build Small, Live Large Summit 
Portland State University, November 3-5 
The Build Small, Live Large Summit is a gathering place for leaders and policymakers from around the country and across sectors to explore smaller homes as a local response to housing shortages and climate change. Smaller homes use less energy and materials, add to the supply of housing options in walkable, high-opportunity neighborhoods, offer flexibility as households change over time, and provide homeowners with a way to offset their mortgages with rental income. This year’s Summit is focused on homes most commonly referred to as accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Common names for ADUs include backyard cottages, mother in law apartments, garage studios, and attic and basement apartments. Learn more & register here.


Open Door Conversation with Proud Ground
Thursday, October 26, 5:30 – 7:00pm, Albina Bank, 320 NW 10th St.
Coalition member Proud Ground Community Land Trust’s Open Door Conversation will showcase their new video series showcasing our community land trust model and real estate services for the community. Sponsored by Albina Community Bank, the launch will include complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine. Here is a link to the event on Proud Ground’s website.


Lewis & Clark Environmental Affairs Symposium 
Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm, EcoTrust Building 
Portland for Everyone Coordinator, Madeline Kovacs, will appear on the panel “Growth In Portland: Whose Livability?,” and engage in a discussion with other local representatives around Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, exploring how we can grow sustainably, while improving access to housing and livability for ALL members of our community. Madeline will appear alongside Maggie Talmadge from the Coalition of Communities of Color, Kristiana Nelson from the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association, and Joe Zehnder from the Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability. Link to event flyer. Register by visiting


Cottage Cluster PrototypeRe-Legalizing Portland, the Happy Hour
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Duke’s Bar & Grill, 14601 SE Division St. 
Having trouble paying your rent? Can’t afford to buy? Need better access to transit? Portland faces a housing shortage. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren’t being built to resemble the ones within a few miles of