Alano Club of Portland
To provide a vibrant, inclusive and trauma-informed recovery support center that offers a diverse array of free and accessible resources, supports and services to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
Bottom Line for Portland
Through innovative programming (mutual aid meetings, yoga and meditation workshops, CrossFit classes, cooking classes, arts programming and cultural events, peer-delivered services including mentorship through skateboarding, and harm reduction/overdose prevention work) and community-based partnerships with organizations like All Rise, Ben's Friends, Brown Hope, Confronting the Storm, p:ear, Pearl Jam, Wellbriety and many others, the Alano Club offers free, trauma-informed programming and mutual aid support to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders, serving more than 10,000 people monthly. With addiction rates, overdoses and mental health emergencies sharply on the rise, the need for centers like ours has never been greater.
“My recovery started at the Alano Club, and I joined the board of directors because the Alano Club does innovative, inspiring work in the communities I feel deeply connected to. Being a board member has allowed me to feel even more connected to the sober community in Portland, and to continue to use my platform to help others find that same connection in their own recovery.” —Gregory Gourdet, Alano Club of Portland Board of Directors
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Alano Club of Portland is committed to improving the wellness, quality of life, and safety of its employees, partners, and participants. We believe every person and their life is valuable, and deserves the Alano Club of Portland. We acknowledge systemic and structural racism, marginalization of individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, and inequities to resources which create disproportionate mortality rates among people of color, opportunities to improve quality of life, and continued distrust and fear of systems in our society that uphold a culture of white supremacy.
The Alano Club of Portland is aware of the systemic imperialism within the institution of behavioral health. Hostility and inequities within institutions of behavioral health damage the physical, emotional and mental health of employees of color and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, contributing to an underrepresentation of the communities of color and LGBTQ+ in the workforce. The Alano Club of Portland values a diverse workforce for achieving cultural competence and for delivering culturally responsive and representative services. The Alano Club of Portland values multiple paths to wellness and recovery, and values diverse perspectives, voices, experiences, and practices to meeting the challenges of the organization and of the people and communities it serves. We aspire to create an anti-racist and equitable organization so we may better support the individuals and families we serve and reduce cultural barriers in the healing process.
Thursday, November 03: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a gift package from Clinton Street Theater including two free movie passes and two popcorns. (Two gift packs availabile.)
Wednesday, November 9: All donors on this day will be automatically entered to receive a $25 gift card from Miss Delta. (Four gift cards available.)
Monday, November 14: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a Fender Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang from Thunder Road Guitars. ($1,300 value)
Thursday, November 17: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a Best Of Tin House gift pack with an assortment of five titles. (Three gift packs available.)
Sunday, November 20: All Donors on this day will be automatically entered to win a gift pack from Deadstock Coffee including a mug and bag of coffee. (One gift pack available.)
Wednesday, November 23: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win an Artists in Recovery gift pack featuring signed books from Hanif Abdurraqib, Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos and Leslie Jamison. (Three gift packs available.)
Sunday, November 27: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Fireside. (Four gift cards available.)
Tuesday, November 29: All donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $500 InKind credit and a reservation at Kann; in addition, all donors of $50 or more will receive a $50 credit from InKind which can be used at Kann, Le Pigeon, or either Canard location.
Sunday, December 04: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from Taylor Street Kitchen. (Three gift certificates available.)
Wednesday, December 07: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $100 gift card from Sesame Collective. (Three gift cards available.)
Sunday, December 11: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift card from The Daily Feast. (Three gift cards available.)
Thursday, December 15: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $100 gift card from DAME. (Five gift cards available.)
Monday, December 19: All donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $500 dining credit for Le Pigeon or Canard from InKind; in addition, all donors of $50 or more will receive a $50 credit from InKind which can be used at Kann, Le Pigeon, or either Canard location.
Wednesday, December 21: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a gift pack from Flagrant Magazine featuring issues 1-3 and selected Flagrant merch. (Three gift packs available.)
Wednesday, December 28: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a gift pack from Athletic Brewing Company including a case of non-alcoholic beer, a case of hop water, and a cap. (One gift pack available.)
Friday, December 30: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the concert of their choice (sold-out shows excepted) from Mississippi Studios. (Two pairs available.)
Hanif Abdurraqib — Hanif Abdurraqib is an American poet, essayist, and cultural critic. He is the author of 2016 poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much, the 2017 essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, the 2019 non-fiction book, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes on A Tribe Called Quest, the 2019 poetry collection A Fortune for Your Disaster, and the 2021 essay collection A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance.
Kaveh Akbar — Kaveh Akbar is an Iranian-born poet, scholar, and the poetry editor for The Nation. He is the author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf Press, 2021), Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, September 2017), and the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry Press, January 2017). Akbar's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, APR, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere.
Athletic Brewing Co. — Athletic Brewing Co. is a non-alcoholic beer company dedicated to making great-tasting craft brews, without compromise.
Canard — Canard, opened by Gabriel Rucker and Andrew Fortgang of Le Pigeon (right next door), is an all day café/restaurant by day, and wine and cocktail bar by night featuring what the kitchen calls wild French-inspired bar food.
Clinton Street Theater — The second oldest operating movie house in the city and one of the oldest continually operating cinemas in the United States.
The Daily Feast — The Daily Feast is a diner in downtown Portland using locally-sourced ingredients to serve inventive American breakfast staples plus desserts.
DAME — DAME is a neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal food with an emphasis on warm, attentive hospitality and honest cooking.
Deadstock Coffee — Deadstock is a sneaker-themed coffee shop. We make coffee, and we like shoes. Our goal is to be a hub for anyone creative or who is seeking a judgement-free, barbershop feel. You never know who's going to walk through the door so you might want to be on your game.
InKind — InKind is passionate about connecting people through diverse cuisine, bold flavors, and time spent dining together. With this in mind, inKind's mission is to support the growth and success of restaurants by providing resources, creating new guest experiences, and offering special bonuses for restaurant guests.
Melissa Febos — Melissa Febos is an American writer and professor. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (2010), and the essay collections, Abandon Me (2017) and Girlhood (2021).
Fireside — We utilize many small, organic farms and ranches around the greater Portland area to create a better plate and stronger community.
Flagrant Magazine — Flagrant Magazine is an inclusive print publication that unearths the stories surrounding the culture of basketball, including the artists, communities, projects and fans.
Hollywood Theatre — The Hollywood Theatre is a Portland landmark with a national reputation for award-winning film programming, innovative educational programs, and providing fiscal support for local filmmakers.
Leslie Jamison — Leslie Jamison is an American writer and professor, and the author of collection of essays called Make It Scream, Make It Burn (2019); a novel, The Gin Closet (2010), a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams (2014), and a critical memoir, The Recovering (2018). Her work has appeared in places including The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer.
Kann— Haitian cuisine meets Pacific Northwest bounty at Kann, a live-fire restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Gregory Gourdet. The restaurant honors his heritage and culture while also honoring the seasons and local ingredients of Oregon.
Le Pigeon — Elegant French-inspired fare from Gabriel Rucker served along with a diverse selection of wines selected by Andy Fortgang in a lively and intimate room on East Burnside St.
Miss Delta — Located in the heart of Portland’s historic Mississippi district, Miss Delta is more than your typical neighborhood BBQ joint…Miss Delta is a warm and welcoming restaurant for all walks of life to come together and enjoy some of the best food and drink in the city!
Mississippi Studios — Mississippi Studios is a music venue built, owned and operated by and for musicians.
Sesame Collective — Sesame Collective is a locally owned company in Portland, Oregon that operates the restaurants Mediterranean Exploration Company, Shalom Y’all, Lil’ Shalom, Bless Your Heart Burgers, Yalla, and Dolly Olive.
Taylor Street Kitchen — Taylor Street Kitchen opened in November of 2021 in the heart of downtown Portland. Half market, half take-away deli, we feature items produced in the Cascadia region (British Columbia down through Northern California) with a focus on Oregon in particular.
Thunder Road Guitars — Located in NW Portland, Thunder Road Guitars is here to help you find your own unique musical voice through fine vintage, used, and rare instruments.
Tin House — Publisher of award-winning books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original.