Albina Vision Trust
Albina Vision Trust (AVT) is stewarding the thoughtful reinvention of lower Albina, the cultural heart of Portland and the once-thriving center of Portland’s Black community, from which thousands of residents were forcibly displaced. AVT seeks to honor the neighborhood’s history by restoring its identity and transforming what exists today into a vibrant socially and economically inclusive neighborhood.
Bottom Line for Portland
The ground in Albina is special. It is a place where the racial inequity of urban renewal came, then came again, and again… Promises were made and broken. Black people and immigrants were displaced. Wealth was taken. The past mandates a special approach to a new and brighter future. And the time for action is now.
“Albina Vision Trust is all about generating common wealth and community power. We aim to create places of conscience in the city center, where each of us feels safe and has the resources and support to thrive. After all, there are no more elemental forms of common wealth than belonging and opportunity.” —Rukaiyah Adams, Board Chair of Albina Vision Trust
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
AVT's business and charitable purpose is to counteract anti-Black racism in the urban form and to build a diverse, multigenerational, affordable community. Our leadership, programming, advocacy and vision are all geared toward achieving racial equity.
Donate $10 or more and get an Albina Vision Trust sticker.
Every donation of $20 or more made in December qualifies for a match of up to $1,000 from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
Donate $25 or more and get a “Free Taco” card from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.
The first 50 donors of $50 or more will receive an Albina Vision Trust coffee mug.
The first 50 donors of $100 or more will receive a 10oz bag of coffee from Good Coffee branded with the Albina Vision Trust logo.
Donations up to $100 receive a 10% discount from Nasty Woman Wines. Donate over $100 and get a 15% discount. Donors will be sent a unique discount code for product purchases at their website.
The first 35 donors of $500 or more will receive a signed and numbered poster by artist Lyndon Barrois, Jr. which honors the history of the Albina community.