Led by immigrants, refugees, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), Unite Oregon is a statewide racial and social justice nonprofit working to eliminate systemic inequities and fight for a just/equitable society for immigrants, refugees, people of color, and rural communities with 22,000+ members and 4 chapters in Oregon.
Bottom Line for Portland
Each year, we train over 100 immigrant, refugee, and emerging leaders of color through powerful leadership development programs to tackle the issues that most affect their lives - from climate change to affordable housing to police brutality. We believe that the power of lived experience combined with leadership, civic engagement, and advocacy training will activate new leaders of color to build the Portland - and Oregon - of the future.
"Unite Oregon’s leadership programs, BOLD and PILOT, provided me with an invaluable perspective on the marginalization of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. who lack formal education and have limited English proficiency. Being from this community myself, these programs inspired me to organize, engage, educate, and advocate for community members on a variety of issues for equality and justice as the goal." - Piyawee Ruenjinda
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We have 35 staff: 80% identify as BIPOC, immigrants or refugees; 20% are LGBTQIA+2S; 100% of leadership across all chapters are BIPOC; and together, we speak eight languages. In essence, we are the community we serve.
Radio Room: Radio Room will offer a specialty cocktail created in honor of Unite Oregon. A percentage of the proceeds will go directly towards Unite Oregon's programs.
Keys Lounge: Keys Lounge will offer a specialty cocktail created in honor of Unite Oregon. A percentage of the proceeds will go directly towards Unite Oregon's programs.
Either/Or: The first 24 donors to our campaign will get a free Tanglewood, hand-crafted and locally sourced bottled chai at Either/Or.
Kevia is an arts, travel and nature inspired jewelry company with a commitment to environmental sustainability: https://keviastyle.com/.
Radio Room is a classic mid-century restaurant and cocktail lounge inside a restored Art Deco building from 1949. Serving delicious cocktails, beer, wine and food indoors and on our heated/covered patios. Food. Drink. Art. Music. For the people. www.radioroompdx.com
Keys Lounge is a classic mid-century cocktail lounge inside a restored locksmith shop from 1962. Serving delicious cocktails, beer, wine and food indoors and on our heated/covered patios. Food. Drink. Art. Music. For the people. www.keyspdx.com
Either/Or is currently a take-out only café and brunch spot. You can stop by for a giant burrito and a latte while picking out a bottle of natural wine for dinner. We've got bags of Heart and Tanglewood Chai too! https://www.eitherorpdx.com/