1000 Friends of Oregon


To work with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests and conserving natural areas.

Bottom Line for Portland

1000 Friends trained 20 emerging leaders over 10 months to advocate for policies that cut carbon emissions, build vital transit infrastructure and design connected communities. As Portland grows, it’s critical that the next generation have a say in our land use.  

“I never realized, prior to getting to know you, how critically important 1000 Friends is to the future of Oregon, her people and her irreplaceable working landscape. Thank you for everything you’ve already done for our amazing state, and for the great work I’m sure you'll do in the future.” –Mia Nelson

Business Partner

G!G donors of $35+ to 1000 Friends will receive a free tasting flight for two at K&M Wines. Donors of $250+ will be entered to win a vineyard dinner for four.


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 provides two round-trip TriMet passes for low-income emerging leaders to attend training sessions.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 sends 1000 Friends to Salem for a day to advocate for policies that will protect our lands from sprawl, encourage affordable housing development, and expand transit opportunities for Oregonians.

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