Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ2S+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education.
Bottom Line for Portland
We believe that Wild Diversity is the future. That a world in which BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ folks feel more connected to the outdoors is inherently a better world – one in which people are more aligned with the planet. Our work is to provide opportunities for our community to cultivate these connections for themselves – finding that deep and inherent knowledge that they, too, are outdoorists. And that the outdoors will be better for it.
This is the very work of Wild Diversity: Inviting us out into the woods. To find each other. Ourselves. A connection to the earth. To align ourselves with the rhythm and the magic of the world around us.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our organization is founded upon a deep commitment to diversifying the outdoors, by increasing education and access among BIPOC and Queer communities. It is the bedrock of our work and integral to every choice we make, and every adventure we plan.
On each Big Give Day, we will be raffling off one of the following prizes from our business partners:
Wild Diversity Kayaking Tour for Two: Donate for a chance to take a private tour down the Willamette River. Get comfortable kayaking with individual instruction from the best Adventure Leaders in Portland. Explore river islands and wildlife on this two-hour in town tour.
Wild Diversity Glamping Package for Two: Donate for a chance to go camping in comfort and style! Wild Diversity will set you up with everything you need for a cozy overnight stay. We take camping and we add a layer of fun with a large tent to move around and stand in, large blowup queen size mattress, tables, lighting, and the perfect kitchen set up. We have all you need!
Breitenbush Hot Springs Weekend for Two: Donate $250+ for a chance to win a weekend stay at Breitenbush Hot Springs. You bring the tent. They bring the unforgettable weekend: with multiple spaces to soak, delicious and lovingly prepared meals, and beautiful land to explore.
Circuit Bouldering Gym: Donate $100+ for one of two chances to win a Punch Pass (10 free visits + shoes).
Skamania Lodge: Donate for one of two chances to win a free round of golf on the Gorge 9-Hole Course.
Ruffwear: Donate for a chance to win a gift basket with all the goodness for you and your pup.
Aesthete Tea: Donate to be one of 20 winners of a free drink ticket from this QBIPOC and woman-owned business.
Food Fight!: Donate $30 or more to receive a 20% off coupon.
Tender Loving Empire: Donate for a chance to win one of these lovingly curated care packages, inspired by the outdoors.
Green Zebra Grocery Store: Donate for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
Either/Or (Tanglewood Beverage Company): Donate for a chance to win a Mixed Case (12) of hand-bottled chai beverages.
Wet Planet Whitewater Trip for Two: Donate for a chance to win a half-day rafting trip on the White Salmon River.
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center, the host of our first ever BIPOC Wellness Weekend (!!!), is a remote forest sanctuary of timeless natural beauty on 154 acres surrounded by national forest.
Circuit Bouldering Gym, the first bouldering gym in the Pacific Northwest, houses a variety of terrain to cater to all levels of experience.
Skamania Lodge offers breathtaking opportunities for business, pleasure, and everything in between on the Gorge.
Ruffwear, since its inception, has remained true to its passion of inspiring outdoor adventurers and their human companions.
Aesthete Tea is a woman and QBIPOC-owned loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand.
Food Fight! is a vegan grocery/convenience store who tries its best to support its community of bleeding-heart-do-gooders.
Tender Loving Empire is deeply committed to supporting the creative process of artists of all persuasions, and bringing delightful creative work to their patrons.
Green Zebra Grocery Store is Portland's only local, woman-owned, healthy, convenience store.
Wet Planet Whitewater offers world-class rafting for all – spring, summer, and fall.
Next Adventure is Portland's alternative outdoor store, and one of our most committed supporters.