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Ojos Feos: Eyes Wide Open

Already been told and may have heard,  “we live in a political world, the one we can see and feel..you’re never sure why you’re here”. And then, there are those who’ve found a reason to live. And found … Continue Reading

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Community Voices: Surg+Restore

In order to help the medical community in Sierra Leone, Surg+Restore works to bring medical knowledge to the area. Since it’s founding, Surg+Restore—in partnership with the UK non-profit ReSurge/Africa—has focused on training and building native Sierra Leonean medical personnel.

Surg+Restore … Continue Reading

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Lorde Tickets Giveaway!

Are you a fan of Lorde, the 21-year-old New Zealand singer touring to promote her second album? Check out details of the Lorde Tickets Giveaway!

Portland Radio Project is giving away a pair of tickets to Lorde’s March 10 Continue Reading

Community Voices: St. Johns Center for Opportunity

St. Johns Center for Opportunity is an organization committed to the livability and livelihood of the St. Johns neighborhood. Their mission is to strengthen the bonds of their community and band together to make life in the neighborhood better for … Continue Reading

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Community Voices: Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages.  Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.… Continue Reading

PRP Makes the Merc

Thanks to the Portland Mercury for noticing PRP is “a hotbed for excellent community-run radio stations.”

In her column, “From Slacktivism to Activism,” Emilly Prado puts the Volunteer Spotlight on Portland Radio Project:

Check out the other “Best ways … Continue Reading

LLoyd EcoDistrict on Community Voices

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We bring together residents, organizations and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action.

With programs and projects that … Continue Reading


Chasing Grace on Community Voices

More than the relative scarcity of women in tech, Jennifer Cloer is worried about their mass exodus from the sector.

As reported by Newstack: “Women leave tech at twice the rate of men, according to the latest National Council Continue Reading

Want to Resolve Conflict in 2018?

Resolutions Northwest (RNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue to advance social and racial justice and resolve conflict. Founded in 1985 by a small group of community members who sought to address juvenile crime and reduce violence, the … Continue Reading

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Glacier Veins on Sounds of PDX

On a recent episode of Sounds of PDX I welcomed local indie-alt rock band, Glacier Veins into the studio for an in-depth interview and live performance. This last summer I was introduced to Glacier Veins and was instantly taken back … Continue Reading

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Oregon Cultural Trust double arts and culture dollars

As with recycling, beach access, vote-by-mail and weed, Oregonians have charted their own course to fund arts and culture. In this week’s Community Voices feature, we’re digging into the archives to feature the Oregon Cultural Trust, a permanent fund with … Continue Reading

Community Voices: Children’s Healing Arts Project

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that provides free art programing to children, teens and families affected by illness, disability and special needs. Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program, CHAP … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 8: Changes to the Central Eastside

From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.

After actively preserving … Continue Reading

Kinship House

Kinship House: Championing Foster Families

This week we’re digging into the archives to feature Kinship House as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

A stable, healthy home is of utmost importance in building supportive foster families. The Kinship House helps to minimize these transitions … Continue Reading

Youngset Cooperative Preschool

Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It’s essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Co-op Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social and … Continue Reading

Snowman Foundation on Community Voices

Northwestern composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison founded the Snowman Foundation in 1999 as a solution to defunding of music programs in public schools. In addition to giving children a complete education, Harrison believes that music gifts us a greater … Continue Reading

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PRP Concert Picks for the First Week of November! (11/2-11/8)

Inessa’s Picks:

Thursday, November 2 Odesza “A Moment Apart” Tour at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter

Odesza “A Moment Apart” Tour at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
300 North Winning Way, Portland
Thu, … Continue Reading

The Portland Kitchen

The Portland Kitchen: Culinary Arts & Life Skills

For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.

As a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading

Portland youth get second chance at RAHS

By Emily Neelon |

Thanks to Premier Mortgage Resources  for spotlighting RAHS on Community Voices! ~

Founded in 1983, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) serve Portland’s at-risk youth. Providing mentorship, outreach, training and … Continue Reading

MRG Foundation challenges oppression through collective action

By Emily Neelon |

Supported “by the community, for the community”, MRG Foundation works strategically to develop genuine solutions to difficult issues. Their community-oriented, progressive approach empowers those most impacted by injustice, challenging oppression through collective action.

MRG fights for … Continue Reading