Community Voices

Give Voice to Portland.This Edward R. Murrow award-winning news series features experienced journalists teamed with recent college graduates to highlight important public service work in our community. Use #SharePDX to connect with us on Twitter.

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Advocating for the Musical Arts in Oregon

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame — also known as OMHOF — is a Portland-based, non-profit organization. OMHOF was created to help preserve Oregon’s unique musical heritage and actively promote music education in … Continue Reading

Northwest Pilot Project's Jessica Larson.

Northwest Pilot Project: Guiding Homeless Seniors to Independence

Northwest Pilot Project takes care of an especially vulnerable group of people. Homeless seniors. I know. Hard to believe we have them in Portland. You might be surprised how many…

Jessica Larson is a Housing Specialist at Northwest Pilot Project.Continue Reading

Friends of the Children

Friends of the Children

Friends of the Children’s Mission

To provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community.… Continue Reading

Dance Wire: Portland Dancers’ Hub

Portland is home to an abundance of dance companies, studios and dancers in styles ranging from ballet, aerial, and hip hop to tango, Bollywood and swing.

Until Emily Running stepped up with her non-profit called Dance Wire – finding out … Continue Reading

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Be the Match, Portland!

Be the Match is the subject of our Community Voices series all week.

BTM raises critical funds for people who have types of blood cancers and need transplants. Leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia are the most familiar. Seventy percent … Continue Reading

Teaching Children the Language of Friendship

Camp Yakety Yak – a non-profit summer camp with one of the all-time great names — provides instruction in social and emotional skills to children with special needs and their siblings.

All this week on the PRP stream, we’ll … Continue Reading

Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Dress for Success Oregon is an anti-poverty nonprofit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since … Continue Reading

Playworks

Playworks: Believe in the Power of Play

This week we’re focusing on Playworks, a Portland nonprofit that brings a fun and healthy play environment to local schools.

Playworks’ vision is that one day every child in America will get to play — every day. We create

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Profile Theatre

Behind the Scenes at Profile Theatre

Go behind the scenes of ProfileTheatre and you’ll discover a unique season structure and passionate dedication to Profile’s growing education program.

 

Profile’s Lauren Bloom Hanover, in our studios recently, agrees Profile Theatre has a unique premise and opportunity.

Portland … Continue Reading

A Village for One

A Village for One: Putting an End to the Commercial Sexploitation of Children. Sex trafficking and children. Here in Portland, it’s an issue lurking way under the radar. But two Portland area women — Cassie Eichenberger and Austin Burres — … Continue Reading

2014 Verselandia Winners

Verselandia Slams: Literary Arts’ 3rd Annual Poetry Showcase

Literary Arts is a community based non-profit organization in downtown Portland. Their mission: engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.

Once a year – through their Writers in the Schools program — Literary Arts presents … Continue Reading

Mr. Big
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The Rescue of Mr. Big

“Free to good home,” read the Craigslist ad for Mr. Big. Upon arrival, volunteers for Sound Equine Options found a gentle soul who was so malnourished he was unable to stand on his own.

After being placed in his foster … Continue Reading

Ecotrust

Fresh Thinking with Ecotrust

We’ve all been in buildings that seem to have a certain vibe, a soul even — places like the Bagdad Theater or Pittock Mansion come to mind. Another is a former warehouse located in the Pearl District that today is … Continue Reading

Boffer

What up Boffer?

Call it unique. Call it therapy. Call it weird. Call it fun.

Call it a nearly perfect way for someone diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Difference to spend a couple of hours.

Jonathan Chase, a 30-year-old Portland Autism Activist, … Continue Reading

Tobi Burch

April and Autism: Awareness Month Continues

April is National Autism Awareness MonthAccording to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2010 – Autism affects an estimated 1 in every 68 children in the United States. That’s a 30 percent increase from 2008.

Autism remains the … Continue Reading

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April is Autism Awareness Month

For the Autism Society of Oregon (ASO),  it’s a very busy 30 days. Along with offering their usual supportive activities for families and individuals touched by autism, ASO organizes and delivers three major fundraising walks around the state.

In Portland, … Continue Reading

A Rose City Collective

A Rose City Collective

A Rose City Collective is a musician’s collective in Portland, OR that provides a creative space for musicians to collaborate and share their art by making high quality video and audio recordings at no charge.… Continue Reading

The Macdonald Center

Bringing Hope to the Forgotten Poor

Out-of-sight, out-of-mind? Not to the dedicated folks with Portland’s Macdonald Center, bringing hope in the heart of Portland to the forgotten poor.



The Macdonald Center was founded for four purposes:

  • To assist the poor, dual-diagnosed mentally ill persons in
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The Learning Difference at Thomas Edison High

Thomas Edison High School

Founded in 1973, Thomas Edison High School in Southwest Portland is the only high school in our area dedicated to serving students with complex learning differences, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s and Asperger’s Syndrome.



Pat Maguire is Edison High’s Director.

“I’m … Continue Reading

JWF Helps Musicians Bridge Healthcare Gap

Photo credit: Miri Stebivka

Portland’s rich music scene has a way of supporting each other from going to shows and buying records to helping with medical costs. The Jeremy Wilson Foundation does its part in keeping the musicians healthy by offering a unique service … Continue Reading