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Exceed Enterprises: Helping People With Disabilities

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

Uniting Children With Books

What if fighting illiteracy began with something as simple as getting a book in the right kid’s hands?

First Book, a nationwide nonprofit with a chapter here in Portland, believes that access to books is critical in reducing illiteracy. … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: Mom-and-Pop Businesses

There’s something to be said about standing the test of time.

We all know a mom-and-pop shop. Maybe it’s the corner florist, or the bakery that’s been in business since you were a kid. Maybe you know the owners and … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: The Sharing Economy

The term “sharing economy” has been bounced around as a savvy, economical alternative to traditional methods of exchanging goods and services. But what exactly is it?

The basic premise of the sharing economy is collaborative consumption – people share resources … Continue Reading

Free to Breathe

Breathing – it’s something we generally take for granted.

But the organization Free to Breathe knows that this isn’t true for everyone. People with lung cancer know that their lungs – those amazing organs that make breathing so easy we … Continue Reading

1000 Friends of Oregon

Do they really have 1,000 friends?

The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : GYRM & Pozole To The People

We all know that person who can create delicious recipes and cook like nobody’s business. You might even have told them they should be selling their food directly to the public. They might even be offering their wonderful wares on … Continue Reading

Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation

There are not too many nonprofits that let teens decide how to spend their money. But in a sense, that’s what the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation is about: letting young people learn responsible philanthropy.

Sponsored by a parent organization … Continue Reading

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

If Portland has a secret garden, it must be the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, which sounds like something out of a fairy tale, and rather looks like one, too.

It’s nestled alongside Eastmoreland Golf Course and Reed College and covers … Continue Reading

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Rhapsody, A Free Community Concert and Open Mic **NEW ADDITION**


mollyDPlease join us by 6:30 pm on May 8th at Rhapsody and be a part of giving back to the community. Rhapsody is a free event.  The second Sunday of every month, local musicians and audience come together for an … Continue Reading

Beer + Nonprofits = Change The World

Have a pint…save the world?

That’s a tagline that almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s true – Oregon Public House, the nation’s firsts nonprofit pub, raises funds and awareness for other nonprofits, allowing them to keep … Continue Reading

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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

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Good Food & Healthy People

The folks at Growing Gardens believe that good hearts, green thumbs, fresh food and happy, healthy people all go hand-in-hand.

A Portland-based nonprofit, their mission is simply to help people grow food – be that through community gardens, backyard plots, … Continue Reading

Biz503: Portland Startup Week

Portland has increasingly gained traction as a city know for its vibrant tech community, active investors, innovative startups and abundance of talent.  In only a handful of years two companies (the Portland Incubator Experiment and the Portland Seed Fund) … Continue Reading

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Media Take Back

It’s the little things.

In the words of Stephanie Scelza:

“We were doing our normal 10am-12pm segment on air, last Wednesday, December 2, when the news came about San Bernardino. With another shooting on the heels of the Paris Continue Reading

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A New Approach to Giving Tuesday

Tis the season for…nonprofits?

As you may know, Giving Tuesday was founded as a pushback to the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And now, two local institutions have launched a statewide campaign, #OregoniansGive, to shine a light … Continue Reading

La Muerte Baila! (The Dead Dancer) with Milagro Theater

Milagro Theater presents La Muetre Baila (translation: The Dead Dancer) a comedic journey through the underworld. Just in time for Halloween, right?

And seasonality aside, it’s a play with both cultural roots and a playful newness. That’s the kind of Continue Reading

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Exceed Enterprises: Helping People With Disabilities

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

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Revitalizing Outer Southeast Portland

ROSE Community Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Outer Southeast Portland a better place to live. The name ROSE is an acronym for Revitalizing Outer SouthEast, and is founded in the belief that affordable housing allows people to … Continue Reading

Striving to Resolve Conflict and Promote Social Justice

Resolutions Northwest is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue to advance social and racial justice and resolve conflict. The organization was founded in 1985 by a small group of community members who sought to address juvenile crime and reduce … Continue Reading