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Founded in 1898, a year remembered by fashion historians as "the year of President McKinley Eyebrows," the Oregon Historical Society has sought to preserve and promote the history, politics, and culture of the nation's 33rd state through publications, lectures, and the exhibits at the Oregon History Museum. Befriend the past with the Oregon My Oregon exhibit, an award-winning and interactive look at the state's odyssey. It features 7,000 square feet of more than 50 displays showcasing numerous artifacts and antiques, including a 9,000-year-old sagebrush sandal. Beat the Independence Day rush with a visit to the exhibit Tall in the Saddle: 100 Years of the Pendleton Round-Up, running through July 4. The exhibit celebrates a century of the iconic bronco-busting rodeo event with video clips, authentic Round-up gear, and timeless photography. Also appearing at the Oregon History Museum is Becoming American: Teenagers & Immigration, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit with photos chronicling the experiences of first-generation immigrants and their children and how they have adjusted to the land of apple pie and processed-cheese singles. The exhibit runs through May 30.
1200 SW Park Ave
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This summer, 123 young people and adults from diverse backgrounds—including sexual-assault survivors, adults living in low-income housing, women in drug and alcohol recovery, boys in youth detention—participated in Write Around Portland's free eight-week writing workshops. The workshops culminate in a book-release party and community reading scheduled for August 26, when 50 participants will read from the anthology and share their work with the community.
917 SW Oak St
Portland,
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This 5,000-acre park houses some of the region's most notable history and modern conservation efforts. Evidence of local settlement in the area dates back 10,000 years, but the bridges and trails are rebuilt regularly and preserved year-round. A popular destination for hikers and horseback riders, it’s also home to more than 100 species of birds, so bring your binoculars.
210 NW 17th Ave. Suite 201
Portland,
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Following the rally, students will engage in a variety of activities designed to support students at Roosevelt in their pursuit of higher education and teach the university students about leadership through service. Service projects will beautify the community with landscaping, cleaning, collecting oral histories, and organizing library resources. Participants will also encourage students with a College is Possible campaign, assembling care packages for the school’s alumni who are currently in college and creating college tip sheets. Oregon Campus Compact needs additional funding to host meetings where students will coordinate the events and supplies for the events, including power washers, paint, rags, and snacks for volunteers.
620 Southwest 5th Avenue
Portland,
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Sisters Of The Road was born in 1979, when an anonymous person used chalk to draw a circle containing three Xs—the hobo symbol for good food and hospitality—on the sidewalk in front of the organization's new restaurant in the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. The founders paid for the space with $10 and bartered for the rent. Today, visitors who can't afford the typical $1.25 price tag for a meal at the café also can barter work in exchange for their food—much of which is donated by local grocery stores. First-time customers and those who cannot pay or work for their meals get their food for free. Last year, the café served more than 39,000 meals, 3,500 of which were given gratis to families, people with disabilities, and first-time customers. Others worked a total of more than 10,000 hours to pay for their tabs. In addition to operating the restaurant, Sisters Of The Road has published a book and video on homelessness and sponsored an annual conference on economic human rights and nonviolence.
133 NW 6th Ave
Portland,
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Incorporated in 1985, Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.
208 SW 5th Ave
Portland,
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