Knowing Community, Building Community

Native Communities:

Portland rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Band of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who lived along the Columbia River for thousdands of years. Today the Portland metro area is home to a large and diverse  native population with ties to over 380  different tribes. There is a ton great resources on the internet of the native peoples in the Portland Metro Area, here are some we thought were pretty great

Leading With Tradition: Native American Community in the Portland Metropolitan Area”.  Make sure to check out their resource list on the last page

Urban Indians in Oregon

Groups we have partnered with:

Fire Ignites the Spirit



Black communities in Portland

Alberta Co-op is in the Sabin neighborhood and adjacent to the King, Irvington, Elliot, and Vernon neighborhoods. Black communities have called the greater Albina area home for generations, but many have been displaced time and time again through waves of development projects, including the late 90s wave of gentrification the Co-op was established in. Here are a links to History, Amazing organizations and more

Here’s a Portland Black History timeline created by educator Walidah Imarisha .  Her video Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? is also highly recommended

Groups we have partnered with:

Black Severity Food Coalition

Equitable giving Circle

Taking Ownership

Black Street Bakery