OUR VISION 

OUR POWER

OUR TOMORROW 

A place for East Portland residents to connect, advocate, organize, and lead

East Portland has been historically underserved and underestimated. It’s time to leverage the strengths of this community: resiliency, ingenuity, diversity, entrepreneurship, multilingual and cross-cultural networks, and intergenerational living. We have the strength and knowledge to transform East Portland to a place of equitable economic prosperity. We are bringing together the community to:

FOSTER ECONOMIC JUSTICE

by cultivating entrepreneurial leaders and living wage jobs

PREVENT DISPLACEMENT

by providing affordable housing and economic opportunities

BUILD COMMUNITY POWER

through grassroots advocacy, community connections, and leadership cultivation

BUILDING OUR VISION

Investing in East Portland

Rising rents and gentrification have displaced  immigrants, refugees, people experiencing  poverty, and Black and Brown people from  North and Northeast Portland. Together we have  made East Portland our home. But potential  development planned without us could threaten  our future. We must take a stand to counter the  effects of climate change, displacement, and gentrification. 

Unite Oregon is engaging our new neighbors, listening to ideas and solutions that will transform East Portland into a place of shared prosperity. We’re working with local vendors and entrepreneurs to support their work and connect them with the community. With Building Our Future, we can support and amplify the voices of East Portland residents  fighting for equitable economic prosperity. 

Today’s East Portland residents will envision and create their own future – working alongside  policymakers, partner organizations, and local businesses – creating their own, thriving tomorrow.