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Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th

1737 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210, US (map)

Friendly House graciously rents its facility to the Humanists of Greater Portland each Sunday morning.

Access Notes

The meeting room is on the second floor, but wheelchair-accessible by elevator.

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Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Feb 25 2018
    Mel Gurtov on Engaging North Korea

    Presentation by Mel Gurtov. Public discussion of the nuclear issue has focused on ways to deter, contain, or punish North Korea. South Korea’s efforts to create dialog with the North point to another approach: engagement. This talk assesses North Korea’s objectives, the differing U.S. and South Korean responses, China’s often misunderstood role, and the outlines of an engagement strategy. Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, and Senior Editor of the quarterly journal Asian Perspective.

    From 1966 to 1971 he was on the staff of the RAND Corporation where he was a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. His most recent book is Engaging Adversaries: Peacemaking and Diplomacy in the Human Interest.

    All are welcome

    Approximately 70 minutes or the 90-minute meeting is devoted each week to the main presentation.

    Optional social hour and informal discussion follow.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 30 2018
    Self-Made Woman

    Denise is the author of a memoir published by the University of Wisconsin Press, Self-Made Woman.

    The book opens with this:
    “For decades I kept Denise in the closet. Then I kept Dennis in the closet. .. When Denise was four years old an incident occurred that made her realize that she would rather have been born female; for the next 45 years Dennis struggled and struggled with that realization.”

    Just shy of her 50th birthday she underwent her sexual reassignment surgery and Denise was born.

    Refreshments & door prizes


  • Monday
    Jan 22 2018
    Through the Eyes of Equity (SAGE Metro Portland)

    Diversity discussion and training with Dion Jordan. Dion has provided the Eyes of Equity training through the Portland Metro area to enhance a better understanding of how equity impacts all of us. A native of Palm Springs, California, Dion is regarded as one of the most respected and engaging professional speakers on the speaking circuit today.

    No RSVP required. Refreshments provided.


  • Sunday
    Jan 21 2018
    Role of NAACP in Today’s Politics

    Jo Ann Hardesty, president of the Portland Branch of the NAACP, presents a discussion about how the NAACP is organizing community members to stand up to hate speech and racial violence in today’s political and cultural climate. Hardesty grew up in Baltimore and has lived in Portland for approximately 30 years. Following service in the Navy, she worked as Advisor to County Chair Beverly Stein, then served in the Oregon Legislature from 1995 to 2001, has been a radio host at KBOO and received awards for her community activism.

    The meeting has a scheduled length of 90 minutes, of which approximately 70 minutes are devoted to the presentation and Q&A. Optional social hour and informal discussion follow.

    All are welcome.