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Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th

1221 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204, USA (map)

Future events happening here

  • Thursday
    Dec 14 2017
    OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, and 1000 Friends of Oregon - Our natural & built environments

    Join OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center, and 1000 Friends of Oregon for a Give!Guide night celebrating Oregon’s natural and built environments.

    A Give!Guide night at City Hall is a fun-filled evening exploring the connections between our cities and forests, and how you can help ensure the health and safety of our environment and our people for future generations. Oregon’s lands are balanced between our natural and built environments. We protect that balance, share the beauty and bounty of our forests and watersheds, and fight for environmental justice so that every Oregonian may thrive in their community.

    • FREE pizza, snacks, and beer!
    • Wine tastings from our Give!Guide business partner, K&M Wines
    • Coffee and treats from our Give!Guide business partner, Water Avenue Coffee
    • Pizza from Sizzle Pie and HOTLIPS Pizza

    Give to our organizations during the event and be entered to win fantastic prizes, including: - Copies of Water Rising - a stunning collection of paintings and poems celebrating the natural world. - Highly-coveted tickets to OPAL’s Voices of a People’s History Event - A gift bag from Opal Creek and certificate for an outdoor workshop at Opal Creek!

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Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Push Back on Trump For a Healthy River: Press Conference

    Join this rally and press conference Thursday, October 19th, 11 am at Portland City Hall to tell the Trump administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that there is NO excuse to further delay, minimize, or compromise the cleanup of the Portland Harbor, and 11-mile EXTREMELY toxic stretch of the Willamette River.

    Mothers and children have suffered far too long from exposure to the unhealthy fish.

    Does this sound different from what you know about our inviting, swimmable river? It's the hidden side to our city.

    Over 140 fortune-500 corporations, local businesses, and government agencies created this hazardous mess over the 100 plus years, and it continues to hover at the bottom of our river from the Broadway Bridge all the way to Sauvie Island.

    • If you care about having drinkable water after the big earthquake hits Portland...
    • If you care about Native American treaty rights...
    • If you care about everyone being able to eat safe, healthy catfish, carp or bass someday...
    • If you believe all local communities deserve the right to access green jobs....

    Then this is what you must DEFEND and UPHOLD:

    An ACCOUNTABLE and TIMELY cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site starting NOW. #OurRiver

    Your Voice is Critical. Please come out Thursday.

    In solidarity,

    Portland Harbor Community Coalition

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  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Portland Hip Hop Day 2017

    StarChile and City of Portland Presents: Portland Hip Hop Day.

    PDX Hip Hop Day is a celebration of Hip Hop cuture in the city of Portland. This will be the 3rd annual Portland Hip Hop Day. Come enjoy great performances from Portland artists and artists that have contributed to the Portland Hip Hop sceen. Have some food and get a taste of Hip Hop culture at this all ages event.

    Performers:

    Rasheed Jamal

    WYNNE

    Brookfield Duece & Friends

    Fountaine

    Hosted by StarChile

    Music provided by Dj O.G. One

    Food provided by Hana's & Stoopid Burger

    NO COVER // ALL AGES

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    Action Alert: Pdx Renters Need RELO Permanent & Stronger!

    On Wednesday, October 4th, City Council will be discussing the fate of Portland's HISTORIC Relocation Assistance ordiance. Even though it has saved thousands of people from becoming homless or bankrupt tyring to stay housed, RELO IS SET TO EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 7th!

    City Council promised to make it permanent and consider changes to make it stronger and better after the legislature failed to take action for renters this year. But instead of giving renters peace of mind of a permanent policy, they plan to kick the can down the road for another 6 months.

    Portland Tenants United successfully demanded Relocation Assistance as part of our campaign to #KeepPDXHoused. And while we're proud of Commissioner Eudaly's leadership on the issue, the rent is still too high, and tenants are still being price-gouged out of their housing with with 9.9% rent increases by landlords avoiding the 10% threshold for paying relocation.

    Meanwhile, City Council thinks that tenants whose landlords own only one rental unit (which is very hard to verify) shouldn't have any protections from massive rent increases and no-cause evictions!

    If you want to protect this historic and important ordinance, and build momentum to see it spread across the metro region and state, then we need to see you at city hall on Wednedsay!

    If you'd be priced out by a 9.9% rent increase or have been victimized by a "small landlord", or if you are living outside Portland and know that your lawmakers won't lift a finger until they see leadership from Portland, then TESTIFY!

    No matter what, call city council to end the exemptions so that ALL renters in Portland are protected by relocation.


    Portland Tenants United
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

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  • Sunday
    Sep 10 2017
    Scream like Goku in front of City Hall (against Fascism) and Demand Utopia
    free

    Take a break from the dystopic Sept 10 counter protests to go full Super Saiyen in the name of our glorious solarpunk ecotopia which is totally possible for us to manifest, if only we scream loud enough

    This is NOT a "weeaboo"-friendly event. This is a culturally inclusive event where we will scream like Goku in front of city hall and Demand Utopia.

    NOTE: by the water front, there will be a Patriot prayer (alt-right) gathering and subsequent counter protest. We expect many of the counter protesters to stop by this event but hopefully none of the alt-right will be interested in a super saiyan screaming battle. Either way, Stay safe and travel with a buddy.

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  • Sunday
    Aug 13 2017
    Vigil & Speakout - Portland Solidarity with Charlottesville

    This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white nationalism, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry.

    When they got there they waged violence on unarmed anti-racists, killing several and injuring many others. We mourn for the lives that were lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities.

    Tonight and tomorrow, across the nation, Indivisible groups, along with our friends at Portland Stands United Against Hate, Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Mi Familia Vota, OurRevolution, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, People's Action, Courage Campaign, Greenpeace, #AllOfUs, #Resist, 350.org, OFA, United We Dream, Win Without War, Voto Latino, MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, Pantsuit Nation, Town Hall Project, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, iAmerica, National Immigration Law Center, #MarchForTruth, Color of Change, UltraViolet, IfNotNow, People Power, Faith in Public Life, CREDO, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Brand New Congress, South Asian Americans Leading Together, NARAL Pro-Choice America, RootsAction, SEIU, Hip Hop Caucus, International Socialist Organization and others will come together in solidarity with our brave friends in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 9 2017
    Protest displacement and demolitions - Make your voices heard at Portland City Hall

    Bring your signs and passion to protest displacement/demolitions, ripsac*, State Senate bill fights, mandatory retrofits, and keep Portland portland/livable...

    *Residential Infill Proposal (RIP), the Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC)

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  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    Testify! Portland Police Dept/Department of Justice Settlement Agreement Amendments Hearing

    The US Department of Justice last year declared the City of Portland, OR is out of compliance with plea deal provisions to reform illegal use of force in policing. Specifically with regard to community engagement, but other planned fixes have been retarded. The City then sued the Court to keep it from judicial review.

    Item 872, for vote Thursday, proposes amending the Feds’ 2012 Settlement Agreement. It will swap out broad-based community oversight for a small band of the Mayor’s political appointees. A proposed Portland Commission on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) will determine when “a public meeting will further its mission.”

    PDX NAACP calls for your participation. Oppose the Mayor’s plan to stymie informed consent of the governed, with regard to police killing. Call or email City Council and the DoJ Civil Rights Division. (below)

    The 2012 plea deal is the law of the land. A Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB) was authorized to “independently assess the implementation of this Agreement.” Five of the 15 voting representatives were seated with community involvement. To bring out another backroom deal, Mayor Wheeler let their terms lapse; Commissioners never filled seats that the LAST batch of political pawns walked away from. Council – instead of empowering COAB with appropriate funding and support staff for self-directed mission – never entertained a single one of their dozens of recommendations.

    Under the current plea deal, a Compliance Officer was to give COAB thirty days to “informally comment on his report on recommendations regarding necessary steps to achieve compliance.” The Officer “shall also hold open town hall meetings on a quarterly basis where he/she will ... receive public comment on his/her assessments of compliance and recommendations.”

    The Mayor proposes, rather than abide by law, to continue circumventing public process. As with bargaining in secret for a deficient police union contract, or choosing a new Chief to preside over our justice-evading police bureau.

    Town Halls, which would have been opportunity to hear from police scientists about best practices nationally, are now envisioned to be downloads for perpetrators of illegal use of force. (Only one of the eight, mandated Town Halls was ever held: the Police Bureau justified itself before COAB appointments were seated.) Community ‘input’ will disappear into PCCEP, never to surface as community-inspired demands. It is un-American to dismantle checks and balances; it’s ongoing criminal enterprise to do so while The People seek to dismantle local law enforcement’s self-exoneration system.

    ACTION ITEM #1 Register your objections to an amended Settlement Agreement. (Copy the City Clerk on emails.) Find out where Commissioners stand.

    ACTION ITEM #2 Share this as widely as possible with your networks.

    ACTION ITEM #3 Come to the City Council meeting on 3 August. Sign up to testify. You’ll be given 3 minutes at most, less if Council fills the time. “It is a good idea to plan your remarks ahead of time to ensure you convey your key message in the time allowed.” Says PDX NAACP.

    PCCEP is subterfuge. It is not oversight. Let the Mayor create his band of insiders: it should not replace a public body, where justice advocates can transparently press the community’s reform agenda. Let PCCEP send the Mayor suggestions he wants to hear.

    It was precisely because the City refused to police itself that this plea deal was set in place. It is time to END historical "patterns and practices."

    Find Agenda Item 872 & 4 supporting documents here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997


    Hardspace - Historian, Social Justice Advocate - Deep historical research for Roger David Hardesty, now migrating to published historical non-fiction. Dilettante in police accountability efforts.

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  • Sunday
    Jun 4 2017
    Portland Stands United Against Hate

    On Friday, May 26 on a MAX train in NE Portland, right-wing extremist Jeremy Christian attacked and killed two men and wounded another, for daring to challenge his racist, islamophobic attack on two young women. Jeremy’s act was not an isolated event. Rather, it represents an emboldening of the right-wing across this country, whose rhetoric and actions have been supported by an openly racist, misogynist, bigoted administration in the White House.

    In solidarity with immigrant and Muslim communities who are under attack, and in honor of these heroic victims, the undersigned groups are calling on local labor unions, student groups, faith groups, community organizations, activists, students and concerned residents for a peaceful mass mobilization in front of City Hall on Sunday, June 4th at 12:30 pm. Now is the time to show these bigots, this country, and the world that Portland stands united and will not tolerate this hate. We must reclaim our city and repudiate the violence and hatred of the far-right.

    Jeremy Christian is a known white nationalist who has attended recent events hosted by local Far Right organizations. Similarly, these groups have organized a “free speech rally” on June 4th at Terry Schrunk Plaza. Their plan is to instill fear and spread messages of hatred to Portland’s Immigrant, Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities.

    We seek to mobilize the greatest number of people in front of City Hall; separate from, but adjacent to, the right-wing rally. This will be a peaceful event to show, through our numbers and our voices, that the vast majority of Portland will not stand for racism and bigotry.

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  • Portland: Join Refuse Fascism Team at "United Against Hate" Rally

    Join the Refuse Fascism Northwest team at protests in Portland this Sunday (https://www.facebook.com/events/132908870603607/permalink/134883070406187/) in response to the recent fascist killings and in counter protest against a fascist rally. To meet up with the team, look for the big, tall, black & white banner in the photo posted below that says "NO! Drive Out the Trump-Pence Fascist Regime" Help amplify this demand, amongst the people in Portland and in the eyes of the world and national media.

    "On May 26 in Portland, Oregon, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Ricky John Best were stabbed to death and Micah Fletcher was hospitalized for stopping a Trump supporter from spewing racist, anti-Muslim hate at two teenage girls. These men were heroes! Live like them!

    Meche, Best, and Fletcher did not know the young women, but they recognized their humanity. They didn’t ask, “What will happen to me?” They asked what will happen to these young women if we don’t intervene?

    Every person in this country must ask themselves a similar question: What will be done to Muslims, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, Black people, people around the world, and the planet itself if we don’t put ourselves on the line to stop the fascist Trump/Pence Regime and the whole tidal wave of xenophobic hatred and racist violence it has unleashed?"

    Read full article: https://refusefascism.org/2017/06/02/taliesin-myrddin-namkai-meche-ricky-john-best-and-micah-fletcher-are-heroes/

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  • Thursday
    Jun 1 2017
    100% Renewable Energy - City Council Hearing & Vote
    free

    NEW DATE: JUNE 1ST @ 2PM

    The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

    Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

    Read a copy of the latest draft resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

    The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

    Here’s how you can help.

    1. Come to the hearing on June 1st.
    2. Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
    3. Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

    Let the City Council know:

    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
    • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
    • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
    • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

    Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151

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  • Wednesday
    May 31 2017
    Misogynistic Oregon Wake Up! (Don't Shoot Portland)

    Speak OUT Against the Hatred of Black Bodies, and Souls! These elected officials don't care about us! These organized alliances don't show SOLIDARITY Unless We Are DEAD!! We DO Matter Though it's TIME TO SPEAK OUT!! Our Black and Brown Children are NOT Safe In Oregon. Not on buses, Not in schools, parks, streets or malls.... The City of Portland is at war against Black People and Allies... the continued partnerships with racists informants and white supremacist that are being used against our communities in the so called war against drugs and the Portland Police Bureaus illegal war against Black Voices! We Will Speak Out and DEMAND Immediate Attention given to the claims of racial terror, systemic political intimidation and racist violence... it's called White Terrorism.

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  • Wednesday
    May 3 2017
    No More Stolen Lives Rally for Jordan Edwards and Victims of Police Violence

    Enough is Enough On the Same Day We Receive Clarity about the Shooting of Jordan Edwards we also get new information about the Killing of #AltonSterling #WeMatter #WeMatter #WeMatter #NoMoreStolenLIVES

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Fusion/status/859492454004903936/video/1

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  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    City Council Hearing & Vote for 100% Renewable Energy
    free

    The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable energy by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!

    Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.

    Read a copy of the resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842

    The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!

    Here’s how you can help.

    1 - Come to the hearing on April 27th. RSVP online http://350pdx.nationbuilder.com/city_council_hearing_vote_for_100_renewable_energy 2 - Call the Mayor and City Commissioners to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below) 3 - Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy

    Let the City Council know:

    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
    • You support a goal for 100% community wide renewable energy (all sectors - electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) by 2050
    • Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
    • Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
    • Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!

    Mayor Ted Wheeler: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4120 Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008 Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov |503-823-4682 Commissioner Nick Fish: nick@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3589 Commissioner Dan Saltzman: dan@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-4151-

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  • Thursday
    Feb 2 2017
    Relocation Assistance Rally & Hearing

    Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly has proposed the boldest tenant-protection law the city has ever seen: requiring landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants displaced due to no-cause evictions or rent hikes. You can read more at the Willamette Week: http://www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/01/24/city-council-releases-plan-to-make-portland-landlords-pay-moving-costs-for-renters-they-evict-for-no-cause/

    This is HUGE, and we need EVERYONE who's able to join us next Thursday, February 2nd at Portland City Hall to demand our City Council pass relocation assistance for renters.

    We'll be hosting a rally at City Hall at 1pm, and the hearing itself will begin promptly at 2pm.

    If you have been or are at risk of being displaced from your home because of a no-cause eviction or rent increase, Portland City Council needs to hear from you! Please consider testifying in front of Council next Thursday, and contact Portland Tenants United to let us know you want to speak!

    You can also email or call City Council officers at the numbers & addresses below - in particular, Commissioners Saltzman, Fish, and Fritz need to hear from you. We encourage you to share your story with your elected officials, or just a short message of support: "relocation assistance would give displaced tenants a little room to breathe - please support Commissioner Eudaly's proposal next Thursday!"

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