Consider This

From left: Gwen Carr, Melissa Lowery, Rhea Combs, and Adam Davis. Photo by Tojo Andrianarivo

Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon. You can find recordings of many of these events in our archive. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020.

These onstage conversations between featured guests and an interviewer have taken place in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Astoria, Salem, Tillamook, Grants Pass, and Ashland. 

Consider This is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, the City of Portland, and the Susan Hammer Fund of Oregon Community Foundation.


Fear and Belonging: 2023–24 Consider This Series

This year’s Consider This series will explore what brings us together and what drives us apart.

Consider This with Casey Parks

Wednesday, October 11, at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

Consider This: Getting Older and Staying Connected

Join us on November 6 in Grants Pass for a conversation with Andrea Cano, Fred Grewe, and Jenny Sasser for a conversation about aging and belonging.

Consider This with Jelica Nuccio and John Lee Clark

Jelica Nuccio and John Lee Clark are DeafBlind trainers in Protactile language, which emerged within the DeafBlind community. This event will explore belonging in amid differences of language, perception, and other fundamental parts of our daily lives.

Consider This with Father Greg Boyle

Join us on March 13 for a conversation about community, belonging, and ending violence with Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries.

Consider This with Eli Saslow

Wednesday, April 3, at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

Consider This Archive

Did you miss one of our Consider This conversations? You can find audio and video from past events here.