Showing 9 results for tag Outdoor

The Civic Love Ride: A Bike Summer Ride

Oregon Humanities' Civic Love Ride is back, bringing even more goodness to Bike Summer's abundance of inspiration, joy, and goodhearted connection! Join us on a free, all-ages ride that celebrates civic love, which has been described as love for society expressed through a commitment to the common good and a belief that we are all better off when we are ALL better off! 

Event | June 26, 2024

Spoke'n Words 4 with Write Around Portland: A Bike Summer Ride

Oregon Humanities’ popular Spoke’n Words ride returns, and this time we’re rolling in a different direction with Write Around Portland! In past years, the focus of this free, all-ages ride was on experiencing other people’s poems at iconic Portland spots. This year, with the help of Write Around Portland’s fantastic facilitators, riders and writers of all levels of in/experience can commune with cool prompts and pretty places as we all put pens and pencils to paper, and share our work with each other when the feeling moves us. 

Event | July 9, 2024

Conexión con Nuestro Territorio

A hike and conversation in Spanish, presented in partnership with Vámonos Outside.

En este espacio haremos una actividad de senderismo mientras te invitamos a que converses con otros participantes sobre tu relación con el territorio, y descubras nuevas formas de explorarlo. Conectémonos a través de nuestra cultura y experiencias compartidas. Tendremos alimentación y transporte incluído para quienes lo soliciten. Vámonos Outside estará a cargo de actividades para niños.

Event | October 19, 2024

Interpretando Nuestro Territorio

A hike and conversation in Spanish presented in partnership with Deschutes Land Trust and Vámonos Outside

Te invitamos a una caminata con tiempos destinados a conversar al aire libre, donde exploraremos nuestra conexión con el territorio y aprenderemos nuevas formas de explorarlo. Descubre los esfuerzos de conservación en Oregon Central del Deschutes Land Trust y conéctate con otros participantes a través de nuestra cultura y experiencias compartidas.

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Event | July 21, 2024

Conversation Project: Are You Safer Outside?

Outdoor spaces took on new significance during the recent pandemic. While some of us rediscovered parks and trails that we once took for granted, others may still feel the stressors of unwelcoming or inaccessible outdoor areas. Join facilitator Mareshah “MJ” Jackson to discuss what makes an outdoor space a “safe” space. How does one’s identity intersect with security in a park, on a trail, or on a patio? In what ways have our perceptions of these spaces changed, and how may they change in years to come? This conversation is a chance to reflect on the role open spaces play in our lives and how our perceptions may differ from each other’s.

Register for this free online conversation here.

Event | September 5, 2023

In Praise of No Other Options

Jessica E. Johnson writes about the benefit of having a captive audience.

Beyond the Margins | March 17, 2023

Adventures on the Turtle's Back

Joe Whittle writes about hiking canyons in the Wallowa Mountains with people whose ancestors traveled those lands since time immemorial.

Beyond the Margins | September 23, 2022

We're Here for Each Other

Jennifer Perrine writes about how Oregonians of color are building relationships in the outdoors.

Beyond the Margins | July 8, 2022

Spoke'n Words 2: A Pedalpalooza Ride

Bikes! Poetry! Prizes! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pedalpalooza, Portland's citywide summer bike fun celebration, with the followup to last year's sweetly successful Spoke'n Words ride! Join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and some of his poet friends for a unique and interactive Pedalpalooza bike ride through Portland. We'll roll to a playlist curated by Anis, experience poetic performances in some unexpected locations, and maybe even be inspired to write a bit ourselves as we explore the city. The ride will last approximately two hours, including stops and performances, with about 3.5 miles of mostly flat traveling. The ride will begin at Portland's Laurelhurst Park, on the southern shore of Firwood Lake and end near SE 34th & Belmont with an optional post-ride hangout.

Event | August 3, 2022