Join the local Strong Towns conversation in Portland, Oregon! Strong Towns focuses on making fiscally strong communities that are self-sustaining, resilient, and nice to live in. Together, we can make a difference in the place we love.

Upcoming Meetings

RSVPs are not required, and all are welcome! Check out the calendar for more events.

Next monthly meeting:


Strong Towns PDX Birthday Party 🎉 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location TBD


Strong Towns PDX is turning 2 years old! Celebrate our birthday with us by enjoying cake, food, and sunshine.

Next monthly hangout:

Saturday, June 29, 2024 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cafe Yumm (PSU Rec Center)

1806 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Stop by an informal hangout to chat and meet other Portlanders interested in the Strong Towns approach!

Mobilizing Our Community to Become a Stronger Portland

Join us on June 4, 2024, from 6:15 - 7:45pm at Central Library! We will be hosting a free public presentation featuring Norm Van Eeden Petersman, Director of Membership and Development for Strong Towns, and John Pattison, Strong Towns Community Builder.

Rumble on the River: May 2, 2024

Strong Towns PDX hosted an information table at Rumble On The River #15: Transportation. Thanks to our volunteers at the table and to all those who stopped by to chat and say hello!

Charles Marohn highlights Strong Towns PDX

Strong Towns founder and president Charles Marohn discusses Strong Towns PDX and the Billion Bollards Club in this article and video.

PARK(ing) Day on September 15, 2023

Strong Towns PDX hosted a PARK(ing) Day event with the CNU-Cascadia Portland chapter and the Montavilla/East Tabor Business Association, with support from the Parking Reform Network. We demonstrated the need for a permanent marked crosswalk and traffic calming measures at NE Glisan/70th in Montavilla and gathered significant input and support from the neighborhood.

Pedalpalooza: Behind the Bollards Ride on August 19, 2023

Strong Towns PDX hosted a Pedalpalooza ride! On Saturday, August 19th, we discussed one of the most cost effective methods of separating vehicles from pedestrians. Thanks to all who joined the ride.

One Billion Bollards

Through a collective mapping process, we are envisioning a better Portland that prioritizes pedestrian safety.

Strong Towns podcast discusses Cully urban renewal project

Abby and Chuck dissect a recent Oregonian article and come to their own conclusions about this plan's prospects.

Local Conversation featured by Strong Towns

Our local group was interviewed and featured on the national organization's website.