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

Our next meetings

Monthly meetings occur on the second Tuesday of the month.

Next monthly meeting:

Tuesday, December 12 • 6:30–8:00 pm

We also have an informal monthly hangout or working session.

Next monthly hangout:

Saturday, December 2 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cafe Yumm (PSU Rec Center)

1806 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Check out the calendar for more events.

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.