Climate-friendly communities don't magically appear.

Since 1974, 1000 Friends of Oregon has worked with Oregonians to enhance our shared quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.

Oregon's 241 towns and cities are separated from our vast wild and working lands by real lines, called Urban Growth Boundaries. That means the livability (and lovability) of the 800,000 acres that make up our urban areas plays a big role in protecting and preserving the other 61.3 million acres of Oregon's environment.

At 1000 Friends, we work every day to maintain that balance.

In Oregon, we’re lucky to have a smart, strong, statewide land use system to guide us. It’s why things look and feel so different here, and what 1000 Friends was founded to uphold. No other nonprofit does what we do. Join us in our mission to maintain Oregon’s unique and beautiful balance of working lands, wonderful communities, and wild places.

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Portland for Everyone

See how we're creating diverse, abundant, and affordable housing for Oregon's biggest city.

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Our Team

Land use planning takes teamwork. Meet the people who are part of ours.

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Equity Matters

1000 Friends works to reverse discriminatory practices, policies, and impacts on people.

2019 Holiday Happy Hour

You're invited to our (free!) annual celebration.

Follow the link  for more info & to RSVP.

Our Programs

Urban & rural lands advocacy, food systems, wildfires and more.

See the programs that drive our mission.