Celebrating the life and legacy of Henry Richmond

What's new with 1000 Friends

Wildfire smoke
SB 762 is a win for Oregon

On the final day of the 2021 legislative session, the legislature passed Oregon’s first comprehensive wildfire preparedness and resiliency bill, SB 762. 

Woman typing 2
Setting new civic engagement standards

This legislative session, we set out to change the civic engagement status quo with homegrown legislation. We did that with HB 2560.

Old dee mill higher res
A land use victory 8 years in the making

A massive hotel and concert venue outside of an urban growth boundary disrupts the balance land use planning strives to sustain. 



All in a Year's Work

From wildfire to housing, farmland to transportation, land use leadership to climate change mitigation, see the difference your support makes with our 2020 Annual Report.



Oregon farmland
Our Mission

Land use planning is the core of who we are. 

Equity Poster
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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

vista overlooking mount hood
Join our team

See what positions we've got open.



COVID-19 and keeping our communities healthy and strong

Our physical offices will be closed indefinitely, in line with recommendations by experts and Portland Public Schools. We now have 16 virtual offices across the state, so feel free to get in touch with us as you always have — we're here if you've got questions.