Oregon's new generation of Land Use Leaders is here.

1000 Friends of Oregon works 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.

We're hiring: Join our team!

You could be our next Major Gifts Officer.

 

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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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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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

All in a Year's Work

From acres protected to actions taken to assets gained, see the difference your support makes with our latest annual report.