Village Events

Villages NW, Portland Area Map, 2023

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Shared events open to all villagers


Presentation about the Village Movement in Portland – Video
Lyn Trainer, Villages NW Managing Director, talked to the Humanists of Greater Portland on January 15 about the National Village Movement as it is implemented in the Portland area. Click here to see it.

A California Village’s tribute to Black History Month – Video
Jurie Lewis, Villages NW Board member, spoke to the Pasadena Village’s 1619 Project’s Black History Month program on February 3 about her uncle. Click here to see it.


Hosted by Villages NW

Community Culture through Food: Cooking with Grains – Monday, March 27, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Virtual.  (Note new time) This presentation features Maureen Quinn of the Oregon Extension Agency and a two-county family nutrition program. To register for this virtual lecture, please contact Stefana Sardo, For more information about the Foodways Initiative/Community Culture through Food Program, click here.

Community Culture through Food: Introduction to Foraging – Friday, April 7, 2023 from Noon to 2:00 pm, at Tryon Creek State Natural Area (map), led by Erika Ironwood. Erika will introduce participants to a variety of wild edible and medicinal plants that grow right here in our backyards. She has been a forager and herbalist for 17 years and has been teaching publicly for five years. Erika is committed to demystifying foraging and to encouraging stewardship of wild places in the Pacific Northwest. Attendance is open for adults only, and space is limited, so registration is required. To register, email to Stefana Sardo,, and include the words “Foodways: Foraging Walk” in the subject line. Note: This class requires good shoes and weather-appropriate gear!

Hosted by spoke Villages

Every Monday, 1:00 pm TED Talks
WLLO Village hosts a weekly TED Talk followed by discussion. Topics are chosen by the preceding Thursday. Contact for topic and Zoom info.

Find something interesting or fun to do with a village near you!

villages_nw_logo_finalEducational, social, cultural and recreational events sponsored by your local villages are happening all over the Portland-metro area. Get out and be a part of what’s going on. Or, if you’re new to the Village concept, attend a Village 101 near you.

Find your local village and take a look at their events