Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
Kick off November right by joining us at our chapter meeting TONIGHT @ 7pm at Green Dragon, for a talk by one of Oregon Surfrider’s dear friends, Chrissy Smith, Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. In 2012 Oregon designated 5 marine reserves within State waters, Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks. For one of the most beach and ocean-friendly states in the continental United States, designations of protected areas for the purposes of conservation of critical habitat, and scientific data collection and analysis are paramount to understanding and better serving our ocean habitat.
On July 12th our Portland Chapter was lucky enough to have Kaety Jacobson of Oregon Sea Grant stop by our monthly meeting to share her stories and experiences as a Newport native and lifelong seafood consumer/ student of her (fishy) environment. The daughter of a commercial fishermen, Kaety grew up eating fresh catch-of-the day fish and developed an almost innate sense of dealing with seafood at all stages of the cycle from catching to selling to bartering for to cleaning to cooking and eventually to studying the community and trends as part of her profession.
On Thursday, May 12th the Surfrider Portland Chapter is hosting their fourth Annual Surfider Soiree at the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland from 6pm to 11pm! The fundraiser will include an art show, surfboard giveaway, live music from Out West + oleada, awesome raffle prizes, a live DJ, and much more!
The Portland Chapter is proud to partner with Keen and Warren Miller Entertainment on presenting the U.S. premiere of KEEN’s International Ocean Film Tour – Volume 3. Come Join us on April 22nd at Revolution Hall!
The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has active programs and campaigns both in the Portland area as well as our adopted north coast region from Pacific City to Astoria. The Chapter’s work is focused on protecting and testing water quality through our Blue Water Task Force program, ocean friendly gardens, Hold On To Your Butts campaign, and developing education and stewardship activities related to the recently established Cape Falcon Marine Reserve through our Oswald West Action Days.