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Welcome to Sunday Assembly Portland. We are a secular community of humanists that provides regular meetings for people to make friends and live the humanist values of "Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More".

Below you will find a list of our events, one of which we host every 2nd Sunday of each month; This is our main Assembly where you'll experience an event similar to a congregation service but with pop songs instead of hymns and a science-based presentation to help us practice those humanist values. There's also time set aside to get to know each other better and share a meal.

Host your own event
Host a BBQ, a field trip for kiddos & parents, or a clothing swap. Whatever you enjoy doing, chances are others would like to join you. To submit an event, please post it in our Social group on Facebook or contact us here.

Note: Member-sponsored events need not appeal to every member of our community, but they should be fair, honest, and generally in keeping with secular humanist values.

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Largest Waterfall in the NW Walk

    From Clackamette Park to the Willamette Falls Viewpoint in historic Oregon City, this nearly 4 mile walk has so much fun! The union of two rivers, parks, promenade, historic riverfront district, transient piers, sea lions, beaver toothpicks, hungry birds, travel up into a flying saucer with glimpses through time and space, bluffs, step waterfall, abandoned mill, hydro power plant & locks, and the crowning jewel: a view of the largest waterfall in the NW (by volume). (OK, maybe it's not a UFO, but it is disk shaped and hovers over the city.)

    We'll walk trail from Clackamette park, at the union of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers, along the Oregon City Promenade overlooking the Willamette River, then into old town Oregon City, up the only vertical street in America, then walk the bluff trail to the viewing platform for the powerful Willamette Falls, and back down via the long gentle bluff stairs (optional)featuring more waterfalls. Clackamette park is a haven for waterfowl that stay all year due to handouts. The promenade provides amazing river views, including invasive sea lions. Old Town Oregon City features a plethora of antique and collectible shops, a giant abandoned mill, and it’s most unusual feature-the Municipal Elevator. The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is officially "Elevator Street", the only vertical street in North America, and is a 130-foot tall tower built in 1955 to connect the lower city to the upper. It's free, staffed, and has an access tunnel and an observation deck up top for amazing river and mill views. Both tunnel and deck are lined with large holographic pictures of the elevators construction as well as some indigenous and cultural local history. It began as a water-powered elevator in 1915, but was upgraded to an electric-powered elevator in 1954. It is an example of Googie architecture, which is reminiscent of the space-age housing structures in the Jetson's cartoon show. To add to this fun, the elevator is also reported to host the ghost of a red-haired boy named Carl Green that died after drinking contaminated river water. From the top, the bluff trail continues offering views of a huge abandoned mill and Willamette falls.

    This absolutely fabulous walk will be nearly 4 miles long, mostly on concrete trails and street sidewalks. Please wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tivas. Bring water or snacks as needed. Friendly dogs are welcome on leash. They are even allowed in the elevator. If you want to carpool from some distant part of town, then leave a comment and we’ll try to find someone going your way. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but allow the two hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag. This should be fun! Let’s take a walk!

    Meet/park near the Clackamette Park restrooms (straight in towards the boat ramp, just left of the park entrance), just past McDonalds and across from the Coastal strip mall. 1955 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045. Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Lucky Labrador Public House in Portland, OR

    Sunday Assembly

    Come join us for our assembly to learn something new and worthwhile, while enjoying complimentary pizza and not so complimentary beer! There will of course be singing, socializing, and even dancing if you're really brave.

    The location is not ADA accessible.


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