The Oregon Community is proud to be in partnership with the nation's first non-profit pub.
Portland, Oregon is the craft brewing capital of America, and supports an extensive, thriving pub culture. Portland also hosts more non-profit organizations per capita than any other city in America and boasts very high community involvement and civic pride. Our vision is to leverage these unique attributes of our city by creating a family-friendly pub environment where our neighbors from the surrounding area can come to enjoy community around good food and craft beer while supporting great causes. To integrate this vision of pub with benevolent outreach, we have established relationships with a number of non-profit organizations to which the pub donates all profits, after operating costs and reserve savings. The customer will purchase their food and/or beverage, and then have a chance to vote for how our donation will be given from a short list of local charities. Click here for a current list of charities.
This ground-breaking model for business is literally the first of its kind and we believe could begin a new wave of business and mission that has the possibility of changing the way we work, spend, and care for our communities.
In addition, The Oregon Public House will be a place where people in the community can learn more about a number of outstanding non-profit organizations and discover practical ways they can become involved in transforming our world and improving the lives of others.
For more information, you can check out Ryan's TEDx Talk here, or check out oregonpublichouse.com. Also, you can watch a short video about us here, read a New York Times article about us here or see other lovely press pieces here.