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CFI, Portland
The Center for Inquiry has several monthly events: discussion groups, book club, OMSI Science pub get together. They bring in nationally known speakers (Austin Dacey, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris), are starting up a critical thinking course, potlucks, picnics, camping events, volunteer work, humanist film festival. They participate in local atheist activism, and sponsor several atheist meetups in the Portland area. Over 150 local events per year! Come join the community - exciting things are happening!
Check out the latest CFI Portland Newsletter for more details

United States Atheists
I have not attended one of their meetings yet, but there is a group called "United States Atheists" that has their headquarters on SE Foster. I am thinking about checking them out soon. They have meetings on Tuesday nights at 7:30.

Portland Area Humanism Meetup
The Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) are reaching out! We have been meeting downtown every Sunday morning for a decade, for questions, discussion, and socializing, all anchored to an interesting program. Everyone is welcome to attend those meetings, and we get some attendees traveling 25 miles each way, but they don't work for everyone.

Secular Parents of Greater Portland
This is a meetup for parents who are raising their children without religion, who love reason as well as art, and who are looking for a community where they can find fun, support, and great company for themselves and their children.

The Beaverton Atheists Meetup Group
Meet local atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, scientific naturalists and other friends of reason for conversation and friendship! We often meet on Portland's West side but welcome people from anywhere.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster Lands for a Pint
Meet other local atheists, freethinkers and heathens. Gather to discuss beliefs and philosophies, and make new friends.
Causal, open conversation at various pubs and events!

Secular Humanists of East Portland
They meet every two weeks in SE Portland. The typical format is watching science or religion related movies at one of the members' houses with discussion afterwords. Potlucks quarterly and some outdoor activities planned this summer.

Vancouver Skeptics Meetup
The newest Atheist group near Portland. They plan to meet once per month for drinks, food, and conversation at a local restaurant.

For other groups local to Portland, you can look here for a gathering near you: "Groups pertaining to 'atheist' within 25 miles of downtown Portland."

Portland Coalition of Reason - Upcoming Events

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Comment by Kurt on August 30, 2013 at 8:28pm

Two events you don't want to miss next Sunday Sept 8th.

In the morning, the man the legend: Ray Hyman will be in Portland to give a demonstration and lecture on critical thinking. Ray Hyman, along with James Randi, Martin Gardner, and Paul Kurtz started the modern skeptical movement. Do you really want to look back and say you had the chance to meet him but you slept in instead? Plus there will be Food, Drinks, and Childcare.
Sunday @ 11 AM


Later that day, the singer songwriter Shelley Segal of Youtube and Reason Rally fame will be playing a concert. Save money with advanced tickets. Details here:
Sunday @ 7 PM

Comment by Kurt on December 21, 2012 at 2:35am

BANG! The Musical celebrates science; telling the history of the universe with humor, music, and dance.

There are three shows this weekend: Fri@7pm, Sat@2pm, Sat@7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, but there are discounts for seniors, students, and online pre-orders. Kids under 6 are FREE.

More Info at
Hope to see all of you there!


Comment by Michael D. Barton on November 8, 2012 at 6:13pm

Michael Shermer, the founder of Skeptic magazine, will give a talk at the Bagdad Theater on November 16th. It is cosponsored by Center for Inquiry-Portland and Oregonians for Science and Reason. More details, with a link to buy tickets, here:

Comment by CallMeQuirky on November 8, 2012 at 6:09pm

Hello Portland! 

New member here. Portland metro area. Happy to see there are quite a few members and lots of links for meet ups. :) 

Have a great day!

Comment by Kurt on October 11, 2012 at 4:27am

The 3rd Annual Portland Humanist Film Festival is here. Friday thru Sunday Oct 26-28th. 17 independent films. 4 box office films. Q&A meet directors of 2 films. 

Buy now and save $5 of the weekend pass.

Comment by DaniT on September 9, 2012 at 9:47pm

Shelley Segal Live in Portland!

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:00 PM

Biddy McGraws, 6000 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR

After performing this year at the ‘Reason Rally’ to a crowd of 25,000 in Washington DC, Segal’s music video for her single ‘Saved’ has gone global.

The Melbourne based singer-songwriter became involved in secular activism over two years ago, despite her father being the president of a local synagogue. Her songs are a passionate response to dogmatic belief, inequality, religious oppression and the idea that only the devout can be grateful and good. She enjoys bringing this usually controversial topic to the public discourse and finds music to be a effective medium for expression and raising awareness. "I can say what I think for three minutes without anybody interrupting me.” (Melbourne Times City Weekly)

Segal’s latest release, ‘An Atheist Album,’ embodies her thoughts on religion and has quickly made her “a new pin-up girl for the international atheist movement.” (Barny Zwartz -The Age)

Opening Act:  Monster On Sunday

21 and over show

Suggested Donation $5

Comment by Taylor Michael Grin on September 9, 2012 at 11:43am

Hey everyone.

I just moved here from Utah back in July. It's really cool living in a state where no one really cares about religion, but it's also made me realize that one of the side effects of being raised mormon leaves me wanting a bit of regular socialization. Back in mormonville I started a CFI affiliated group that met for beer and coffee on Sundays. I noticed some meetups on the board, but wanted to go straight to the people on this one: Any regular meetups y'all recommend? Anybody want to start one? Let me know!

Comment by Michael D. Barton on April 9, 2012 at 10:47pm
Richard Dawkins in Portland in October, speaker for national convention of Freedom  From Religion Foundation:

Comment by Michael D. Barton on March 28, 2012 at 1:46pm

CFI-Portland is bringing author and educator Dale McGowan to Portland, OR for a unique seminar about parenting without religion. It will be held at Friendly House in NW Portland on Saturday, April 21st, from 1 to 5pm. Learn about "practical solutions for secular parenting in a religious world." Tickets for the Parenting & Grandparenting Beyond Belief workshop are $35 per person ($65 per couple, $25 for Friends of the Center), and can be purchased here:

Comment by Kurt on February 7, 2012 at 4:12am
The Amazing Legend himself, James Randi, will be in Portland giving a lecture on Feb 16th. Cost is $10. Get your tickets today.
CFI members (anyone who has donated $60+ in the last year) get in free + VIP seating!
For more info.

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