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Within our reach 2024
We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the Within Our Reach Gathering, an empowering event that will take place on January 11-12, 2024, in the vibrant city of Portland, OR, at the stunning Ecotrust venue. This gathering, hosted by Nesika Wilamut, aims to bring together a diverse group of individuals who are deeply committed to positively impacting their communities and the health of the Willamette River.
During this two-day event, you will have the incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, engage in meaningful conversations, and explore the crucial learning priorities that our esteemed Indigenous Advisory Council has identified. Through thought-provoking panel discussions, networking sessions, and intimate group conversations, we aim to foster a collaborative environment where ideas are freely shared, relationships are nurtured, and innovative solutions are developed.
The Within Our Reach Gathering is not a conference but a powerful platform for collective action. We firmly believe that by coming together and harnessing our collective wisdom and experiences, we have the power to create tangible change and work towards a more just and sustainable future. This event welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life, as we deeply value each person's unique perspectives and contributions.
So mark your calendars and prepare to embark on an exciting journey of discovery, connection, and empowerment. Together, we can make a difference and create a world well within our reach.
Winter Weather Advisory
January in the Pacific Northwest can be unpredictable when it comes to the weather. Usually, we can count on the rain, but occasionally, a wintery mix can land on the valley floor.
We are expecting possible winter weather during our scheduled network gathering. Please use your best judgement for your travel needs, and stay safe.
We will be gathering in the Irving Street Studio and Rooftop Terrace (Billy Frank Jr Conference Room if it rains!)
These hotels are located close to our venue and provide a discount to gathering attendees
Portland has many exciting things to do, see, and eat - we encourage you to explore the Lower Willamette River while you are here!
parking near ecotrust
The Natural Capital Center has a small visitor parking lot. Each spot is limited to 2-hour parking and is strictly enforced by a third party.
During Within Our Reach, Lot #245 at the City Center Parking garage on 1469 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR 97209. They offer hourly or daily parking rates.
City Center Parking also has a pay-to-park lot on 475 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.
Pearl Parking at 1221 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209 also has a public pay-to-park lot (open after 6 pm and on weekends).
Past within our reach programs
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2022 was Nesika Wilamut's first in-person gathering and the first time we hosted Within Our Reach.