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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!
http://www.meetup.com/cfi-portland/
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.
http://www.unitedstatesatheists.com/

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.
http://humanism.meetup.com/212/

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.
http://www.meetup.com/cfi-spm/

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.
http://www.meetup.com/cfi-bam/

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!
http://atheists.meetup.com/588/

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.
http://www.meetup.com/cfi-shep/

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.
http://www.meetup.com/cfi-vsm/


For other MeetUp.com 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 Sylvia on December 3, 2010 at 2:43pm
James, we look at Dark to Light as a season, and there are two events to celebrate it this year (beyond what people to privately). There is the DARKTOLIGHT concert, for which tickets are sold. Info is here: http://www.meetup.com/cfi-portland/calendar/15379497/ and http://www.centerforinquiry.net/portland/events/darktolight/.

Then, there is the combined solstice potluck celebration, which is HumanLight for HGP, and Dark to Light for CFI. Info is here: http://www.meetup.com/cfi-portland/calendar/15516732/ and http://www.centerforinquiry.net/portland/events/holiday_celebration.... Admission here is free, donations are gratefully accepted, and since it's a potluck we ask people to bring a dish to share.

For both events, the first link I provided shows a list of people planning to attend from CFI. There will be others in addition to the CFI attendees.
Comment by James Heim on December 3, 2010 at 1:04pm
Wait, I wasn't aware I had to pay any fee :-( Blast you slow mind!
Comment by James Heim on December 3, 2010 at 1:03pm
Can anyone come to the DARKTOLIGHT thing? I have never been to an Atheist event before & I would like to bring my wife to the Winder solstice even, can someone fill me in on who all is coming?
Comment by Kurt on October 18, 2010 at 5:47am
Just a reminder that Sam Harris will be giving a Free lecture in Portland on Thursday Evening. He'll be discussing his new book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Free to the public. First Come First Served. Those who have supported us by purchasing a CFI membership have until Tuesday to reserve VIP guaranteed seating:
http://action.centerforinquiry.net/site/Calendar?id=100601&view...

More information about the event here:
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/portland/events/sam_harris_lecture/
Comment by Shawn M. on June 13, 2010 at 12:39pm
not even there yet and I love it already.
Comment by FeloniousD on June 13, 2010 at 11:51am
Go to meetup.com, there are always things to do. I've only made it to one get together myself but that is only because my wife is considers herself a Christian, so the whole idea of a comunity of nonbelievers is a bit dicey at times. Thanks for helping us stay the most atheistic state in the country :o)
Comment by sherry on June 13, 2010 at 10:18am
Welcome to Atheist Heaven Mr. & Mrs Mirek, you will love it here!
Comment by Shawn M. on June 13, 2010 at 6:16am
My wife and I are moving to Portland from Columbus, OH in 2 weeks. both of us are Atheists and neither of us know anyone in the area. Hoping to find people here.
Comment by Kurt on June 8, 2010 at 3:56am
Shireen, There's CFI Skeptics of Eugene (http://www.meetup.com/CFI-Skeptics-of-Eugene/). Also Alliance of Happy Atheists! at UO.
Comment by Secular Sue on January 28, 2010 at 4:27pm
That sounds good! I'll plan to attend.
 

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