Patagonia Portland


907 N.W. Irving St


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Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
Please join us as we celebrate a successful field trip season, thank our wonderful volunteers, and view a showing of UPRIVER, A Film For The Willamette. Location: Patagonia Portland Store, 907 NW Irving St, Portland, OR Time: Doors open 7 pm; Film at 7:45 pm (approx. 60 min.) Free Pizza from Hot Lips, Beer and Kombucha provided! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the over 100 Salmon Watch Volunteer Educators who provided more than 1,500 hours of field instruction this fall! This event is all-ages and open to the public – Feel free to bring your friends and family!
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6-8pm
Portland premiere of film by Pacific Rivers and Shane Anderson/North Fork Studios.This Film exposes the harm happening in Oregon’s coastal communities from industrial logging and the Oregon Forest Practices Act. A preview of the film, produced by filmmaker Shane Anderson of North Fork Studios, is available at Large, publicly traded companies own the majority of private timberlands in Oregon. And those companies are accountable to investors and shareholders – not to local residents. It's been more than 20 years since the state updated logging rules on private forests. The timber industry operates profitably in California, Washington and Idaho under more stringent rules. Oregonians, on the other hand, deal with rampant aerial spraying of toxic chemical herbicides, logging right up to and through the majority of streams in the state, and rampant clearcutting even on steep slopes with unstable soils that are prone to landslides. The stories from Behind the Emerald Curtain dramatize the problems and potential solutions to these practices. Here are some of the stories from the film: -Kate Taylor moved to Rockaway Beach, Oregon, with her boyfriend to start a travel and fishing guide business. As soon as they arrived, they notice that their drinking water did not meet federal water quality standards. “Our water was contaminated. It wasn’t meeting the EPA guidelines,” she says in the film. When she asked around, she learned that her drinking water comes from Jetty Creek watershed, which has been 80 percent clearcut for private timber. -John Larison grew up in the Siletz watershed on the Oregon Coast, fishing with his dad. Now he sees clearcuts almost wherever he goes due to rampant logging of the watershed over the last 10 years. -Maia Holiday lives in a cabin in Wheeler, Oregon. She breathed in toxic herbicides that drifted from aerial spraying of timberlands near her home. Before she realized what was happening, it was too late. She walked down the hill to a medical clinic to find that the clinic also had herbicides inside, and she collapsed and had a seizure. -Nancy Webster is part of the Rockaway Citizens Group for Watershed Protection. Over the last 10 years, she has seen the Jetty Creek watershed go from 8 percent clearcut to 82 percent clearcut. Aerial footage supports her claims. And Rockaway’s water quality has suffered, no longer meeting EPA requirements despite the city’s effort and expense to treat it. -Peter Hayes’ family has been in the timber business since the 1850s. Their company, Hyla Woods, provides a different model for logging private timberlands in Oregon – a model for responsible logging that protects habitat, diversity, and clean water. -Mary Wood, a law professor at the University of Oregon, says in the film, “Oregon has just been a colony for other nations, and a colony for very big industries.” Large, publicly traded companies own the majority of private timberlands in Oregon. And these companies are accountable to shareholders and investors – not local Oregonians. Oregon needs comprehensive reform that promotes responsible logging on private timberlands. Oregonians need: Common-sense rules for chemical use to protect human and environmental health, including: Banning the most toxic herbicides; Wider buffers around homes, schools, hospitals, and health clinics; and, Free, widely accessible information alerting the public when sprayings will occur. Wider buffers of standing trees along rivers and streams. Most streams in Oregon have no standing tree buffers along them on private timberlands. These buffers keep water clean and cool, and they store carbon. We need buffers on all streams that are wide enough – based on science – to keep water clean and cool, and continue to store carbon. Stronger rules about logging on steep slopes and unstable soils to prevent landslides. Clearcutting on steep, unstable slopes causes landslides that send mud and sediment into rivers, streams, and drinking water. This suffocates life in the streams and requires communities to filter and/or treat their drinking water with more and more chlorine or other chemicals. To see a preview of the film and a list of screenings, go to
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 7-10pm
Coal export film makes 'best of 2013' - Join us for an advanced screening Director's Cut & chance to give your feedback! Trailer: Momenta captures stories from the mines of Montana and Wyoming to the ports threatened by Big Coal. Through stunning footage of the American west and unique stories about coal export, the climate and our clean energy future, Momenta proves it's place amongst the top documentaries of the year. The film is narrated by world-renowned climber, Conrad Anker, and features environmentalist Bill McKibben and professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The film also has a few of your hometown favorites from the coal export campaign, like Riverkeeper's Executive Director Brett VandenHeuvel and activist Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky! While the full premier is yet to be released, join us for this special Director's Cut of the film, and give your valuable feedback to the folks who created it! Doors open at 7 and the film begins at 8! Hope to see you there! Suggested donation $10! For more info: Like them on Facebook!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6-8:30pm
Marine Micro Plastics Remediation - a multi-media presentation by Mark W. Ward of the Oregon non-profit, Sea Turtles Forever. Endangered Sea Turtles + Marine Plastic = unfortunate combo. Doors open at 6pm, Presentation begins at 7pm. Actually, doors open way earlier. This is the Patagonia retail store, after all. Inside the Ecotrust Building