2249 E Burnside St, Portland, OR


2249 E Burnside St


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Past Events

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 2-6pm
Hit DAPL where it hurts! Right in their special funds. Join Portland Rising Tide to DEFUND DAPL. We are spending a day getting as many Portlanders as possible to take their money out of banks that fund DAPL. There will be cocoa, talking to strangers, and the merry jingle of the sounds of oil corporation bankruptcy. Here's the Plan: We'll meet up at the Rising Tide office, go over the strategy and then at 2:30 we will leave to fan out to as many different banks that fund DAPL as possible. Armed with tastefully designed "move your money" info packets (provided at the office), we will stand outside the banks in pairs or small groups and ask folks banking there to move their money to a credit union or local bank that doesn't fund fossil fuels. The goal is to have as many personal conversations with folks as possible and leave with new friends! After banks close we'll meet at The Standard Bar (on 22nd & Burnside) for a tasty beverage and a debrief. What to Bring: -Warm clothes, snacks and water. -Anything else you need to be comfortable standing outside for a few hours. -A buddy if you've got one! -Treats to entice strangers to talk to you (optional) -A sign related to NODAPL (optional) -Musical instrument (optional) If you can't join at 2, check back here and we will post places for people to join in throughout the afternoon. Also, check out the de-fund DAPL withdrawal tracker: http://www.defunddapl.org/defund Let's make this number skyrocket! https://www.facebook.com/events/235378986900037/
Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
On Friday, June 3rd, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken Shale derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated, oil spilled into the Columbia River, and the fire burned into the night. At the same time, the fate of the Pacific Northwest's largest proposed crude oil transfer facility, the Tesoro Savage terminal in Vancouver, Washington, is soon to be decided. Grassroots opposition to existing oil train traffic, and to the climate devastation of the region's five oil refineries, is growing. Train tracks leading to the Shell and Tesoro refineries in Anacortes, Washington were just blockaded by over 150 people for 36 hours—the strongest, longest-lasting, most populous train blockade in the region to date—and people all over are ready to escalate the frequency and intensity of actions. How can we respond to the derailment in a way that meets the moral imperative to act immediately but also reflects long-term strategic thinking? How can we address the dangers of exploding oil trains in way that furthers our broader efforts to stop regional fossil fuel threats and protect global climate? How can we make the political-economic system feel the magnitude of the crisis it is causing for people and the planet? We will discuss rapid response options to the Mosier oil train derailment, identifying the networks of corporate and governmental power responsible for it. We will map out the points of conflict, from the offices of decisionmakers to the train tracks, where we can push back against the oil industry's devastating presence in our lives. We encompass a rich diversity of political approaches and there is a need for multiple actions. Therefore, we can both use this space to plan as large a response as possible and also, if we desire, to organize breakout groups for smaller actions
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7-9pm
Decades of resistance taught us our tactics and we’re bringing together direct action activists from throughout the years to share their stories with you. We’re also bringing you some of the best things that autumn can offer: pumpkin desserts! What: Pumpkin dessert competition and direct action storytelling fundraiser to support direct action resistance to fossil fuel trains and terminals. How? $10 donation at the door gets you into the tasty action (a dozen dessert options!). Rank each dessert you taste on a scale of 1-5. Your ranking equals how much extra you’ll contribute for the dessert. The dessert that ranks the highest (a.k.a raises the most money) wins! A cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the winning dessert maker!! Celebrate tasty autumn treats and direct action all in one place! Continuing the longstanding NW tradition of directly confronting environmental destruction and social inequality, Portland Rising Tide has successfully executed three oil terminal blockades. Direct action is fun. And we’ve got the skills to do it. But it requires equipment and special gear. At our recently successful nine hour tripod blockade at the oil terminal on the Columbia River at Port Westward we lost $500 in action supplies. It was worth it. We make a bold stance against dangerous oil-by-rail, connected with rural activists, and received TV and print news coverage of the issue. We want to keep this up, expand the number of people involved in our work and we need your support to do it. Eat dessert with us on November 13 and be entertained by direct action stories from our strong, unique and vibrant history of resistance. You’ll be supporting the creation of future actions and celebrating some of the best things this season has provided for us. Please invite friends and contact jasminum.flora@gmail.com if you’d like to contribute a pumpkin dessert! http://www.facebook.com/events/769728993086686/