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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Spirit of Portland Awards

  • Spirit of Portland Awards Honoring outstanding Portlanders since 1985!

  • 2018 Spirit of Portland Awards

  • Spirit of Portland Awards Winners SOP winner spotlight: Read about 2017 Outstanding Young Leader Winner

  • 2017 Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony

  • 2017 Spirit of Portland Awards on PCM Portland Community Media broadcasting the Ceremony live

Contact: Marco Mejia, 503-823-3093

Marco.Mejia@portlandoregon.gov

2018 Spirit of Portland Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Portland Awards are closed as of September 9th. Thank you, Portland for your participation in this process!

The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Theme for this year's ceremony is "One city, many communities".

Spirit of Portland Awards are a recognition of local heroes, and the impact of their work on creating a shared future in a city we all share. Each year Portland City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions to our community.  

"Since its inception in 1985, the Spirit of Portland Awards has recognized activists, community advocates, and a wide range of committed individuals who serve to advance the Portland community.  Awardees embody our city’s culture, goals, and an overarching dedication to enriching the lives of their fellow Portlanders."                                           

Chloe Eudaly, Commissioner


Spirit of Portland Award Winners Spotlight

Meet previous SOP winners!

2018 Spirit of Portland Press Release

2018 Spirit of Portland Press Release (PDF)

2017 Spirit of Portland Press Release

2017 SOP Press Release PDF

Past Winners: 1985 - 2017

Previous winners of the Spirit of Portland Awards from 1985 through 2017