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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

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TDD: 503-823-6868

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

Spirit of Portland Awards

  • 2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

Contact: Marco Mejia, 503-823-8548

Media Contact: Steph Routh, 503-823-5907

Spirit of Portland Awards

The City of Portland’s Office of Community & Civic Life is now accepting nominations for the 35th Annual Spirit of Portland awards! All are invited to nominate a person or group that has helped create a better shared future for us all. Spirit of Portland Award nominations will be accepted now through July 30th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

The awards ceremony will be held in the month of October 2019.  This year’s award theme is “35 years on the road to 2035 growth, for a more prosperous, equitable, healthier and resilient city.”

"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

2018 Spirit of Portland Awards

Images, narratives from 2018 Spirit of Portland Awards

Spirit of Portland Awards Press Release

Spirit of Portland Awards Press Releases

Spirit of Portland Award Winners Spotlight

Meet previous SOP winners!

Past Winners: 1985 - 2018

Previous winners of the Spirit of Portland Awards from 1985 through 2018