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Spirit of Portland Awards

Contact: Marco Mejia, 503-823-3093

Marco.Mejia@portlandoregon.gov

Spirit of Portland Awards

Spirit of Portland Awards is 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.

The 2018 award ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  The ceremony theme celebrated "One city, many communities.

"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 Releases

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