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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Making A Difference Awards combined with Spirit of Portland Awards

The Making a Difference Awards have been combined with the Spirit of Portland Awards.

Please consider nominating someone next year! Subscribe to Civic Life updates to be notified when 2019 nomination forms are available.


The award that recognizes an individual or organization whose work creates greater access or equity for the disability community is now called the Access and Disability Justice Award.


Please contact us to learn more about the winners of  the 2007-2014 Making a Difference Awards!

Making A Difference Awards 2013

Information on the 2013 Making Difference Awards and how to make nomination

Making A Difference Awards 2012

Information on The 2012 Making A Difference Awards and how to make a nomination.

Making A Difference Awards 2011

Join the celebration of the third annual event this October where the focus will be seniors, youth and adaptability for all ages, with our theme "Adaptable at Any Age."