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Spirit of Portland Awards

  • Spirit of Portland Awards Invitation Flyer with information

  • 2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

-- 2019 Spirit of Portland Awards Recipients Announcement--




September 11th, 2019



Marco Mejia

Phone: 503 823-8548

Perla Sitcov

Phone: 503 865-6124


35th Anniversary

The City of Portland Announces the 2019 Spirit of Portland Awards Recipients

 PORTLAND, OR–The Mayor and City of Portland Commissioners invite you to join them in honoring the 35th Annual Spirit of Portland Award recipients.  This year’s award theme is “35 years on the road to 2035 growth, for a more prosperous, equitable, healthier, and resilient city.”

This year is the 35th Anniversary of the Spirit of Portland Awards, and so we have chosen the theme to be associated with the 2035 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Portland. The plan’s five principles guide the categories for nominations this year.

Outstanding Individual and Organization Leadership Awards, Nominated and Chosen by Portlanders:

  • Economic Prosperity: ONABEM Oregon Native American Business Enterprise Network
  • Human Health: Urban League Health Department
  • Environmental Health, Sandy Diedrich Stewardship: Columbia Land Trust
  • Equity: Angela Harris
  • Resilience: Portland United Against Hate (PUAH)

 Outstanding Individual and Organization Leadership Awards, Awarded by City Commissioners:

  • Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Sunrise Movement
  • Commissioner Nick Fish: S. Renee Mitchell
  • Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Wm. Steven Humphrey, Portland Mercury Editor-in-Chief; and Oregon Public Broadcasting Senior Management Team
  • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty: Kaia Sand from Street Roots
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler: Donald Dixon, Madison High School basketball and football coach

The Awards Ceremony will be at The Redd, 831 SE Salmon St. Portland

Door opens at 5:30PM for fun activities, music, art show and food. Program starts at 6PM

Childcare will be provided

If you are planning on coming, please Register online for free tickets at

Public transportation you can use to get to the venue: Street Car and bus lines # 6 - 10 – 14 – 15 and 70

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. To request translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, or other auxiliary aids or services, contact 503-823-4000, Relay: 711.

PLEASE let Marco Mejia know at if you have a request for this event by Thursday October 10th, 2019


"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

2019 Spirit of Portland Nomination Forms

2019 Spirit of Portland Nomination Forms

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!