Consider This with Eli Saslow

Wednesday, April 3, at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

Join us on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. for a conversation about poverty and addiction in America with Eli Saslow.

Eli Saslow is a national reporter for the New York Times. His recent reporting has focused on homelessness, inequality, and opioid addiction in Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. He lives in Portland. This conversation—the last in our 2023–24 Consider This series about fear and belonging—will explore how intersecting crises of housing, drug addiction, and mental health affect people and communities across the country. We'll also discuss the stories we tell about these crises. From what perspectives are they told? And who are they for?


You can join this event either in person or online.

The event will take place in-person at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., in Portland. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m, and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The program will end at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available on the Alberta Rose Theatre's website.

A limited number of free tickets are also available for this event. To request free tickets, please use this form.

Other Ways to Participate

Outside of Portland? Attend a live screening of the conversation at HQ in La Grande. For more information about the screening, click here.

The conversation will also be broadcast live, for free, on YouTube.

On Wednesday, April 10, join people from across the state for a free online conversation about Consider This with Eli Saslow, facilitated by Rozzell Medina. The discussion will take place on Zoom from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Register for this conversation here. The group will discuss this Washington Post article by Eli Saslow. If you have questions about this event, please contact Rozzell.

About the Venue

  • Mobility access: The Alberta Rose Theatre is a wheelchair-accessible venue. Anyone who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device can reserve an accessible seat at the venue by emailing in advance of the event. Accessible bathrooms are to the right of the theater entrance. 
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the neighborhood around the theater. Parking spaces often fill up quickly. There is one disabled person parking space less than one block away on NE 30th Ave., in front of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ United, but the space does not have a curb cut or ramp. The closest disabled person parking space with curb cuts is four blocks west, at the southwest corner of Northeast 26th Avenue and Northeast Alberta Street. A map of disabled person parking spaces is available from the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
  • Public transit: The TriMet Line 72 bus stops in front of the theater. Lines 70 and 17 have stops within four blocks of the venue.
  • Food and drink: Beverages and limited food are available for purchase and may be consumed anywhere in the theater during the event. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
  • Lighting: The venue has appropriate overhead lighting before and after the conversation. During the conversation, lights are dimmed with staged lighting facing the stage. Lights in the lobby/bar remain on during the program. The auditorium does not have floor lighting in the aisles.
  • Sound: There will be music at a moderate volume before and after the event.
  • Read more about the Alberta Rose Theatre.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Ben Waterhouse at by March 27.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

This series is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture initiative, as well as support from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Susan Hammer Fund of Oregon Community Foundation, The Standard, Tonkon Torp LLP, and the City of Portland’s We Are Better Together program.


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