Think & Drink on Poverty, Displacement, and Inequality

Creative approaches for a city in crisis

May 17, 2017 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St., Portland OR 97211

Join Oregon Humanities for the final event in our 2017 Think & Drink series on race, power, and place.

Like many American cities, Portland is in the grips of a housing crisis. Rapid population growth, a shortage of houses and apartments, and skyrocketing rents and home prices have forced many families to move far from the jobs, schools, and communities where they feel at home. 

At this event, we'll talk with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to mitigate the effects of the city housing shortage and build more stable, prosperous communities.

Our guests include Alan Hipólito, executive director of Verde, Mary Li of Multnomah Idea Lab, and John W. Haines, executive director of Mercy Corps Northwest. Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, will moderate the conversation.

 Doors at 5:30 p.m. The program will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with snacks and conversation to follow. Minors welcome when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Read more about the series.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities


$7.50 general admission, $10 preferred seating. If you would like to attend this event but ticket cost is a barrier, please contact Ben Waterhouse at