Consider This

Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon. You can find recordings of many of these events in our archive. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020.

Upcoming Consider This events

  • February 2: David French, senior editor for The Dispatch
  • February 9: Nicholas Buccola, author of The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America (presented by Forest Grove City Library)
  • February 16: Hahrie Han, director of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University

These onstage conversations between featured guests and an interviewer have taken place in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Astoria, Salem, Tillamook, Grants Pass, and Ashland. In 2020, all events have taken place online.

Consider This is made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Northwest Natural, Tonkon Torp LLP, Stoel Rives LLP, the Mellon Foundation, the Kinsman Foundation, and the City of Portland's We Are Better Together program.