What a busy week at OPAL! We were gearing up for a week dedicated to Affordable Housing and Section 8 reform when stories broke about TriMet’s secretive use of the contingency fund in last year’s budget. Thanks to great reporting by Michael Andersen of […]

Fair Housing Action Underway!

For the past twenty years our region has experienced the continuous displacement of people of color, due largely to gentrification and housing discrimination. The trend has been relentless: our communities are more highly segregated by income and by race with each passing year. Safeguards […]

1st Saturday Organizing – Join Us!

Help OPAL build power for Environmental Justice & Civil Rights in our communities by coming out to our 1st Saturday of the Month Organizing Day WHEN: Saturday, February 2nd, 11am–2pm WHERE: Meet at the OPAL office 2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, Or. 97206 On […]

Improve Your Bus Stops

The East Portland Bus Stop Project focuses on creating opportunities for meaningful involvement in transit decision making and increases awareness of connectivity  issues between bus and pedestrian transit. This is a community driven project focusing on areas around: SE 82nd, SE 122nd, Stark, Powell, […]

A Year in Review

Thank you to those who were able to join us this last Saturday at Bar Carlo in SE Portland for an intimate holiday celebration. We were able to show our successes of the year in a Prezi presentation, highlighting the dedication and tenacity of our […]

Join Us for a Holiday Party!

(click on the graphic to RSVP) Join OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon as we celebrate the end of 2012 together as a community! We’ll be showing “Adela’s Journey”, a short documentary created by OPAL organizer Hector Osuna about a Portland bus rider, as well as […]

Adela’s Journey

“Adela’s Journey” is a short documentary created by OPAL’s Community Organizer Hector Osuna. Adela rides the #4, East Portland’s only frequent service east-west line, to her 5am hotel shift in downtown Portland. What thoughts do you have after watching? Share in the comments below.

October Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting

Bus Riders Unite Membership Meeting Updates of Projects & Future Campaigns Join us! Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Food will be available at 5:30pm Bellrose Station Community Room 7901 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, Or. 97266 On Bus Lines # 72, 19, MAX Green line […]

BRU August Membership Meeting

Join the Movement for Transit Justice in Portland! Tuesday, August 14 6:00 – 8:00 PM (food will be available starting at 5:30) OPAL Office 2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97206 On Bus Lines: 4, 14, and 71 Please RSVP by August 13: 503-928-4354 […]

OPAL and Bus Riders Unite Present…

Bus Riders Union: The Film Wednesday, August 1 Food @ 5:30 PM Film Screening @ 6:00 PM OPAL Office: 2407 SE 49th Ave Bus Lines: 4, 14, and 71 Bus Riders Union is a riveting documentary that tells the story of the early years […]