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Bridgespace Commons PDX

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Multi-purpose office and warehouse commons for emergence and discovery in Portland, OR. Our goal is to bridge gaps between different types of creative communities, generating knowledge, resource share and fun in the process.

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Buy a Hepa vacuum cleaner and other cleaning supplies so people can thrive

Events

Bridgespace Commons PDX is hosting the following events.

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Soul Revival Ecstatic Dance for BIPOC

$2,150 USD since Feb 2023

2
Nectar Fusion

$660 USD since Feb 2023

3
Howard

$200 USD since Mar 2023

4
Quinn

$140 USD since Feb 2023

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Antquane Truss

$125 USD since Oct 2023

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Yessia - peace promotion Oct

$101.05 USD since May 2023

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leslie

$100 USD since Dec 2023

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Yessia Muse

$89 USD since Mar 2023

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Sara Tone

$80 USD since Mar 2023

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Emily

$67.5 USD since Jul 2023

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Quinn Gerald

$50 USD since Oct 2023

Organizations

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PDX Commons Technology Project

$400 USD since Mar 2023

Bridgespace Commons PDX is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Bridgespace Commons PDX.

Soul Revival ...

Admin

$2,150 USD

Exeunt

Admin

Nectar Fusion

$660 USD

Howard

$200 USD

Quinn

$140 USD

Antquane Truss

$125 USD

Yessia - peac...

$101 USD

leslie

$100 USD

Sara Tone

$80 USD

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Today’s balance

$3,513.27 USD

Total raised

$3,858.65 USD

Total disbursed

$345.38 USD

Estimated annual budget

$2,434.64 USD

About


Bridgespace Commons is a 10,000 square foot building with office and warehouse space in SE Portland. Our goal is to offer and maintain event and meeting space to a variety of groups working for the public good, with an emphasis on mutual aid and community organizing, support and proliferation of the arts, and the expansion and protection of ecological diversity. These objectives weave together in complex and exciting ways, and Bridgespace hopes to be an experimental site for projects to cross paths, share ideas and resources, and build community.

We are working toward a sustainable model of community use, so that groups making use of the space can run and maintain it on a largely self-managed basis. Our early model for achieving this goal is to give participating orgs and individuals the option of donating money or labor to maintain the space - this helps us provide access to those that are low on financial resources while making sure all participants feel real stake in the commons. This is an evolving process as we take on new groups and the community develops its skills and capacities in self-management and placemaking.

We believe that “third spaces” and non-retail sites for fun, collaboration and community building are an important and scarce resource in the city landscape, not only for the security and safety that true community fosters, but for the meaning and sense of mutual power it helps generate for those who participate. This kind of mutual competence and can-do energy in our city is crucial now, and will become more so in coming years.

Some of the current goings-on happening in the space on a weekly basis include:
  • Meetings and training sessions for non-profit organizations, like the long operating social permaculture group City Repair
  • Work sessions on building community finance tools, community land trusts and other community-oriented urban infrastructure
  • Storage, cooking and work sessions for several mutual aid groups
  • Permaculture trainings and education, including the youth oriented education group CoRe and a seed learning library
  • Use by the Participatory Arts Coop, including meetings and Sunday Shakedown dance sessions.
  • General co-working among individuals working on nonprofits and other public goods projects. 

We are operating on a strictly nonprofit basis, so every bit donated helps to facilitate this important community resource! Watch for updates and contact us if you are a local org and would like to be involved. 



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