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Rooted: Gorge Stories of Community, Creativity and Innovation

Rooted: Gorge Stories of Community, Creativity and Innovation

What’s the best story you can tell about life in the Gorge in five minutes? Find out on Thursday, November 8th, when nonprofit Livable Hood River presents an evening of storytelling with a diverse array of area residents.

The third annual “Rooted: Gorge stories of community, creativity and innovation” features the captivating stories of residents’ unique experiences of living in the Columbia River Gorge. The catch is that each speaker has only a few minutes to weave a tale.


Storytellers include musician and songwriter Matt Farmer, who has brought his talent to Greenneck Daredevils, The Van Rontens and The Shed Shakers; beloved local artist Mark Nilsson; and Emily Reed, Gorge Happiness Month organizer.

The fun kicks off at the Columbia Gorge Center for the Arts with a no-host bar at 6:30 p.m. Storytellers take the stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Doug Stepina, lead singer of the Antonyms, as emcee. Sponsored by Insitu, the event is free and open to the public.


(*There have been some occasional swear words in previous years’ stories, so keep that in mind.*)

This event has always been free, and your donations at the door have been greatly appreciated. Any amount, from $1 to $1000 helps our volunteers to continue fighting for residential issues and to put on great neighborhood events like this!


About Livable Hood River: Livable Hood River is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, public service organization working to preserve and enhance the equality, integrity and livability of Hood River. Comprised of local citizens, Livable Hood River supports measures that preserve the city’s economy, safety and quality of life. For more information, please see

  • November 8, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm


Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States


Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • November 8, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm