You love Portland, tell us why.
Open call for submissions
Our Portland Story is always seeking story submissions for the next edition of the book. Submissions include a paragraph or so of text describing ONE thing you love about Portland that makes it unique. Topics could range from the smallest detail of a hidden neighborhood, the philosophy of the people, a microbrew, a single person, a restaurant, or a particular event. We are looking for a wide range of submissions that capture many different aspects of the city in this place in time – weird, wacky, smart, touching, trendy, etc. Your submission may also include an image – a photograph, art piece, or anything that illustrates your text submission. Be bold, be creative; after all you are a Portlander.
While we have already collected stories for Volume 2, you can still submit at any time, and your story will be considered for the next edition. Each accepted submission will be granted a full page in the book, where your image and text will be matched with other graphic elements to create a fully designed page.
The final book will be in full color. You will be notified if you are chosen and receive a copy of the finished product. Keep in mind your name will be used next to your submission. Please take a moment to read the Terms of Submission.
Creative Commons Licenses
Users retain their copyrights to all submitted works.
All user submissions to Our Portland Story are governed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. This means visitors are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the submitted work with attribution, for non-commercial purposes only, and cannot make derivative works from the submitted work.
In addition, users grant Our Portland Story a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States license to use the submitted work for promotional, commercial and non-commercial purposes, such as advertisements, books, and other products.
Editing of Content
Our Portland Story reserves the right to edit content. When we do edit reader content, we do so with a light touch, mainly for purposes of copyediting and formatting, and very rarely for language.