We are the Portland Animal Welfare Advocates: regular, everyday people who live in the Portland, Oregon & surrounding area who advocate for the ethical treatment of animals. This is not a radical "all or nothing" type of group—we are a grassroots, active group of people coming together to do something to help animals. If you support the overall welfare of animals & want some company as you lend your voice, volunteer time, & energy to make a difference for the treatment of animals in our city & beyond, then we hope you have found a home with our group! Any member may suggest a Meetup on our page and it will be announced to the group once at least three people say they are going. If you suggest an event sponsored by another group, please be sure there is a plan for members of this page to actually "meet up" - a meeting beforehand or at least a way to find each other at the event.