This is the newly formed PDX branch of the original Atheists Etcetera group based in Indianapolis, IN. We moved here, so thought we would bring a piece of our awesome group with us.
This group is for atheists, etc. -- including agnostics, skeptics, freethinkers, secular humanists, and other non-religious individuals -- who are interested in meeting like-minded people and having engaging discussions.
Most of our events are in downtown PDX and The Pearl. Events include coffee and conversation (casual, unstructured conversation about all things religious and not), focused discussions, community service opportunities, and purely social get-togethers.
We’re all excited to be a part of the fastest-growing religious group in the nation: the non-religious. Our group’s main goal is to provide opportunities for non-religious people to hang out with one another. We’re also interested in increasing the visibility of non-theists in our area, and supporting one another as we all face the challenges of being non-religious while living in a community, a state, and a nation where religious organizations have a great deal of influence on culture and politics.
Membership is free and open to all. If you’ve just joined, feel free to post a greeting, comment on a blog post, contribute to a message board discussion, or come to one of our events. Ideas for new events are very much welcome!