What we're about

We invite you to join our community of secular humanists and other people who love life and reason. Here, you can exchange ideas and experiences, make new friends and contribute to positive change. We also have a vibrant community of families where parents can find support in raising children well without religion.

CFI Portland is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission it is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, free inquiry, and humanist values. We seek to present affirmative, rational ethical alternatives to the reigning paranormal and religious systems of belief. We promote critical thinking and humanist values through education, outreach and social services.

Check out our regular social and educational programs and our sponsored groups, the CFI Secular Family Network (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-sfn/), where secular families can find community and humanistic education, the CFI Beaverton Atheist Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-bam/) on the west side of town, the CFI Secular Humanists of East Portland (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-shep/) on the east side of town, the CFI Vancouver Skeptics (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-vsm/) just north of Portland, all of which provide a casual atmosphere where non-believers can enjoy each other's company. We have additional satellite groups outside of Portland in Eugene (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-eugene), Salem (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-salem), Coos Bay (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-scs), and Grants Pass (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-rvf/). We even sponsor Secular Walk and Talk (http://www.meetup.com/cfi-portland/) for those who'd like to get in some exercise and/or coffee with like-minded folks in your area.

Support our group by becoming a CFI member and CFI Portland donor. (http://www.centerforinquiry.net/support_cfi_portland/)

To engage in discussions with other Portland participants, please visit the CFI Portland Forum (http://groups.google.com/group/cfipdx-list).

Finally, please remember that this meetup site is a public forum. Views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of CFI Portland or its members.

Upcoming events (5+)

Inquirers Happy Hour in West Linn

J. Willys Public House and Eatery

Saturday in the 'Burbs: now you can relax and catch up with freethinking friends at a favorite spot near your neighborhood, but without that annoying weekday commute. =-) J. Willy's: located at the far end of the charming historic preservation district, a ways from the main arteries, makes this a nice local surprise! The dining room has a large center table apart from the noise and bustle of the bar. Check out the venue, menu and directions: http://jwillyspub.com As with other venues we've tried near here, weekend options for bus service elude us; however, your event host will offer a ride from the Oregon City Transit Center for members who want to take a bus to that point. Parking: free on the streets on Saturdays and in the lot adjacent to the pubhouse front entry; usually available in front of the church across the sidestreet from the restaurant entry. This is a joint activity with Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) Meetup. We look forward to seeing you -- arrive when you can!

Inquirers Casual Wine, Dine, Music in Inner PDX

Woodstock Wine and Deli

It's Happy Hour without the crazy traffic! PDX's own Paul Barkett performs original songs and acoustic guitar classics every month at this favorite neighborhood bistro. Meetup with secular friends to enjoy a cheese & crostini plate and house wine; or, choose a locally crafted pint and dig into the deli menu for gigantic sandwiches, salads, chili, soups -- all housemade! How about a slice of cake for dessert? =-) Check out the menu HERE: http://woodstockwineanddeli.weebly.com/menu.html Woodstock Wine & Deli has its own parking lot; TriMet bus routes #19 and #75 stop a block away. This is a joint activity with Humanists of Greater Portland Meetup (HGP). Arrive when you can -- we look forward to seeing you!

Inquirers Happy Hour in West Linn

J. Willys Public House and Eatery

Saturday in the 'Burbs: now you can relax and catch up with freethinking friends at a favorite spot near your neighborhood, but without that annoying weekday commute. =-) J. Willy's: located at the far end of the charming historic preservation district, a ways from the main arteries, makes this a nice local surprise! The dining room has a large center table apart from the noise and bustle of the bar. Check out the venue, menu and directions: http://jwillyspub.com As with other venues we've tried near here, weekend options for bus service elude us; however, your event host will offer a ride from the Oregon City Transit Center for members who want to take a bus to that point. Parking: free on the streets on Saturdays and in the lot adjacent to the pubhouse front entry; usually available in front of the church across the sidestreet from the restaurant entry. This is a joint activity with Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) Meetup. We look forward to seeing you -- arrive when you can!

Inquirers Casual Wine, Dine, Music in Inner PDX

Woodstock Wine and Deli

It's Happy Hour without the crazy traffic! PDX's own Paul Barkett performs original songs and acoustic guitar classics every month at this favorite neighborhood bistro. Meetup with secular friends to enjoy a cheese & crostini plate and house wine; or, choose a locally crafted pint and dig into the deli menu for gigantic sandwiches, salads, chili, soups -- all housemade! How about a slice of cake for dessert? =-) Check out the menu HERE: http://woodstockwineanddeli.weebly.com/menu.html Woodstock Wine & Deli has its own parking lot; TriMet bus routes #19 and #75 stop a block away. This is a joint activity with Humanists of Greater Portland Meetup (HGP). Arrive when you can -- we look forward to seeing you!

Past events (914)

Inquirers Casual Wine, Dine, Music in Inner PDX

Woodstock Wine and Deli

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