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 (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-sfn/), where secular families can find community and humanistic education, the CFI Beaverton Atheist Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-bam/) on the west side of town, the CFI Secular Humanists of East Portland (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-shep/) on the east side of town, the CFI Vancouver Skeptics (https://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 (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-eugene), Salem (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-salem), Coos Bay (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-scs), and Grants Pass (https://www.meetup.com/cfi-rvf/). We even sponsor Secular Walk and Talk (https://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 (1)

Celebrate the End of the World (Again) with FSM

McMenamins Chapel Pub

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (Portland Diocese) cordially invites members of CFI to join them for their umpteenth end-of-the-world celebration. Starting back in 2012 with evangelist Harold Camping's rapture prediction (Parts 1 and 2), FSM has celebrated the anniversary of Harold's prediction, the end of the Mayan calendar, Ragnarok, and so many other apocalypses that they've lost count.
What counts is the always dependable good time when heretics gather at Chapel Pub for this annual/semi-annual/whenever event. And having CFI join the no-agenda festivities will make this arguably the best apocalypse ever.
Regulars, old friends and newbies all welcome. Please RSVP so we can let McMenamins know whether to put on extra staff (though last-minute drop ins still welcome).
Come early, come late, but come. The fun starts when YOU get here.


Past events (940)

CFI Halloween Party & Mask Contest

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

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