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Community Tap

Our community Tap program helps keep our community healthy and vibrant—expanding what it means to model sustainability. We partner with like-minded, local, nonprofit organizations that we admire and respect. Each month we donate 1% of all pint sale proceeds, from both brewpubs, to the month’s featured organization. We also work to provide opportunities for HUB employees to volunteer with our partner organizations.

Money Raised

Since beginning our Community Tap program in January 2015, we've donated 1% of our pint sale proceeds to our partnering organizations. In 2015 we raised $12,275. This year, we're aiming even higher.

$16,000 Goal

This Month's Partner: Friends of Outdoor School

Friends of Outdoor School preserves the outdoor school experience for all Oregon students regardless of a student’s ability, experience, income or family background. Measure 99: “Outdoor School for All” passed at the ballot, but the work ensuring that Outdoor School becomes a reality for all students is not yet over. This month when you drink… View Article

 
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Past Partners

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    Friends of Outdoor School

    Friends of Outdoor School preserves the outdoor school experience for all Oregon students regardless of a student’s ability, experience, income or family background. Measure 99: “Outdoor School for All” passed at the ballot, but the work ensuring that Outdoor School becomes a reality for all students is not yet over. This month when you drink… View Article

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    Columbia Springs

    The mission of Columbia Springs is to offer a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. They operate a park within the city limits of Vancouver, WA, an historic site, an education center, and a protected natural area that provides habitat for resident and migratory wildlife.

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    Backyard Habitat Program

    Raise a pint to the Backyard Habitat Certification Program! Perhaps you’ve seen their Certified Backyard Habitat signs in a neighbor’s yard? The BHCP provides assistance and incentives to residents on lots less than one acre to restore native wildlife habitat in their backyards. There are four program elements: removal of aggressive weeds, naturescaping with native plants, stormwater management and wildlife stewardship.

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    Portland Fruit Tree Project

    Portland Fruit Tree Project is an award-winning nonprofit that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: Access to healthful food. The group was created in 2006 in response to the massive amounts of fruit dropping from trees and going to waste in Portland. The group began organizing neighbors to harvest this resource… View Article

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    Portland Youth Builders

    Portland YouthBuilders helps low-income youth who have dropped out of high school by preparing them for college, apprenticeship programs, or the workforce. PYB students are hopeful, brave, and determined, motivated by the desire to become self-sufficient and serve their community. While at PYB they finish high school with a GED or diploma and learn vocational… View Article

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    Meals on Wheels

    Since 1970 Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 30 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of 8,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,700 meals daily and 1.3 million meals each year.

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    Friends of Gateway Green

    Gateway Green is a 25 acre green space owned by Portland Parks and Recreation near the intersections of Highway 84 and 205. The Friends of Gateway Green organization is developing the site to be a thriving community park and cultural cornerstone for East Portland that will cultivate social equity, demonstrate innovative urban habitat restoration and… View Article

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    Bicycle Transportation Alliance

    Bicycling transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions for the universal challenges facing health, livability and the environment. For the last 25 years, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance has been hard at work creating healthy, sustainable communities by making biking safe, convenient and fun for everyone.

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    People in the U.S. buy more than half a billion water bottles each week. These pile up in our landfills with no chance of decomposing. Trash for Peace is changing this cycle one bottle at a time. That’s why we’re supporting them as our Community Tap partner. Their mission is to educate and spread awareness… View Article

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    The Freshwater Trust

    There are intrinsic ties between great beer and great water, so raise a pint to The Freshwater Trust! The Freshwater Trust protects and restores freshwater ecosystems using science, technology and incentive-based solutions. They are pioneering the next generation of conservation by leveraging the best practices used by businesses and social sector organizations to restore the… View Article

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    Bike Farm

    Bike Farm is an all volunteer-run collective and bike shop dedicated to every aspect of bicycle education, from safe commuting to repair. Their mission is to provide a space where people can learn about bicycles and build community around promoting sustainable transportation. Their work demystifies bicycles, impacting the city in healthy and positive ways.

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    Urban Gleaners

    Urban Gleaners helps alleviate hunger by collecting edible food that would otherwise be thrown away and delivering it, free of charge, to agencies that feed the hungry, and to kids and their families through their Food to Schools program. Urban Gleaners collects 30-60 lbs of pizza and breadsticks from Hopworks on a weekly basis.

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    Forest Park Conservancy

    Our December Community Tap partner is the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC). Forest Park Conservancy protects and fosters the ecological health of Portland’s majestic Forest Park by maintaining and enhancing the park’s extensive trails network. They inspire community appreciation and future stewardship of this urban wilderness as a gift for future generations.

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    Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

      The Columbia River is the lifeblood of our region, providing fishing, commerce, irrigation for farms, power, and recreation to the Pacific Northwest. Today, about 5.1 million acres of crops, including hops, in the Columbia River Basin are irrigated with water from the Columbia River and its tributaries. Yet the river is degraded.  Since the… View Article

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    Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

    Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) is the sanctioning body for all disciplines of bicycle racing in Oregon, SW Washington, and parts of Northern California. With a yearly membership between 4,600-5,000, OBRA is one of the largest regional bicycle racing associations in the United States. They provide vital connections between racers of all levels, promoters, officials and… View Article

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    Bikes For Humanity and the Community Cycling Center

    Powell brewpub’s partner: Bikes for Humanity is a local non-profit that empowers bicyclists and bike mechanics of all skill levels, economic strata, and backgrounds to become self-reliant commuters. BikeBar’s partner: The Community Cycling Center seeks to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits by building a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected…. View Article

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    Oregon Brewshed Alliance and Salmon-Safe

    BikeBar’s partner: An outreach initiative of Oregon Wild, the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of brewers, craft beer affiliates, and conservationists advocating for the protection of forests and watersheds. Powell brewpub’s partner: Salmon-Safe is a non-profit organization that links land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds through whole-site inspections with… View Article

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    Willamette Riverkeeper

    Founded in 1996, Willamette Riverkeeper is the only organization dedicated solely to the protection and restoration of the Willamette River. The local nonprofit belongs to a network of Riverkeeper organizations that work toward similar goals across the country.

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    The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

    The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a nonprofit created to commemorate and celebrate the life, interests, and good works of a well-loved and leading Northwest brewer. The mission is to contribute to the Northwest craft brewing community by providing opportunities for professional and aspiring brewers to further their knowledge and expertise.

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    KBOO Community Radio

    KBOO is Portland’s independent, noncommercial, listener-supported Community radio station. Their on-air programmers are almost all volunteers, people with special interests and talents who give their time to provide music, opinion and public access to Portland area listeners.

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    Growing Gardens

    Growing Gardens reduces hunger and improves healthy food access, by helping low-income families and high poverty schools build and grow vegetable gardens. Families and schools both receive three years of support including seeds, plants, tools, compost bins, garden mentors and workshops to help them become successful, lifelong organic gardeners.

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    Zenger Farm

    Zenger Farm is now one of the largest educational farms in the country, serving more than 8,000 students annually through field trips and summer camps. There, children learn the importance of nutrition and where food comes from, community members participate in an egg cooperative, and people of all ages come to tour the farm, take… View Article

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    Friends of Trees

    Friends of Trees brings people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities. Since Friends of Trees was founded in 1989, they have planted nearly half a million trees and native plants. (A number our Hopworks staff contributed to on a rainy volunteer day!)

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    Friends of the Children

    Their Portland chapter is part of a nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through professional mentoring. Paid mentors teach positive values and work to help each child become a healthy, productive member of the community.