...Sharing stories, Connecting deeply, Transforming lives


We are a non-profit organization that is rooted in spirit and shaped by our stories.  We are transforming isolation into power for change through radical and authentic relationships.


We are only as strong as the support we receive from our friends and neighbors.  If you support our work, please show it here...


Upcoming Special Events

  • Bras, Bible & Brew Transitions Blessing
    You are cordially invited to the BBB Transitions Blessing this summer. We will meet in Angie's beautiful home and garden, enjoy a shared dessert potluck and raise up blessings for anyone in transition.
    07/31/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    2523 S.E. 27th Ave.
    Portland, OR

Upcoming Meetings

  • Sabbath Community
    Wednesday Summer Sabbath Circles at Jenny McColpin's home in NE near 76th/Prescott -- Intentionally practice sabbath (rest, prayer and mindfulness, renewal, celebration)
    07/23/2014 - 7:00pm
  • Sabbath Community
    Thursday Summer Sabbath Circles at Kaitlyn Devlin's home in NE near Lombard/MLK -- Intentionally practice sabbath (rest, prayer and mindfulness, renewal, celebration)
    07/24/2014 - 7:00pm
  • Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness
    07/26/2014 - 9:00am
    Leaven Community Center
    5431 NE 20th Ave
    Portland, OR 97211
  • Sabbath Community
    Monday Summer Sabbath Circles at Mary Conlow's home in NE near Irving Park -- Intentionally practice sabbath (rest, prayer and mindfulness, renewal, celebration)
    07/28/2014 - 7:00pm

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Welcome to Leaven!

We are LEAVEN.  We are rising. We are an intentional community of folks with a diversity of experiences, spanning the generations.  We are church-folk and not-so-churchy folk, community partners and neighbors, young and old, wise and creative, curious and questioning, spiritual and earthy, passionate and powerful.  Leaven is a place where radical relationshiops become collective power.

Values We Share:

Rejection of isolation, the public telling of stories, and using the arts and practices of organizing.




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