PDX Climate Strike

Start: Friday, September 20, 201910:30 AM

In Portland, following the lead of youth from high schools, middle schools and youth organizations, we will be holding a rally outside of City Hall at 10.30am to demand an Oregon Green New Deal, and an end to fossil fuels here in Oregon.

This is followed by a march through downtown Portland, across the Hawthorne Bridge and over the the Eastbank Esplanade.

On the Eastbank Esplanade we will be holding a Climate Strike Festival near OMSI / the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, with opportunities for folks to become empowered in action for climate justice.

Strike Schedule

- Rally 10.30AM - 11:30AM @ City Hall

- March 11.30AM - 12.30PM @ Across Hawthorne Bridge

- Festival 12:30PM - 5:00PM @ Outside OMSI by Tilikum Crossing

What are we fighting for? Youth demands to City of Portland:

  1. Establish a Climate Test. Every decision made by the city of Portland and its departments must take into account the health of the planet and choose what will most benefit the earth.
  2. We need a bolder, stronger Climate Emergency. Formally declare a climate emergency with meaningful youth and frontline community involvement.
  3. Fund YouthPass. Fund free TriMet passes to all high school students in Portland.
  4. Stop Zenith. Deny any and all permits for this disastrous tar sands oil terminal.
  5. Unless these demands are met, Stay home Mayor Wheeler! Don’t go to Copenhagen for the C40 Mayor Summit in October as a 'climate champion mayor' if these truly bold actions aren't taken.


12:30PM - 1:00PM Speakers, Music

1:00PM - 4:00PM Workshops, Art Builds, Action Stations, Food, Kids Area

4:00PM - 5:00PM Speakers, Music


  • Climate Justice 101

  • Crash Course in Important Public Processes for Climate Activism

  • Fossil Fuels in PDX Area & How to Stop Them

  • How To Crunch An Oil Terminal & Keep On Crunching

  • Transportation Justice: What Does it Look Like?

  • Workers & the Climate Crisis

  • Sunrise Movement Trainings

  • And more

Speakers / Music

The festival is open to all, with art builds, workshops, music, speakers, kids area, food trucks, and a place to build community and gain the skills and knowledge we need to end the climate crisis.

**OMSI is offering discounted entrance for youth with their student ID, and holding special climate demonstrations all day**

Can't strike? Come march on your lunch break! Get off early and come down to the festival!

Across the world millions of people are stopping business as usual to take action on the climate crisis. Join us!

We are nonviolent, peaceful, and family-friendly.

Contact: Strike@350PDX.org

Accessibility: American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided for all speeches and during the march. To request an interpreter for specific events/workshops during the afternoon Climate Strike Festival visit the on-site information booth. The march route and festival grounds are accessible by wheelchair. For other accommodations/accessibility inquiries or requests contact Jenna Curtis at jennacurtisinterpreting@gmail.com.

The festival and march is being organized by a broad coalition of youth and adult individuals and organizations, including 350PDX, Center for Sustainable Economy, Columbia Riverkeeper, Democratic Socialists of America PDX, Extinction Rebellion PDX, Jobs with Justice PDX, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pacific Climate Warriors, PCHRP - Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Portland Clean Energy Fund, Portland Harbor Community Coalition, Portland Rising Tide, Portland Youth Climate Council, and Sierra Club - Oregon Chapter, Sunrise Movement PDX, and more.

See what's going on over Oregon (and find resources to spread the word) -> climatestrikeoregon.org

Volunteer on the day! --> https://forms.gle/7mtuhUkxwZ648avf8

Want to support the strike? Donate here! -> https://www.gofundme.com/f/portland-youth-climate-strike-2019

Organization interested in tabling or hosting a workshop? -> https://forms.gle/oekkimL7gSqSqeqG7