Since a new president took office in January, coincidentally enough, incidents of racism, sexual harassment, and xenophobia seem to be on the uptick in Portland.
One local businessman, Steven Cook, co-owner of the bar Church on NE Sandy Boulevard, aims to reverse that alarming trend. Cook recently founded a non-profit organization called One Portland.
According to their website (1portland.org), One Portland's mission is to "forge long-term, mutually supportive relationships between local businesses and social justice community-based-organizations that are working to make Portland a more welcoming, safe, and just community for all who live here".
We talked with Steven and his sister, One Portland's administrator Jennifer Cook, to learn more about their organization.