Portland OR

Portland’s Experience Dividend:
The Promise of Encore Talent

How is the Portland Region Aging?

Over the next 25 years, the 60+ population of Portland’s three-county region will:
Double to 586,000 in 2040, from 270,000 in 2010*
Grow to 25% (1 in 4 residents), up from 17% in 2010*

What’s the Opportunity?

Imagine a future for Greater Portland that embraces the
voices, time, and talents of experience.

Convening at a Glance

 Hear from a national expert.
Marc Freedman
Encore.org Founder and CEO

Learn about local innovations.
How the region is successfully tapping encore talent for social impact

Be part of the conversation.
Join with a diverse group of local leaders and advocates from nonprofits, government, business, philanthropy, K-12 and higher education, faith organizations and others.

Create the future together.
Tell a new story. Envision a new reality.
Explore how Portland’s aging population can be part of the solution to the region’s challenges in education, health and human services, the environment, and more.


Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) is a national nonprofit that is focused on a simple, powerful, timely idea: tapping the talent, skills and life experience of the rapidly growing older population to solve significant societal problems.


Leading Portland-area organizations that are creating new ways to engage older adults’ talents, build age-friendly communities, and create a region that embraces all people at every stage of life.

*Population Estimate: Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, 3/23/2013

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