Awesome Portland Grant Winners: A Sample

You may wonder: what kind of projects get funded by Awesome Portland? Since 2012, we’ve funded over 40 projects—here is a small sample of some of our more notable projects. See the full list on the Awesome Foundation site.

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XRAY FM

It started with an antenna for a low-power broadcast station in the Portland metro area. Now in its fifth year of operation, XRAY.fm is a non-profit radio station with 80+ DJs, playing a mix of music and talk.

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Piano!Push!Play!

Bringing live piano music to the streets of Portland, Piano!Push!Play! installs donated pianos in strategic locations. Custom-decorated pianos stay in place all summer long, and anyone can play them.

 
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Oh Joy Billboards

Billboards throughout Portland, spreading a message of joy and hope. One of our most visible projects!

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Street Books

A bicycle-powered library, catering to Portland residents experiencing houselessness. Now with multiple bike libraries!

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Paper Flower Installation

An art installation in Portland International Airport, showcasing local flora and made entirely of paper.

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Forest for the trees

Talented mural artists + a lot of paint + big, empty exterior walls = the city itself as a contemporary art museum.