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.



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



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.


Oh Joy Billboards

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


Street Books

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


Paper Flower Installation

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


Forest for the trees

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