OUTDOOR RESPONSIBLY: Portland A&O Annual Event

This year’s Portland Athletic & Outdoor Annual Event is an interactive conversation around how we, as an industry, as a society, and as Oregonians, are taking responsibility for the outdoors in how it is accessed, used, and marketed.

  • What is needed to create more access to the outdoors for those that are underserved or underrepresented in the community?
  • How are we educating ourselves to be better stewards of the outdoors? 
  • What role have A&O companies taken to increase social and personal responsibility among their consumers? 
  • How does Oregon advocate for recreational use in a way that prevents overuse or misuse?

With the help of our guest speakers from KEEN, Travel Oregon, Columbia Sportswear, Wild Diversity, Adventure Without Limits, and Trailkeepers of Oregon, we will discuss these questions together, in break out sessions and through social media.


Run of Show:

This event is an opportunity to engage with each other and the organizations actively working to address these issues in a thoughtful and inspiring conversation.

Tickets to the event include 2 drink tickets, entry into our raffle prizes and a Scout Book.

Special Thanks:


If you are interested in getting involved or sponsoring this event, please contact Sucheta Bal at Prosper Portland.

About Athletic & Outdoor Professionals 

AOP’s mission is to establish and grow a supportive community of professionals in Portland’s Athletic and Outdoor industry by connecting individuals, showcasing industry talent, and continuing to highlight Portland as a recognized global A&O hub.

About Portland A&O

Portland A&O powered by Prosper Portland aims to support the success of Oregon’s 800+ Athletic and Outdoor firms through community, peer-to-peer learning, events, and programming.

Since 2011, Portland A&O has hosted an annual event to bring together the area’s Athletic and Outdoor Industry talent under one roof to connect on industry issues and trends, as well as to provide a forum for fun and networking. From a fire-side chat, emerging brand marketplace, to pitch competitor, these annual events celebrate the legendary brands, designers, and entrepreneurs based in Portland and aims to inspire the next generation of A&O talent.