Alder Commons is a secular community space where kids and adults alike can attend workshops & classes, and spend their time freely. Our Members are coworkers, makers, and learners of all ages.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages community of self-directed learners. We aim to reduce barriers between youth and adults of diverse backgrounds by providing an accessible and inclusive space for them to share knowledge and resources.

Diving Deeper

Our philosophy and our blog will give you a sense of how we see ourselves at Alder Commons. The articles linked form our press page will tell you about our project in the words of others.

Organizing Team

Visit our team page to read about our volunteers and meet our board.


We’re located at 4212 NE Prescott St. in NE Portland, OR.

You can reach us by phone at (503) 893-9366 or email at [email protected].