2022 Pride Parade

The Portland Raging Grannies were proud to participate in the 2022 Portland Pride Parade.

We celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, family, friends, members, and neighbors. We support them as they live openly and authentically.

Silent March of Mourning

» See images from this action at Willamette Week

The Portland Raging Grannies, dressed in black and carrying a coffin, will lead a Silent March of Sorrow from the Federal Court House to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Any and all who wish to respectfully honor the thousands of Americans who have died at the hands of government-sanctioned gun violence are welcome to join.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)

Time: 1 P.M. PDT

Location: Lownsdale Square, SW 4th Avenue and Main Street, Portland, OR 97205

Join and share the event on Facebook

Save Our Salmon, Undam the Snake River

This summer is a historic moment in the fight to save Pacific Northwest salmon and orcas from extinction. But it’s more than that—because over 135 species depend on the salmon and the critical balance they support in our ecosystem. 

The Portland Raging Grannies are very involved in raising public awareness about the removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state. Those dams are a major obstacle to salmon which need to reach the headwaters in Western Idaho and NW Oregon.  Salmon are nearly extinct on the Snake. Orcas are the top predator relying on those salmon and orcas are starving.

We joined many other groups on Earth Day to urge removal of these dams!

Portland Raging Grannies at Medicare for All Rally

The Raging Grannies participated gladly in the July 24, 2021 Medicare for All rally. We started with dancing for the marchers as they passed us at Pioneer Courthouse Square. We then joined the march to Shemanski Park. Before the speakers commenced, we led a long community dance/flash mob set. The rally speakers were awesome, inspiring, articulate and got the crowd fired up. Midway through the program, we sang on stage – a rousing M4A PRG song. Check out pictures and video below!

Videos courtesy of Dan Shea

Extinction Rebellion

On May 22nd, the Portland Raging Grannies joined XR PDX for an occupation of the Morrison bridge. We will not give up our disruptive nonviolent civil disobedience until the city comes to the negotiating table to begin a process of healing for Portland and the planet, to face our collective denial on no uncertain terms – and to confront a global genocide project that’s destroying us all in plain sight. We demand a citizens assembly and goals that align with the science – beginning with Net Zero by 2025.

Earth is Dying Day

Extinction Rebellion held an action called Earth is Dying Day, and the Portland Raging Grannies were there to support the group and their important message.

The Grannies sang a dirge as XR artists walked slowly through Saturday Market. Once completed, a die-in was held. Action by the government and corporations to stop this climate emergency is being demanded!