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Who We Are

Portland Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good covering Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.

Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG) is a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, and community groups in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties representing over 27,000 people.

The Alliance is driven by the belief that these institutions must be strong because they are the cornerstones of a democratic society who hold the potential to build strong families, healthy communities and a just world.

LeaderTherefore, MACG has three primary goals:

  • Strengthen each member organization; by fostering organizational cultures that are relational, action-oriented and reflective.
  • Develop local leadership to build capacity in our city to take responsibility for solving the problems in our own communities and renew the interest of citizens in public life.
  • Serve as a vehicle for member groups to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good.


We organize people power to create a more just metro area. We strive to hold both public and private power holders responsible for their public responsibilities, as well as initiate actions of our own to solve community and economic problems.

MACG was founded on May 23, 2002 by 1,400 delegates, building upon the membership of its predecessor organization, the Portland Organizing Project.

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Upcoming Events
MACG - Housing Team Multnomah Dec 13, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:45 PM — MACG Office - 4940 NE 8th Ave. Portland OR
MACG - Housing Team Clackamas Dec 21, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM — Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 SE Lake Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97222
MACG - Delegate Assembly Feb 15, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — St. Andrew Lutheran, 12405 SW Butner Rd, Beaverton
MACG - Institutional Development and Core Team Workshop Feb 27, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Location TBD
MACG - Spring 2018 Leadership Institute (Part 1) Mar 09, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Washington County Location TBA
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