5131 NE 23RD AVE  PORTLAND  OREGON  97211 

OUR 4 C's:  COMMUNITY  |  CREATIVITY |  CURIOSITY  |  CEREMONY

COMMUNITY: A variety of gatherings that focus on the healthy civic life of the population. 

CREATIVITY: The cultural arts brought to vivid life in performance, exhibits, craft, song, and language.

CURIOSITY: Educational classes, workshops, and conferences for students of all ages.

CEREMONY: Unique celebrations in a place of inclusivity and kindness.

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CERIMON HOUSE IS A NONPROFIT ARTS & HUMANITIES ORGANIZATION, AND A POPULAR EVENT SPACE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE ALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT OF PORTLAND, OREGON. WE ARE A CONVENING SPACE FOR EVENTS THAT UPLIFT
AND BRING ABOUT CONVERSATIONS THAT INSPIRE.

 

Named after a kind & wise character in an ancient seafaring tale,
Cerimon [pronounced "sérra-mon"] is a wonderful neighbor:
and it is in that spirit that we welcome you to this house.

We value and appreciate your support of us as we continue to aspire and deliver on our mission of creating a space for Community, Creativity, Curiosity and Ceremony.

programming, as well as Manhattan's 92nd Street YMCA. And so, the focus at Cerimon House would be on events that were peaceful, educational, entertaining, and transformational. In 2013 the organization acquired a shuttered historic neighborhood lodge in the heart of the NE Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon, and spent a year restoring and renovating the 92 year old building to its former glory.

OUR STORY...

Where the community convenes to experience the evolving human story. 

In 2009, founder Randall Stuart assembled a group of colleagues and friends, and proposed the idea of establishing a "sanctuary for the humanities" while working towards acquiring a building to house the various activities of this vibrant community of thinkers. Two key inspirations emerged: the model of the turn-of-the-last-century Circuit Chautauqua community & educational 

OUR MISSION

Cerimon House provides a nexus and beautiful space where people can connect through the arts, education, exploration, and celebration. We curate conversations with teachers, leaders, and philosophers to deepen the understanding of the human condition. Cerimon House provides a safe, inclusive, culturally plural, and nonviolent convening space for our NE Portland neighborhood, the greater Metro area, and beyond.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

As a Humanities organization, Cerimon House believes that the diversity & inclusion of our community is a fundamental strength of our region. Our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity & inclusion as a value and a practice. We also recognize that various groups of people over time have faced barriers of exclusion, and that the effects of this exclusion is perpetuated today through current conventions and institutions, as well as in the current advantages and disadvantages that individuals experience in their daily lives. This pattern extends to involvement in the cultural arts and the humanities. We maintain that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors. Inclusion requires more than avoiding discrimination; it also involves taking affirmative steps to include previously excluded populations in all aspects of the organization, from leadership to audiences. In addition, Cerimon House will not tolerate nor condone discrimination due to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. We aspire to make inclusion a daily practice, and diversity a core and abiding strength of our mission.

5131 NE 23RD AVE  PORTLAND  OREGON  97211 
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