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Signal Fire 10th Anniversary Party! Hosted by Pepper Pepper


Please Join Us!

Organized by: Signal Fire and hosted by c3:initiative
When: June 8th, 6–9 pm
Where: c3:initiative, 7326 N. Chicago Ave, Portland, OR 97203

$25 admission, open to the public
Tickets available here:

Signal Fire was founded 10 years ago on three beliefs: first, that artists offer creative approaches to our world’s most daunting challenges; second, that activists foster drive and resources to strengthen communities; and third, we knew y’all had to be friends. Signal Fire could have really grown to become anything, and you have made this thing so much more dynamic, rigorous, and playful than we ever initially dreamed.

At the outset, we imagined small groups traveling together into threatened wildlands, discussing ways to shift the dominant views of land in the American West. You invited us to take on more. Thanks to your belief, support, and labor Signal Fire has hosted several original exhibitions, taken over 400 artists into the backcountry, developed and published seven issues of our original journal Leaf Litter, fostered a guide collective of 12 incredible leaders, and helped countless first-time campers ignite their passion for wilderness advocacy.

This event will also serve as a final soiree for c3:initiative in their St.Johns location. For six years, c3 has supported creative inquiry for 80+ artists in the region. c3:initiative is honored to host Signal Fire’s 10 Year Anniversary celebration, continuing to share resources with their creative community, a core value which will continue to inform their mission in their new downtown location opening later this year.

Please join us! Our 10th Anniversary event will celebrate and raise funds to support our growing community through an experiential silent auction, raffle, food and fare! Piping hot Kaj-anne Pepper will emcee. Enjoy live music by Colectivo Altepee, Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland, and Marisa Anderson music. See you out there!

Anniversary graphics by Kat Black.

Where do I get tickets?
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages welcome. ID is required at the bar.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
By Public Transit:
Bus 4, 11, 16, 44, or 75 to St. Johns

By Car:
From Downtown Portland:
Take US Hwy 30 W toward St. Helens | Cross the St. Johns Bridge | Continue onto N. Philadelphia Ave. | Turn left on N. Lombard St. | Take 3rd Left onto N Chicago Ave.

To avoid rush hour traffic:
Consider taking Interstate north | Take left exit for N. Greeley | Turn left on Rosa Parks, which turns into N. Willamette Blvd | Turn right on N. Richmond Ave. | Left on N. Ivanhoe St. | Right on N. Chicago Ave.

From North or Northeast Portland:
Take N Lombard west to St. Johns | Turn left on N Chicago Ave.
What can I bring into the event?
This fundraiser includes a silent auction, an opportunity to donate, and raffle tickets. In order to participate in any of these events, please bring either a debit card, credit card, check, or cash.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For further questions, please contact
What’s the refund policy?
We will refund tickets up to seven days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please do if you can, but we can also check tickets virtually at the door.
About c3:initiative
c3:initiative is a platform for critical inquiry. We provide a place-based support structure to nurture personal and social introspection to individuals and communities interested in engaging in thoughtful conversations. Through adaptive residencies, exhibitions, and public programs, c3 offers forward-thinking models for collaboration and resource sharing. Learn more at