Welcome to Wild Diversity! Outdoor Adventures for BIPOC & LGBTQ Communities

You Are Welcome

Wild Diversity is a project that elevates people of color & the queer community in the outdoors. We also offer resources to queer, minority and low income youth. We are here to provide a safe and welcoming space for our community to explore outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


Upcoming events

Bird Walk

January 19th

Join Portland Audubon expert birders Greg Smith and Candace Larson on a 3-hour birdwatching excursion on beautiful Sauvie Island, where we will seek out a diverse array of wintering waterfowl, raptors, cranes and songbirds. We'll make multiple stops in various habitats as we learn the basics of bird ecology and identification. Beginners welcome, binoculars available!

Bird Watch Location: Sauvie's Island
Meeting Location: Leaven Community Center
Start Date: January 19, 2019
Meeting Time: 8:00AM
End Time: 1:00PM
Cost: Sliding Scale $5-$35 Donation

You’ll Need to Bring:
- Dress similar for a hike: hiking boots, warm layers, rain jacket/pants, warm gloves, warm hat as needed
- Bring a packed lunch and snack as there will be no scheduled stops.
- Sauvie’s Parking pass if you have one.

Register so we know you are coming!


Un-Climb Night

January 20th

As a part of the BIPOC or LGBTQ communities, we invite you to un-learn everything you have experienced with climbing culture and be a part of building a community centered around you. Let’s create something new, foster an environment of learning, and climb!

Location: Mazamas - 527 SE 43rd Ave

Start Date: January 20, 2019

Time: 4pm-6pm

Cost: Sliding Scale $10 NOTAFLOF

What is provided: Harness, shoes and climbing equipment. 

What You’ll Need to Bring: Any personal gear you prefer. 

Register so we know you are coming. Donate at the door, pay online

Looking for belay volunteers!


Snow Camping

February 8-10th

There is so much beauty in the winter season, its time to breakout of your den and see for yourself! This Snow Camping trip will be a fun fill weekend of creating, exploring and building. We will snowshoe in about a mile with our gear loaded onto pulks (sleds for hauling gear). We will build a variety of snow shelters igloos, dugloos and snow trenches for our night in the snow. Yes, we are sleeping on the snow! You will also learn basic backcountry camping and cooking techniques.

Friday Evening: We will meet & greet; pack our gear and put our pulks together. No overnight on Friday.

Saturday Morning: We will return and set out to Wy'east for our overnight adventure.

Sunday Afternoon: We will return to Portland.

This trip is a great opportunity for all experience levels to enjoy snow camping and gain knowledge and confidence. This event is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous , People of Color) as well as queer and trans folx. We are reserving half of all the spot for BIPOC folx so you will notice our multiple ticketing options when you register.

Camping Location: Bennet Pass

Meeting Location: Leaven Community 5431 NE 20thAve, Portland, OR

PreTrip Prep: Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 6PM

Start Date: Sat, Feb 9, 2019

Meeting Time: 8am

End Date: Feb 10, 2019

End Time: 3pm

Closest Airport: Portland, International

Cost: $250

Includes: Transportation to trailhead, food, packs, pulks, sleeping bags, stoves, bowls, utensils.

You need to bring: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries. A detailed list will be sent out with your registration confirmation. Wild Diversity's gear library has limited selection personal of clothing and boots available to borrow for this trip. Please let us know in advance if you hope to utilize our clothing and boots.

Trip Leaders: Iggy & Adrian


Past Events

December 15: Ugly Holiday Sweater Snowshoe

December 10: Herbs for Self Care - DIY Gifts Series

December 3: Salts & Sugars - DIY Gifts Series

December 1: Body Butter - DIY Gifts Series

November 24: Day Hike at Tryon Creek

November 23: Black Friday Un-Climb Night

November 18: Winter Hair Oils - DIY Gifts Series

November 17: Bird Walk with Audubon Portland

November 11: PJ’s & Movies

November 7: Karaoke Night 

October 28: Haunted House Field Trip

October 21: Fall Mushroom Foraging

September 28-30: Car Camping

September 22: Get Paddling 

September 15: Bird Walk with Portland Audubon

September 14-16: Paddling Weekend Trip 

September 10: Un-Climb Night 

September 6-9: POC Centered Backpacking Trip 

September 1-3: Beginner Backpacking Trip 

August 19: Basic Fire Building 

August 6: Un-Climb Night 

August 1: Archery Night 

July 15: Wild at the Coast 

Proud to be fiscally sponsored by the Venture Out Project. This means donations are tax-deductible!