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

You Are Welcome Here

Wild Diversity is a project that elevates Black, Indigenous, all People of Color & the LGBTQ community in the outdoors. We also offer resources and programing to queer youth, youth of color 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

People lounge on a hammock while steak, grilled chicken, and zucchini cook on an open camp fire.

Snow Camping

POSTPONED - 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


POC Day Hike

February 16

Hike Location: Leif Erickson Trail
Carpool Location: Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave
Start Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Meeting Time: 9:00AM
End Time: 1:00PM
Cost: Donation
Trip Leader: Tracie

This hike is open to  Black, Indigenous and all People of Color. This will be a body positive hike open to participants of all skill levels.  We will meet at Leaven Community at 9AM sharp, sign waivers, collect donations and get in to carpool groups. We plan on hiking for 2-3 hours. No specific destination; this hike is about building community and being outside. We will cater to the groups needs for speed and distance. The elevation is low and our mellow pace will allow the group to easily get up and down any elevation changes. We will take breaks as needed.

You’ll Need to Bring:
- Comfortable shoes to hike in.
- Depending on your needs and the weather you will need warm layers, rain jacket/pants, warm gloves and warm hat.
- Optional: Bring a packed lunch or snack as there will be no scheduled road stops.

Please sign up so we know you are coming!

Looking for belay volunteers!

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POC Car Camping Trip

February 22-24th

February is never too early to go camping. Lets get out to the coast to share laugh and tell stories. There are a lot of options to break off into groups to hike, walk on the beach, clam hunt or drop crab traps. This weekend will be great if you have never camped before,  have never camped in colder months, and/or would like to spend time with community. You can learn how to set up a strong sleep system to stay warm at night; learn how easy car camping cooking can be; and have an opportunity to explore the coast with community.

This event is reserved for all People of Color.

Camping Location: Garibaldi, OR
Carpool  Location: Leaven Community 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR
Meeting Time: Friday, Feb 22nd TBD, Saturday morning departures are also great.
End Date: Sunday Feb 24th
End Time: 4pm
Cost: Sliding Scale $40-80
Trip Leaders: Adrian & Mercy

Meals for the weekend
Shared Tent
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad

You need to bring:
Personal clothing
A detailed list will be sent out with your registration confirmation. 


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!