New Step Study Group Forming!

A new Step Study Group is Starting!

Beginning Saturday September 8th, at the Alano Club of Portland.

We’ll meet for a year on Saturdays from 10-11:30 using the Yellow Work Book.
The organizational meeting on July 28th at 10 AM in the Board Room.
Attendance at that meeting is optional.

Please consider announcing this at your meetings!
Thank you!

For more information, contact:
Ann W (
Dustin D (

Opening Night Fireworks!

Rose Festival Fireworks May 25

Celebrate Rose city style!  What is fellowship? It’s simple really, it’s hanging out with us!


You have stepped out of isolation and begun your Journey

No that you’ve made it into the rooms and maybe even signed up for this email, here’s an opportunity to deepen your recovery:

Come out Friday night May 25th and watch the FIREWORKS with us!!!!

Step Group Challenge!

Are you in a step group?
How many of your people can you bring to this event?
⇐ We will meet right about on the pin, it’s a good idea to come early and claim some turf!

We will be on the east side of the river (Mount Hood side) between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges on the walkway that’s called the east bank esplanade.

I’ll be getting there about 7:30 PM so I get a good spot (my self-care), you would be wise to join me then and get yourself a good spot too!


Bring a radio and we can listen to the simulcast! More information is in the link below. I would like to see as many of you there, having as much fun as possible.
There will be a lot of people there and it does get crowded, so bring your patience, be early and bring a chair.
Feel free to call or text me if you get lost: David M 503-329-2517

Please announce this in your meeting!

ACA Campout!

There is an Open Fire Ban at Milo McIver Camp Ground!
This means no wood or charcoal burning during the weekend campout.
We’ve reserved the Chinook Group Camp Site at Milo McIver State Park,

It holds a maximum of 50 people, your donation includes fees for two nights for one person and one car.
Parking is limited, so carpooling is always recommended, and helps to create fellowship!

We will not be able to BBQ as planned, so we will have 2 propane burners for shared use, if you have a propane stove to share, or to use yourself, please bring it! We are not providing paper goods, or utensils so please bring your own!

Plan on eating together in a group at breakfast and dinner, and please bring a dish to share for the 2 dinners on Friday and Saturday night.

If you are interested in leading a group activity, such as kayaking, hiking, biking, fireside meeting, variety show or musical performance, or… let us know and we’ll help you organize it.

Suggested donation is $30 per person.
You can pay by credit card through
Choose ‘goods or services’ and enter
You can pay by cash on site when you arrive, check in with us!
Any proceeds above cost will be donated to the ACA Portland Retreat Scholarship Fund.

DO NOT pay for parking on entering the park, tell them that you are with Chinook Group Site.
We will be taking care of getting everyone a permit for the weekend to park.
Parking is included for up to only 20 cars, so please carpool!
Dogs are allowed on leash.

Additional information will be sent to you as the date gets closer.

Thank you for joining us on this weekend of recovery.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Look forward to an easy, fun and relaxed weekend playing, and this update should make it easier for us all to enjoy the weekend.  If you have any questions, please email us!

Thorns Event Next Week

What: Portland Thorns vs Seattle Reign – An opportunity to get to together with other ACAs and attend a pre-season game of Portland’s professional women’s soccer team 
Location: Providence Park 
Time/Date: 5pm, March 27
Cost: $15 
Organizer: Kelsey, 530-941-1652 
To buy your tickets: go to the website: Click on the drop down “Menu” and go to “Schedule”. Find the game and click on “Tickets”. Purchase a GA (general admission ticket). 
Additional Details: We will be meeting directly across the street from Providence Park at Hot Lips Pizza at 3pm to gather prior to the event.