Folk, Blues and Recovery Tools II

Folk, Blues and Recovery Tools II

Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele St. in Portland
3-9pm Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please join us for an afternoon/evening of Workshops, Food, Music and Fellowship

$10 Suggested Donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

All 12-Step Programs are invited

Workshops will start at 3PM

Dinner will be served at 5:30PM

Music will start at 7:00PM

Presented by ACA Oregon     Please visit     For more email

Annual Fall Retreat 2017

The ACA Oregon Intergroup is hosting the second annual Fall Retreat, November 16-19, 2017, at Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Enjoy a long weekend filled with ACA fellowship, workshops, meetings, arts and crafts and more – all in a friendly and safe environment near the ocean! Update: Pacific Woods Lodge is SOLD OUT

Register early as space is limited to 75 attendees. We are over 50% full! Registration will be open until the maximum number of 75 attendees OR November 2nd is reached, whichever comes first.Payment must be received as well as your registration form in order to be “registered”.  You must be registered to attend the retreat.  More details are on the forms.  There are two forms to choose from.

PRINT-aca-retreat-registration-form2 is a form you can open and print, then fill out by hand. Simply open the PDF in Acrobat and print. Then complete and mail with your payment to the address listed on the form.  If you like, use PayPal but still mail the form.  No cash please.

DIGITAL-aca-retreat-registration-form2 is a PDF you can complete on your computer and email (and use PayPal for your payment). Simply open the DIGITAL file in Acrobat, complete all form fields, then Save As (include your first name and last initial [no spaces] just before “.pdf”) and email it to the address listed on the form and below. For example, once I fill out my form, I will Save As and rename the file DIGITAL-aca-registration-form-ruthl.pdf.

We look forward to seeing you!
If you have questions, email:
Yours in service,
ACA Portland Retreat Committee

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!

ACA Portland Retreat

The ACA Portland Retreat Committee is working hard to put together our 2017 Fall Retreat, November 16-19 at Rockaway Beach OR. (Details about the site are at We’ll have Hadley Hall again, plus Pacific Woods Lodge.)

The Registration Form with all the details will be published on or after August 28 on this website. We’re waiting until after the campout to publish.

Sign up for email notifications on this website and you’ll be notified when it’s up. Space is limited so register early.

We look forward to seeing you at this and other ACA Oregon Intergroup events.

ACA & CODA Field Day!



Have a field day with your inner child!


Wallace Park borders the famous Chapman Elementary School, whose chimney will soon be hosting the return of Vaux’s Swifts! And, it’s just a few blocks NW of the Portland Alano Club.


Please join us, and have a wonderful day in the park with your inner child!

Download the flier and spread the word!


Addiction to Excitement!

Addiction to Excitement / Inner Drug Store 101
As presented by Deb K & Saska R

In April 2017, ACA Portland Intergroup sent Deb K. and Saska R. to the ACA WSO International Convention.
There they gave their workshop on Addiction to Excitement & the Inner Drug Store. Many of us had the opportunity to experience it here, at the Alano Club of Portland, where they treated us all to a trial run of the workshop.
It was a very powerful experience!

Listen to the live audio recording on the Recordings Page or read the PDF, which was also kindly provided.

A big thank you to Deb K & Saska R for sharing this deepening work!