Thank you to the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and community members that made VBC 2016 possible!



35+ Hands-On Projects by Day.

Community Gathering and Music Festival By Night.

Each day of the convergence at sites all around the city,, neighbors come together with visitors to create community spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings, in a process we call "placemaking". This year there are more than 35 projects happening each day of the convergence at sites around Portland. See our description of hands-on sites for the details of what, where, and when these projects are happening. Participating in these are free for everyone!

In the evening, we come together for an inspiring conference, community gathering, and incredible music festival. There are five evenings of events at the Refuge (116 SE Yamhill Street, Portland, Oregon 97217), which we transform in an amazing place full dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces. These evenings start with a community dinner at 6pm, workshops at 7pm and music at 9pm. The tickets for these evenings are an incredible value and help support our placemaking community service work. There are three other evenings with exciting VBC related events.


We'll be having fun every day and night for 10 days! Join us for the whole experience or individual events. For out of town folks, we have housing packages.


Being a Community Partner is great way to help make this event happen while bringing you visibility and connection to our wide community of attendees.

Tabling & Vending

Come share information, crafts, or products that align with our vision and add to the village! From non-profits to natural foods, this is a great way to get the word out.


Get in on the action. There are  many ways to help support our vision and attend VBC though work trade. Come be part of the team!