Forced From Home: Portland

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More than 65 million people are now displaced worldwide, including refugees and asylum seekers whose lives are further endangered by policies that deny them protection. With experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers leading the tour, visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

During the one hour tour, participants gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing people who have been forced from home, and of humanitarian efforts to help them.

Forced From Home is free, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcome. Walk in anytime between 9am and 5pm.

Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland’s living room, is located on SW 6th Avenue between SW Morrison and SW Yamhill streets.

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable local volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events. Please visit to apply.

Boulder, CO – Courthouse Plaza/Pearl Street Mall, Sept. 4-10
Salt Lake City, UT – Library Plaza, Sept. 18-24
Seattle, WA – South Lake Union Discovery Center, Oct. 2-8
Portland, OR – Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oct. 16-22
Oakland, CA – Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier, Nov. 13-19

More information is available at Follow @ForcedFromHome on Twitter and Instagram for tour updates.