Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. We are one of more than 1,100 local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness — focused directly on helping people in Multnomah County, Oregon.

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Join Us: Candlelight Celebration of Recovery

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30pm

September is National Recovery Month and we’re planning a Candlelight Celebration at the NEW NorthStar Clubhouse.
Please join us!Candlelight Celebration of Recovery

There will be:

  • Food and refreshments
  • Music performed by NorthStar Members
  • Tables with information from mental health and peer-related organizations


6:30pm – Tours of the new NorthStar building, mingling and refreshments
7:00pm – Candlelight celebration, NorthStar members and supporters share stories of recovery

NorthStar is moving to a bigger and better space! More information will be shared in the coming weeks. The candlelight celebration will be our first official event in the new space — which is located at 5600 NE Glisan, only 4 blocks from the NAMI Multnomah office (map).

Learn more about NorthStar

 Alternatives Conference in Portland

Oct. 10-14, 2012

Alternatives is a national mental health conference organized by and for mental health consumers/survivors/peers. This year it’s in Portland, at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, and brought to you by Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center.

View the keynote presentation schedule

Online registration available on the Alternatives website.

Thanks to everyone who joined us and helped raise awareness and funds at the NAMI Walk!

NAMI Walk 2012

View more photos on our NAMI Walk page…


Our Community Partners — thank you for your support!

Family Care Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton Attorneys at Law

Western Psychological Counseling Services

Spirit Mountain Community Fund

To see more community partners… click here!

People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives

Abraham Lincoln ~ Catherine Zeta Jones ~ John Nash ~ Ernest Hemingway

Lionel Aldridge ~ Carrie Fisher ~ Ludwig van Beethoven ~ Patty Duke

Harrison Ford ~ Kurt Cobain ~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Winston Churchill ~

Michelangelo ~ Charles Dickens ~ Brandon Marshall ~ Macy Gray ~ Patrick J. Kennedy

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Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm