Welcome to CFI–Portland
The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
CFI–Portland is a group of rationalists, skeptics, and humanists which sponsors local events, activism, lectures and educational programs. The community draws upon volunteers and Center for Inquiry Friends and supporters who are enthusiastic about our agenda and wish to take part in our movement.
CFI–Portland offers an opportunity to put your principles into practice by joining other rationalists to work for positive change in society. In addition, CFI–Portland sponsors social events for freethinkers as well as intellectual programming, and assists with campus outreach.
CFI provides an ethical alternative to religious and paranormal worldviews. In this time of rising religiosity, anti-intellectualism and political turmoil on ethical issues, it is critical that rationalists and freethinkers join together to protect civil liberties, defend reason, and work toward increasing scientific literacy.