Northwest Constitutional Rights Center

Resources Provided:
Safeguards the fights of political activists, communities of color, and immigrants through public interest litigation, advocacy, and education.

520 SW 6th Ave. Suite 1050 Portland, OR 97205
T: (503)295-6400



Mission: “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

Resources Provided: 
Works to establish and uphold the civil rights of the African American community and for people of color in Portland. Legal assistance available.

3527 NE 15th Ave. #125 Portland, OR 97212

Year Established: 1914


Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

Mission: “The  legal aid organizations in Oregon seek to achieve justice for the low income communities in Oregon by working together to provide a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.  Services are provided throughout the state but due to resource limitations not every community has a legal aid office.”

Resources Provided:
Provides representation on civil cases to low income clients in Oregon. Also provides bankruptcy clinics and self-help classes. See website for various Oregon locations and information.

921 SW Washington St. Suite 500 Portland, OR 97205
T: (503)244-4086
Public Benefits Hotline: (800)520-5292


ACLU Oregon

The Oregon Affiliate of the ACLU is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights.

We believe that the freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people.

We advance civil liberties and civil rights by activities that include litigation, education, and lobbying.

Resources Provided:
Provides information and legal assistance for cases dealing with constitutional and civil rights in Oregon. Please visit their website for assistance eligibility requirements.

P.O. Box 40585 Portland, OR 97240
T: (503)227-3186

Year Established: 1920