• 2016 Bite of Oregon

    Get your tickets to the 33rd Annual Bite of Oregon August 12,13,14 2016! From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon's Bounty! Purchase tickets here.

  • Seattle Seahawks Vs. Atlanta Falcons Raffle Tickets On Sale Now!

    Are you a Seahawks fan? Do you want to see them take on the Atlanta Falcons in September? Purchase your Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons Package RAFFLE TICKETS today to be entered for a chance to win! Email Ashley Allenby at aallenby@soor.org or call at 503-248-0600 x39 today to purchase your tickets! Click here for more details.

  • Serving over 13,000 participants each year

    Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities through our year-round programs and services. Learn more about what we do and who we serve.

  • Take the Lead. Take the Pledge.

    The Respect Campaign asks people to pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and other derogatory language, as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Join Special Olympics Oregon in creating a more accepting and inclusive world. Learn more about the Respect Campaign here.

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Corvallis to host 2017 Summer State Games

Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) has selected Corvallis, Oregon and Oregon State University as the future hosts of its Summer State Games. This major event is the culmination of the summer season for Special Olympics participants from 30 local programs across Oregon.  The 2017 Summer State Games are slated for July 8 & 9.

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August Athlete Spotlight: Robert Farmer of Linn County

In 2013 Robert joined the Linn County Special Olympics family.  Before becoming a Special Olympics Oregon athlete, Robert was very shy and had little or no confidence in his abilities. Now, he has built up great confidence in himself and has become quite the social butterfly. He gives advice and encouragement to new athletes and to his teammates, and has become a great role model and leader. Click here to read more about Robert!


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August Volunteer Spotlight: Angie Schmidling

Angela Schmidling has been a dedicated SOOR volunteer for 22 years and first got involved when her son Sean was 10. Schmidling says “I am a Special Olympics athlete's mom first and foremost. Although I know that isn't a volunteer duty, it was my introduction to this awesome opportunity of being more involved.”  Starting out as a Unified Partner for bocce, she got bit by the bocce bug and has now been the Head bocce coach for more than a 12 years. Read more about Angie here!

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