Welcome to the webpage of the Portland Peace Prize. The Portland Peace Prize is like the Nobel Peace prize, but for Portland, Oregon. We choose candidates based on their work and vision of peace. We define peace as a state of community and individuals that is positive where basic needs and rights are met. All of our candidates are passionate about making a change for a better tomorrow. The Portland peace prize is in the people who are making peace happen. Peace is not a noun, it’s an action, a verb. Things need to be better for all of us in order for peace to happen. Human rights exist for more than just the individual: they are a building block of peace. Come join us in celebrating the foundation of peace. Peace is about participation, so be there and make some peace.