Hugs Across America (Portland, OR)

Hugs Across America (Portland, OR)

October 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Portland Saturday Market

2 SW Naito Pkwy

Help us to join Hugs Across America ( as we hug as many people as possible throughout America on October 15th. Hugs should happen every day, but let’s really ramp it up on this one day and see if we can focus all that hugging energy all at once!

America has had all kinds of negative stuff going on lately, and to offset that, there’s nothing more positive than hugs. Hug your loved ones, hug your friends, and hug people you don’t really know but kind of like. Then if you really want to make an impact and spread the positivity even farther, offer free hugs to strangers! Not everyone will want one (not everyone is a hugger unfortunately), but the ones that do will really want one. You’ll actually feel it helping them, then in turn you’ll feel it helping you. There’s nothing like a hug and we hope you’ll join us and experience it for yourself!

If you’re up for it, visit the main event page at and pledge to give hugs by pressing “Going”. Then if you’re anywhere near Portland, Oregon, we would also love it if you could join our group and give out free hugs. We’re tentatively planning to meet in the grass park just south of the Portland Saturday Market, although if it’s raining, we’ll likely move over to the covered area pretty quickly. Press “Going” on this so we know to expect you, keep an eye on this page as the date gets closer, then we’ll have signs available so just show up with a smile 🙂

Oh and you can learn more about Hugs Across America and join the conversation at – your support is greatly appreciated, even if that’s just in the form of words of encouragement!