Portland Area Intergroup
of Alcoholics Anonymous
Worried about your drinking? If you want to quit, A.A. can help – call us:
Portland AA 24-Hour Hotline: 503-223-8569
How do I find an online A.A. meeting?
With the temporary suspension of in-person meetings the online meeting list is now included in the Meetings page. To find online meetings:
- Use the Search ⚲ box to find a meeting by name;
- Use the Search box and enter "online" to see a current list of Portland area groups with online meetings;
- The Day, Time, and Type filters still work fine;
- Locations still works but doesn't really apply to online meetings - you can be anywhere.
The smartphone Meeting Guide app currently shows all meetings crossed out but it includes online meetings - search using "online" to list all local online meetings.
What you can do:
Suggestions for Enjoying Online Meetings
While we're all adjusting to the switch to online meetings, here are a few suggestions for getting extra enjoyment from them:
- Is your home group now online? Send the link to former members who have moved away and have a reunion!
- Did you move here from out of town and miss your old home group? GSO's list of "A.A. Near You" has local websites - they may be online now and you can get together with old friends.
- Ever want to try out A.A. meetings in other towns, cities, or countries? The English language site, A.A. Continental European Region, lists online English language meetings all over Europe. Use the "Countries" search box on the main AA.org site for other countries, too.
- Online Intergroup (www.aa-intergroup.org) also has a large list of international online meetings by video, text, chat, and phone.
Remember to mute your microphone when you're online until it's your turn to speak - this reduces background noise for everyone!
Some Suggested Actions
Suggestions from GSO, Oregon Area 58, and our local shared experience. It is important to note that your group conscience should always be the ultimate and final voice of how you address group needs. Some groups are choosing the following:
- Talking about the issues, focusing on the common welfare and primary purpose
- Avoiding shaking hands or handholding
- Considering not passing out coins
- Making sure meeting tables are sanitary
- Suspending food hospitality for the time being
If you are sick in any way, please stay home
Regardless of group decisions, each individual is responsible for their own health decisions.
Other plans if a group is temporarily unable to meet in person:
What Is A.A.?
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements, no dues or fees, and AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
“Where money and spirituality meet – in the hat.”
To make a contribution in support of Portland Area Intergroup, if you a member of Alcoholics Anonymous or contributing on behalf of an AA group click the "Donate" button below and you will be taken to our secure PayPal contribution form. For check contributions by mail, see our Intergroup page for address information. Thanks for your support!
Looking for a Meeting? Got a Smart Phone?
There’s an app for that!
The easiest way to find a meeting near you, Meeting Guide was created by A.A. members, is supported by A.A. World Services, and it’s available free from the Apple and Google stores.
The Meeting Guide app icon and circle-chair symbol are copyright A.A. World Services, Inc.
The Preamble was introduced in the June 1947 issue of the AA Grapevine magazine and borrows much of its phrasing from the Foreword to the original edition of the "Big Book", Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA’s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
AA’s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself. They outline the means by which AA maintains its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it lives and grows.