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The New Grapevine Is Here!

This month’s Featured Section is “Our Twelve Traditions” with stories by AA members about AA’s Traditions. Also included are powerful …
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Try our new ePub edition of AA Grapevine magazine

The ePub edition replaces the old Grapevine APP.To Learn more or to order visit: store.aagrapevine.org …
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Western U.S. & Canada Virtual Forum

December 19, 2020: Register at aa.org; download the flyer here …
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Seeking Hotline Volunteers

Join the Hotline volunteers and help make sure the hand of AA is always there! Weekly or alternating week shifts …
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Accessibility – Open Position!

Some of the resources available to alcoholics with accessibility challenges: Alcoholics Anonymous, “the Big Book”, is now available in American …
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Event Flyers

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About Online Meetings

Attention Online Groups!

Help us help newcomers attend your group – if a password is required, send it to [email protected] to be posted …
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Online A.A. Meetings

There are currently over 400 A.A. meetings online provided by groups in the Portland area, listed on “Online Meetings”. The …
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Preventing Online Meeting Disruptions

We’re hearing from some groups about a problem with meetings being hacked – so-called “zoom bombing”. Zoom provides some effective …
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What Is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have found a solution to their drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements, no dues or fees, nothing to sign, and AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

Read more on our "About A.A." page.

Contribute Online

“Where money and spirituality meet – in the hat.”
A.A. members and groups can contribute to Portland Area Intergroup by clicking the "Donate" button below to pay by PayPal. To mail a check, see our Intergroup page for address information. Thanks!

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.

A.A. Preamble

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.

Read the AA Preamble

Twelve Steps

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.

The 12 Steps

Twelve Traditions

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.

The 12 Traditions

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