About Portland Area Intergroup
What Is Portland Area Intergroup?
We are a committee of volunteers that encourages mutual support and cooperation between Portland AA groups and provides services beyond the scope that individual groups can handle by themselves. PAI provides services for the AA community and the general public:
Portland A.A. Districts
Looking for links to the individual Portland Districts' web sites? Check out the Oregon Area 58 "Portland Districts" webpage.
Information About the Payroll Protection Program Loan
The PAI Board has issued information and explanation about the loan that Portland Intergroup received from the federal Payroll Protection Plan Program (PPP); download the document to read the details:
How to Get Intergroup Minutes & Treasurer's Reports
During this time of online IGR business meetings, you can use this email link to request minutes and treasurer reports:
Download the latest group contributions report:
Resources for Intergroup Reps
Download the A.A. Service Manual & 12 Concepts for World Service from the General Service Office
Sign Up for IGR Email List
IGRs, service committees and other interested members can now sign up to receive updates about Portland Area Intergroup events and business news. Some IGR's were added to the list from previous sign up sheets. To check if you are signed up go to our Service page, scroll down to the "IGR Email Signup Form" and enter your email and first and last names, then click "Subscribe"; it will tell you if you are registered. All names are kept confidential.
7th Tradition Contributions
Group and individual contributions to Portland Area Intergroup can be made by sending a check by mail to:
Portland Area Intergroup
825 NE 20th Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
...Or by using the PayPal button below.
If you don't know your group's GSO number, you can look it up on the Oregon Area 58 Group Number Lookup page.
NOTE: In accordance with Alcoholics Anonymous Tradition 7, we only accept contributions from individual members of AA and from AA groups.
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. Thanks for your support!
How to Order A.A. Literature
To purchase AA books, pamphlets, or flyers, please download the price sheet, fill it out and scan and send it to [email protected]. Of course you may call the office (503-223-8569) with your order during business hours. M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm. We also stock sobriety medallions, bumper stickers, and other recovery merchandise.
Download the current literature catalog:
“Conference-Approved” — What It Means to You
The term “Conference-approved” describes written or audiovisual material approved by the Conference for publication by G.S.O. This process assures that everything in such literature is in accord with A.A. principles. Conference-approved material always deals with the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous or with information about the A.A. Fellowship.
The term has no relation to material not published by G.S.O. It does not imply Conference disapproval of other material about A.A. A great deal of literature helpful to alcoholics is published by others, and A.A. does not try to tell any individual member what he or she may or may not read. http://www.aa.org/lang/en/en_pdfs/smf-29_en.pdf
PAI Business Meeting - 2nd Monday of Each Month
Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
- Treasurer’s report
- Committee reports
- Upcoming events
- Old Business
- New Business
How to Change Meeting Information
To make a change in the name, time, location or any other information for an existing meeting, or to add or remove a meeting from the schedule, call the Portland Are Intergroup office at 503-223-8569. To edit meeting information, use the form on the specific meeting's details page.
To change the GSR or Alternate GSR for a meeting, contact the Oregon Area 58 Registrar by email at [email protected] Do not contact GSO in New York; they request that all changes be made through the Area Registrar, who has direct access to the GSO groups database.
Get In Touch
Portland Central Office & Bookstore
825 NE 20th Ave., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232
Regular Business Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00 pm
Email (during business hours): [email protected]
Or use our contact form below:
A.A.'s Legacy of Service
by Bill W., 1951
Our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.
Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer— ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A.’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.
Services include meeting places, hospital cooperation, and intergroup offices; they mean pamphlets, books, and good publicity of almost every description. They call for com- mittees, delegates, trustees, and conferences. And, not to be forgotten, they need voluntary money contributions from within the Fellowship.