Virtual Open Signal Orientation

Virtual Open Signal Orientation
  • Cost: Free
  • Total Hours: 2 (One x 2-hour session)
  • Capacity: 25

Interested in joining the Open Signal community as a member and/or media maker? If you're unable to attend one of our in-person orientations, join us for a virtual orientation and start your journey.

Have you been wanting to join the Open Signal Community as a member and/or as a media maker Do you have a project you would like to air on Portland cable channels? Are you already a member but want some help creating and airing your content on cable?

Before you get started at Portland’s largest media arts center, attend one of our virtual orientations to learn about Open Signal’s legacy, mission and library of community media resources — as well as how you can become a member and content producer. 

Join us virtually every last Saturday from 2pm to 4pm to establish or renew your membership, learn about Open Signal’s history and programs, and get acquainted with the options your membership opens up for you. 

If you prefer to join us in person, we offer orientations at our facility every third Friday from 6pm to 8pm — register here.


Apr 29


2:00pm – 4:00pm

1 SESSION: 4/29

May 27


2:00pm – 4:00pm

1 SESSION: 5/27


Virtual Event

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For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Community Media Advocacy Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at]

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelinessafety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at

Accommodation Requests

At Open Signal, we work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence.

To request an accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: info [at] or (503) 288-1515.

While some accommodation needs may not be within our means to meet at this time, we do our absolute best to accommodate individual needs for equitable access to our facilities whenever possible.