Grass Mountain

Grass Mountain Open House
(parking off site -see directions below*)
Join us on Saturday, Aug 26 from 11-2, for a first look at Sitka Center's new 80-acre property known as Grass Mountain. You'll have the chance to tour Grass Mountain's homestead residence, trails and historic sites while enjoying views from this remarkable property in the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Envision what future workshops and artist residencies might look like here, and meet others who are part of the Sitka community as we dream big together! 

Light refreshments and drinks provided, as well as live music and short talks on the local ecology. This event is free and open to the public.

*To attend, catch a shuttle from a free parking area at the Cascade Head Experimental Forest Research Station off Old Highway 101 in Otis. From the Otis Cafe on Hwy. 18, drive 1.7 miles northeast on Old Hwy. 101. Click here for a printable PDF map.

Return shuttles will run throughout the day. The parking lot pick-up shuttle runs from 10:45-1:30; last shuttle back to the parking lot at 2:15pm. No shuttle service or direct access from the Sitka Center - you must park at the Experimental Forest Research Station to come to the open house.

Information about Grass Mountain

In June 2017 Sitka acquired Grass Mountain, an 80-acre property within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. About a mile from the existing Sitka location, Grass Mountain will operate as a programmatically integrated second site. Over time Sitka will offer workshops, residencies, and new programming at this beautiful location.

Sitka wishes to thank the small group of incredibly generous donors who made this acquisition possible. We also wish to acknowledge the patience, generosity, and creative vision of Sitka's founders, Frank and Jane Boyden, and the gift of time and talent by many members of Sitka's board and community that shepherded this acquisition from vision into reality.

If you would like to participate in supporting Sitka's operation of Grass Mountain, please consider making a donation today! Click Here to Donate

Grass Mountain Donors

A Forest Path at Grass Mountain

Cornerstone - $250,000

Maribeth Collins

Foundation - $100,000

Frank and Jane Boyden

Dr. Kennon McKee

Jordan and Arlene Schnitzer

Yarg Foundation

Residence at Grass Mountain

Pillar - $5,000-$25,000

Tom and Ellen Abrego

Duncan and Melany Berry

Philip Darney and Uta Landy

Sarah Greene and Chris Kiilsgaard

Bill Hale and Judy Matthies, in memory of Clemens Laufenberg

Oneatta Fund of OCF

Lisa and David Platt

Judy Schwartz Sorrel

Nancy and Charles Tauman

Dan Twitchell

Kristin and Nicholas Walrod

Merrill Weyerhaeuser and Pat Welly

Tim and Martha Wylder

Inside the Shop

Courtyard- up to $4,999


Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore

Lee Diane Collins

Laura Garnier

Tom Gory and Vivian Lucero

Bob Hazen and Joanne Mulcahy

Corinne and Wade Newbegin

The Parra Family

Ruth Spetter

Christy and Laura Wyckoff