You keep independent art and media alive and well.

Member support makes it possible for Orlo to engage writers, artists, poets, journalists and designers to explore important and timely placed-based issues. Your contributions help to keep The Bear Deluxe Magazine coming off the presses, providing an increasingly rare print platform for high-quality independent art and writing.  Join the Orlo community and keep Orlo and The Bear Deluxe going strong. Thank you!

General member: $50

Subscription to The Bear Deluxe Magazine, event entry discount

Sustaining member: $65

Above plus free entry to events under $10.

Advocate: $100

Above plus subscription to your local library
*If you would like your library to receive a subscription, please specify the name and address of the library in the PayPal comment box.

Patron: $250

Above plus two tickets to holiday gala.

Artist Circle: $500

Above plus collection of five back issues of your choice

Publishing circle: $1,000+

Above plus name listed in magazine (if not desired please specify).

Other $_____


Email beardeluxe@orlo.org if you’d like to discuss planned giving or regular electronic bank transfers.

All members receive an annual subscription to The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Donations are fully tax-deductible less the cash value of benefits.

Please note if your mailing address is different then your billing address.


Members, patrons, sponsors, foundations and business advertisers—together these folks all make independent publishing and programming possible.

Without private giving and community support, The Bear Deluxe would become just another publication in search of eyeballs—lowering itself to least-common denominators—or for that matter ceasing to exist. Along with an exceptional amount of in-kind creative services and donations of time and expertise, The Bear Deluxe Magazine is made possible through private, tax-deductible giving. This support leads to award-winning writing, visual art and design—supporting artists and creative conservationists whose work graces our pages and engages audiences far and wide.

If you would like to further discuss how you can support Orlo’s work with financial or in-kind support, please email beardeluxe@orlo.org. If you are a business or organization interested in reaching the Orlo community discover more information about online and print advertising here.


Orlo is made possible by an active community of  project leaders and associates, volunteers, members and enthusiasts along with support from the following foundations, organizations and businesses:

Foundation Support

Regional Arts and Culture Council         Oregon Arts Commission          The Kinsman Foundation


Business Advertisers and Sponsors

  • Astrov
  • Friends of Trees
  • Gluten Free GEM
  • Harmer Steel Products
  • Leftbank
  • Moby Dick Hotel
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Ninkasi Brewing
  • Organic Valley
  • Organically Grown Coop
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (MFA in Collaborative Design)
  • The Waypost Coffeehouse and Tavern
  • Wordstock

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Ashland Creek Press
  • Hawthorne Books
  • Northwest Film Center
  • Portland State University (Art and Social Practice Program, Monday Night Lecture Series)
  • Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

Recent Support

  • Anne K. Millis Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
  • Bear Flag
  • Black Dog Art Ensemble
  • The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • Cinema 21
  • Coffee Plant
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Fine Print PDX
  • Food Front Coopertative
  • Illahee
  • Indigo Editing
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center
  • Literary Arts
  • NeighborsWest-Northwest (Office of Neighborhood Involvement)
  • Natural Press
  • Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Plazm Media
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Wordstock Festival of the Book
  • OSU Press
  • Pyramid Brewing
  • The Grove
  • Utrecht