About Us

Revolution of Responsibility

About our Program

The Multnomah County Extension office, which opened in 1916, offered programs that helped youth, low-income families, the nursery and landscape industries, small farmers, recyclers, gardeners and others closed in 2003 after the county withdrew its support.

Since 2003, OSU Extension programs including 4-H in Multnomah County have operated solely on grants, contracts, fee for service and in-kind donations as its only revenue source from partnerships it has established. 

OSU Extension utilizes federal and state monies for one 4-H faculty position in the County.  Other 4-H faculty and staff are paid from a variety of soft monies including grants, contracts, fee for service programming and the 4-H endowment.

While we offer a variety of robust and and high-quality programs due to limited 4-H staff and no county support, many 4-H programs offered in other counties may not be offered in Multnomah.  Please check out some of our programs and learn how you can get involved

Office Location

4-H Youth Development
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Portland Metro Area 4-H 
3880 SE 8th Ave #170
Portland, OR  97202


Contact Us

General 4-H Inquiries

Maureen Hosty

4-H Youth Faculty
PH 971-361-9628  |  cell 503-360-6060  |  fax 971-361-9628 
email Maureen

Courtney Lobo

4-H Administrative Staff
PH 971-361-9629 |  fax -971-361-9629 
email Courtney

Multnomah County 4-H Tech Wizards and Inner City Youth Institute

Alice Phillips: Contact for questions about 4-H Tech Wizards and Inner City Youth Institute.

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