Common Ground originated in 1979 as “The Everett House Healing Center”, and consisted of wellness practitioners and hot tub & sauna facility in the 2917 building. In 1981 the 2927 building was added to the facility.

In 1983 the name was changed to “Common Ground”. The words of a Paul Winter song (from which we adopted our name) accompanied the sign: “in a circle of song, in a circle of sound…all our voices will blend when we touch common ground…”

Over many years, these grounds have become the home base for many of Portland’s finest wellness practitioners. The community has come to know Common Ground at the Everett House as a gathering place, as well as a place of healing and inner peace.