YGB Portland formed in 2015 to provide healing space for Black and Brown people in Portland.
It has since grown from the parties at Killingsworth dynasty to create more community-based activations.
YGB alongside DUG (Deep Under Ground), Gentrification is Weird, and Friends of Noise made sure displaced artists got paid through the “Art Saved My Life” residency. YGB also collaborated with Deep Under Ground to run Young Gifted Artists, which brings art education to youth during the summertime free lunch program at McCoy Park. YGB curates the entertainment for My People’s Market, which has been happening in different parts of Portland since 2017.