Our Story

A sneak peek of our community acupuncture room.

Spouses Eve Harburg and Ben Taber created The Even Out Project in January 2020, their excitement to open its doors transitioning to doubt and fear as they watched the pandemic unfold. They are so grateful to those who have helped keep the dream alive since Even Out’s grand opening in June 2020.

Eve and Ben fell in love with community acupuncture while Eve was working at a community acupuncture clinic in Eugene, OR, and while Ben regularly enjoyed treatments there.

Our clinic is wheelchair-accessible. As our restroom sign shows, we believe that humans–regardless of gender identity or expression–can use toilets.

The community acupuncture movement originated in Eve’s native city of Portland, OR, in 2002, tracing its American roots back to an acupuncture collective founded by black and brown revolutionaries in the Bronx in 1970, and based on high-volume treatment models often practiced in Asia. While acupuncture treatments in the United States typically take place on a treatment table in a private setting, community acupuncture treatments take place in recliner chairs in a shared or community setting. This makes acupuncture more affordable both financially and emotionally, so that those experiencing financial insecurity and those experiencing the long-term effects of trauma can access the healing they need too.

Whatever your story is, you are welcome here!

Our mission is to even out what we can in the healing process so that you can even out in yours.