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About Timur Ender

Timur Endure, Political Candidate for the City of Portland

Timur (pronounced ti-MOR, like Baltimore) is the son of Turkish immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in search of opportunity. Timur’s parents were able to land on their feet because of programs that provided them with pathways for upward economic mobility. This included immigration legal aid services, financial aid, and access to great public transit.

His parents taught him the importance of being involved in one’s community, servant leadership, and working collaboratively to solve problems. Timur grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended N.C. State University, majoring in criminology.  Drawn to the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty, he moved to Portland to attend Lewis and Clark. 


Timur’s decision to attend law school was grounded in addressing disparities in health, zoning, and transportation. After graduation, he chose to serve in city government because of its ability to have a meaningful impact on life outcomes for residents. There, he had the privilege of working with business owners, advocacy organizations, and neighbors to ensure city policies, planning efforts, and infrastructure projects met the needs of community members.

Timur Endure, Political Candidate for the City of Portland

These experiences of listening, solving problems, and strengthening connections between people and their government are what drive Timur to serve.


Timur is committed to co-creating thriving environments that center the unique needs of our East Portland communities. 


Timur has been an active volunteer and board member in organizations working to improve health outcomes, park access, community development, and accessibility. 


He and his spouse, Althea, are raising two kids in the Hazelwood neighborhood, just blocks from 122nd Avenue. He can often be found taking his kids to swimming lessons, playing soccer, or at community events.

Timur is involved in the following East Portland communities:

  • Plaza 122 Community Investment Trust

  • Parkrose High School Lawyer Pen Pal program

  • Neighborhood Emergency Team member with Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) 

  • Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node volunteer/KJ7SQF

  • Sunday Parkways volunteer

  • Friends of Ventura Park

Timur in the Media

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