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Willamette River Revival



The Willamette River Revival is a free, one-day community-based festival to celebrate and reconnect with the lower Willamette River as a community asset while learning about the superfund clean up and other environmental issues that affect us.

 We are grateful to the many sponsors who make this event possible!


East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation DistrictThe East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is a unit of local government serving Northwest Oregon’s Multnomah County east of the Willamette River. We work entirely on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. All of our work is geared toward keeping water clean, conserving water and keeping soil healthy!
The Confederated Tribes of Grand RondeThe Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde are supporting the Willamette River Revival by sharing traditional native American smoked salmon at noon.


Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association
Geo EngineersWest Multnomah County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictUrban Living Property Management
Cathedral Park PlacePHK Development


Additional Sponsors:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Alta Design
  • Block Bikes PDX
  • Cascade Environmental
  • Eco Tech
  • Friends of Baltimore Woods
  • Guerrilla Development
  • Linnton Feed and Seed
  • Metro
  • Peninsula Station
  • Proper Eats
  • St. Johns Neighborhood Association
  • 40-Mile Loop

The Willamette River Revival is a festival to celebrate and reconnect with the lower Willamette River and its imminent clean up. The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association and Portland Harbor Community Coalition have joined forces to organize the event. Information will be offered in a fun way through tabling by environmental groups, science demos, storytelling and cultural perspective sharing from the native American community. The event is strongly community oriented with an emphasis on the river as the commons and the need for safer, healthier conditions for citizens and river-dependent animals. A new newsletter will debut at the event offering updates on the clean up and river.

A central feature of the event is a traditional native American salmon bake hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde starting at noon. Tribal members will offer drumming and cultural sharing about the ritual and the river system. Later live music gets underway with outstanding bluegrass bands, the Puddletown Ramblers and Cascade Crescendo, a zydeco band, The New Iberians, and headliner hip hop artist Decora. A beer garden will be hosted by Occidental Brewery. There will be a performance by the Aztec Dancers, a children’s dance troupe from Hispanic tradition, native American craft demos, food and drink vendors, guided walks, storytelling and other activities. All are welcome.

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