Community River School

Sweet Summer Evenings on the Banks of the Willamette

For all ages

The river stretched her arms, overflowing her banks with an abundance which could neither be replaced or bought.

Green Anchors- Next to Cathedral Park

5:00 to 7:00 pm

  • Sunday, July 8th –   Seasonal cycles of the Willamette River
  • Sunday, July 15th – Wildlife – river communities, connections, and corridors 
  • Sunday, July 22nd – Historical Indigenous relationship with the river
  • Sunday, July 28th – Colonization, contamination, climate change.   Exploiting the immigrant
  • Sunday, July 28th -Restoration – Boat trip to mitigation sites
  • Sunday, August 4th       A Plan for the River – city council candidates speak out !
  • Sunday, August   11th      Spanish language river education followed by salsa dancing

River School provides a space for community members to learn, from knowledgeable community members while enjoying one of the few river accessible spots, in North Portland. Situated in a beautiful garden along the river, there will also be special activities for children related to the river.   After each river walk, we will have music or spoken word artists, and an opportunity to contribute to this year’s community art project, which is focused on living within our seasonal as we understand the cycles of the river.  

Gather at Green Anchors – Please Park at the Cathedral Park Boat Area and look for the gate at the west hedgerow.  We will meet in the Village Area – in the gardens overlooking the river.

Brought to you by the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, The Braided River Campaign, and the Green Anchors Foundation.  Please check our website for details regarding each Sunday,

Contact – with questions and to register for the children’s program.

  • Sunday evenings – 4:30 pm
  • Green Anchors – Parking at Cathedral Park Boat Area
  • Special Children’s Program

Each evening will include a community art project and music

Relax, learn and connect with the river that unites and sustains us – river walks, community art projects, lessons of ecology, despair and hope as we work together to heal the lower Willamette River.