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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Groundwater Special Events

Aquifer Adventure participants paddle the Columbia Slough

FREE groundwater events coming your way in 2014! 

Cycle the Well Field, May 30, 2015
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Aloft Portland Airport, 9920 NE Cascades Parkway
See behind the scenes and explore the geology, history, and importance of Portland's underground drinking water system on this guided 16-mile ride over easy terrain.

 *Subs on the Slough, August 14, 2015 
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: NE 166th and Airport Way.
Join Portland Water Bureau staff for lunch and discussion about groundwater.

Aquifer Adventure, September 12, 2015
Time: Noon to 4:00 pm
Location: NE 166th and Airport Way
Pirate-themed family groundwater festival – make edible aquifers, play interactive groundwater games, take a canoe ride on the slough with a pirate guide, listen to live music.

Groundwater 101, November 14, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: NECA-IBEW Training Facility, 16021 NE Airport Way
FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what can be done to protect this important resource

*Registration Required

To register for an event or for more event information:
Please contact Penny at 503-281-1132 or email or Douglas at 503-823-7473 or email or visit