Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Kids experience the Bull Run

 February 3, 2016

City Council had special visitors this morning!

Fourth-graders from Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School and their art teacher spoke at Council about their experience inside the majestic Bull Run Watershed.

Last fall, students participated in a unique field trip to the Bull Run that focused on water and art. The Portland Water Bureau guides hundreds of students through the Bull Run every year, to study water science and engineering. The Boise-Eliot/Humboldt field trips added a special mission: visit Bull Run and share their experience with Portland through art.

The tour was designed for students to experience the watershed through their five senses - including taste! Students took a silent walk through the forest, recorded sounds from inside a dam, practiced photo yoga, and tasted an oxalis plant.

After their trip, they created the beautiful artwork currently on display in City Hall’s atrium, which runs through February 25th.

Special thanks to Briggy Thomas and the Portland Water Bureau team!

Check out the Water Bureau’s website for more information.

Bull Run Art Exhibit

Portland City Hall atrium

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

1221 SW Fourth Ave.

Students create art project after field trip to Bull Run Watershed

Fox 12 Staff

Where to celebrate Valentine's Day with kids, and other February family events in Portland

Amy Wang in The Oregonian