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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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6th Annual Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) invite all to a free, public celebration for the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek. The Salmon Celebration will celebrate the significance of the creek restoration work that has brought salmon back to the city.

WHAT: 6th Annual Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park

WHERE: Westmoreland Park, SE 22nd Avenue (between SE Knapp and Rex Streets)

WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11am-4pm

The Salmon Celebration will include a Native American blessing, a salmon bake demonstration, games, crafts, and inter-tribal activities. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. 

The Salmon Celebration will:

  • Celebrate the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek and the return of salmon to the city!
  • Educate neighbors about human beings’ connection to natural systems and our dependence on a healthy environment
  • Share the history, culture and experiences of Native Americans, the first inhabitants of our lands
  • Cultivate an environment of intercultural learning
  • Help increase stewardship of Crystal Springs Creek through participation in the Crystal Springs Partnership

Activities and Events:

  • Native American blessing and drums, starting at 11am
  • Native American games
  • Salmon Bake demonstration
  • Salmon pledge
  • Outdoor skills presented by Trackers NW