Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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

Customer Service: 503-823-7770


More Contact Info

Summer Events 2019: Where to Find the Portland Water Bureau

Discover how you can reduce water use at home and get answers to your water-related questions at a FREE summer event near you!

Stop by the Water Bureau table for a refill of thirst-quenching tap water. And while you’re there, order a free lead test kit, pick up a faucet aerator, and find out how you or someone you know may quality for the Water Bureau’s financial assistance program.

2019 Summer Event Schedule

Sunday Parkways
Southeast: May 19, North: June 30, Outer Northeast: July 21, Downtown: Aug. 25
Walk, bike, or roll while you explore neighborhood greenways, listen to live music, and connect with local service organizations like Portland Fire & Rescue, Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Water Bureau, and more! Get more information about the 2019 Sunday Parkways.

Cycle the Well Field
Saturday, June 1
Bring your bike and your friends for a FREE tour of Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field! Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. Learn about how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City’s water supply and explain how we can all protect this important resource. Register online.

Latino Home Fair
Saturday, June 8th
This is a great chance to speak with real estate professionals, mortgage lenders, and learn more about resources available to make the home buying experience a successful one. Learn more and register.

Explorando el Columbia Slough
Saturday, June 22nd
Explore nature in the city at the 17th annual ¡Explorando Festival! This bilingual family festival offers nature-based activities in Spanish and English for all ages.  Activities include: guided canoe trips, live music, folk dancing, kids crafts, a scavenger hunt and more.  The Portland Water Bureau will be giving out free water bottles at this event while supplies last.

Good in the Hood
Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23
Come to the Good in the Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Music & Food Festival for live music, a parade, an information village, local marketplace, and much more. Learn more.

Jade International Night Market
Saturday, Aug. 24 and 31
The Jade International Night Market events are free, family-friendly, and include retail and food vendors and live entertainment. The Market aims to create community on SE 82nd Avenue by bringing local business owners together and draws the larger Portland community to the multi-ethnic neighborhood. Stop by local vendor booths and service organizations like the Portland Water Bureau to get information and connect with City resources.

Aquifer Adventure
Saturday, Sept. 14
Big and little pirates alike are welcome to join us for a family festival all about groundwater! Play fun games and go on a scavenger hunt in search of hidden treasure - not gold, but groundwater, a precious resource that flows beneath your feet! Learn more and get event details here.

You can keep up with our summer event schedule on Facebook.