Native American Portland

Portland is home to the ninth largest Native American population in the United States.

The Delta Park Pow Wow and Encampment in North PortlandThe Delta Park Pow Wow and Encampment in North Portland

Portland’s urban Native community is descended from more than 380 tribes, and there are nine sovereign Native American nations located throughout Oregon. Each nation inhabits their own reservation and welcomes visitors in their own way, according to their respective customs and traditions.

Native American history

The Portland metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes and bands.

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Native American culture

Learn about Oregon's Native American culture and history through these collections and institutions.

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Native American events

The Portland area's Native community offers events nearly every month of the year.

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The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

Portland saxophonist Jim Pepper's "Witchi Tai To" is the only song based upon a Native American chant to break into the Top 40.

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Native American business community

Portland's “Indianpreneurs” are ready to engage you in conversation, and to make your visit here productive and effective.

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