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2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the building of Vanport, once Oregon’s second-largest city, and the largest WWII federal housing project in the United States.
At a time when exclusion and racial segregation were the norms, Vanport was a place of belonging.
Eighty years later, at a time when today's many crises have highlighted our community's continuing inequities, what can the history and living spirit of Vanport tell us about what recovery might look like? Join in for arts performances, screenings, exhibits, tours, dialogues, gatherings and celebrations.
The Vanport Mosaic Festival was awarded the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award 2017, the Spirit of Portland Award by City Commissioner Nick Fish, and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Achievement Award.