Historic Vanport Walking Tour
Walk through Historic Vanport and Explore the Past, Present and Future of Flood Safety

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Columbia River Flood of 1948 that destroyed the City of Vanport, once Oregon’s second-largest city. 

Join Flood Safe Columbia River on a walking tour that highlights Vanport’s history, the conditions that led to the devastating flood of 1948 that destroyed the city, and what community partners are doing today to upgrade flood control infrastructure and manage flood risk in a changing climate.

Special guest Ed Washington, Vanport survivor and lifelong civic leader, will speak to his experience as a resident of Vanport. 

WHEN:  Sunday, May 21st from 10am to 12:30pm 

WHERE: The Vanport Marker next to the Delta Mark MAX Station

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The event is part of the 8th Vanport Mosaic Festival – two weeks of memory activism to commemorate Oregon’s Katrina-like disaster with exhibits, performances, documentary screenings and oral history recordings, tours of the historic Vanport sites, and opportunities to honor the Vanport Community.  
Flood Safe Columbia River is an initiative to manage flood risk in a changing climate.  It represents the work of existing Drainage Districts and a new flood control agency created by the Oregon Legislature. 
Learn more at our website