May
21
7:30 AM07:30

Fasten Your Seat Belts… It’s Been a Bumpy Ride!

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

The tour explores Portland’s hidden history of housing discrimination, including the ghosts of lost ethnic communities, Klan rallies, and locations where Japanese Oregonians were interned during World War II. It features on-site presentations by local experts who lived through these tragic parts of history. Lunch discussion following the tour from noon-2pm.

This Event is $10. Limited seating — RSVP required.
Thanks to a partnership between Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Vanport Mosaic.

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May
22
10:15 AM10:15

City Proclamation for a Vanport Day of Remembrance

City Hall — 1221 SW 4th Ave

Please join us at Portland City Council and make history with us! 71 years after a flood wiped out Oregon's second largest city on May 30, 1942, Mayor Wheeler will proclaim May 30th the Vanport Day of Remembrance. Let's pack City Hall to show that this history matters.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Vanport Rose Plaque Dedication

Peninsula Park Rose Garden — 700 North Rosa parks Way

To honor victims and survivors of the 1948 Vanport flood, Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden will install a permanent memorial plaque at the historic Bandstand. The plaque will mark the location of the 2018 Rose Planting Ceremony that was spearheaded by Vanport Mosaic.

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May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97211

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965,  he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
26
12:00 PM12:00

SOUL’D: the economics of our black body

Historic Kenton Firehouse — 8105 N Brandon Ave

The Project (working title) presents a work-in-progress showing of a new performance piece, conceived by Damaris Webb and devised by a cohort of local African American performers and designers who are engaging with the questions of how our black bodies have participated in the American Economic Dream.

With screening of Root Shock by Cecilia Brown, a documentary short about generational loss, racial disparity, and the steps taken by one family to force a city to reckon with its history.

THIS EVENT IS FREE. Limited Seating — RSVP recommended.
Donations for Historic Mayo House gladly accepted at the door.

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May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Root Shock Screening

Historic Kenton Firehouse — 8105 N Brandon Ave

A documentary short about the Mayo House, a historic house in NE Portland that was recently saved and moved to a new location by artist Cleo Davis and his family, where it is  envisioned as a space where historians, artists and members of the black community can preserve and create culture. Produced by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication Master student Cecilia Brown, and screened with work-in-progress showing of SOUL’D: the economics of our black body.

THIS EVENT IS FREE. Limited Seating — RSVP recommended.
Donations for Historic Mayo House gladly accepted at the door.

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Memory Activism Fair

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

Join us for this rich celebration of local individuals, grassroots groups, and cultural institutions committed to amplify community histories. Explore pop-up exhibits, listening stations, informational tabling by our friends and partners.

Included in the $5 Vanport Spirit Pass
Part of the Spirit of Vanport EXPO

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Vanport: A Story Lived. A Story Told & Artifacts from Vanport

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

Vanport: A Story Lived. A Story Told combines archival photographs and historical records with personal testimonies of former Vanport residents interwoven throughout. Consisting of 6 pop-up panels, the exhibit presents the multifaceted story of Vanport and its vibrant community. Exhibit includes artifacts from Vanport from the Terry Jones Collection.

Included in the $5 Vanport Spirit Pass
Part of the Spirit of Vanport EXPO

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Spirit of Vanport Lives On Day at EXPO

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

As we explore our history of “othering” and Oregon’s racial legacy, we invite you to join us this Memorial Day at the site of the Assembly Center. Here, 4,000 Japanese Americans were interned before being sent to camps in 1942. Here, adjacent lands held thousands of American migrants working The Kaiser shipyards. Here, the Native Community gathers to this day celebrating their original connection to homeland. With a wide lens, we celebrate the resilience of “The Vanport Spirit” and its legacy with a full day of memory activism activities.

The $5 Vanport Spirit Pass includes all documentary screenings, exhibits and the Memory Activism Fair.
An additional $2 fee is charged for the walking or bus tours.

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May
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Miracle City: Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Vanport

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

Join us for narrated bus tours of the original Vanport site. Seldom open to the public, this route will include sites of the historic city’s most important civic functions, residential areas and natural resources. Learn about the Miracle City before, during and after the flood, and the legacy that we have today. Docents include: James Harrison, Heather McAfee, Georgia Wier, Ed Washindton.

Tickets are $7 or $10 day of event — RSVP includes Vanport Spirit Pass
Tour runs about  1 hr 15 min. Check In/tickets at building A.

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May
27
10:30 AM10:30

Through Darcelle’s Eyes

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

An immersive 360 documentary to experience the life and journey of Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, the oldest living and performing drag queen in the West Coast. This legendary performer (now 88!) braved discrimination and never back down.⁣ This 20-minute story is experienced individually by wearing VR headsets available throughout the day at the Memory Activism Fair.

Included in the $5 Vanport Spirit Pass
Part of the Spirit of Vanport Lives On Day at EXPO

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May
27
10:45 AM10:45

Welcome Home to Vanport: Guided Walking Tour of Historic Vanport

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

Join Susan Barthel for a 3 mile guided walk around the heart of historic Vanport. The tour will include Force Lake, the Columbia Slough levee, the Theatre foundation, Cottonwood Ave., Mud and Bayou Sloughs, the administrative center, and Vanport area public art. Wear walking shoes, bring water and your imaginations. Ms. Barthel has been teaching Vanport history and conducting tours of historic Vanport for 23 years.

Tickets are $7 or $10 day of event — RSVP includes Spirit of Vanport Pass
Tour runs about  2 hrs 15 min.

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May
27
11:30 AM11:30

Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through The Voices of Its Residents

EXPO Center Hall A — 2060 N Marine Dr

A selection of short documentaries, part of the on-going Vanport Mosaic participatory oral history project facilitated by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport, and commemorates the tragedy that displaced it. With a short introduction on Vanport history by Prof. James Harrison, and remarks by Vanport Survivor Beatrice Gilmore.

Included in the $5 Vanport Spirit Pass
Part of the Spirit of Vanport Lives On Day at EXPO

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Power to The People: Black Panther Party Legacy Tour of Albina

NECN — 4815 NE 7th Ave

Join Kent Ford, founder of Portland's chapter of the '60s-era black empowerment organization, for a walking tour in NE Portland. Listen to his personal memories of revolutionary activism and community service, and be inspired for today’s fight for change.

Start: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
End: Matt Dishman Center

Tickets are $10 — RSVP Recommended

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May
28
5:00 PM17:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jefferson High School Legacy

North Portland Library — 512 N Killingsworth St

Join us in celebrating the Jefferson High School Legacy Project, a collaborative oral history project between the Jefferson librarian and a US History class that captures the high school experience of Jefferson alumni from a variety of decades through recorded student-led interviews.  Listen to each five minute interview and meet the student and alumni participants.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Gathering Hope: A Story Swap

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Join us for an inspiring evening of live storytelling to spark hope and action. Learn from the experiences of those who survive and resist hate, bigotry, and racism. Storyteller Cassandra Sagan will be working with community members who are targets of “othering” because of their religion, race, class, disability, sexual orientation to polish their stories for sharing. Come and be inspired by the stories of Iman Abdi, Sam Sacs, Liza Jensen. and Tom Gevurtz. You can share a 5-min story during the open mic segment.

A collaboration between The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and The Vanport Mosaic

$5 suggested contribution 
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended

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May
30
5:00 PM17:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Transforming Hate: Mulugeta Seraw’s Legacy

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Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Thirty years ago Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, was beaten to death by three white supremacists, we honor his legacy with a short doc about his life and death. Join us to hear his story, and learn from special guests about how we can respond to hate today, as individuals and as community.

$5 suggested donation
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended

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May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965,  he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Divided States: the 2017 MAX Train Attack

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

May 26, 2017 a white supremacist fatally stabbed two people and injured a third, after he was confronted for shouting racist and anti-Muslim slurs at two teenage girls on a MAX Light Rail train in Portland. This documentary screening commemorates the 2-year anniversary of this tragedy. Teenagers in the I Am M.O.R.E. program facilitated by S. Renee Mitchell will explore the role of storytelling in strengthening resiliency, mattering and belonging.

In collaboration with The No Hate Zone

$5 suggested donation
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended

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Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965,  he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Gambatte: An American Legacy

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Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance evolved from an original reading performed in 2017 at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. This current collaboration brings together the talents of four artists Chisao Hata, Heath Hyun, Ken Yoshikawa and Jenna Yokoyama. Each has explored what it means to be Asian American in today’s landscape, and the historical impact and complexities on forming identities in America.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended
Run time: 90 minutes

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Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Vanport Resident Private Reunion

For the fourth year, the Vanport Mosaic invites Vanport former residents to share a meal and their memories at a private reunion. During the event, we will conduct a Story Harvest, recording oral histories and digitizing photos, as part of our on-going preservation efforts.

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT
For more info, contact Velynn Brown velynnbrown@gmail.com 971-570-3589

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Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Gambatte: An American Legacy

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Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance evolved from an original reading performed in 2017 at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. This current collaboration brings together the talents of four artists Chisao Hata, Heath Hyun, Ken Yoshikawa and Jenna Yokoyama. Each has explored what it means to be Asian American in today’s landscape, and the historical impact and complexities on forming identities in America.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended
Run time: 90 minutes

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Artworks of Henk Pander: Building Memories

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the region’s most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolors about the Vanport Flood and Nazi-occupied Amsterdam invites us to reflect on the invisible histories held by buildings, streets, and empty places. What is the danger of forgetting?

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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Gambatte: An American Legacy

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance evolved from an original reading performed in 2017 at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. This current collaboration brings together the talents of four artists Chisao Hata, Heath Hyun, Ken Yoshikawa and Jenna Yokoyama. Each has explored what it means to be Asian American in today’s landscape, and the historical impact and complexities on forming identities in America.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended
Run time: 90 minutes

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Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Confluence Story Gathering: Native Voices Along The Columbia River

Cerimon House — 5131 NE 23rd Ave

Confluence Story Gatherings are designed to elevate Indigenous voices in our collective understanding of place, specifically the Columbia River system. Join distinguished guest speakers; Carol Craig (Yakama) Yakama Reporter, James Holt (Nez Perce), Director of Confluence Environmental Center, and Woodrow Hunt (Cherokee, Klamath) Filmmaker, founder of Tule Films, for video segments of interviews with Tribal elders and culture bearers sharing personal connections to place and move into conversation exploring legacies of displacement, survivance and self-determination.

$10 suggested contribution 
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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Gambatte: An American Legacy

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance evolved from an original reading performed in 2017 at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. This current collaboration brings together the talents of four artists Chisao Hata, Heath Hyun, Ken Yoshikawa and Jenna Yokoyama. Each has explored what it means to be Asian American in today’s landscape, and the historical impact and complexities on forming identities in America.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended
Run time: 90 minutes

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Gambatte: An American Legacy

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Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center — 5340 N Interstate Ave

Through theatre, dance, music and historical documentation, this 90-minute performance evolved from an original reading performed in 2017 at the Vanport Mosaic Festival. This current collaboration brings together the talents of four artists Chisao Hata, Heath Hyun, Ken Yoshikawa and Jenna Yokoyama. Each has explored what it means to be Asian American in today’s landscape, and the historical impact and complexities on forming identities in America.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors
Limited Seating — RSVP recommended
Run time: 90 minutes

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