Community River School

An invitation to summer evenings on the banks of the Willamette to learn about your river.
Each evening will include a children’s art project and music. Please register at 

Relax, learn, and connect with the river that unites and sustains us at these free weekly river walks, community art projects, lessons of ecology, despair and hope, as we work together to heal the lower Willamette River. 

The class is each Sunday from July 7 through August 11 from 5 to 7 pm at Green Anchors, 8940 N. Bradford St. next to Cathedral Park in St. Johns. Park at the Cathedral Park boat launch area and look for the gate at the west hedgerow. The entrance is on N. Bradford. We will meet in the Village area—the gardens overlooking the river.

Willamette River at sunrise
Willamette River near the railroad bridge

The River School provides a space for community members to learn from knowledgeable residents while enjoying one of the Willamette’s few accessible spots in North Portland.

There will also be special activities for children related to the river. After each river walk, we will have music or spoken word artists, and an opportunity to contribute to this year’s community art project. 

The class agenda:

• Sunday, July 7 – Seasonal cycles of the Willamette River
• Sunday, July 14 – Wildlife – River communities,
connections, and corridors
• Sunday, July 21 – Wildlife walks with ReWild
• Sunday, July 28 – Restoration
• Sunday, August 4 – A Plan for the River – City council
candidates speak out!
• Sunday, August 11 – Spanish language river education
followed by salsa dancing   

Brought to you by the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, The Braided River Campaign, and the Green Anchors Foundation. 

Find more info: for details on each week’s activities at Questions and to register for the children’s program, contact Sarah Taylor at

By Sarah Taylor, founder of the Braided River Campaign, and Linnton neighbor.