Film Showing, Special Event, Oral History, Partner Event     

Vanport Mosaic Festival

Some festival events require an admission fee. / For more information, including RSVP and tickets sales, visit
Wednesday, May 23 – Monday, May 28, 2018

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Multiple Locations

For more information: - 510.717.2441
RSVP and Tickets Sales will be live by May 3rd!

In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. Join us for 6 days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live perfomances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.

This multi-disciplinary event 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.

Thanks to our advocacy effort, Gov. Kate Brown, Sen. Jackie Winters, House Speaker Tina Kotek, Portland Mayors Charles Hales and Ted Wheeler, have proclaimed a Vanport Day of Remembrance on the anniversary of the flood.

About The Vanport Mosaic

Vanport Mosaic is a collective of artists, storytellers, educators and media makers seeking to engage the public in remembering the silenced histories of the Pacific Northwest in order to better understand our present. Learn more at

Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 Program