Voices of the Portland Harbor


These portraits were created with the hopes of helping illuminate the deep histories and experiences of different individuals and communities who have lived along the Willamette River. In coming together we felt that it was important to share and uplift the stories of the  real people who have lived, worked, loved and created communities along the lower Willamette River and been subjected to centuries of sacrificial zoning and environmental injustices. These are just a few of the many portraits we hope to complete

There are a multitude of experiences and communities who over history, have contributed to the history of the river and what is now known as the Portland Harbor. This is a living project so if you or your organization feels inspired and want to suggest a portrait or sponsor one, please contact us using our contact form.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is additional information you feel should be included or any facts need to be amended. We acknowledge that this is a little told story and there is still so much to learn and celebrate. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their stories and helped us to begin to grasp the systemic racism and classism embedded in the Portland Harbor and industrial areas. With your collaboration and in honour of future generations, we are calling on our city to declare the Portland Harbor a Green Working Waterfront; a clean working waterfront where food systems, good jobs and the well being of communities is prioritized and planned for with a lens of equity and kindness.







Voices of the Portland Harbor

On view at the Linnton Community Center, Sundays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM through Sept 1, 2021


These portraits were created with the hopes of helping illuminate the deep histories and experiences of different individuals and communities who have lived along the Willamette River. In coming together we felt that it was important to share and uplift the stories of the  real people who have lived, worked, loved and created communities along the lower Willamette River and been subjected to centuries of sacrificial zoning and environmental injustices. These are just a few of the many portraits we hope to complete.


There are a multitude of experiences and communities who over history, have contributed to the history of the river and what is now known as the Portland Harbor. This is a living project so if you or your organization feels inspired and want to suggest a portrait or sponsor one, please contact us using our contact form.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is additional information you feel should be included or any facts need to be amended. We acknowledge that this is a little told story and there is still so much to learn and celebrate. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their stories and helped us to begin to grasp the systemic racism and classism embedded in the Portland Harbor and industrial areas. With your collaboration and in honour of future generations, we are calling on our city to declare the Portland Harbor a Green Working Waterfront; a clean working waterfront where food systems, good jobs and the well being of communities is prioritized and planned for with a lens of equity and kindness.




Voices of the Portland Harbor

On view at the Linnton Community Center, Sundays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM through Sept 1, 2021


These portraits were created with the hopes of helping illuminate the deep histories and experiences of different individuals and communities who have lived along the Willamette River. In coming together we felt that it was important to share and uplift the stories of the  real people who have lived, worked, loved and created communities along the lower Willamette River and been subjected to centuries of sacrificial zoning and environmental injustices. These are just a few of the many portraits we hope to complete.


There are a multitude of experiences and communities who over history, have contributed to the history of the river and what is now known as the Portland Harbor. This is a living project so if you or your organization feels inspired and want to suggest a portrait or sponsor one, please contact us using our contact form.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is additional information you feel should be included or any facts need to be amended. We acknowledge that this is a little told story and there is still so much to learn and celebrate. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their stories and helped us to begin to grasp the systemic racism and classism embedded in the Portland Harbor and industrial areas. With your collaboration and in honour of future generations, we are calling on our city to declare the Portland Harbor a Green Working Waterfront; a clean working waterfront where food systems, good jobs and the well being of communities is prioritized and planned for with a lens of equity and kindness.







Voices of the Portland Harbor

On view at the Linnton Community Center, Sundays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM through Sept 1, 2021


These portraits were created with the hopes of helping illuminate the deep histories and experiences of different individuals and communities who have lived along the Willamette River. In coming together we felt that it was important to share and uplift the stories of the  real people who have lived, worked, loved and created communities along the lower Willamette River and been subjected to centuries of sacrificial zoning and environmental injustices. These are just a few of the many portraits we hope to complete.


There are a multitude of experiences and communities who over history, have contributed to the history of the river and what is now known as the Portland Harbor. This is a living project so if you or your organization feels inspired and want to suggest a portrait or sponsor one, please contact us using our contact form.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is additional information you feel should be included or any facts need to be amended. We acknowledge that this is a little told story and there is still so much to learn and celebrate. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their stories and helped us to begin to grasp the systemic racism and classism embedded in the Portland Harbor and industrial areas. With your collaboration and in honour of future generations, we are calling on our city to declare the Portland Harbor a Green Working Waterfront; a clean working waterfront where food systems, good jobs and the well being of communities is prioritized and planned for with a lens of equity and kindness.