The Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park is an annual community gathering to welcome the return of salmon to the city of Portland, Oregon. Each fall we come together along the banks of Crystal Springs Creek to celebrate the renewal of salmon runs in the last undammed, un-piped salmon-bearing watershed in the city.
Join us annually for Native American cultural sharing alongside opportunities for educational experiences and family friendly fun. Activity Booths are hosted by representatives from local Tribes, members from our Urban Indian community, community volunteers, and staff from a multitude of local nonprofit, NGO's, and governmental organizations doing work to protect and improve Salmon health. This event is a unique time for our community to share in Native American cultural traditions in honor of our Salmon relatives seasonal return, while learning in a fun way how to care for our local watershed.
No registration is needed for participation, but if you would like to volunteer please follow the link below. The 2017 Salmon Celebration will be held at Westmoreland Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 24. We need volunteers earlier that morning to set up tables and canopies, during the event to assist with the salmon bake and volunteer booth, and afterwards to help with take down. Volunteers who help with the salmon bake must have an Oregon food handler card. There are 3 shifts for volunteering during the event, so that you can still walk around and enjoy the festivities! Thank you very much for your help!