Our community owes its existence and vitality to those who came before us, who stewarded the land through the changing seasons for millennia and whose lives created the story that has led us to this moment.
We recognize that the City of Portland sits on the unceded traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many others who made their homes along the Columbia River.
We offer our respect and appreciation to the generations of Indigenous people that came before and to those who continue to actively work to care for the land. Today, Portland’s diverse and vibrant Native communities are 70,000 strong, descended from more than 380 Tribes, both local and distant.
We invite you all to take a moment to consider the many legacies that bring us together in community.