Local Issues



Parke Diem

The Colunbia Children's Arboretum will be one of the sites for this year's Parke Diem, Portland Park's city-wide volunteer event on October 14 & 15.



Arboretum improvements

Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz announces funding for Columbia Children’s Arboretum

Click here to see the announcement.



A Mosaic of Memories

Vanport flood viewOn May 30, 1948, the Columbia River completely destroyed the city of Vanport, just west of East Columbia. In one afternoon, the Vanport Flood left more than 18,000 people homeless and killed at least 15.

Through the Lost City, Living Memories project, part of this year’s Vanport Mosaic Festival, 30 flood survivors have told their stories on camera.

Read more: A Mosaic of Memories

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