Bull Run Watershed tours offer the unique chance to see firsthand how Portland's drinking water travels from forest to faucet. The majority of the day is in the Bull Run but starts with a short visit to the city's groundwater source, the Columbia South Shore Well Field.
FREE educational adult workshop that teaches groundwater basics, including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what can be done to protect this important resource. This event is generally held on a Saturday morning in the winter.
Cycle the Well Field
A FREE adult bicycle tour of Portland’s groundwater drinking water source. Children 12 and older who are comfortable on their bicycles and accompanied by an adult are welcome. This event is generally held annually on a Saturday in June.
This is a FREE, pirate-themed, family-friendly festival that celebrates groundwater. Make edible aquifers, play interactive groundwater games, take a canoe ride on the slough with a pirate guide, and listen to live music. This event is generally held annually on a Saturday in late summer next to the Groundwater facility at NE 166th and Airport Way.