Birdfest and Bluegrass, Ridgefield WA, Oct 4-5

Next weekend (Oct 3, 4 and 5) is the Annual Birdfest and Bluegrass Festival at Ridgefield WA which always involves activities at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. There’s a Cathlapotle Village overview and site walk on the 4th (Saturday) from 1 – 4 PM, led by Cameron Smith. On the 5th, Deanna Dart Newton, Curator of the Portland Art Museum’s Native American collection is giving a lecture titled “First Person, First Peoples”. At 2, Sam Robinson, Vice Chair of the Chinook Nation is speaking on “Keeping Traditions Alive”. At 3PM there is a traditional salmon bake. More information is at:

This event has its origins in community outreach activities associated with the PSU\US Fish and Wildlife Project at Cathlapotle but it has grown well beyond that.


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