Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden

Beginning in 2010, a committed core group of Native and non-Native community leaders turned to our Portland Urban Indian community to define a Tribal Garden design feature. Initially sized at 20,000 square feet, the Inter-Tribal Gathering Garden at Cully Park has grown to over 36,000 square feet and now provides the unifying design theme for the entire Park. It is the first feature of its kind at a City of Portland park.

This innovative project is based in traditional indigenous wisdom, and will create a place to:

  • Commune

  • Cultivate indigenous foods and materials for cultural practices and traditions

  • Revitalize the associated knowledge, skills and ethics in an urban landscape