Sponsors and Contact

Vanport Placemarking Project Sponsors

Childcare center with boys on a slide alongside their teacher
Vanport childcare center

This project will create a place where the stories, memories, and history of Vanport can be told.

Board Members

  • Herman Colas Jr., Founder, Colas Construction
  • Corky Collier, Executive Director, Columbia Corridor Association
  • James Stanley Harrison, Professor, Portland Community College, Vanport Historian
  • Rev. E.D. Mondaine, President, Portland NAACP; Pastor, Celebration Tabernacle Church
  • Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Historic Resources Program Manager, City of Portland

Sponsoring Organizations

We are grateful to our sponsors who donate financially, our supporters who contribute invaluable in-kind services, and to those organizations who voice their support for our work. Thank you.

  • City of Portland
  • Columbia Corridor Association
  • COLAS Construction
  • East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
  • Jubitz
  • Kenton Business Association
  • Kenton Neighborhood Association
  • Levee Ready Columbia
  • MCDD Flood Protection
  • North Portland Neighborhood Services
  • Oregon Cultural Trust
  • Otak
  • Paste in Place
  • Portland International Raceway
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Portland State University
  • Prosper Portland
  • Restore Oregon
  • S2 Imaging
  • SERA Architects
  • State of Oregon Regional Solutions
  • TMT Development

Project Directors

  • Maryhelen Kincaid
  • Michael Molinaro

Gallery

Children in the United Church Ministry Sunday School class, Vanport circa 1944
1944 Sunday School class at United Church
Vanport City marching band, circa 1944
1944 Vanport City Marching Band
Children and teachers playing outside of a childcare center in Vanport City, circa 1944
Children and teachers playing outside of a childcare center in Vanport City, circa 1944.
Children and teachers playing outside of a childcare center in Vanport City, circa 1944
Children and teachers playing outside of a childcare center in Vanport City, circa 1944