Students used 690 wooden gable trusses to build the Treeline Stage, which hosted eighteen of the festival’s performers (including Tank and the Bangas, Wolf People, KING and Ty Segall). Post-festival, the team deconstructed the stage, with the trusses still intact, and moved the materials to a site in Clackamas County to reconstruct them into tiny homes (called “sleeping pods”) for homeless veterans.
As devastating as the more recent disasters were, the waters of the Willamette River have never risen higher than they did in June 1894. Turn-of-the-century Portland sprung up as a vital economic hub due to its position at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, a location that could be precarious when torrential rains fell. Severe spring snow melt and summer downpours combined that year to push the river deep into downtown, setting a record 33-foot high watermark that still stands today.