Performance Works Northwest gratefully acknowledges our studio and performance space rests on the traditional lands of the Chinook and Clackamas. What we now call Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County are the ancestral lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
We are here because this land was occupied, and its traditional people were displaced by colonists and settlers. Read more about the Chinook peoples HERE.
We recognize the strong and diverse Native communities in our region today, which include 70,000 members from Tribes both local and distant.
Please take the opportunity to give to the traditional Chinook Native people of this land, by way of a single or recurring donation, or by way of their tribal wish list.
Equity & Inclusion
At Performance Works Northwest, we are committed to equity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including artist selection, audience development, programming, recruitment of staff and volunteers and the composition of the Board of Directors. All qualified artists, contractors, staff and volunteers receive consideration for involvement without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.