Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Fostering a deeper understanding of connections to our landscape and to each other.

Now in its 9th year, the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of the Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, over 100 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.

The Sense of Place lecture series is truly a unique cultural asset. While both highly educational and relevant, presentations never fail to entertain, inspire and challenge the audience. A concerted effort is made to host high-quality presenters who are experts in their fields — authors, historians, artists, movers and shakers.

Listen to archived recordings of last season’s lineup

  • The Bonneville Landslide: A Bridge of the Gods Before Lewis and Clark, Nick Zentner
  • The Gorge Latino Experience, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Lynn Orr

  • History Slam: An Improvisational View into our Past, Arthur Babitz and Scott Cook

  • Hanford: Our River Runs Through It A Panel Discussion Moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres

  • Steamboats and Captains of the Columbia with Captain Tom Cramblett

  • River of Hope— Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty with Peter Marbach

Last Season’s Sponsor:


Lecture Specific Sponsors:

Individual Supporters:

  • Kevin Widener & Luci Walker
  • Dave Radcliffe
  • Brad Schrick
  • Eric & Cynthia Strid

The series looks impressive and we’re glad to be supporting your work on it.

Jennifer Allen

Oregon Humanities