Blog Stories A Tree Grows in Gladstone

A Tree Grows in Gladstone

By Jamie Marion, September 7, 2018

The Pacific Northwest is home to many ancient Native American sights but our favorite is in Gladstone Oregon. A huge, unassuming, big leaf maple by tradition called the Pow-Wow Tree, has been a meeting place for Clackamas native people for time immemorial. Members of the Clackamas tribe had a racetrack next to the tree. Peter Rinearson, whose donation land claim included the tree, used the track to train his racehorses. 

The tree also marked the first Oregon State Fair in 1861 with the racetrack serving as the parade ring and the Pow Wow Tree standing at the fair’s entrance. In 1937, the tree was honored at the Gladstone Pow-Wow celebration and has since become Gladstone’s city emblem.  The Pow-Wow tree is approximately 230 years old and around 70 feet high. Sadly, the tree has been plagued with health problems since 1953 and it’s now given annual care to help prolong its life. You can visit the Pow-Wow tree, located on West Clackamas Boulevard, between Bellevue and Beatrice, in Gladstone.

Jamie Marion


Jamie Marion was bitten by the real estate bug while remodeling her own circa 1928 house. She has been enthralled with the classic homes in Portland's close-in neighborhoods ever since. It is clear that Jamie loves her work. She has a passion for this city and for first time home buyers. She loves introducing them to the world of real estate and walking them through the process from beginning to end. From the home search to the transaction process, Jamie will help make your experience fun, informative and successful! Jamie calls on her past experience as an administrator, a bookkeeper and a legal secretary to provide exceptional service to a diverse group of clients. She specializes in close-in Southeast, Northeast and North Portland neighborhoods, and she has been a resident of both inner Northeast and Southeast and knows them well. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, running, being outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends. Certified Relocation Specialist
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