Author Archive | Samantha McGath

International Observe the Moon Night

  Today was International Observe the Moon Night — meaning the moon has been visible since early this evening. The moon is at it’s first quarter phase and has it’s own special day hosted by NASA just to observe it. If you didn’t get the chance to view the moon in the evening, nothing is […]

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No Ivy Day on October 27th

This year Friends of Pier Park is participating in No Ivy Day on October 27th, hosted by Portland Parks & Recreation. The legacy of invasive English ivy removal in Portland is celebrating their 15th year! Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Pier Park in removing invasive non-native species as well as beautification projects around […]

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University of Portland Students Beautify the Park

Saturday  October 7th, University of Portland business students came out to Pier Park and volunteered to help beautify the park. They participated in several different activities including but not limited to mulching, painting, spreading gravel, and picking up limbs. With nearly 100 students volunteering, you could see improvements to the park within hours. Students and […]

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Volunteer Opportunity 10/7

Hello friends and volunteers, we have a volunteer opportunity event coming up next Saturday! — Come join your neighbors and community, along with students from the University of Portland, as we clean and beautify Pier Park on October 7th from 9:30AM to 1PM.  We’ll be collecting garbage, limbs, removing graffiti, and moving around gravel and […]

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Pier Pool Opens Today, June 20th!

The moment you all have been waiting for, Pier Pool opens today! Pier Pool is the center of activity for North Portland children and families. Portland Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons, lap swimming, summer swim team, open play swim and water aerobics as well as Junior Lifeguard and Swim Instructor training at Pier Pool […]

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Pier Park Pick-Up for Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches, it may be time to consider reevaluating the relationship you have with the environment and ponder how your lifestyle affects the world around you. How often do you reduce, reuse, or recycle? Reduce: Reducing simply means to limit the amount of electricity and other natural resources that you use; to reduce or […]

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University of Portland Students Help Clean Park

Saturday October 8th, approximately 100  U of P students volunteered through the Pamplin School of Business P4 program by generously donating their time to help maintain and clean up Pier Park. These students removed blackberries branches running along the NAPA Auto Parts area and removed approximately 11 truck loads of blackberries in the process. Other […]

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