Author Archive | Samantha McGath

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Friends of Pier Park. As the year comes to an end, we get to reflect on all things that we are grateful. Here are snippets of what some of your community members are thankful for.  Matt Kuntz, Chair : I am thankful for all the trees in the park and for Dave […]

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Plants Found at Pier Park

Do you ever wonder what type of plants you can find at Pier Park? Well, here is a list of the plants you may see around! All of these specimens were planted on October 27th, 2018 thanks to our generous No Ivy Day volunteers.  Plant Name Qty Type Acer circinatum ‘Monroe’ 9.00  Maple Native  Vaccinium […]

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Preserving Nature While Cycling

Preserving Nature While Cycling: Written by Personal Injury Law Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy nature, but you always want to ensure nobody knows you enjoyed the world on a bicycle. While cycling is one of the most environmentally-friendly methods of transportation, you can still cause damage to the environment if you’re not […]

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a fun and safe night tonight. But until then, here are some Halloween jokes to get you through the day! Halloween Jokes: What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified! What does a vampire never order at a restaurant?  A stake. Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends?  They’re […]

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Thank You – No Ivy Day Volunteers

Saturday October 27th, Friends of Pier Park hosted a volunteer opportunity in support of Portland Parks and Recreation’s No Ivy Day. Thank you for all of those who came out and volunteered to help beautify the park. Volunteers participated in several different activities including ivy removal, planting, spreading gravel, rebuilding stairs, and picking up limbs. […]

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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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