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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FREE Learn to Swim Week: walk in registration Saturday, June 16th

FREE learn to swim “week” is Tuesday – Friday, June 19th – June 22nd at Pier Pool. Register in person on Saturday, June 16th, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation, anybody three years old or older qualifies for four free swim lessons for beginners. Classes are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings […]

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Portland Parks’ Off Road Cycling Plan for Pier Park — Considering Conflicts and Friends of Pier Park Response

Next Parks Board meeting will be in a new location and is scheduled for: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM Bureau of Planning and Sustainability 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th Floor, Conference Room 7A Portland, Oregon At its April 3rd meeting, the Parks Board will consider making comments on the current Discussion […]

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Thank you, University of Portland

For the 4th year the University of Portland School of Business has turned out with 100+ students to work at improving Pier Park. Thank you! This year the work included digging mounds of blackberry vines from around Douglas Fir trees, removing graffiti and trash, mulching under new plantings, and improving the disc golf course. The […]

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