Rewards of Consistency

When we first imagined the Pier Park Pick-Up we knew it would take more than our ragtag board of volunteers to tackle the invasive ivy that covered the hillside along one sheltered valley and was established at the north end of the park as well. We knew we needed help. The encroaching ivy was a […]

Continue Reading

Sequoia tree vandalism

Another case of vandalism to our trees in Pier Park.  This is the second time this tree has been damaged. About two months ago, a much smaller section of bark from the lower section was taken off.  This time, a larger section was pulled off – see images. The affected tree is the 2nd largest […]

Continue Reading

Letter to Mike Abatte

In March the Friends of Pier Park Board responded to the 2014-15 Portland Parks Requested Budget. The letter is below. March 14, 2014 Mike Abatte Director Portland Parks and Recreation Dear Mr. Abatte: Thank you for sharing the 2014-15 Portland Parks Requested Budget. It is great news that this is a “stabilized” budget. We appreciate […]

Continue Reading

Giant Sequoia – Sequoiadendron giganteum

Here in Pier Park there is a significant grouping of 29 giant sequoias and one coastal redwood located upon a knoll at the north end of the park. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest single trees by volume and given the right environment, they are known for their longevity, living up to 3,000 years.  These […]

Continue Reading

Tree Vandalism

I just want to bring attention to vandalism that was done to one of the small trees in the park. I have no idea who would have done this. It’s upsetting that this kind of destruction has happened. If anyone has any idea who could have done this or how this was done, please share […]

Continue Reading

Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii

Walk through Pier Park and you find yourself walking under the high canopy of Oregon’s state tree  – the Douglas fir. Douglas firs definitely dominate the park’s landscape.  Coastal Douglas firs are the 2nd tallest trees in the world (2nd to the Redwood) and can live between 500 – 1000 years old. Douglas firs, named […]

Continue Reading

Board Election Jan. 22

Our nominees for the Friends of Pier Park Board are: Ryan Lynch – Chair Kelly Pergrande – Vice Chair Keola Morley – Treasurer Erin Etchison – Secretary Melissa Swope – Technology Officer Please come on out to the Wednesday, January 22nd meeting at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center to vote.  

Continue Reading

Chimney/Pier Park Communications

Friends of Pier Park is looking for a Chimney Park liaison to the FoPP board. The bridge is coming … let’s keep communication channels open! Please email us at connect@FriendsofPierPark.org.

Continue Reading

Parke Diem at Pier Park

Join your neighbors, Portland Parks and Friends of Pier Park on Saturday, October 12th for first annual Parke Diem. Park Diem is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit-powered initiative for park-loving people and organizations to unite, achieve, and raise awareness of our park systems’ needs. Click this link to register Activities at this event will include: Disc golf […]

Continue Reading

Mulch the Sequoia Grove

Mulch in the Sequoia Grove – Sept. 14th Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 10am – 1pm to spread mulch throughout the Sequoia Grove. In order to prevent damage to the tender Sequoia roots during the upcoming Chimney/Pier bridge construction, volunteers will spread mulch delivered by Portland Parks. Bring your own work gloves. If […]

Continue Reading

Site by Waterlink Web // connecting your customers with you
Site maintained by Technology Officer Sammy McGath