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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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No Parke Diem this Saturday

Due to heavy rains and expected high winds, the Parke Diem volunteer event planned for October 15th has been cancelled. Safety considerations are a priority for Friends of Pier Park and park staff. If the event is rescheduled, we will let you know. In the meantime, stay safe and dry.

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March Meeting Minutes

Friends of Pier Park Meeting: March 21st, 2016 St Johns Community Center – Room 1 Attendance: Matt Kuntz (Chair) Kelly Pergande (Vice Chair) Keola Morley (Treasurer) Mary Ann Aschenbrenner (member – active) Stephanie Haas (member – active) Joanie Belden (member – inactive) Alex Salazar (PPR) Quorum fulfilled. Meeting called to order @ 6:34pm Announcements: Alex […]

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February Meeting Minutes

Friends of Pier Park Meeting: February 8th, 2016 St Johns Community Center – Room 1 Attendance: Matt Kuntz (Chair) Kelly Pergande (Vice Chair) Erin Etchison (Secretary) Brian Cole (Technology Officer) Mary Ann Aschenbrenner (member – active) Stephanie Haas (member – inactive) Quorum fulfilled. Meeting called to order @ 6:33pm Announcements: Update from North Parks Advisory […]

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Minutes from January Meeting

Friends of Pier Park Meeting: January 11, 2016 St Johns Community Center – Room 1   In attendance: Matt Kuntz(Chair) Kelly Pergande(Vice Chair) KeolaMorely(Treasurer) Brian Cole(Technology Officer) Mary Ann Aschenbrenner (member) Alex Salazar(PPR) Quorum fulfilled.   Meeting called to order @ 6:35 pm (Minutes were taken by Kelly in the secretary’s absence)   November meeting(potluck […]

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Looking for Leaders

Our success has always come from motivated and resourceful leadership. For the past several years Ryan Lynch (Chair) and Kelly Pergande (Vice Chair) have guided Friends of Pier Park, led the drive to improve Pier Park’s disc golf course, saved a portion of the fallen Sequoia to install as a bench, and testified at City […]

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Pier Park Restrooms Need an Upgrade

The current – virtually open-air – Pier Park restrooms are unsafe, unsanitary, inaccessible for handicapped folks and rusting. In the images below we will compare our restroom facilities with those at Gabriel Park, Laurelhurst Park and Mt. Tabor Park – all Portland Parks and Recreation facilities. On July 8, 2015 Friends of Pier Park will speak with City […]

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Do something good this Saturday morning

We have Tulip Pastry treats ordered for Saturday’s Pier Park Pick-Up! Starbucks is providing coffee and Portland Parks is making sure we have tools, etc. Big welcome to Brian Cole who is organizing the disc golf crew for this event.  The disc golf folks will be finishing the pathway that runs by the tennis court. Other […]

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” Pink Dawn” Viburnum x bodnantense

A harbinger to early spring, the “Dawn” viburnum is also a good antidote to the winter blahs on a dreary gray sky January day. While all other deciduous trees and shrubs only hint at a sign of life with their tight buds, the viburnum has already burst into clusters of tiny pink flowers blooming on […]

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Vine Maple – Acer circinatum

Adding a decorative understory contrast to our stately tall conifers are the native vine maples.  While vine maples can be single trunked, they more typically are multi-stemmed large shrubs with the telltale maple leaves and elegant tiered branching like that of Japanese maples. In the fall, the vine maple leaves provides a soft yellow glow […]

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