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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 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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