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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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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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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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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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