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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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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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University of Portland Students Help Clean Park

Saturday October 8th, approximately 100  U of P students volunteered through the Pamplin School of Business P4 program by generously donating their time to help maintain and clean up Pier Park. These students removed blackberries branches running along the NAPA Auto Parts area and removed approximately 11 truck loads of blackberries in the process. Other […]

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University of Portland Day of Service

Thank You to University of Portland Students Many hands make light work, or so the saying goes. On Saturday, March 19th, we saw that in action at Pier Park when 90 students came out to help remove invasive plants and graffiti, improve walkways and paths, and pickup litter and fallen tree limbs. In just a […]

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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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