Pier Pool Opens Thursday, June 20th

Get all the details and find out about FREE Swim Lessons!

Thank you for participating in the Pier Park Pick-Up!

Volunteers at the 2024 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up
Volunteers at the 2024 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up held Saturday, April 20th
Couple picking up litter
Volunteers picking up litter
Volunteers removing ivy
Volunteers removing litter
Team volunteer leader
Team leader at an ivy removal site

Latest Blog Posts

  • Summer 2024 at Pier Pool
    Pier Pool Opens Thursday June 20th and closes August 23rd Located at N Seneca Street and St. Johns Avenue, Pier Pool is the only North Portland public pool west of Interstate 5 open this summer. Pier Pool Swim Schedule Lap Swim Schedule Monday – Friday: Saturday – Sunday: Water Fitness Tuesday and Thursday: 11:10 AM… Continue reading Summer 2024 at Pier Pool
  • Catching up with fall 2024
    It feels like no time has passed since the Pier Park summer concerts. Yet, the seasons move from summer to fall: the trees are changing color from green into shades of yellow and red, the air is cooler, the days shorter, and our season of rain has begun. A walk through Pier Park is a… Continue reading Catching up with fall 2024
  • No Ivy Day October 28th
    We are hosting No Ivy Day at Pier Park on Saturday, October 28th from 9 AM to Noon. Join Friends of Pier Park and Hands On Portland in a regional effort to remove this invasive tree killer.   Use this link to register for No Ivy Day at Pier Park! Register first. You will see this message:“In order to sign… Continue reading No Ivy Day October 28th
  • Missed Takohachi? You can still catch Glitterfox!
    The final of our three Last Saturday Summer Concerts is August 26th at 3 pm and will feature a local indie rock band, Glitterfox. Join us to enjoy music under the trees in the Pier Park meadow. Here are two snippets from July’s concert. The first is from Takohachi’s exciting performance and the second feaures… Continue reading Missed Takohachi? You can still catch Glitterfox!

Pier Park Discovery Walk

Friends of Pier Park Discovery Walk, art by Annika E from Roosevelt High School

Use this self-guided walk through Pier Park to find unique points of interest in your favorite Portland Park. Learn new things and discover what makes Pier Park special.

Download the one-page, two-sided PDF of written descriptions and artist renderings with a checklist of the interest points. 

Donate to Friends of Pier Park

In addition to invasive plant removal, park cleanups, and discovery walks, Friends of Pier Park purchases native plants and sponsors neighborhood events. Help us continue this work by donating.

Each donation comes with a big thank you!

We are so fortunate to have this beautiful green oasis practically in our backyard. And how wonderful that with friends like you we can keep Pier Park vibrant for all who visit.

Please donate today! Pier Park thanks you! And so do we.

Check back as we update our goal thermometer!

Fundraising goal thermometer. Raised $1,468 out of $3,000 goal

Help Support Pier Park

Friends of Pier Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Every penny of your donation goes to support and enhance Pier Park in North Portland.

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Friends of Pier Park Core Values:

  • Enhance Park safety and accessibility for all park users
  • Enhance and restore Park’s natural beauty and biodiversity
  • Enhance and restore Park play and recreational features
  • Build relationships with the Park community, including all age educational components
  • Advocate for the Park while working alongside Portland Parks and Recreation.

Friends of Pier Park is a 501(c)(3 ) non-profit that advocates for and enhances our 75-acre North Portland park.

Equity Statement for Friends of Pier Park

Continuing with this level of park restoration and community engagement, we need some help from you! Take ownership and pride in Pier Park. Join us during our monthly Zoom meetings and be a part of providing opportunities for all of our neighbors.

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Shop and Play

Sale proceeds go to support and enhance Pier Park in North Portland.

Friends of Pier Park cap
Pier Pool is an outdoor pool open seasonally at Pier Park
Volunteers before the Pier Park Pick-Up
Friends of Pier Park bag
Katsura tree at Pier Park
Volunteers from Roosevelt HS
Friends of Pier Park mini discs
Friends of Pier Park at a Christmas party
Disc Golf volunteer repairing a disc pad

Work with us.

Friends of Pier Park members are dedicated to the enhancement and protection of Pier Park.


As a non-profit group, we advocate for this beautiful park, its public pool, skatepark, tennis courts, ball fields, disc golf course, and amazing trees.

Pier Park Amenities


We also organize volunteer work parties in cooperation with Portland Parks and Recreation to remove invasive plants and graffiti, plant native trees and shrubs and improve the trails and disc course.

Learn More


We meet every month (except December) on the 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Library or Stormbreaker Brewery. All are welcome. Check our Events Calendar for updates.



Our accomplishments include convincing City Hall to keep Pier Pool open, the annual Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by SOLVE, working with Stumptown Disc Golf to improve the disc golf course, and purchasing playground equipment. Recently we advocated for Portland Parks to replace the restroom facility by speaking at City Hall, writing letters, and more. See the blog post, Pier Park Restrooms Need an Upgrade.

We are proud to say that Pier Park is safer than any other Portland park of comparable size. The hundreds of regular disc golf players who play the course that winds around and through Pier Park keep it that way.