Last Saturday Summer Concerts

August 26th – Glitterfox!

Pier Park Summer Concerts sponsored by St. Johns Flower Shop and Madison Automotive

Thank you to our Stage sponsors: St. Johns Flower Shop and Madison Automotive!

Other sponsorship levels are still available.

Latest Blog Posts

  • 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 … Read more
  • Summer Concert Volunteers Needed
    Friends of Pier Park is a small group working hard to host summer concerts. We could use help setting up and taking down the stage before and after the shows and staffing our information table during the concerts. If you can help on either of the remaining two concert days, contact us here by email … Read more
  • Frisbee Friends Pier Park Disc Tournament August 5th
    Twenty years ago a group of dedicated disc golfers worked with Portland Parks and Recreation to install a disc golf course in Pier Park. Since then, thanks to the ongoing support of Portland Parks and Recreation, Stumptown Disc Golf, and Friends of Pier Park, the disc golf course has become known among the highest-rated courses … Read more
  • Pier Park’s Outdoor Pool Summer 2023
    Pier Park’s outdoor pool is a neighborhood treasure. While swimmers and sunbathers from across the City and even Columbia County come to enjoy the pool, here in St. Johns we especially appreciate it. After the closure of Columbia Pool, Pier is the only pool on this side of Interstate 5 open to the public. Of … Read more

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.

Join Us

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.